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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. Support groups are hosted on the HeyPeers website.

  • Cost: Free
  • How often: Monthly, on the first Friday of each month
  • Time: 4-5 PM

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! 

UPCOMING SESSIONS: Friday, January 6: “Being Your Own Caregiver”

The following session will be focused on becoming a resilient individual, while also serving as a family caregiver. Those individuals that are family caregivers provide a tremendous amount of support and energy towards those in their homes. Left unmanaged, the situation can easily lead to burnout, not to mention other mental health vulnerabilities too. Through discussion and practice, the group will explore how to build resilience in your personal life for the betterment of yourself and those under your care. Opportunities for personal support and reflection will also be provided.

How to join HeyPeers (from the HeyPeers website) Click on “watch video” button

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

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. . Learn more about the DAC.

Lifespan Coalition Meetings

Next meeting Jan. 26th, 2023 from 1:30-2:30 PM. Sign up for meeting invitations and get updates and information on the Lifespan Respite Coalition page in this website.

Washington State’s Lifespan Respite Coalition meets to share information, updates, best practices, and to learn from one another. We occasionally host training sessions on respite-related topics.

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

Whether or not you are on the mailing list, you can support family caregivers in Washington State by circulating the application link for the Lifespan Respite Voucher and for those interested in becoming a respite provider.