What’s happening at Tutu’s House?

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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What’s Happening At Tutu’s House in JUNE

Tutu’s House, Waimea’s community health and wellness resource center located in the Kamuela Business Center, hosts a wide variety of programs; please do call us to register in advance so presenters can properly prepare; phone 885-6777 to make a reservation.

There is no charge to participate, tax-deductible donations accepted.

BETTER CHOICES, BETTER HEALTH ~?KE OLA PONO. This statewide Chronic Disease Self-Management Program will be co-led by Pauline Fukunaga, certified CDSMP Master Trainer, and Auntie Jessie Marques, Lay Leader. Developed by the Division of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at Stanford University, this health education and prevention series was created to support people living with any ongoing health problem or chronic disease. Participants will acquire tools and learn practical skills to encourage and assist in managing your health, staying active and enjoying life. This workshop is offered as a series of two and a half hour sessions, once a week, for six weeks. See cover article. Registration is required by calling 885-6777. Every Wednesday 9-11:30 a.m.

TUMBLE FUN with Mikki Hastings, for keiki age 3-5 years and their parents/grandparents; enjoy a morning of playing, skipping, jumping, balance, movement, songs and rhythm with child and adult having fun together. Wear comfortable clothes. Every Wednesday, 11-11:45 a.m.

BEGINNING GUITAR & VOCALS with Bobby Teixeira. Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Here’s your opportunity. Learn basic music theory, stru mming patterns and chords to accompany your voice. Vocal instruction includes breathing techniques, projection and pitch. Bring your own guitar. Ages 12 to adult are welcome. Every Wednesday 3:30-5 p.m.

ZUMBA FITNESS with Mikki Hastings & Katherine DuBose. This Latin-inspired dance fitness program is a great way to burn calories. Every class feels like a party; come join us and you’ll see what we mean! You don’t even have to know how to dance, just move your body and follow our lead. Every Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.

BABY S.T.E.P.S. PLAY GROUP with Gail Judd, former preschool teacher, current Project Assistant for P-3 and an early childhood trainer for PATCH. This play group is for children under five years of age who normally do not have the opportunity to attend preschool on a regular basis. No fees or registration required; however, a parent/caregiver must accompany children at all times. Children can choose from a selection of developmentally appropriate activities and early learning experiences. Every Thursday 9:30-11 a.m.

RESTORATIVE YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist; from arthritis to asthma, back pain to cancer, or just basic stress, Restorative Yoga Therapy promotes healing on all levels of being. This guided practice will turn on your body’s healing powers; suitable for all body types and health conditions. Every Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.

YIN-YANG YOGA with Zettelyss Amora, RYT, Integrative Yoga Therapist. YIN yoga is a system of long-held, passive yoga poses believed to stimulate the flow of chi (life force energy) into the joints and connective tissues. It increases physical agility, replenishes energy and mental clarity. YANG yoga is a dynamic practice of yoga postures that mobilizes active aspects of your energy body while developing physical strength, agility and grace. Blending these styles of yoga helps achieve and maintain optimal health, vitality, peace and wellbeing on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Every Thursday 4-5:00 p.m.

MEDITATION GROUP with Samantha Birch. This session provides a supportive group setting in which to practice your meditation. It is not guided, but is a time to meet with others and be ‘mindful.’ There will also be time for discussion. Chairs are provided, but please bring a cushion and a personal blanket — or whatever you like for your own comfort during meditation. Every Thursday (except June 9) 6-7 p.m.

NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL HEALING PRACTICES with Babette Lilinoe Galang, Complementary Health Officer with Papa Ola Lokahi. Further your understanding and learn more about the three most common healing practices in contemporary times: la’au lapa’au, lomilomi and ho’oponopono. Saturday, June 4 10 a.m.-Noon

TUTU’S QUILTERS with Kathy Lukens; for beginners and experienced; learn quilting Hawaiian style while meeting a great group of people, initial supplies are provided or bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed. Every Monday 9:30 a.m.-Noon

CIRCUIT TRAINING with Kathy Cazimero. Join us for a 1-hour cardio/strength workout; light warm up, then a series of aerobic exercises and light weight stations, switching stations every 30 seconds. Cool down and get on with the rest of your day refreshed! Athletic shoes, a towel and comfortable clothes required. Every Tuesday8-9 a.m.

ADVANCED UKULELE with Aunty Marjie Spencer; join other experienced players of all ages to learn more about the ukulele through friendship and song. Bring your own ukulele and 3-ring binder for music. Tuesday, June 7 & 21 9:30-11 a.m.

KNITTING & KNITTING SUPPORT with Gretchen Geisler, lifetime knitter, pattern designer and fiber artist; for ages 10 to adult, and all skill levels. Bring your projects, get your knitting questions answered, and visit with other knitters; stay as long as you can. Beginners will be guided into a suitable project. Every Tuesday12:30-3 p.m.


With a PhD in applied sciences, Alexandru is passionate about combining science and spirituality to expand our awareness for understanding life and relationships. Matrix Energetics is a way of living that everybody can learn. Alexandru will share his experience, and demonstrate simple techniques that may support you to change patterns and conditions toward creating the well being you desire. Please visit www.matrixenergetics.com for more information. Tuesday, June 7 6-7:30 p.m.

