Health


 MONDAY, Jan. 7 

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 growing health crisis. Free. 

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

ZUMBA GOLD CHAIR 

Where: YMCA Hilo, 300 Lanikaula St., Hilo 

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 7 

Details: Work out while seated. Get fit, build stamina and muscle tone. Come feel the music and work toward your fitness goals. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11 a.m.- noon. All fitness levels welcome. Call the YMCA at 935- 3721, or instructor, below. 

Contact: Harriet Rocha, 640- 3876, har_c1@yahoo.com 

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 

FENCING FITNESS 

Where: Mountain View Gym and Mauna Loa School, 172 Kapiolani St., Hilo 

When: 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8 

Details: Enjoy the physical and mental aspects of this exciting sport and give your body and brain a real workout. No experience necessary and newcomers are warmly welcomed. Come check us out on Tuesdays in Hilo or Thursdays in Mountain View and see why fencing is considered “one of the best-kept secrets in sports.” En Garde! 

Contact: Gayle Chavez, 985- 8702, hawaiifencing@gmail. 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 

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9 

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 

COMING 

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 of someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association support. Free respite service. Meets third Thursday of month. 

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

DIABETES WORKSHOP 

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Jan. 16 

Details: Manage diabetes via action planning, problem solving, medication management, healthful eating, stress management, skin and foot care. Fun and interactive. Six weeks. Call to reserve spot. 

Contact: Pauline Fukunaga, 808-961-8600, pauline.hcoa@ hawaiiantel.net 

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center, 1285 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Jan. 16 

Details: Group meets third Wednesday of month. Note new meeting place — the Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center, across the street from Hilo Medical Center. Guest speaker Dr. Steve Herman will focus on psychosocial interventions of cancer. All cancer patients and caregivers invited. 

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

 

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