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Join us! A Free Statewide Caregiver Support Group

A time to connect, share, learn, and support one another.   All family caregivers caring for people of any age are welcome. These educational sessions focus on supporting and learning from one another. 

You can attend by phone, or online with any device and anonymously if you wish.

  • Cost: Free
  • How often: Monthly, on the first Thursday of every month
  • Time: 6 -7 PM

Meetings are hosted on the HeyPeers website.

Thank you to the generous support of the WA Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Council and the WA State’s Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA) for making this possible! 

How to join a Support Group Meeting (from the HeyPeers website)

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, August 5, 6 PM: Tools to build Resilience. This session will focus on building personal resilience for caregivers. Being a caregiver can lead someone down a road of unplanned life changes and increased stress. Through fostering a stronger sense of resilience, a person can remain strong even when confronted with difficult decisions and situations. This session will explore strategies and tools to improve resilience in the midst of unpleasant situations. Opportunities for discussion, personal support, and reflection will be provided.

Thursday, September 2, 6 PM: Optimal Mental Health as a Caregiver. The session will focus on the topic of optimizing mental health as a protective factor against depression and anxiety while serving as a caregiver. Caregivers are at risk of developing serious issues with depression and anxiety due to their tremendous responsibilities, which is why it is important to maintain optimal mental health. Through discussion and practice, the group will discuss strategies to lower the risk of developing serious mental health issues, while providing opportunities for personal support and reflection.


Dementia Action Collaborative

Established in 2016, the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) is a group of public-private partners committed to preparing Washington State for the growth of the population living with dementia. The DAC hosts two meetings each year that are open to the public. The second meeting for 2021 will be September 29, 2021, 9 AM-12:30 PM. Learn more about the DAC.


Lifespan Coalition Meetings

The coalition meetings include family caregivers, public and private agency staff, and advocates across the state. It aims to support individuals from a cross-section of ages, cultural or ethnic backgrounds, and needs or disabilities of the individuals needing care.

We invite you to join us Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:30 PM, online and by phone. To receive a meeting invitation, please contact us at getrespite@wapave.org.

Please continue to circulate the application link for the Lifespan Respite Voucher and for those interested in becoming a respite provider.