Workshop to cover topics including advanced health care directives, Alzheimer’s

Community First is offering a free workshop from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday (March 16) at the Hawaii County Office of Aging ADRC for people to learn about advance health care directives and more.

Participants can stay the entire day or for just a portion.


The day begins with instructions for how to complete an AHCD followed by an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Boot Camp. A movie about how siblings find a way to work together when their father slides into senility and must be placed into a nursing home also will be shown.

Patrick Toal will speak about the 10 common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and effective communication strategies. Learn new ways to connect with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Lunch will be served, but those who plan to eat must RSVP. Contact Toal at 518-6649, Amy Hamane at 935-1500 or Tony Kent at 292-4559.


The Office of Aging is located at 155 Kinoole St. in Hilo.

For more information, contact Sally Mermel at 967-7426 or

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