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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Health calendar


Advertiser Staff

SPECIAL

RED CROSS MONTH ONLINE AUCTION, including a car, airline tickets, worldwide hotel stays, spa, restaurant meals, massage, golf certificates, backstage Broadway passes and more (or use Bank of Hawai'i Hawaiian Airlines Visa cards to make monetary donations, and earn miles), March 8-31, at www.hawaiiredcross.org to donate or volunteer; 739-8109 for credit card donations.

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

STEP OUT: WALK TO FIGHT DIABETES, American Diabetes Association fundraiser, March 20, Kapi'olani Park; to sign up or to sponsor a walker, 947-5979, or www.diabetes.org/stepout.

LĀ'AU LAPA'AU WORKSHOP on the traditional healing practice that uses plants and minerals to cure illness and injury, and promote healthy living, sponsored by Mālama Learning Center, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. March 6, Kapolei High School; $7 ($15 for family up to three people); registration, 542-9107.

PET FIRST AID FOR DOGS AND CATS, workshop on dealing with emergencies and injuries in dogs and cats, including choking pets, rescue breathing and CPR; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 6; American Red Cross, Diamond Head; $60; register, 739-8132, www.hawaiiredcross.org.

UPCOMING

JUGGLING DIETS, discussion with a registered dietician on nutritional and medical priorities, one of the Kaiser Permanente Senior Summit Lecture Series, 10-11 a.m. March 4, Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu Clinic; free, open to the public; registration, 432-2235.

"EAT A RAINBOW," series of cooking demonstrations, each with different recipes, using a colorful range of healthy vegetables and fruit, 6-7 p.m., March 4; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 11, and 9:30-10:30 a.m., March 18, Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center auditorium; free; registration, 263-5400 or www.castlemed.org.

"JIN SHIN (ACUPRESSURE) WITH REFLEXOLOGY," last of a series of workshops, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., March 6, Windward Community College, Hale Akoakoa, Room 105; $19; 235-7433.

HAWAI'I GREEN LIVING & TOTAL WELL-BEING EXPO, with "green" living and wellness resources, alternative therapies, healthy products and natural services, book signings (including bestselling author Neale Donald Walsch), speakers, workshops, movement classes,10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 6 and 7, Keauhou Beach Resort, Kailua, Kona, Big Island; $5 each day (workshops, $40); information, www.totalwellbeingexpo.com.

THINGS THAT CREEP AND CRAWL AT NIGHT, one of the series of Kaiser Permanente Senior Summit Lectures, this on restless leg syndrome and other sleep disorders, 10-11 a.m. March 8, Pōha'i Nani Retirement Community auditorium, Kāne'ohe; free; registration, 432-2235.

"SLEEP IN HEALTH AND DISEASE," by Dr. James Kohan, of Pacific Sleep Technology, one of Kāhala Nui retirement community "Wellnesss & Educational Lectures," 10:30 a.m. March 9, at the facility; open to the public; free; 218-7004.

CHILDBIRTH BASICS SEMINAR, 5-10 p.m., March 9, Castle Medical Center, Kailua; $65/couple ($50/single); reduced cost if delivering at Castle; registration, 263-5400, or www.castlemed.org.

FIRST-AID BASICS, with American Red Cross certification upon completion, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9; American Red Cross, Diamond Head; $36; register: 739-8123, 739-8132, www.hawaiiredcross.org.

TAI CHI EXERCISES workshop series for seniors 55 and older: "Vision Training and Tai Chi," 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 10, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina, room 115; $9; 235-7433.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS; 6-8:30 p.m. March 11; Castle Medical Center, Kailua; $25 (free with enrollment in any Castle childbirth class); registration, 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

"HEALTHY CHOICES AND YOU," special monthly tours and cooking demonstrations on shopping for foods with high nutritional value – this month on "great grains" and "superfoods," such as quinoa, kale, pomegranate and blueberries; as well as appearance by health counselor Deb Christensen on creating healthy meals; 10 a.m., March 10 and 24, Whole Foods Market, Kāhala; free; information, 738-0820.

THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MEDITATION, four-session class including discussion of energization and breathing exercises, affirmations, hatha yoga and chanting, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 10-31; Kaiser Honolulu Clinic; registration , 432-2270.

HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS:

• BODY POWER, program on the basics of fitness, including strength, flexibility, aerobics and safe exercising, 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 4, 11 and 18, Hale O Kapolei, 949 Kamokila Blvd., Suite 375; $35, free for HMSA members; registration, 948-6398; www.hmsa.com.

• STRESS MASTER, four workshops on stress management, including techniques such as deep breathing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 9, 16 and 23, Kaimuki Plaza, 3465 Wai'alae Ave., Suite 400; $35, free for HMSA members; registration, 948-6398; www.hmsa.com.

• BLOOD PRESSURE: KEEP IT DOWN, 5:30-6:30 p.m., March 9, Kaimuki Plaza, 3465 Wai'alae Ave., Suite 400; $35, free for HMSA members; registration, 948-6398; www.hmsa.com.

• STRONG, STRAIGHT & STEADY, two-session program addressing factors that increase the risk of falls, understanding balance and exercises to improve mobility and stability, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., March 11; Kaimuki Plaza; $35, free for HMSA members; registration, 948-6398; www.hmsa.com.

ONGOING

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

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 50, four-hour sessions, taught by trained volunteers from American Association of Retired Persons, with instruction on rules of the road, dealing with traffic congestion, effects of aging on driver skills, and accident prevention, offered various dates, Kaiser Permanente clinics; $14, $12 for AARP members; 432-2260.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS, a monthly fair of healthy products and services, education, massage, food and entertainment, and wellness business networking; sponsored by Hawaii Wellness Directory, 5-9 p.m.; first Wednesdays monthly; The Waterfront, Aloha Tower; free/validated parking; information, 394-8438.

CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER 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, 6 p.m. Mondays, Unity Church, Diamond Head; Wednesdays, Palolo Hongwanji; and Fridays, Central Union Church, Room 207; information, 589-2632.

MOM'S 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 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, for ages 6-12; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Blaisdell Park, Pearl City; first clinic free, others $10 each; sponsored by Hawaii Sports and Fitness. 478-1842.

BREATHE FREE PLAN TO STOP SMOKING, eight sessions; Castle Medical Center, Wellness Center auditorium; $120; register: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

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.

AEROBICS/PILATES

LULULEMON ATHLETICA YOGA/FITNESS CLASSES: yoga, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Sundays, running club, 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; meeting at the Ala Moana Center store; free; 946-7220, www.lululemon.com/honolulu/alamoanacenter.

Ecstatic Dance Jam, a "body-mind-spirit fitness" program of unfettered dancing, meditation and healing through movement; 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Sundays, Kailua Movement Studio; 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, St. Andrew's Priory; donation; 282-5151, www.ecstaticdancehawaii.com.

EGYPTIAN BELLY DANCE WITH SHADIYA; 2-3 p.m. Sundays and 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Studio Be; $15 for drop-ins or $50 for four classes; 429-3324, www.studiobehawaii.com.

CORE FOCUS, tribal fusion belly dance classes with Kalae Kaina, director of Shakti Dance Movement; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays; Kailua Movement Studio; $15; 358-2571.

Butoh movement workshop, exercise through dance and spoken word; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays; Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month; 387-4861.

MUVE dance classes, a creative style of dance combining music, exercise and health, for children, adults and seniors; various times and locations; free; 955-8211, www.muve.com.

LUK TUNG KUEN, Windward chapter, low-impact exercise with emphasis on circulation, stretching, balance, 6 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, Windward Mall, upper parking deck; and 8:05 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, center court; 247-2349.

Luk tung kuen movement class, low-impact exercise; also, ongoing practice; 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center stage; free; 834-8587.

STROLLER STRIDES, workout and play for mothers and their babies in strollers; 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, 9 a.m. Saturdays at Kapi'olani Park; also, 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays at Haha'ione Park; $15 per class (discount for multiple classes); 371-6904, www.strollerstrides.com.

