Health


TODAY, March 9 

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 

WEDNESDAY, March 13 

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 

THURSDAY, March 14 

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. 

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

FRIDAY, March 15 

US TOO! PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Church of Holy Cross, 440 W Lanikaula St., Hilo 

When: Noon March 14 

Details: Share concerns, experiences in supportive environment. Prostate cancer survivors assist others in understanding terms, medical language, procedures. Caregivers also encouraged to attend. Meets second Thursday of month. No fee. 

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

MALAMA NA KOA 

Where: Hawaii College of Oriental Medicine, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. March 15 

Details: Health care practitioners, veterans and family members are invited to attend a symposium to learn the best combination of methods currently used to control chronic stress. PTSD experts in acupuncture, herbal medicine, manual medicine, cognitive therapy and integrative care programs gather and discuss their protocols and training programs. www.hicom.edu. HICOM is a nonprofit college. 

Contact: Dane Silva, 895- 1949, dsilva@hicom.edu 

COMING 

CAREGIVER RESPITE DAY WITH BODY LIFTING & MOVING SAFETY TIPS 

Where: Hawaii Island Adult Care, 34 Rainbow Drive, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. March 16 

Details: Learn and practice correct lifting and moving procedures for your loved one. “Lets Talk Food” with Audrey Wilson: “Black Garlic, WHAT IS IT?” Enjoy Zumba, foot/ back massages, games and lots of laughter. Free adult care provided; please RSVP in advance. 

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

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT 

Where: Oki Conference Rm, 688 Kinoole St. Suite 115A, (Conference Room is located along driveway), Hilo 

When: 7 p.m. March 29 

Details: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Hawaii presents this monthly support group that helps people gain understanding and empathy for loved ones living with and recovering from mental illness. Join us to learn more, connect with others and feel empowered. 

Contact: Carolyn Oki, 935-3518 or 936-2832, carold2654@hawaiiantel.net 

HOSPICE OF HILO ADULT 6-WEEK GRIEF SUPPORT 

Where: Hospice of Hilo, 1011 Waianuenue Ave. 

When: 10 a.m. April 2 

Details: Hospice of Hilo offers free six-week adult grief counseling group. Meet others who have also lost a loved one and learn ways to cope with grief. Tuesdays, April 2-May 7. 

Contact: Cathy Hough, 969- 1733, cathyhough@hospiceofhilo.org

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 

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 

 

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