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 

Support Groups:

Nic Los Banos, our new Big Island coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, is offering two island-wide supports group on Zoom -- first Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and third Thursdays 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.

ONGOING video exercise classes for seniors, from 

dance to chair exercise to yoga. 


Also, Dance for Parkinson's, see info on flyer

At this month's Kona brain injury support group, Dr. Violet Horvath discusses the findings from her research on neurotrauma in Hawaii.    www.Zoom.com.    Meeting ID:  98997548497

896-2962 (phone/text), or email: [email protected]

Community First:  Advance Health Care Directive,

 April 11, June 16


ONGOING online classes from Tutu's House,

tutushouse.org or 808-885-6777

Alz. Assn. Virtual Memory Cafe, fourth Wednesdays -

March 24, April 28, 4 -5 p.m.

For caregivers -- loved ones are welcome too.  


Alz. Assn. + U.H, Lunch Time series:  

Brain Health, last Thursdays March 25 - July 29

Register:  email [email protected]

Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

Inspired Endings, End-of-Life Doula Training

May 8 - July 24, 2021 

($1,295 tuition, scholarships available)


Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

St. Francis Healthcare System

April Caregiver Classes - all free.  To register:


or call 808-547-8138 for information

Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

AARP - Sky Blossom, Weds. April 7, 7 - 8 p.m.,

 FREE -- bit.ly/skyblossom-apr07

Sky Blossom is a raw, candid look at the 24.5 million teens and twenty-somethings caring for a veteran parent or grandparent.  

Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii 2021 webinar series

on a variety of  topics, from April 19 - June 22.  

Contact: [email protected],  

or call 808-226-4077.