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Support Group Information

Support groups are not supported by WSNS and are provided for reference only. Please call contacts listed to ensure that the groups are still active. List updated (date). If you are a leader for a support group and you would like to have information listed on the WSNS Website, please email group information to Rachel at rep@wsma.org.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Brain Injury
Brain Tumor
Caregiver Support Groups
Epilepsy
Huntington's Disease Support Group and Contacts
Movement Disorder Support Group
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Stroke Support Groups

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Bellevue

Alzheimer's Family / Caregiver's Support Group
Elder and Adult Day Services
Website: www.eads-cares.org
12831 NE 21st Place, Bellevue 98005
3rd Monday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
(425) 688-5800


Mercer Island

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Community Center at Mercer View,
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island 98040
1st and 3rd Thursday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
(206) 230-0166 (leave message)


Issaquah

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Aegis of Issaquah
780 N Juniper St, Issaquah 98027
2nd Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
(425) 313-7364


Redmond

Alzheimer's Early Onset Caregiver Support Group
Redmond United Methodist Church,
16540 NE 80th St, Redmond 98052
3rd Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(206) 363-5500
Call in advance for parking directions - Entrance on NE 68th Street.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Emerald Heights
10901 176th Circle NE, Redmond 98052
1st Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
(425) 556-8140


Bothell

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Northshore Senior Center
Website: www.northshoreseniorcenter.org
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
2nd and 4th Monday , 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
(425) 486-4564

Memory Loss
Early Stage Memory Loss Group
Northshore Senior Center,
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
2nd Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
(425) 286-1035 Please call before attending first time. For persons in early stages of progressive memory loss, not a caregivers group

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

For more information and resources about ALS, please visit the ALS Association – Evergreen Chapter website

Southwest Washington
Second Wednesday of every month
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Southwest Washington Medical Center
Memorial Campus
Health Connection Room, 2nd Floor
(Down hall from 2nd Floor Deli)
100 E. 33rd St. (Just off Main St.)
Vancouver, Washington
For more information and directions contact:
Lance Christian at 503-238-5559 ext 1.

Bellingham Support Group
St. Luke's Community Health Education Center
Second Thursday 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
3333 Squalicum Way
Bellingham, WA
360-733-5222 for more information

Bellevue Caregivers Support Group
Bellevue Community Center
Second Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 am
14224 Bellevue-Redmond Road in Bellevue.
425-452-7686 for directions only

Central WA-Yakima Caregivers
Home of Shary Hanses
Third Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00am
607 Bellevue Place
509-965-1856

Central WA-Yakima Support Group
Wellness House
First Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am
210 S.11th Ave.
866-236-7442

Edmonds Support Group
Swedish/Edmonds Campus (formerly Stevens Hospital)
Second Monday 10:00 am - 11:30
Cafeteria East Room, Swedish/Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave. W
Edmonds, WA 98026
For more info, call 360-733-5222

Kent Support Group
Home of Carl & Merilyn Moore
Second Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
13209 SE 236th Place
Kent, WA 98042
253-631-7986 for info/directions

Redmond Support Group
Washington Cathedral (First floor library)
Fourth Monday from 7 - 9 pm
12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
For more info (866) 786—7257

Sequim Support Group
Hygiene for Health
Second Monday 4-6pm Alternating Months
71 Ruths Place Suite 8
Sequim WA 98382
Contact the Chapter office: 1-866-786-7257

Spokane PALS and CALS Meeting
Valley Hospital & Medical Center
Fourth Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
12606 E Mission Ave
Spokane WA 99216
877-201-3610

Survivors Support Group
Evergreen Chapter Office in Kent alternating with Home and About in Lynnwood
Second Saturday Noon - 2 pm
19115 68th Ave S Ste H-105
For more info on future meetings
contact the Chapter office: 1-866-786-7257

Tacoma Support Group
Absolute Mobility Center
3rd Tuesday of the Month from 4-6pm
6053 Tacoma Mall Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98409

Tri-Cities and SE Washington PALS and Family Support Gathering
Open to PALS and their family members/friends
Current Information about ALS and treatment options
Fourth Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
560 Gage Blvd #106 Richland, WA 99352.
P866-236-7442

Online Chatroom Support Group for PALS
Second Wednesday
2 - 3 pm Pacific Time ( 1-2 pm AK Time, 3-4 Mountain Time)
Link (go to WA support in the Room Menu)

 

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Washington

www.braininjurywa.org

Swedish Cerebrovascular Group
Swedish Education & Conference Center
550 17th Avenue
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower- First Floor (Room D)
Contact: Tami 206-320-7151 / tami.bloom@swedish.org
Meets: Third Monday of the month 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Comments: The Swedish Cerebrovascular Center Support group is for patients that have been diagnosed and treated for a brain aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The group is open to patients, families and caregivers.

