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 two island-wide support groups on Zoom: 1st Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m.; and 3rd Thursdays, 4:30 -5:30 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 held at the Regency Hualalai, 75-181 Hualalai Road, in Kailua Kona. 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
Here are two upcoming classes about dementia which you
might find helpful. The Eventbrite link did not work for me,
please contact Jody Mishan at the phone number or email address in the flyer.
Thursday, July 21, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
An unusual class from the Hawaii Alzheimer's Association which will explore the benefits of plants for dementia. Online link: https://tinyurl.com/alzhlbb2022jul21 or phone 808-518-6649.
Training yourself to follow these guidelines can make your relationship with your loved one more peaceful and respectful. Maybe try concentrating on one of them this week?
Make your wishes known through an advance care directive. To get full information, contact one of the phone numbers on the flyer, for Zoom or in-person workshops.
Here's the link for the above event. We like this line
from the flyer: "cultivate hope, honor your needs
as a caregiver, and build resilience."
Check out the calendar for this well-loved
community venue in Waimea.
Online, tutushouse.org, or call 808-885-6777.
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
Our message to all family caregivers:
Please remember that taking care of yourself is
one of your most important jobs as a caregiver.
What are you doing today to support yourself?
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).