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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff


19th ANNUAL HONOLULU AIDS WALK, a 5K walk around Kapi'olani Park, April 18, to benefit The Life Foundation. Register: 808-521-2437, www.honoluluaidswalk.org.

"FIT FOR MOMMIES," free program for new moms, sponsored by Nā Mikimiki collaboration of Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i, National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, offering information on being more active after having a baby. Program is recruiting inactive moms who had gestational diabetes in a recent pregnancy baby must be between 2 and 12 months old; $60 gift cards given; sign up at 441-8199.


KAPI'OLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAREGIVING CLASSES, offering elder care support and education including basic caregiving skills, bathing, dressing, walking, meals and medical needs, for family members and those in related medical fields; fees; information, 734-9108; registration, 734-9211, or www.kupunaeducation.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS, Hawai'i chapter, seeks volunteers in the case of natural disaster to help operate shelters, provide feeding, conduct disaster assessment, deliver health and mental health service, handle logistics or provide officer work; 739-8147, www.hawaiiredcross.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS monthlong classes, including classes in first aid, CPR and AED for adult, infants and children, various times/dates, American Red Cross, Diamond Head; fees; register: 739-8123, 739-8132, www.hawaiiredcross.org.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES for those over age 50, four-hour sessions, taught by trained volunteers from American Association of Retired Persons, Kaiser Permanente clinics; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers; 432-2260.

CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER sponsors classes for expectant and new parents, including infant CPR and safety, birth center tours, childbirth basics, breast-feeding class, Lamaze Prepared Childbirth, general newborn care and ongoing prenatal fitness classes; fees; reservations, 263-5050.

KAISER PERMANENTE offers classes and workshops at the medical center and/or various area clinics for expectant and new parents, including childbirth preparation, "stork classes," parenting, and prenatal classes; some fees; information, registration, 432-2260.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, 12-step program, meetings, 6 p.m. Mondays, Unity Church, Diamond Head; Wednesdays, Palolo Hongwanji; and Fridays, Central Union Church, room 207; information, 589-2632.

MOMS SUPPORT GROUP, open to mothers of newborns and young infants, offering discussion, support and information on a variety of topics; babies welcome; 263-5400 or www.castlemed.org.

BREASTFEEDING INFORMATION/SUPPORT, by La Leche League of Central O'ahu, for nursing and pregnant mothers; 10 a.m. third Tuesdays monthly; Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks; free; information, 888-2321.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP, focusing on the Guaifenesin protocol ; 9:15-10 a.m., newcomers' meeting; and 10-11:30 a.m. general meeting; second Saturday monthly, St. Clement's Parish Hall, Makiki; reservations, 677-8770.

COPD BREATHING HUI MEETINGS, sponsored by Hawaii COPD Coalition, conducted by experienced respiratory therapists, on cessation, exercise, nutrition, emotions, medications, relaxation, legislation travel and supplemental oxygen; 10 a.m.-noon, second Fridays monthly; Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic; Conference Room 2; and 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays monthly, Hawai'i Kai Retirement Community, Phase 1, multipurpose room; information, 988-2439, www.hawaiicopd.org.

YOUTH SPEED AND AGILITY CLINICS, sponsored by Hawaii Sports and Fitness, for ages 6-12; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Neal Blaisdell Park, Pearl City; first clinic free, others $10 each;. 478-1842.

"HEALTH SEMINAR," by Diana Joy Ostroff, naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist and doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Center for Natural Healing, 5283 Kimokeo St., 'Āina Haina; free; registration: 373-9966.

SOUL SONG AND DANCE, healing practices to prevent illness, rejuvenate and prolong life; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nichiren Mission, Nu'uanu; 861-1441.

PRO INJURY CLINIC, free injury consultations/evaluations, provided by Orthopedic Associates, to youth and high school-age athletes, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Star Physical Therapy, Pearl City; appointments: 536-2261.

Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Health Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, 605 Kapi'olani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96813, islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Health Cal" in the subject line, or fax 525-8055.