EASY STRETCH~SENIOR STRETCHING with Sharon Higuchi, fitness enthusiast; gentle stretch moves from head to toe to improve your mobility and range of motion, this is a stretching and breathing practice that supports relaxation, flexibility and health. Bring a towel or mat. Wednesday, June 8, 22 & 29 9:30-10:30 a.m.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING with Kohala Hamakua Radio Club. Promoting Amateur Radio, this group welcomes new members. Join us in discussions about Amateur Radio, emergency communications, radio operating, education and licensing. Wednesday June 8 7-9 p.m.

HEARING TESTS with Greg Scott, Hilo Hearing Aid Center; have a hearing test and receive helpful information about hearing aid care; appointments recommended for your convenience; please call 935-6358 to schedule. Thursday, June 9 10 a.m.-Noon

UNDERSTANDING LEARNING DISABILITIES with Alice Bratton; Parent Partner with Hawaii Families as Allies. "When the Chips Are Down…Strategies for Improving Children’s Behavior" is a video presentation featuring Richard Lavoie, an expert on learning disabilities, who offers practical advice on dealing with behavior problems quickly and effectively. The material shows how preventive discipline can avoid many problems before they start…an excellent resource for anyone who deals with challenging children. Call 322-1542 to reach Alice Bratton, Parent Partner, Hawaii Families As Allies for more information. Thursday, June 9 Noon?- 2 p.m.

MANAGING YOUR MEDICAL CARE & RECORDS ONLINE with Dr. Adam Gratz, D.O. If you can use a computer to create email or look at your bank records, you have the skills you need to manage your medical care online! Learn how to use the Internet to speak to a doctor, access your medical records, and find individualized health resources. Bring your laptop, if you have one. We have a limited number of computers available as well. You do not need to bring your medical records, but you should have your health insurance provider information and social security number with you. Thursday, June 9 4-5 p.m.

SOLAR ELECTRICITY NOW! with Douglas Bath, 25 years designing, installing systems and educating people about solar technology. Come learn about the intricacies of making the sun work for you. This informative seminar will cover the technology, bureaucracy, economics and the wonder of solar electricity. Thursday, June 9 6-8 p.m.

COMMON SENSE PARENTING with Alice Bratton; Parent Partner with Hawaii Families as Allies. Common Sense Parenting is a parenting program for parents of kids ages 6 to 16. Logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision-making, self-control and school success. These 2-hour classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Participants should be prepared to commit to attending all sessions to receive the full benefit. Thursday, June 9, 16, 23 & 30 (continues through July 14) 5:30-7:30 p.m.

HOMEOPATHY and HEALING for the WHOLE WOMAN with Laurie Wheeler, DiHom. Whether using a conventional or alternative approach, the goal is to relieve pain and promote wellness. The mind and body are intertwined and upon exploration, we usually find emotional stress or trauma components associated with physical symptoms. Sometimes it takes more than physical medicine to shift these mind and body symptoms. Come learn about homeopathic remedies. Saturday, June 11 1-2:30

SCULPTING REALITY WITH SOUND with Tarananda, spirit, body and vibrational healer. Teaching by example through her passions, Tarananda invites us to open our senses and discover how mindful use of Sound vibration can be used to create magic in our word. Experiential, uplifting, insightful. Monday, June 13 5:30?-7 pm

BEGINNER’S YOGA with Kiyomi Falcon, RYT, LMT; yoga has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns and muscle strain; relaxes mind and body; centers attention; sharpens concentration and frees the spirit. Kiyomi also incorporates meditation practice into this class. Tuesday, June 14, 21 & 28 4-5 p.m.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN with Mikki Hastings, Tutu’s House Health Education Leader. Fun and simple treats that kids can make on their own. Geared toward cultivating an interest in healthy food choices. Space is limited. Call Mikki at 885-6777 to reserve space for your child. Tuesday, June 14, 21 & 28 3-4:30 p.m.

2011 UPDATE ON DIABETES with Jennifer Rabideau, RN, BSN, CDE, CNN at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Join us for an update on diabetes on: 1) medications for diabetes treatment, 2) over-the-counter medications and how they affect your blood sugar numbers,, 3) treatment options for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. Handouts will include "Living Well with Diabetes, a Self-care Workbook”, and over the counter drugs. Tuesday, June 14 5:30?-7 p.m. repeated on Fri., June 17 3?-?4:30 p.m.

Support Groups

AL-ANON FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ALCOHOLICS Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope, in order to solve common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Every Tuesday5:30-6:30 p.m.

CIRCLE OF SUPPORT with Sindona Cassteel, MFT, bereavement counselor for North Hawaii Hospice. Group support, understanding and inspiration for anyone who has lost a loved one. Every Monday 4:30-6 p.m.

NAMI HAWAII SUPPORT GROUP facilitated by Pamela Kimbell and Lesley Patton Do you have a loved one with mental illness? Join us as we share our experience, hope, and resources. You are not alone. For more info, call Pam at 884-5266. To learn more about NAMI, please visit www.namihawaii.org. Wednesday, June 15 5:30-7 p.m.

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