StrollerFit Program, 8:50-9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Windward Mall, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Lanikai Children's Park or Ko Olina Lagoon 4; $15 per class (discount for multiple classes); 262-6960, www.strollerfit.com/kailua.

PAUL BRAGG EXERCISE CLASS; 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays; Fort DeRussy lawn; free; www.bragg.com, 949-0679.

ADULT FITNESS CLASS, improve posture, increase strength and flexibility; 5 p.m. Mondays; The Movement Center, Kaimukī; $10 per class; 735-8641, http://movementcenter.org.

BODY WORKS HAWAII, low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin and '50s music workouts, resistance training and cardio kickboxing; 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; Kūhiō Elementary School cafeteria; $1 per class; 735-5755, 377-5132.

JAZZERCISE LITE CLASSES, with low-impact dance aerobics and strength training, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (mauka of St. Andrew's Priory); $10 per class; $32 per month; one-time $25 fee; 265-4849.

JAZZERCISE CLASSES, aerobics, dance, Pilates and kickboxing; 6:30-7:30 pm. Mondays, Wednesdays, Maunawili Elementary School; also, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Niu Valley Middle School; $10 walk-in or $40 per month; one-time $25 fee; 295-2289.

Jazzercise classes, warm-up, dance aerobics, strength training and cool-down; Mondays-Saturdays at three O'ahu locations; $10 per class or $38 per month; www.mjjazz.com, 455-5981.

Senior Safe Walk, mall-walk program for improved balance, breathing and joint protection; 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Kahala Mall; slight charge; registration: 284-3540.

NIA, fusion fitness combining dance, martial arts and yoga, with Renee Tillotson, 12 p.m. Wednesdays; 4 p.m. Saturdays with Sharlene Bliss; Kailua Movement Studio; $10, first class free; 864-0495.

"Hard-CORE" class, strengthen your midsection and stabilize your core, lower back and muscles used for flexibility; 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Central O'ahu Regional Park; $25 for Team Move members, $30 nonmembers; register: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

BELLY DANCE CARDIO AND TECHNIQUE CLASS; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays and 1-2 p.m. Sundays; Kailua Movement Studio; $17 per class, $50 for four classes; 234-1006, www.MaliaInHawaii.com.

BELLY-DANCE CLASS, 1-2 p.m. Saturdays; Dream to Dance; $40 for four classes; maliainhawaii@mac.com, 234-1006.

Goddess Dance belly dance and yoga fitness for women, combination of belly dance, salsa and yoga with a Pilates cool-down; 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays; Mō'ili'ili Community Center; $12 per class; 255-9839.

Lifeguard workout, swimming, running, calisthenics and stretching; 7 a.m. Saturdays; call for location; $35 for Team Move members, $40 nonmembers; registration: 226-2625, www.teammovehi.com.

Swim classes, for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, led by J.J. Kobelansky, also offering training for water fitness and competency exams and private lessons; call each week to learn class location; bring towel or beach mat and goggles; beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays; intermediate 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays; $10 per class; locations, 373-3839, http://jjs-swim.com.

FIT FOR A GODDESS, women-only classes using a dance pole for increased strength and flexibility; ongoing at various times and days, Kailua and Kaimukī; $15 introductory class, $150 for six-week session; complete schedule: 262-6979, www.fit4agoddesshi.com.

Stott Pilates training, mat and equipment classes; daily; Pilates Training Center, Kailua; $22 for mat classes, $30 for equipment classes, with discounts for groups of five or 10 classes; registration and schedule: 261-9519, www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.com.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes for $40 per month or $100 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.

NĀ MIKIMIKI PROJECT, encouraging new moms to become more physically active over 18 months; free; schedule and locations: 441-8199, namikimiki@crch.hawaii.edu.

Yoga

CENTERING YOGA, ongoing sessions to promote flexibility, balance, strength, concentration and calm; 5:30-6:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Kapi'olani Park (diamondhead side of Kalākaua Avenue tennis courts); and 5:30-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fort DeRussy (makai side, near volleyball courts); information, 351-9666.

YOGA MEETS DANCE, free-guided dance and stillness meditation; no experience needed; 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Kaimukī; first class, $5; location/information: 227-3449.

