Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

Welcome to our current listing of online classes and groups 

that we recommend for family caregivers.

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: www.youtube.com/watch?v+9isp3qPQ0E


​The first section below lists groups on the Big Island.  

Beneath that, scroll down to find full information about free classes 

and groups, available to you on Zoom from Honolulu.

Video exercise:

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

Dance for Parkinson's 

Marie Alonzo Snyder offers dance for Parkinson's on Zoom, Monday 

and Friday at 9:30 a.m.  Email [email protected] or call her at 609-577-2349.

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.

Hawaii Island Alzheimer's Support Group:

Nic Los Banos, our new Big Island coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, is offering two island-wide supports group on Zoom -- Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 10:00 a.m., and Thursday Jan 21 at 4:30 p.m. See flyer below for Zoom links.

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.

❤︎❤︎❤︎ 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.orgKona 

Below this listing, you'll find flyers with full information about this month's 

online classes coming from organizations in Honolulu 

Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Island Support Groups (from Big Island)

January Alzheimer's classes will cover "Know the 10 Signs," "Living with AD for Care

Partners: Middle Stage," "Dementia Conversations with Glenn Nishida," "Ask

the Doctor," "Understanding AD and Dementia," "Brain Health Lunch Time Series."

Lanakila Senior Center & Hawaii Alzheimer's Association

"10 Ways to Love Your Brain," January 15 and February 12, 2021

Palolo Chinese Home, "COVID-19 Vaccine, the Journey

Back to Normal," January 14 at 6:00 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Hawaii, "Working Together to Empower and Protect Persons

Living with Dementia," January 20 and February 3

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Hawaii Manoa

Educational Courses and Events for Adults 50+

Spring semester coming soon, see below


National Center on Law & Elder Rights, "Elder Abuse:  Prevention,

Intervention and Remediation," January 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Note:  the January 15 and February 12 dates shown below should be listed as 2021.

To register for this presentation, ignore the red button above and click on the following 

web address, then scroll down to the registration form and red button:


To see complete information about these free classes, go to this page 

(you can see the information without committing to register):


 For questions or help with registering, contact Jody Mishan:

(808) 295-2624 or at  [email protected]