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TODAY, Feb. 9 

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS IN HILO 

Where: Mina Pharmacy, Hilo 

When: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Screenings, consultations with UH-Hilo pharmacy/ nursing students: blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, medication education; healthy-living giveaways. 

Contact: 808-256-6104, thealohaprojecthawaii@gmail.com 

LEGAL AFFAIRS 

IN DEMENTIA 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association will discuss dementia and potential legal needs, legal capacity, advance health care directives, financial planning and organizing legal financial affairs. Call to reserve seat. 

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

‘COMPLAINTS OF A 

WDUTIFUL DAUGHTER’ 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents video focusing on a daughter’s perspective of her mother’s dementia. Limited seating. Call to reserve. 

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

LIVING WITH 

FORGETFULNESS PART 2 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 9 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presentation for anyone who is forgetful and their family. Attendees do not need to have a medical diagnosis; second in three-part series. Limited seating. Call to reserve. 

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 12 

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Holy Cross Church 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 12 

Details: For caregivers who provide assistance to anyone. Support from knowledgeable community members as well as Alzheimer’s Association. Helpful tips and opportunity to network. 

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 

COMMITTEE ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 

Where: Hawaii County Building-Mayor’s Lanai, 25 Aupuni St. 

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 13 Details: The Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities meeting is open to the public. 

Contact: Sandy Arriola, 961- 8005, 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 13 

Details: Support group for caregivers who provide assistance to someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Association information, support. 

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

FORGETFUL? 

GET SUPPORT 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. Feb. 13 

Details: Support group for forgetful people and their family members. If you are forgetful please come and bring your family or friend. Alzheimer’s Association will provide information and support. 

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

ONGOING 

FALL PREVENTION 

PROGRAM 

Where: Life Care Center of HIlo, 944 West Kawailani St. 

When: through Feb. 28 

Details: Six-week program to postpone falls including daily exercise homework. Must register in advance. Physician must give permission for participation. Call Life Care Center of Hilo Social Services to register for waiting list for next session. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 959- 9151, ridley@hawaii.rr.com 

MALL WALKERS PROGRAM 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 9:30 a.m. 

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 

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: 69-A Railroad Ave., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday 

Details: Malama Ka Pili Pa‘a Cancer Support Group meets every second and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hui Malama Ola Na ‘Oiwi Hilo office. Enjoy the fellowship. 

Contact: Leimomi Shearer, 969-9220, leimomi@huimalamahawaii.com 

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY BLOOD CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

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

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday 

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 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Thursday 

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 

MALAMA PERINATAL WALKING GROUP 

Where: Liliuokalani Park or Prince Kuhio Plaza Food Court 

When: 9:30 a.m. monthly 

Details: Walking group for expectant mothers, support members to encourage physical activity while pregnant. Monthly on the first Tuesday. Meets at PKP only if raining. 

Contact: Angelina, 934-9823, malama@fsswh.org 

FENCING FITNESS 

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

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Enjoy the physical and mental aspects of this exciting sport and give your body and brain a real workout. No experience necessary. Tuesdays in Hilo; Thursdays in Mountain View. 

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

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, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo. org

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 10 a.m. second Tuesday 

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

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

FORGETFUL? SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. second Wednesday 

Details: Support for forgetful people and their family. Alzheimer’s Association information and support. 

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

SAMADHI FITNESS 

Where: Kalani Oceanside Retreat 

When: 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Friday 

Details: Ongoing 75-minute intense dance asana combining yoga, swing, hip hop, Irish step, Latin and tribal trance dance; for all ages, levels. 

Contact: Daina Fawn, 1-804- 366-0503, Charismadances@ gmail.com 

CODEPENDENTS ANON 

Where: Central Christian Church 

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 7 

Details: Meets one hour weekly. Fellowship of men and women to develop healthy, loving relationships via 12-step programs. 

Contact: Cheryl or Charles, 333-1467 or 937-2683, mackenzie@hawaiiantel.net 

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 

 

 

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