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Support Groups


Social worker Carin Mack provides individual counseling at GSC on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To make an appointment, email or call 206.230.0166. Carin also facilitates the following free support groups. Donations to the GSC for Carin's services are appreciated.


Adult Daughters Caring for their Mothers
Address mother-daughter relationship issues which are unique to this caregiving role. This group is open to all women who are involved in providing support for their mothers in their homes, in facilities or long distance. Facilitated by Carin Mack, MSW, and Jane B.G. Tornatore, Ph. D. Meets at the GSC the 1st Wednesday of each month. Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 2; 4-5:30pm.


Alzheimer’s Caregivers at the Greenwood Senior Center
Support and resources for family caregivers of those living with dementia. Please note that this program has moved from its previous location, to our building. Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month. Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 16; 1:30-3pm.


Parkinson’s Partners
Provides education, resources and coping skills to family members and caregivers of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Meets at GSC the 3rd Tuesday of each month, starting 2016. Dec 8, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15; 1-2:30pm.


Early Stage Memory Loss
For those diagnosed with mild memory loss issues. Support group meets 1st Tuesday of each month to discuss coping, communication and other areas of concern. Screening with Carin required before participation. Call 206.230.0166 for details. First Tuesday of the month. Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 1; 10:30am-noon.


ESML Caregiver Support Group: Spouses
Monthly group for any spouse who is a caregiver of someone with early stage memory loss. Meets at GSC on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month. New participants must contact Carin for schedule details. Dec 15*, Jan 19 or 26, Feb 16 or 23, Mar 15 or 22, 10:30am-noon. *Only one group this month.


Living Alone
After the age of 65, many older adults are living alone. New challenges and issues can arise that we may be uncertain how to handle. Come to share experiences and thoughts. Meets at GSC. Dec 2 & 16, Jan 6 & 20, Feb 3 & 17, Mar 2 & 16. 11am-noon.


Senior Parents Of Adult Children With Mental Illness
Explores resources, education and coping skills related to mental illness, alcohol and addiction problems. Meets at Crown Hill United Methodist Church, 8500 14th Ave NW. Dec 8 (Holiday Party), Jan 12 (Special guest: Dr. Heidi Combs, ), Feb 9, Mar 8; 10am-noon.


Special Offerings


All programs are held at the GSC, 525 N 85th St, unless otherwise noted. For details, call the GSC at 206.297.0875.


Hoarding Support Group
3rd Tuesdays, Ongoing, 6-7pm or 7-8pm. $10 suggested donation.
Gretchen Glass, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist from the Community Psychiatric Clinic, is the facilitator for this Hoarding Support Group. Support for loved ones affected by hoarders provided from 6-7pm, followed by a support group for those who are struggling to overcome their own hoarding behaviors from 7-8pm. All are welcome to attend regardless of payment. RSVP is suggested but not required by phone at 253.444.8469.



Memory Loss Programs


All programs are held at the GSC, 525 N 85th St, unless otherwise noted. For details, call the GSC at 206.297.0875.


The Gathering Place
Thursdays, 1-4pm. $35/session – some scholarships available.
The Gathering Place is an early stage memory loss program for people living with Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment or other kinds of diagnosed memory disorders that impact their daily living. This program fosters a strong sense of community while providing cognitive stimulation, exercise, cultural enrichment and discussion. The Gathering Place runs on a quarter system but new members can be added throughout the year. There is no drop-in availability. Pre-screening is required. Call Carin Mack, MSW with any questions or to make an appointment.

The Alzheimer’s Café At Stage Door Café

Stage Door Café, 208 N 85th St. (Next to Taproot Theatre)
2nd Tuesdays, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8, 3:30-5pm. Free + your café order.
This Café provides an opportunity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their care partners to get out and socialize in a safe environment. Parking is available in the Taproot Theatre lot. Call Carin to learn more. Thank you to Aegis of Madison for their support of this event.


ESML Zoo Walk
Mondays, 9:30-11:15am, Wednesdays 10-11:30am. Free. Woodland Park Zoo
Gentle to moderately paced one-mile walk, followed by a social gathering in the zoo café. Flat, paved surfaces. For those living with Early Stage Memory Loss; care partners welcome. Pre-registration is required by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 206.529.3868. A partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

ESML Program Information Gathering
Thursday, Dec 3. 2:30-4pm.
For those living with memory loss and care partners. Your input and feedback on our memory loss programs is crucial as we move into 2016. Please join us for some refreshments, an overview of what we are offering currently and vision for the future. RSVP at 206.297.0875.

The Art of Alzheimers Presents: The Artist Within
Monday-Friday, Jan 8-Feb 26. 7am-6pm. Opening reception Thursday, Jan 7, 4-6pm.

In City Hall’s Lobby Gallery & in Anne Focke Gallery, 600 4th Ave.
In the first exhibition of its kind in Seattle, The Artist Within will feature surprising, delightful and inspiring art by community members living with memory loss that will open hearts and minds to a different way of thinking about dementia. Contact Cayce for more information:, or call 206-297-0875.

All Present: A Song Circle for People with Early Stage Memory Loss
Thursdays, Jan 28-Mar 17. 10:30am – 12pm. Concert Mar 19, 2pm. $40 PNA members/ $60 Public
All you need to remember is that singing comes from the heart. Bring your voice and join others who like to sing. We’ll sing familiar standards, songs from musicals, rounds hymns, songs from childhood. Songs sheets will be provided. You just take a deep breath. Register at 206.297.0875.