Tutu’s House: 03-04-19

  • The Friends of the Future office is located in the same building as Tutu's House, their longest running program. (PHOTO BY LANDRY FULLER)

Yoga Basics with Janet Lam, meets from 8 to 9 a.m. every Monday. Start your week with a smile. Although not specifically a beginner’s class, the movement sequence can easily accommodate students new to yoga or returning to a yoga practice.

Tutu’s Quilters meets every Monday from 9:30 a.m.— noon with Kathy Lukens. This get together is for experienced as well as curious beginners to learn and practice quilting Hawaiian style. Initial supplies are provided or participants can bring something you are working on. Good company and encouragement guaranteed.


Senior Fit Club is offered at 1:30 p.m. for an hour every Monday, with a variety of modalities on DVD to choose from. Studies show that people who stay active are more likely to live longer and remain independent. Join this DVD-guided weekly exercise opportunity to maintain fitness in community at Tutu’s House.

Beginner’s Yoga meets with Kiyomi Falcon, RYT, LMT on Tuesday, March 5 and 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. 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.

Caregiving Conversations will meet on Wednesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to noon with professional caregiver Karyn Clay. Whether you are a caregiver by heart, hire or relationship, join fellow caregivers in sharing stories, support and inspiration.

Cancer Support Group for Women meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Wed., March 6. Whether a survivor, currently in treatment, recently diagnosed, or coping with the effects of cancer on a loved one, you are invited to join this group to discover the power of healing through connection with others who share a common bond.

NIA ~ Fitness for Body, Mind, Emotions &Spirit is offered from 8:15 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday, with Megan MacArthur, Nia Black Belt Instructor. This non-impact movement practice combines movements and philosophies from the fields of martial, dance and healing arts, Nia is set to diverse music from around the world, and done barefooted. All levels are welcome and encouraged. Through movement we find health.

Live with Resilience workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 with Pam Matchie-Thiede, LR/CH here from Fargo ND. Attend this program to discover three key tools to proactively manage stress and improve your emotional outlook. By combining managed breathing and relaxation techniques with exercises focusing on both the right and left sides of the brain, increase your self-awareness and emotional stamina in less than 15 minutes per day. Go away with tools to better navigate life’s challenges.

Zumba Gold (in a chair) meets from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 7 &21 with Renée Morinaka, Lic. instructor. This class is for those who have mobility or balance issues, but still love to move and dance. It includes (stretching) to upbeat music, and activates hand, arm, leg and body movements. We will be sitting during the entire class. Please bring water and wear covered shoes.

Sciatica or Pseudo Sciatica — Which one do you have? Meets on Thursday, March 7 from 1-4 p.m. with Sharon Sauer, CMTPT, Exercise Specialist. Come learn the differences between True Sciatica and Pseudo Sciatica. Everyone will participate in self-care exercises that alleviate sciatica-like pains.

Family Fun Night —Breakout EDU with Cecilia Royale. Friday, March 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. Come join us for a fun, interactive “treasure hunt” game where families use teamwork to solve puzzles to open a locked box and discover the treasure inside! Breakout EDU uses the 4 Cs of Life: Critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication to create an evening of learning and fun. Perfect for elementary through middle school age children. Bring picnic style snacks and drinks for your ‘ohana. RSVP by calling 885-6777 required by Wed., March 6 to attend.

Get Ready for Retirement workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Ed Hickey, AARP Volunteer Educator. Attend this program for unbiased information that will help you make smart financial decisions so you can live the life you want to live and make the most of your future. Featured topics include: Securing Your Financial Future, Understanding Your Social Security Retiree and Family Benefits, and Introduction to Medicare.

Medical Aid in Dying Law meets from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 with educators from North Hawaii Hospice. The “Our Care, Our Choices Act” was signed into law by Gov. David Ige and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2019. The law allows individuals in certain circumstances to hasten their own deaths. North Hawaii Hospice will continue to provide respectful, compassionate care — regardless of an individual’s feelings or actions in regard to the law. Come learn how it works and who is eligible.


Hyperbarics 201 meets from 5:30-7 p.m. with Dr. Eric Mizuba, DACBSP. Learn the basics of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, its effects in the body, the possible benefits and case studies. Learn how usage of this therapy promotes optimal health from gardening to the athletic arena. This PowerPoint presentation is about the modern science of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and promoting faster, stronger and sharper performance.

Tutu’s House is located at 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway No. 305, in Waimea. Phone: (808) 885-6777

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