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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

"Leaner Cuisine," presentation by Nancy Chang on low-fat cooking, 5:30-7 p.m. today Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Frear Cafe Dining Room; $30. Reservations required: 566-3780.

Straub Foundation is accepting applications from college undergraduates for their eight-week 2006 Summer Student Research Program slated for June 19-Aug. 11. Hands-on experience in integrating research and clinical practice under the guidance of a local physician is provided, as well as tours of medical facilities and other activities. For more information about the program, and to request an application or interview, call 524-6755. Application deadline is tomorrow.

Workshops for Seniors, series of four classes led by Marie Riley in acupressure, chi kung and shiatsu for seniors 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; tomorrow: an acupressure facial; $9. 235-7433.

"Valentine in Paradise: Heart Attack Warning Signs and Triggers," learn about the risk factors, how to detect an attack and seek early treatment, and what lifestyle changes can reduce the risk, 8 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Saturday, Ilikai hotel's Pacific Ballroom; free, sponsored by Straub Foundation. Registration: 524-6755.

Family Caregiver Training Program, series of classes on the care of senior members of the family including home care, nutrition, medications, legal and money matters and end-of-life care, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Central Union Church; free for nonprofessional family caregivers, presented by Eldercare Hawaii and the Franciscan Adult Day Center and sponsored by a grant from the state's Executive Office on Aging. Registration required: 988-6300.

"Acupressure for Enhanced Digestion," workshop led by Marie Riley on the Jin Shin points that relieve stomach tension, improve digestion and address other digestive problems, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $19. 235-7433.

"Diet and Exercise for a Long Life," Carolyn Choy, 93, discusses the benefits of Chinese herbs in recipes from her book, "Health Through Chinese Foods," and the importance of exercise for seniors from "Do It In Bed," 1 p.m. Sunday, Kane'ohe Public Library; free. 233-5676.

Qi Gong Introductory Class, grandmaster Hong Liu discusses the benefits of directing body, mental and spiritual energy to treat and prevent disease in children, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.; free. 947-1333.

"Humor Me, Part 2," class led by David Rasmussen on how humor affects us and those around us, 7 p.m. Monday, Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center; free. Registration required: 263-5400.

"O'ahu Dines," participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds on Wednesday to the Life Foundation, Hawai'i's AIDS organization. For a list of restaurants, see www.oahudines.org or call 521-2437, ext. 250.

Introduction to Reiki, Gerrene Yukuno demonstrates the relaxation and stress management health benefits of Reiki, 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 106; free. Registration: 235-7422.

Tai Chi (Yang Style), nine-session class on how this martial art can improve mental and physical health through stress reduction and increased circulation, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for beginners, 6:30-8:30 for advanced, Wednesday and Mondays, March 1-29, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $25 plus $15 lab fee. Registration: 235-7422.

Grief Recovery Outreach Program, 12-week workshop led by Pandy Ching on accepting and moving beyond loss from death, divorce and health, 9-11 a.m. Fridays, March 3-May 19, Kapahulu Center; $13 for workbook plus $3 for each weekly class. 737-1748.


Open Meditation, learn how meditation can support well-being of mind, body and spirit, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center; free. 262-8352, www.kscenter.org.

Butoh movement workshop, exercises to develop sensory and spatial awareness through dance and spoken word, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Japanese Cultural Center, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month. 387-4861.

Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, low-impact exercise incorporates 36 movements that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, 8-9 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; free, no registration required.

Yang Tai Chi and Karate Classes, offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission; $38 per month with access to 25 classes. Call for registration packet: 220-4506.

Yoga Under the Palm Trees, join others in yoga practice, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, between the Waikiki Aquarium and the Natatorium; bring a mat or towel; donations accepted. 373-8833.

Balance and Fall Awareness, balance testing and fall risk screening, Mondays-Fridays, the Balance Center of the Pacific, 600 Kapi'olani Blvd., Suite 404; free. For appointment: 955-8339.

Balance and fall prevention screenings, Mondays-Fridays, Ohana Pacific 593-2610; Kailua office: 262-1118; www.ohanapacificrehab.com.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and outdoor activities for their babies in strollers, 8:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Kapi'olani Park, and 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Magic Island; $10 per class (discount for multiple classes); ongoing classes also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

Exercise class, led by Paul Bragg, 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.

Tai Chi For Arthritis, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. Call for class fees and registration: 596-2900.

