Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996

It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

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 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!

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.

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.”

Below, Patrick (in purple) greets a family 

 at the  2018 HCCN caregiver conference,  

"Caring for the Caregiver."

Kona Family Caregiver Support Group is facilitated by Joann D'Addio, M.Ed,  and  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.

The Telephone Support Group is an ongoing group from the Alzheimer's Association

which meets on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m.  To join, contact Patrick at 808-591-2771, ext. 8234 or email [email protected]