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.

St. Francis Healthcare System in Honolulu

offers a very interesting range of FREE classes.

Please contact Maylynn Wong, (808) 547-8138 or 

[email protected]

In May, AARP is offering four sessions about fraud.  

Use this link to register:  


Ten important classes from the Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, throughout the month of May.

To sign up or get more info, please call 800-272-3900 or visit www.Alz.Org/Hawaii.

Alzheimer's Association, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors, May 26 at 10 a.m.

Register at tinyurl.com/URDRBHIMay2021

AARP presents a workshop series about the latest COVID-19 information, especially for caregivers.  Dates are May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10 and October 8.  See the panel at the right for signup details.

See the panel on the left for more details about this series.  To sign up, use this link:  


Community First:  Advance Health Care Directive,

 June 16


ONGOING online classes from Tutu's House,

tutushouse.org or 808-885-6777

Hawaii Alzheimer's Disease Initiative

 Virtual Memory Cafe, fourth Wednesdays -

May 26, for caregivers and loved ones.  

Please register at http://tiny.cc/memorycafe

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

Brain Health, last Thursdays May 27 - July 29

Register:  email [email protected]

Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

Alzheimer's Association Hawaii

Thursday, May 6, 10 a.m.



Empower and Protect Persons with Dementia

Senior Medicare Patrol Hawaii 2021 webinar series

on a variety of  topics, from May 17 - June 22.  

Contact: [email protected],  

or call 808-226-4077.