Body Works Hawaii classes in low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin- and '50s-music workouts, and cardio kickboxing, 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kuhio School cafeteria; $1 per class. 735-5755, 377-5132.

Senior Safe Walk, mall-walk program for improved balance, breathing and joint protection, 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Kahala Mall; free. Register: 739-0140.

Aerobic Dance Class, by Anne Noyes, for all ages, 7:15-8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Holy Nativity Community Center, 5286 Kalaniana'ole Highway; $4. 941-0390.

"Yoga is for Every Body," class in Kundalini and hatha yoga taught by Amber Ricci, 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Hawai'i Kai; $10 per class or $45 for five classes. Location and registration: 396-6715.

Aikido Classes, with the Aikido Ohana and instructor Alan Nagahisa, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, 1685 'Alaneo St.; $20 per month for three classes per week. 221-8656, www.aikidoohana.org.

Qi Gong Classes, improve health of the body and mind through exercise, meditation and teachings from ancient Chinese practices, sponsored by Falun Gong, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Ala Wai Park, 480 University Ave.; free. 943-6664.

"40 Minutes to Health," workshop on maintaining your health naturally, presented by Mark Hoffman, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Island Family Chiropractic; free. 596-0599.

Luk Tung Kuen, participate in calisthenics with members of the Hawai'i branch of Luk Tung Kuen Worldwide Association, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center stage; free. 941-0440.

Tai Chi For Arthritis, practice with instructor Janet Jin, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Chinatown Cultural Plaza courtyard; $2 donation requested. 596-2900.

Introduction to Transcendental Meditation, learn how to reduce blood pressure and live with less stress, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For registration and location: 947-2266, www.tm.org.

"Elegant Exercise," yoga and movement for beginners, dancers and runners, taught by Reiko Seno, 7:45-9 a.m. Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays, Aloha Activity Center; $15 per class, $50 for four classes. Call for schedule: 348-4217.

Masakatsu Ki-Aikido Dojo, instruction for children (5 and older) and adults, 8:30-10 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees are $15 children, $25 adults; discounts available for families. 487-6080.

Swim Classes, one-hour classes for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, as well as those who are water-challenged, led by J.J. Kobelansky, beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, intermediate 10:45 a.m Saturdays, bring towel or beach mat and goggles; $10 per class. Call each week to learn class location: 373-3839.

"Mindfulness Meditation," develop inner peace, emotional awareness and stability and reduce stress through insight meditation, 4 p.m. Saturdays, Broken Ridge Korean (Buddhist) Temple, Palolo Valley; free. 395-7749.

East West Qigong International holds qigong classes Saturdays-Thursdays at various times and locations. For schedule and details: 941-9707, www.eastwestqigong.org.

"Baby Boot Camp," strength-training for moms with stroller-age babies, classes at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Kahala Mall, Central O'ahu Regional Park, Mililani and Kapolei; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each, discounts available for longer commitments. Schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.babybootcamp.com.

EyeCare America Seniors Eye Care Program, the Hawai'i Ophthalmological Society encourages those 65 and older to check their eligibility for free eye exams from volunteer doctors. Call (800) 222-3937 for eligibility requirements.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes for $35 per month or $90 per quarter. Schedule: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

Fitness and Exercise Classes, various times and days, Kapi'olani Women's Center. Registration and schedule: 535-7000.

"Fit for a Goddess," women-only classes using a dance pole for increased strength and flexibility, ongoing at various times and days, in Kailua and Kaimuki; $15 introductory class, $140 for eight-week session. Complete schedule: www.fit4agoddesshi.com, 262-6979.

Stott Pilates and Yoga Classes, mat and equipment training for all levels offered daily, Pilates Training Center of Hawaii, Kailua; $15-$23 per class with package discounts available. For schedule: 261-9519.

Chi-lei Qigong, with instructor Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 259-8453.

"Rejuvenate!," adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Pohai Nani, Kane'ohe; $3 per class. 247-6211.

Goddess Dance Bellydance and Yoga Fitness for Women, combination of belly dance, salsa and yoga with a Pilates cool-down, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Moiliili Community Center; $12 per class. 255-9839.

"Freedom From Pain," series of classes with Brett A. Sloan on how to reduce pain from inflammation and injury through nutrition, 6 p.m. Fridays, Airport Center Chiropractic Clinic; free. 834-8662.

Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Health Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Health Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.