Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

Aloha.  The three boxes below list groups originating on the Big Island.  

Scroll down to find flyers for the following free classes for caregivers 

and seniors, available to you on Zoom from Oahu: 

Catholic Charities Hawaii presents "Workshop Series for Caregivers of Persons Living with 

Memory Loss," six classes September 3 - November 12, may be attended individually.

Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii, "October Support Groups"

"October Online Education" -- "October Program Descriptions"

Hale Hau'oli Hawaii presents "Dementia in the Family:  Care Options and 

Resources," September 19 - November 28, may be attended individually.

St. Francis Healthcare System, "Caregiver Education and Wellness Classes,"

October 2020

Lanakila Senior Center &  Hawaii Alzheimer's Association

"10 Ways to Love Your Brain," September 18, 2020 - February 12, 2021 

Palolo Chinese House, "Uplifting Kupuna & Caregivers

with Gerry Yahata," October 24

Video exercise:

https://808b-fit.com provides  a trove of classes produced on Hawaii Island: "Let's do this together --Big Island  style."  The site features upbeat teachers offering classes for kupuna, including several kinds of dance, tai chi, yoga, "morning exercise," and more.

Check out the site and try a couple 

of the classes, for a break from your routine, for the health benefits, and for the fun of it!

❤︎❤︎❤︎  Tutu's House:  ❤︎❤︎❤︎

This much-loved facility in Waimea continues their programs online.  Look up their calendar to find yoga, meditation, writer's support group, caregiver conversations, and other classes:  https://www.tutushouse.org

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.

Karen has been a nurse for over 40 years and holds two advance nursing certificates, Rehabilitation Nurse and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner.  She is past president of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses.  Karen has also been a caregiver, assisted by her sister Jane, for their parents as they aged in place, until they passed away in 2011.

Kona Family Caregiver Support Group 

meets on second Saturdays at 11 a.m.   It is 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.

Joann retired from Chicago Public Schools after 34 years educating high school students with disabilities.  She spent 8 of those years counseling high school students with emotional issues. Joann's mom was diagnosed with dementia and Joann became a part-time caregiver.  She is a trained Support 

Group Facilitator.

Here is a valuable chance for you to take free online classes that are often taught for a significant fee. 

Does this apply to you?  "For Caregivers of Persons Living with Memory Loss."  

The Certified Positive Approach is a sensible, gentle and loving approach that will 

give you a deeper understanding which you can use every day.

If you aren't yet familiar with how to use Zoom, the helpful folks at the Aloha Chapter will 

give you a hand.  Email Ivy at [email protected]

Hale Hau'oli Hawai'i presents two series of four classes, one September 19 - October 10

and the second on four successive Saturdays in November. 

St. Francis Health Care System in Honolulu has an active Family Caregiver Support program.  

Go to this website to find classes in


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