Support Groups & Workshops for Caregivers

Support Groups

When you’re caring for someone else, having support is key to maintaining your own emotional and physical health. The ongoing support groups at our Community Partner Sites offer free peer support on a monthly basis. Share your challenges, frustrations and successes with other caregivers who can relate to your experience. 

Senior Center of West Seattle Support Group
4217 SW Oregon St.
Seattle, WA 98116
Contact Toni Ameslav at (206) 932-4044 or tonia@soundgenerations.org if you are interested in joining the group or have questions. Additional information regarding activities and classes can be found at: https://sc-ws.org/activities/classes-activities/

Greenwood Senior Center  
525 N. 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.297.0875
Greenwood Senior Center offers a variety of support group opportunities for caregivers.  Visit https://www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/support/ for a full listing of groups, counseling services available and how to register.

Ballard NW Senior Center  
5429 32nd NW 
Seattle WA 98107 
(206) 297-0403 
Ballard NW Senior Center offers a variety of support group opportunities for caregivers.  Visit https://ballardseniorcenter.org/services/assistance/ for a full listing of groups, counseling services available and how to register. 

Sno-Valley Senior Center 
4610 Stephens Avenue 
Carnation, WA 98014 
(425) 333-4152 
Sno-Valley Senior Center offers a variety of support group opportunities for caregivers. Offerings include support of family members who suffer from Alzheimer’s or memory loss and those impacted by grief.  Visit https://snovalleysenior.org/services/counseling-support/ for a listing of groups, counseling services, and advising/assistance available and how to register. 

Kent Senior Activity Center 
600 E Smith Street 
Kent, WA 98030 
(253) 856-5150 
Kent Senior Activity Center offers a variety of support group and individual counseling opportunities for caregivers.  Offerings include support of those caring for individuals with MS and support for those grieving. Visit https://www.kentwa.gov/departments/kent-parks/programs-activities/senior-programs for a full listing of groups, counseling services available and how to register. 

The Memory Hub
1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206.616.6036
A place for Dementia-Friendly Community, Collaboration, and Impact.  Visit https://thememoryhub.org/page/caregiver-forum for a full listing of programs and activities available at the Memory Hub. 

The Alzheimer’s Association – Caregiver Support Groups
206.363.5500
Visit https://www.alz.org/alzwa/helping_you/support_groups to learn more about support group opportunities. 

Northshore Senior Center Caregiver Support Group
10201 E Riverside Dr. Bothell, WA 98011
Are you a spouse, partner, son, daughter, relative or friend who cares for a loved one with dementia or other chronic illness or disability?  Come join other unpaid family caregivers for mutual support and assistance.  Contact Pam Jones, Facilitator, at 425-346-9856 for more information.  Additional information regarding all programs can be found at https://www.northshoreseniorcenter.org/programs-services/#1603576309558-c20808ca-cbf9

Center for Chronic Illness
The Center for Chronic Illness promotes well-being and decreases isolation for those impacted by chronic illness through support and education​.  The Center offers a web-based group for partners, spouses, adult children, parents, and friends who are supporting their loved ones living with chronic illness and ongoing health challenges.  Please contact the center with any questions or to sign up at (425) 296-2705 or  info@thecenterforchronicillness.org This program is free of cost. 

Workshops

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an education program designed to provide you, the family caregiver, the tools needed to take care of yourself. Classes are held throughout King County. Sessions meet once a week, for six weeks. Experienced class leaders conduct each session. Interactive lessons, discussions, and brainstorming all have a role in making the program work for you. 

Participants have expressed that they come away from a Powerful Tools class with “better communication tools to approach difficult situations,” “a variety of relaxation techniques” and improved ability to “identify signs of stress.” 

We are pleased to announce an upcoming virtual Powerful Tools workshop taking place April 15 – May 20, 2024.  The deadline to enroll is April 8, 2024. Please click below for the workshop flyer.

A comprehensive list of Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops can be found here: https://www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org/class-type/washington/. 

For general information about support groups and upcoming workshops, call 206.448.3110 or email info@soundgenerations.org.