MORNING AND EVENING OUTDOOR BEACH YOGA OR PILATES CLASSES, Windward O'ahu; prices vary by instructor, some donation only; 722-8923, or www.kailuabeachyoga.com.

YOGA, with certified kundalini yoga instructor Harjot Kaur; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sundays and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Studio Be; $15 per class/$60 for five classes; www.studiobehawaii.com.

Yoga under the palm trees, bring a mat or towel; 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays; fronting Waikīkī Natatorium; donations accepted; 373-8833.

Rejuvenate!, adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, intermediate yoga; 10-11 a.m. Mondays; also, Level 1 basic yoga, 10-11 a.m. Fridays; Pohai Nani, Kāne'ohe; $3 per class; 247-6211.

Yoga is for Every Body, class in kundalini and hatha yoga taught by Amber Ricci; 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Hawai'i Kai; $10 per class or $45 for five classes; location and registration: 255-9839.

YOGA WITH GUILHERME ALVES; 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Studio Be; $15; 351-4960.

Kundalini yoga, class led by Maria Steele; 8-9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, 51 Coelho St.; $10 donation; also 8:30-10 a.m. Sundays, Kapi'olani Park, diamondhead end near Poni Mō'ī Road; $8 donation; 393-5095, mariasteele@msn.com.

Yoga classes in 'Ewa Beach, morning and evening classes Mondays-Saturdays in ashtanga yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and yoga4kids; $15 per class, with discounts available for multiple classes; schedule, registration and location: www.yoga4ewa.com, 689-1020.

TAI CHI/QI GONG/EASTERN MARTIAL ARTS

CHI-LEL QIGONG SELF-HEALING CLASSES, by breast cancer survivor Ginny Walden; various days/times, in Kāne'ohe, Kailua and Waikīkī; 259-8453; www.blueskyhealingarts.com.

SHOTOKAN KARATE, Japanese traditional karate training and self-defense, 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mānoa Valley District Park; $99 for three months; 371-7670.

EARLY MORNING TAI CHI CLASSES, 5:30-6:45 a.m. Mondays, Atherton YMCA; $40 a month ($25 for YMCA members); 946-0289.

Yang-style tai chi, all levels welcome; 8:45-9:45 a.m. Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays; Kaimukī-Wai'alae YMCA; free; 941-9707.

Tai chi, 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.

Taiji class, experience improved balance and increased energy by practicing taiji; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Riverloft, 186 N. King St.; $25 per month, sponsored by East West Qigong International; registration: 941-9707.

Qi gong and meditation class, on how to improve and maintain health through qi gong and meditation; 6:45-8:15 p.m. Thursdays; Riverloft, 186 N. King St.; $25 per month, sponsored by East West Qigong International; registration: 941-9707.

Yang and chen styles of tai chi, improve health and reduce stress; 7:30-9 a.m. Fridays-Sundays and Wednesdays, and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Ala Wai Neighborhood Park; $5 per class; 395-4693.

Qi Gong for Health, 12 sitting exercises to keep the body flexible, strengthen the immune system and promote good health; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays; Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.; $40 general, free to 65 and older; registration: 947-1333.

Traditional kung fu and tai chi, instruction in Chinese health practices; 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Makiki Park, near pool entrance; $50 per month; 239-1403.

Masakatsu ki-aikido dojo, instruction for ages 5 through adult; 8:30-10 a.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays; 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees: $15 children, $25 adults, with discounts available for families; 487-6080.

MEDITATION

MEDITATION FOR STRESS RELIEF, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, with individual meditation instruction, open meditation, dharma talks; and INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION, guided instruction, question-and-answer period, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Aikahi Shopping Center; free; open to public; 342-6298; www.kailua.shambhala.org.

"Who Am I?" guidance in mindfulness meditation in three-hour sessions with access to the center throughout the month; available 10 a.m.-12 a.m. daily; Hawaii Maum Meditation Center, 1542-C Ke'eaumoku St.; $150 per month; reservation for initial visit: 533-2875, 255-6036, www.maum.org/eng.

