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TUESDAY, April 16 

MALL WALKERS PROGRAM 

Where: Prince Kuhio Plaza 

When: 9:30 a.m. April 16 

Details: Join Prince Kuhio Plaza’s Mall Walkers Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays April 16-June 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. 

Contact: 959-3555, beverly. crudele@ggp.com 

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE DAY 

Where: Life Care Center of Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 16 

Details: Meet with social worker to get your advanced health care directive completed for free. Call for appointment. 

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 

Where: Kinoole Baptist Church 

When: 5 p.m. April 16 

Details: A new time and location for the 12-step overeater’s anonymous meetings. No dues or fees. No willpower; are you suffering around food and weight? OA is a spiritual, emotional and physical approach to sane living and eating. Newcomers are very welcome. 

Contact: Overeaters Anonymous, 345-2753 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 

Where: Varies 

When: Varies 

Details: Regularly scheduled meetings help anyone who wants to stop drinking. Call for support, meeting info. Visit www.hawaiiaa.org. 

Contact: 961-6133, info@ hawaiiaa.org 

COMING 

YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY 

Where: YMCA, 300 W. Lanikaula St., Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. April 20 

Details: Come celebrate healthy kids, families and community at the Island of Hawaii YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. Sponsored by United HealthCare Hawaii, this day promises to be a day of fun games and prizes for keiki, fitness demonstrations, vision and health screening, a visit by United HealthCare Hawaii’s Dr. Health E. Hound, delicous food, entertainment and more. First 200 get a free gift at registration. 

Contact: Rockelle Augustin, 935-3721, mzrock04@yahoo.com 

LIVING WITH ASTHMA FOR GRADES K-6 

Where: Hawaii Community College Cafeteria, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. April 20 

Details: NÇ Pua No‘eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children, invites you to join us as the American Lung Association shares their “Open Airways For School” curriculum. Become an expert in asthma management. Parents can participate in “Asthma 101: Parent Talk.” Free. Registration required. 

Contact: Toni Mallow, 974- 7678, mallow@hawaii.edu 

SENIOR APPRECIATION DAY 

Where: KTA Puainako, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 19 

Details: Visit KTA Puainako for free health screenings, safety and health info, demos, sampling, giveaways, prizes, Bingo at 11 a.m., cooking with Derek Kurisu at noon. 

Contact: KTA Puainako, 959-9111 

ONGOING 

HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT 

Where: Hospice of Hilo 

When: 10 a.m. Tuesdays 

Details: Free six-week adult grief counseling group runs through May 7. Meet others who have lost a loved one and learn ways to cope with grief. 

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

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: 69-A Railroad Ave., Hilo 

When: 6 p.m. two Tuesdays 

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. third Wednesday 

Details: Meets third Wednesday of month at Hawaii Pacific Oncology Center, across from Hilo Medical Center. All cancer patients and caregivers invited. 

Contact: Holly Dupont, 932- 3717, hdupont@hhsc.org 

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS 

Where: HI Adult Care, Hilo 

When: 9 a.m. third Thursday 

Details: Support for caregivers of someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Free respite service. Meets third Thursday of month. 

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

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: 10 a.m. second Tuesday 

Details: If you help someone, then come and be helped. Get support from knowledgeable community members, Alzheimer’s Association. Get tips, chance to network with folks in similar situations. Second Tuesday of month. 

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

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Aging and Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. second Wednesday 

Details: For caregivers who help someone with forgetfulness. Alzheimer’s Association provides info, support on second Wednesday of month. 

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

FORGETFUL? SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOU 

Where: Aging and Disability RC 

When: 5 p.m. second Wednesday 

Details: Support group for any forgetful person and his/her family and friends. Alzheimer’s Association provides info, support on second Wednesday of month. 

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

US TOO! PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 

Where: Church of Holy Cross 

When: Noon second Thursday 

Details: Share concerns and experiences in a positive and supportive environment. Prostate cancer survivors assist others in understanding new and unfamiliar terms, medical language and procedures. Free. Meets second Thursday of month. Caregivers invited. 

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

MALAMA PERINATAL WALKING GROUP 

Where: Liliuokalani Park or Prince Kuhio Plaza Food Court 

When: 9:30 a.m. first Tuesday. 

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; give body and brain a 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 

AL-ANON IN EAST HAWAII 

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. second Tuesday 

Details: Free bereavement counseling for all. 

 

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