 

Brain Tumor

Seattle

Brain Cancer Support Group
Northwest Hospital
Professional Building
1570 North 115th Street, Suite 3
Seattle, Washington 98133
2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:30 - 600 pm
Contact: Cancer Lifeline - (206) 297-2500

Brain Tumor Support and Education Group
University of Washington Medical Center
Plaza Cafe meeting rooms A&B
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, Washington 98195-6043
First Wednesday of every month 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Contact: Yvonne Brehan
btsg@comcast.net
206.242.6862

 

Caregiver Support Groups

Online - http://lists.caregiver.org/mailman/listinfo/caregiver-online_lists.caregiver.org

Bellevue
Caregiver Support Group
Overlake Senior Health Center
1750 112th Avenue NE, Suite A101, Bellevue 98004
2nd and 4th Thursday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
(425) 688-5807

Bothell
Caregiver Support Group
Northshore Senior Center,
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
2nd and 4th Monday, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
(425) 486-4564

Carnation
Caregiver Support Group
Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation 98014
3rd Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
(425) 333-4152

Kirkland
Caregiver Support Group
Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland 98033
2nd Monday, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
(425) 587-3360

Mercer Island
Family Caregiver Support Group
Mercer Island Senior Health Center
7707 SE 27th Suite #110, Mercer Island 98040
2nd Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
(425) 688-5637

 

Epilepsy

Oregon and Washington Epilepsy Online Support Group

Tacoma Area MultiCare Epilepsy Parents Group
Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
Board Room – East Wing, First Floor, Parking Lot A
311 South L Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
For Further Information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org


Seattle Area

Seattle Adults Group
For adults living with epilepsy and family members
Maleng Building, Room #112 – First Floor, 420 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
For Further Information call 206-261-6893 or email mail@epilepsynw.org

Spokane Parent Support Group
For parents of children living with epilepsy
1522 North Washington, Suite 208, North Central Building
For further information call 509-325-1128 or email to roelrich@epilepsynw.org

 

Huntington's Disease Support Group and Contacts

Rev. Jim Bridges
SEATTLE, WA
360.403.0909
University District
4131 11th AVE NE, Penthouse #1
Seattle, 98105
2nd Monday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00pm

DONNA ROSS
RENTON, WA
206.598.8753
Valley Medical Center
Medical Arts Center Building
Room MAC "C," Northwest corner of campus
Ist Saturday of each month from 10am to noon
(for caregivers only)

DENISE BERGLUND
OLYMPIA, WA
360.426.7274
Providence St Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Road NE
1st Monday of each month from 5:30-7:00PM

LAVONNE GOODMAN
SNOHOMISH/EVERETT, WA
206.362.2907
or email: lavonne@hddrugworks.org
Everett Clinic Conference Center, Pilchuck Room
3830 Hoyt Avenue in Everett
4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm (for those at risk, premanifest, or with early disease)

CINDY CROSSMAN
MOUNT VERNON/BELLINGHAM, WA
425.327.6887
or email: cindycrossman@gmail.com
Skagit Valley Hospital
Mt. Baker Room
2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM

 

Movement Disorder Support Group

Online - https://www.inspire.com/groups/movement-disorders/

Huntington's Disease and Movement Disorder Online Discussion Group

 

Multiple Sclerosis

For more information about the local National Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapters, please visit the Greater Northwest MS Chapter Website (Western Washington) at or or the Inland Northwest MS Chapter Website (Eastern Washington)

Edmonds

Sno-King MSHH Support Group
Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Casper Street
Contact: William L. 425-712-1804 / wbrayer@mshelp.org
Contact: 206-718-0894
Meets: First Tuesday of the month 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Meets Feb. through June; Sept. through Dec. (no meetings in Jan., July & Aug.)
Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. MS Family Potluck Dinner Meetings June & December. Our meetings are educational, positive and fun! Come meet our warm, caring members. Spouses & Caregiver meeting at 6:30pm. People with MS meet at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome at the 7:30pm meeting (transportation available).


Seattle

LGBT MS Connection
Swedish Education & Conference Center
550 17th Avenue
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower (Room E)
Contact: Shelly 206-250-5002 / lgbtmsconnection@gmail.com
Meets: Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the month 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time & location. Our group's mission is to provide a place for individuals in the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community who have MS (along with their partners, spouses and caregivers) to openly share their hopes, fears, concerns, wishes and lives with others in a caring and upbeat atmosphere. We believe that laughter is the best medicine; we strive to be supportive - not judgmental - and to focus on what we CAN do and what we HAVE.


