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, the Big Island coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, is offering an island-wide support group on Zoom.  It meets on the third Thursday of each month 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.

For more information about this flyer, please see the HOME page.  To sig up for classes, use this link:


Check out the calendar for this well-loved community venue in Waimea. Online, tutushouse.org, or call


St. Francis Healthcare System is a big organization based 

in Honolulu.  Through Zoom, we can profit from their 

series of classes which support caregivers.  

Give Maylynn Wong a call at 808-547-3138, 

or email her at [email protected]

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


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).

Hawaii Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Virtual Memory Cafe meets on fourth Wednesdays -

Please contact Christy Nishita at [email protected] 

for signup and information.


This is a lively website which features teachers from

all over the Big Island, offering exercise for seniors.

808B-fit.com will get you there.