Health


TODAY, March 2 

SPIRITED SURVIVORS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT 

Where: Imiloa Sky Garden Restaurant, Hilo 

When: 11 a.m. March 2 

Details: The Spirited Survivors offers social support for those newly diagnosed and survivors of breast cancer via welcoming network. Survivors share information, personal experiences and concerns. No-host lunch. No fees. Meets first Saturday of each month. 

Contact: Cecily Nago, 935- 0025, cecily.nago@cancer.org 

ACROSAGE THERAPY 

Where: Basically Books, 160 Kamehameha Ave. 

When: 2 p.m. March 2 

Details: Hanging upside down, the spine lengthens and the body experiences altered states of consciousness. Benjamin Marantz and Samantha Sunshine will discus AcroSage therapy. 

Contact: Christine Reed, 961- 0144, bbinfo@hawaiiantel.net 

MONDAY, March 4 

ACS ‘LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER’ SESSION 

Where: American Cancer Society, 120 Pauahi St., Ste 302, Hilo 

When: 1 p.m. March 4 

Details: Inviting women currently in, or who have just completed, treatment for a cancer diagnosis. Program is designed to help women combat hair loss, skin changes and other treatment-related side effects. Registration required; make-up included. Session on first Monday of each month; free. 

Contact: Cecily Nago, 935- 0025, cecily.nago@cancer.org 

THURSDAY, March 7 

MEMORY CHECKS 

Where: Life Care Center of Hilo, 944 W. Kawailani St. 

When: 3 p.m. March 7 

Details: Check takes 15 minutes. Must call for an appointment.Results sent to physician. Additional information on taking care of your brain will be provided. 

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

ONGOING 

MALL WALKERS PROGRAM 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 9:30 a.m. 

Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays, through March 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-7 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. 

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

LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center, 1285 Waianuenue Ave. 

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 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Aging & Disability Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St. 

When: 5 p.m. March 13 

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

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 

When: 5:30 p.m. 

Details: Enjoy physical and mental aspects of exciting sport; give 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 Community Center, Kurtistown 

When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday 

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 Resource Center, 1055 Kinoole St. 

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 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETS IN HILO 

Where: Central Christian Church 

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, Keaau 

When: 5 p.m. Thursdays 

Details: See previous listing. 

Contact: 965-7028 

COMING 

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS- THE ALOHA PROJECT 

Where: Mina Pharmacy and Shiigi Drug, 1251 Kilauea Ave. Suites 190C and 333, Hilo 

When: 9:30 a.m. March 9 

Details: Free health screenings and consultations. UH-Hilo pharmacy students want to help you get motivated to live healthier. Free blood pressure/diabetes/cholesterol screenings and medication education. Mina Pharmacy, March 9, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Shiigi Drug, March 16, 9 a.m.- noon. 

Contact: 256-6104, thealohaprojecthawaii@gmail.com 

ACS ‘LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER’ IN WAIMEA 

Where: Tutu’s House, Kamuela Business Center, Waimea 

When: 10 a.m.-noon March 14 

Details: Registration now being accepted. Learn beauty techniques to help combat the appearance-related side-effects of chemo and radiation therapy. Session also covers tricks and tips using head coverings, scarves and wigs. Registration required, make-up included. 

 

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