Tacoma

Tacoma Multiple Sclerosis Family Support Group
TACID (Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities)
6315 South 19th Street
Room 6
Contact: David davestrike@nventure.com
Meets: Second Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. The Tacoma Multiple Sclerosis Family Support Group is for family and friends of those that have MS. We call our loved ones "MS Warriors." They fight every day this disease called MS. This group was formed in large part because there was no support group specifically for family and friends of the MS Warriors. The hope is for those seeking support shall receive it. This meeting coincides with MS Self-Help group, which is for those dealing with MS. They meet in the room next door. Website


Woodland

Woodland MS Support Group
Woodland School Community Room
761 Third St.
Entrance in the back (on 5th St.)
Contact: Jayme & Joshua 360-772-9907 / GroupLeader@woodlandMS.org
Meets: Second Wednesday of the month 7:00 p.m.
Comments: Please call the contact person to confirm date, time, & location. Our motto is "I know how you feel." Woodland Support Group's goal is to provide a fun and educational environment, one where the MS person can come and learn about MS, resolve issues, explore treatment options and spend time with friends that understand. We want to create a support network where MS people can come and be comforted, and know that they are not alone. Family and friends are always welcome!

 

Parkinson's Disease

For more information about care and support for Parkinson's Disease, please visit the Northwest Parkinson's Foundation's Website

Anacortes, Washington Group
Anacortes, Washington
Meets at Island Hospital
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Jerry Ramsey
Phone 360.293.2185

Auburn Support Group
Auburn, Washington
Meets at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, Assembly Hall 32049 109Th Pl. SE
Meets on the 1st Friday of every month at 10:00AM
Contact Betty Steiner
Phone 253-876-6468

Bainbridge Island, Washington Group
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Meets at Firestation on Phelps Rd.
Meets on the 1st Monday of every month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Lana Gillis
Phone 360 779-7178
Email lanagale@earthlink.net

Young Onset
Bellevue, Washington
Meets at North Bellevue Community Center
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00:00 PM
Contact Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC
Phone 206-938-8298
Email Suzanna.Eller@providence.org

Bellingham, Washington Group
Bellingham, Washington
Meets at Parkway Chateau
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 2:00:00 PM
Contact Debra Ivanovich
Phone 360.724.3382

Blaine Parkinson's Support Group
Blaine, Washington
Meets at United Church of Christ, 885 Fourth Street (enter on Clark St.)
Meets on Second Friday of every month at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Contact Inge Reuter
Phone 360.332.4564
Email blaine-pdsg@hotmail.com

Parkinson's Support Group
Bothell, Washington
Meets at Northshore Senior Center
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 10:00:00 AM
Contact Andrea Parker
Phone 425.488-4821
Email andreap@seniorservices.org

Bremerton, Washington Group
Bremerton, Washington
Meets at Harrison Rehab Center Canterbury Manor
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 1:30:00 PM
Contact David Hull
Phone 360.895.6220

Caregivers Support Group
Burien, Washington
Meets at Burien Community Center 14700 6th Ave. SW
Meets on 3rd Friday of the month, begins 2/17/12 at 1:00-2:30
Contact Staff
Phone 206-988-3700

Chehalis area support group
Chehalis, Washington
Meets at Dayspring Baptist Church
Meets on 2nd Thursday of every month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Jan Erickson
Phone 360-273-9987

Wenatchee Parkinson's Support Group
Chelan, Washington
Meets at Chelan County Fire Station 3
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00:00 PM
Contact LaVerna Armintrout
Phone (509) 884-6833

Covington's Neighborhood Support Group
Covington, Washington
Meets at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 25810 156th Ave SE
Meets on Every 4th Tuesday at 10:30am to Noon
Contact Stephanie Lawson
Phone 206-579-5206
Email steph.pdgroup@gmail.com

General Group
Des Moines, Washington
Meets at Wesley Homes
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00:00 AM
Contact Rita Lambert
Phone 206 870 1302
Email rlambert@wesleyhomes.org

Edmonds, Washington Group
Edmonds, Washington
Meets at South County Senior Center
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Nola Beeler
Phone 425.774.3297
Email njbeeler@yahoo.com

Ellensburg Parkinson's Support Group
Ellensburg, Washington
Meets at Rosewood Senior Park Club House 1101 East Umptanum Rd. Ste. 500
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Contact Delores Moerer/Rhoda Crispin
Phone 509-933-3801
Email wdrose@kvalley.com

