Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

Aloha.  The first three boxes below list groups on the Big Island.  Scroll down to find flyers for

the following free classes and groups for caregivers and seniors, available to you on Zoom from Oahu: 

AARP is offering "Family Caregiver Wednesdays" throughout 

November and the first three weeks of December.

NOTE:  On Wednesday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m.,

"Hawaii Caregiver Resources" will also be offered 


Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Island Support Group

The schedule for November and December classes will appear here soon

Hale Hau'oli Hawaii presents "Dementia in the Family:  Care Options and 

Resources," September 19 - November 28, may be attended individually.

Lanakila Senior Center &  Hawaii Alzheimer's Association

"10 Ways to Love Your Brain," September 18, 2020 - February 12, 2021 

Video exercise:

https://808b-fit.com provides  a trove of classes produced on Hawaii Island: "Let's do this together --Big Island  style."  The site features upbeat teachers offering a great variety of classes for kupuna.

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.

❤︎❤︎❤︎  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.org

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.

Karen has been a nurse for over 40 years and holds two advance nursing certificates, Rehabilitation Nurse and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner.  She is past president of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses.  Karen has also been a caregiver, assisted by her sister Jane, for their parents as they aged in place, until they passed away in 2011.

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.

Joann retired from Chicago Public Schools after 34 years educating high school students with disabilities.  She spent 8 of those years counseling high school students with emotional issues. Joann's mom was diagnosed with dementia and Joann became a part-time caregiver.  She is a trained Support 

Group Facilitator.

If you aren't yet familiar with how to use Zoom, the helpful folks at the

Alzheimer's Association will give you a hand.  Email Ivy at [email protected]

Hale Hau'oli Hawai'i presents two series of four classes, one September 19 - October 10

and the second on four successive Saturdays in November. 

St. Francis Health Care System in Honolulu has an active Family 

Caregiver Support program.  Go to this website to find classes in


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