Health


COMING 

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN BABIES 

Where: Hilo Woman’s Club 

When: 7 p.m. Jan. 7 

Details: Presentation by Kathleen Porter, director of the Center for Natural Alignment, explores new insights into developmental stages of infants that offer new possibilities for addressing the growing health crisis facing many children today. Free. 

Contact: Kathleen Porter, 503-505-1996, info@naturalposturesolutions.com 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 8 

Details: Assistance from knowledgeable community members, Alzheimer’s Association. Helpful tips and opportunity to network. If you help someone, then come and be helped. Meets second Tuesday of month. 

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

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 9 

Details: Support for all who help someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association info and support. (Meets second Wednesday of each month.) 

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

FORGETFUL? SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 9 

Details: Support for forgetful people and their family. Alzheimer’s Association information and support. (Second Wednesday of each month.) 

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

MALL WALKERS PROGRAM 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 

Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15 through March 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. 

Contact: 959-3555, beverly. crudele@ggp.com 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 17 

Details: Support for caregivers who help someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. Free respite service available. (Meets on third Thursday of each month.) 

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

CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 19 

Details: Talk with others. Learn about community services that help with stressful caregiving. “Let’s Talk Food” with Audrey Wilson; College of Pharmacy “Health and Wellness” with Kathy Anderson. Enjoy foot/back massage, Zumba, games, lots of laughter. Adult care provided. 

Contact: Maile Young, 961- 3747, myoung2@hawaiiislandadultcare.org 

HAWAIIAN HEALING 

Where: Kilauea Visitor Center, HVNP 

When: 10 a.m. Jan. 30 

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

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

ONGOING 

HAWAIIAN ACRES AL-ANON 

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 

 

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