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Support Groups


HMC Support Groups Flyer

Hilo Medical Center’s mission is to improve our community’s health through exceptional and compassionate care.

One of the ways we demonstrate our mission is through our community support groups. Please join us if you or someone you love is living with diabetes, COPD or ostomy or is a survivor of rat lungworm disease or a stroke.
Click on the support group titles below for more about the individual support groups and resources.
Click on the image to the left to enlarge and print the meeting schedule.

COPD SUPPORT GROUP

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe.

Meeting information for COPD Support Group
Where: When: Why:
Hilo Medical Center’s Learning Center

Second Floor, 1190 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720


4:30-5:30 pm

Third Monday of each month
To gather and support individuals living with COPD and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Director of Public Affairs, Elena Cabatu at ecabatu@hhsc.org or 932-3160.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

Meeting information for Diabetes Support Group
Where: When: Why:
Hilo Medical Center’s Learning Center

Second Floor, 1190 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720

4:00 pm

First Tuesday of each month
To gather and support individuals living with Diabetes and their caregivers.

For more information, contact: Diabetes EducatorColleen Talich at ctalich@hhsc.org or 932-3034.

OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP

Meeting information for Ostomy Support Group
Where: When: Why:

11:30 am-12:30 pm

Third Saturday of each month
To gather and support individuals living with ostomy and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Sandy Wright at 339-7640.

RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

Meeting information for Rat Lungworm Disease Support Group
Where: When: Why:

4:00-6:00 pm

Second Wednesday of the month
To gather and support survivors of Rat Lungworm Disease and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Director of Public Affairs, Elena Cabatu at ecabatu@hhsc.org or 932-3160.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

Meeting information for Stroke Support Group
Where: When: Why:
Hilo Medical Center’s Learning Center

Second Floor, 1190 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720

4:00 pm

Second Tuesday of each month
To gather and support stroke survivors and their caregivers.

For more information, contact Speech Language Pathologist, Amy Shipley at ashipley@hhsc.org or 932-3049.