Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996
It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.
Below this section of Big Island support groups, there's a listing of
current online classes and events for caregivers and other kupuna.
Hawaii Island Alzheimer's
Nic Los Banos, the Big Island coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, is offering an island-wide support group on Zoom. It meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Nic at 808-518-6649 or email him at [email protected].
Kona Brain Injury Support Group: hosted by Karen Klemme, RN.,
meets on Zoom the second Wednesday of each month
starting at 6 p.m.
To participate, please email
kklemme @hawaii.rr.com and she’ll send you details. This group has been meeting in Kona for 26 years. For more information, search for “Kona Brain Injury Support Group” on Facebook.
Kona Family Caregiver Support Group:
meets on second Saturdays at 11 a.m., facilitated by Joann D'Addio, M.Ed., and sponsored by HCCN. The group is now meeting in a safely distanced outdoor location in Kona, with Zoom also available. Call Joann at (773) 294-8773, or email her at [email protected] for information.
Here's a listing of current online classes and events
of interest to caregivers and other kupuna.
Click on any flyer to see it full size.
For access, use the links typed in below each flyer.
Are you new to Zoom? The helpful folks at the Alzheimer's Association
will give you a hand. Email Ivy at [email protected]
Also, here's a good online lesson which will help you succeed
with your first Zoom session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E
St. Francis Healthcare System is a big organization based
in Honolulu. Through Zoom, we can profit from their
series of classes which support caregivers.
Give Maylynn Wong a call at 808-547-3138,
or email her at [email protected]
Contact Kym Gentry-Peck for details; email her at [email protected], or call 808-494-5193. You’ll find
an interesting article about this program in the online
West Hawaii Today, at
ONGOING, Especially for patients with Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Marie Snyders has been offering Dance for Parkinsons in Kona for several years. Classes are currently offered online, via Zoom. For full information, please check this website, https://www.konadanceandperformingarts.org/danceforpd
(where some of the information is about former live classes).