Everett Support Group
Everett, Washington
Meets at Providence Colby Campus, Rainier Room
Meets on 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00 PM - 4:00PM
Contact Karen Painter
Phone 425.327.9401
Email kpainter62@aol.com

Federal Way Support Group
Federal Way, Washington
Meets at Life Care Centers if America Divisional Office 33528 6th Ave. S
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 PM
Contact Sandra Machado MS, CCC-SLP
Phone 253 946-2273

Gig Harbor Support Group
Gig Harbor, Washington
Meets at St Anthony's Hospital Green Point Room
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Contact Doug Manuel
Phone 253-858-8741
Email manuel@harbornet.com

Grays Harbor Parkinson's Support Group
Hoquiam, Washington
Meets at Hoquiam Library, downstairs meeting room 427 7th St. Hoquiam
Meets on Last Tuesday of the month at 6:00-7:00
Contact Bob Martin
Phone 360-533-5968

Issaquah, Washington Group
Issaquah, Washington
Meets at Our Savior Lutheran Church
Meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at 1:30:00 PM
Contact Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC
Phone 206-938-8298
Email suzanna.Eller@providence.org

Kennewick Support Group
Kennewick, Washington
Meets at Manor at Canyon Lakes. 2802 West 35th Avenue,
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM
Contact Shirley Ruby
Phone (509) 396-2028

Seattle Cherry Hill Support Group
Seattle, Washington
Meets at Swedish Cherry Hill Campus 500 17th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 Mother Joseph Conference Room (inside the dining room)
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Michelle Bauer
Phone 206-320-2883
Email michelle.bauer@swedish.org

Spokane Caregiver Online Support Group
Spokane, Washington
Meets at On line
Meets on varies at varies
Contact office
Phone 509 473-2490
Website http://www.spokaneparkinsons.org/

Spokane Support Group
Spokane, Washington
Meets at Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Contact Corrin Morril
Phone 509 473 2490
Website http://www.spokaneparkinsons.org/

Tacoma Washington Group
Tacoma, Washington
Meets at Tacoma Lutheran Home
Meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 11:30:00 AM
Contact Sharon Jung
Phone 253.284.4488
Email psnhogan@aol.com

Early State Parkinson's Information Group
Tacoma, Washington
Joesppi's Restaurant
2207 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98406
Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM
Contact Sharon Jung
Phone 253.284.4488
Email psnhogan@aol.com

Vancouver Support Group
Vancouver, Washington
Meets at Waterford at Fairway Village 2911 Village Loop
Meets on 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:00:00 PM
Contact Jan
Phone 360 718-0720

Yakima PD Support Group
Yakima, Washington
Meets at Westminster Presbyterian Church
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2:00:00 PM
Contact Mary Patrick
Phone 509 965-5057

 

Stroke Support Groups

Seattle Young Adult Stroke Survivors (members between age 20 and 70) - http://seattleyass.weebly.com/
Northwest Hospital,
1550 N 115th St – Rehab Center
Seattle, WA 98133
SeattleYASS@gmail.com
206-364-0500
Group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month (except July and August picnics and December holiday party) from 2 - 4pm at Northwest Hospital in the Rehab Center. Free-no dues. Open to all ages 20s-70s.

Northshore Stroke Club
Northshore Senior Center
10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011
Last Monday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
(425) 486-4564

North Bend
Mt Si Senior Center
411 Main Ave S, North Bend 98045
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
(425) 888-3434

Eastside Stroke Support Group
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue 98007
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
(425) 746-8396

Seattle
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Lindeman Pavilion, Level 1
1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA
2nd Thursday of each month (except for July and August)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
https://www.virginiamason.org/workfiles/stroke/Stroke_Support_Group_6_09.pdf

Richland
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center Stroke Support Group
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center
712 Swift Blvd, #1 – Lahiri Conference Room
Richland, WA 99352
Primary Contact: Heidi Hill – knrc@kadlecmed.org, 506-943-8455
3rd Wednesday of each month, at 2pm

St. Luke's Rehab Institute Stroke Support Group
St. Luke's Rehab Institute
711 S. Cowley St - Medical Office Bldg
Spokane, Washington 99202
Contact – Patsy Seipp, seippp@st-lukes.org, 509-473-6681
Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3 - 4pm at St. Luke's Rehab Institute in the Medical Office Building Room 200.

Stroke Support & Brain Injury Program of Yakima
Yakima Regional Medical Center
110 South Ninth Street
Yakima, Washington 98902