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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! 

Please note: to register for a support group meeting you must first create an account on the HeyPeers site. You can follow the instructions in the video below.

Watch this video for step-by-step account setup and registration on HeyPeers:

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

Upcoming Meetings: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 6-7 PM

The session will focus on finding meaningful ways to manage stress during the holiday season. For some family caregivers, the holiday season can be light-hearted time of connecting with loved ones. For others, it can add another dimension of stress, creating anxiety and depression. Through discussion and practice, the group will explore strategies to optimize their well-being during the holiday season for both themselves and their loved ones. Opportunities for personal support and reflection will 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. . Learn more about the DAC.

Lifespan Coalition Meetings

Next meeting January 26, 2022, 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.