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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! 

Watch this video for step-by-step registration information:

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

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, October 7, at 6 PM

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

This session will focus on exploring compassion for yourself, while serving as a caregiver. Those individuals that serve as caregivers provide a tremendous amount of personal support and energy towards those under their care. The situation can easily lead to caregiver burnout, which is why being kind to oneself can be an empowering tool through difficult times. Through discussion and practice, the group will begin to explore self-compassion and mindfulness techniques, in addition to the importance of forgiveness. Opportunities for personal support and reflection will also be provided


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.