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, 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.
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
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).
Local Alzheimer's Association coordinator Nic Los Banos says: Join me on Wednesday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (HST) to learn about some of the legal and financial issues that may impact persons living with dementia, how to make legal and financial decisions, and ways to put legal and financial plans in place.
While this program is not a substitute for professional legal or financial advice, it is an overview of important issues to consider and viable options to explore.
Register for this Zoom session at: https://tinyurl.com/LFHIJul21
Questions? Need help registering? Let me know.
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.
Community First: Advance Health Care Directives,
June 16, August 1 -- blended online and live (in Kona)
workshop about this important topic
or call Amy Hamane, 443-4033
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