Health


 COMING 

LEARN ABOUT LAAU LAPAAU (HAWAIIAN HEALING MEDICINE) 

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, HVNP 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 30 

Details: Learn how Hawaiian plants are used as medicine. Kaohu Monfort shares her knowledge of native plants, including how noni, kukui, olena and more can heal and nourish. 

Contact: 985-6011, havo_ interpretation@nps.gov 

ONGOING 

HAWAIIAN ACRES AL-ANON MEETS SUNDAYS 

Where: Hawaiian Acres Comm. Center, 8th/C Road, Kurtistown 

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays 

Details: Free support for anyone impacted by another’s drinking. 

Contact: Hotline: 935-0971; Alanon96760@outlook.com 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETS AROUND ISLE 

Where: Varies 

When: Regularly scheduled 

Details: Want to stop drinking? Call for support, meeting info. Visit www.hawaiiaa.org. 

Contact: AA, 961-6133 

AL-ANON IN EAST HAWAII HELPS THE FAMILIES 

Where: Varies 

When: Regularly scheduled 

Details: Family groups help all troubled by another’s drinking. Visit www.afghawaii.org. 

Contact: 24-hour line, 935- 0971; info@afghawaii.org 

HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT DROP-IN GROUP 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Get help in coping with loss of loved one. Private counseling also available. Free. 

Contact: Cathy, 969-1733, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo.org 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE HELPS FRIENDS, FAMILY 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Free bereavement counseling for all who have lost a loved one to suicide; second Tuesday of month. 

Contact: Cathy, 969-1733, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo.org 

HOSPICE EVENING GROUP OFFERS HELP AND HOPE 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Meet others grieving loss of loved one; get tools to cope. First and third Tuesdays. Private counseling available. Free. 

Contact: Cathy, 969-1733, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo.org 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT MEETS MONTHLY 

Where: HI Adult Care 

When: 9 a.m. third Thursday 

Details: For all who help someone who is forgetful. Free respite service available. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

ALTERNATIVE NATURAL MEDICINE 

Where: Hilo Church of God 

When: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: Meets weekly. 

Contact: Michele, 640-2407; Michele_Robles@yahoo.com 

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, HILO 

Where: Central Christian Church 

When: 1-2 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: This is a friendly fellowship of men and women working to develop healthy relationships. 

Contact: Cheryl, 333-1467, mackenzie@hawaiiantel.net 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETS REGULARLY 

Where: Central Christian Church, 109 Haili St., Hilo 

When: Noon Tuesdays 

Details: This is a fellowship for those who have food or weight issues. There are no fees collected, nor are there any weigh-ins for participants. Please enter in back through the church basement. 

Contact: 965-7028 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETS IN PUNA 

Where: Puna Covenant Church on old Volcano Highway in Keaau 

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: See previous listing for info on program. 

Contact: 965-7028 

TALK STORY TOO, BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Hilo Medical Center 

When: 6 p.m. 

Details: New group meets third Wednesday each month for emotional support, education via Leukemia & Lymphoma Society San Diego/Hawaii Chapter. For all with cancer, families and caregivers. 

Contact: Donna Faria, 968- 7050, donna.faria3@gmail.com 

 

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