Meditation for beginners; 9-11 a.m. Sundays; Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center, Suite 205; also, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays; free; 342-6298, www.ksbcenter.org.

Mindfulness meditation, learn and practice meditation to promote well-being, reduce pain and stress, deepen self-awareness and live more fully; 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Bodhi Tree Meditation Center; free; 395-7749.

Meditation and yoga, classes for stress reduction and life enhancement; 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Mānoa; free; registration and location: 393-6342.

GURDJIEFF STUDIES OF HAWAI'I, meetings offering the potential of a conscious awakening to one's individual possibilities; 6-7 p.m. Thursdays; Unity Church Diamond Head; introductory meeting free; 721-2862, pacimage@maui.net.

Mindfulness meditation, develop inner peace and reduce stress through insight meditation; 4-6 p.m. Saturdays; Broken Ridge Korean (Buddhist) Temple, Pālolo Valley; free; 395-7749.

SERVICES

KISSING "CANCERETTES" GOODBYE, volunteer coaches from The Clean Air Team present auto-suggestion and various mental methods of overcoming a nicotine addiction or other habits, 7-9 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Liliha Public Library; free. 948-3299.

MĀLAMA SENIORS IN WAIKĪKĪ, a Waikīkī Community Center outreach and social worker service program, open to those 60 and older (and families with caregivers), offering counseling, case management services, caregiver support and respite, help with state and Medicare payments, and links to community resources for personal care, transportation and housekeeping; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays; 923-1802.

LIVE HEALTHY ... WORK WELL, project by Center on Disability Studies, UH-Mānoa, is accepting participants for a diabetes study. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, ages 18-62, live on O'ahu and work a minimum of 10 hours per week, you may qualify to participate; participants receive compensation and paid project-related medical expenses; 956-5096, workwell@hawaii.edu, www.livehealthyworkwell.org.

NICOTINE ANONYMOUS, 12-step meeting to help stop and stay off of nicotine; 5-6 p.m. Mondays, Kawaiaha'o Church, and 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Kapi'olani Park (picnic table, tennis court side of aquarium); free; 457-0213, 783-4766.

GRIEFSHARE, support group for people who have lost someone through death, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays; Ko'olau Golf Course; $10 for workbook; 226-7511, 531-1111.

HAWAI'I PET BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 7-8 p.m. first Monday of each month; Olomana, Kailua; free; 262-6598.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 10-11:30 a.m. first Tuesday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 531-3511, www.rehabhospital.org.

BRAIN INJURY EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday monthly, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first floor WO 4 conference room; 454-0699 or www.rehabhospital.org.

POST-POLIO SUPPORT GROUP, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., second Saturdays, in January, April, July and October; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, first-floor WO 2 conference room; 531-3511 www.rehabhospital.org.

"Doctor Health," radio show hosted by David Snow with guests discussing health topics and a listener call-in; 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 690 AM KHNR; call-in number is 296-5476 during the broadcast.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING, for people who have sustained a brain injury; 7-8:30 p.m. second Wednesday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 956-0867, www.rehabhospital.org.

SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP MEETING; 2-3 p.m. first Thursday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 531-3511, www.rehabhospital.org.

DIVORCECARE, program for anyone going through the pain, disappointment, challenge and anger of divorce; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays; First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Ko'olau Golf Course; $10 registration and workbook fee; 254-3136.

MENDED HEARTS, support group for open-heart patients, caregivers, family and general public; 1-3 p.m. third Saturday of every month; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; free; 456-4871.

Smiles for Life, Dr. Wilfred Miyasaki offers teeth-whitening services at a reduced price, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Parents and Children Together; 533-0000.

Wheelchairs for seniors and disabled, Senior Wheels USA makes power wheelchairs available to seniors and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify; guidelines and information: 800-246-6010.

Mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women, qualified women, ages 40-49, may call for free breast cancer screening and health education; Mondays-Fridays, Hawaii Medical Center East in Liliha and Hawaii Medical Center West, 'Ewa Beach; free; 547-6798, 547-6889.

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 for eligibility: 800-222-3937.

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.