Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

https://808b-fit.com provides  a trove of video exercise 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!

Karen Klemme, RN, hosts the Kona Brain Injury Support Group.  It meets on Zoom the second Wednesday of each month, starting at 6 p.m. To participate, please send your email address to [email protected] 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.

Memory Cafe Hui, first and fourth Tuesdays at 11am — not a support group, but a meeting place which offers mental and physical stimulation for those with mild cognitive impairment.

The group meets on Zoom.  Patrick Toal, Alzheimer’s Association coordinator for the Big Island, will be glad to help you learn this useful way to connect online. Please call him at (808) 518-6649. Patrick says, “It's FREE and we know that with time and patience, ANYONE can use this new method of communication.”

Alzheimer’s Association telephone support group is an ongoing group that meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. To register, contact Patrick at 808-591-2771, ext. 8234 or [email protected]  At the right, Patrick greets a family at the 2018 HCCN caregiver conference.

Joann D'Addio, M.Ed,  facilitates the Kona Family Caregiver Support Group, which meets online second Saturdays at 11 a.m. For info or to register, contact Patrick Toal, 808-518-6649.  

Co-sponsored by HCCN and the Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, this ongoing group is open to all family caregivers.