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TODAY, Feb. 16 

CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS IN DEMENTIA 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presentation will explore the variety of behaviors that can occur with dementia, the possible causes of the behaviors and possible interventions. Limited seating. Call to reserve a seat. 

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

CAREGIVER RESPITE 

FUN DAY 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care Inc., 34 Rainbow Dr., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Talk story with other caregivers. Learn about community services that provide education/support/understanding. “Lets Talk Food” with Audrey Wilson, the benefits of chocolate! Enjoy Zumba, foot/back massage, games and lots of laughter. Adult care provided. 

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

‘THE SAVAGES’ 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 11 a.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Alzheimer’s Association presents the 2007 movie “The Savages.” Laura Linney and Philip Seymore Hoffman play siblings in this tragic comedy about adult children caring for their father with dementia. Call for reservations. 

Contact: Chris Ridley, 443- 7360, ridley@hawaii.rr.com B.R.I.D.G.E.S SUPPORT 

Where: 440 Kapiolani St., Hilo 

When: 2 p.m. Feb. 16 

Details: Ongoing on first and third Saturday of each month at nonprofit Hawaii Island Home for Recovery. For adults with mental illness to voice opinions and improve their lives. B.R.I.D.G.E.S. stands for Building Recovery of Indivduals through Dreams Goals Education and Support. Refreshments will be available; a drug-free event. 

Contact: Lynn and Christol, 640-2519 or 769-8636, hilobridges@gmail.com 

LIVING WITH 

FORGETFULNESS III 

Where: Aging/Disability RC 

When: 1 p.m. Feb. 16 

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

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

SUNDAY, Feb. 17 

US TOO! PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Nani Mau Gardens 

When: 3 p.m. Feb. 17 

Details: Us Too! will not hold regular meeting this month. Instead, club members will host annual “We Care” hoolaulea in honor of their caregivers. Call for details. Next meeting is at noon on March 14. 

Contact: Al Manliguis, 935- 2723, cecily.nago@cancer.org 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 

FREE ASTHMA EDUCATION NIGHT 

Where: Hilo Medical Center, ground floor conference room 

When: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 

Details: Learn more about asthma at this free event. Dr. Kevin Park, Queen’s Medical Center, will discuss therapies including a new therapy for patients whose asthma is not well-controlled, even with the highest doses of medications. Call 932-3176. Space limited. Light refreshments served. 

Contact: Kristi Lundell, 722- 2293, lundellk@bsci.com 

THURSDAY. Feb. 21 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. Feb. 21 

Details: Support group for caregivers who help someone who suffers from forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s Association info. Free respite service. 

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, 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

 

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