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Seattle, WA 98103


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Support Groups   |  Special Offerings   |  Memory Loss Programs


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. Jul 1, Aug 5; 4-5:30pm.


Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Support and resources for family caregivers of those living with dementia. Meets at University Congregational Church: 4515 16th Ave NE. Meets Jun 17, Jul 15*; 1:30-3pm. *No Aug meeting. A partnership with:


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 2nd Tuesday of each month. Jun 19, Jul 14, Aug 11; 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. Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 4; 10:30am-noon. A partnership with:


ESML Caregiver Support Group: Spouses
Monthly group for any spouse who is a caregiver of someone with early stage memory loss. Respite available. Meets at GSC on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Jun 16, July 21*; 10:30am-noon. *No Aug meeting. A partnership with:


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. Jun 17, Jul 1 & 15, Aug 5*; 11am-noon.*No meeting on Aug 19.


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. Jul 14, Aug 11; 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.

Piano & Music Making for People with ESML and Their Care Partners
Mondays, Jun 22 – Jul 20, 10:30–11:30 am. $40 PNA members/$60 Public
Playing a musical instrument bypasses memory yet enhances the brain, and creativity is a calming confidence builder. We will explore the xylophone, drums, and small percussion instruments, as preparation for simplified piano playing. Student input makes it a joy for all! It will be hands on, participatory and noisy. For people with ESML and their care partners. Five pairs maximum. Register at 206.297.0875.


The Alzheimer’s Café At Stage Door Café
2nd Tuesdays, Jul 14, Aug 11, 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. 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.

All Present: A Song Circle for People with Early Stage Memory Loss
Thursdays, Jul 9 – Aug 20. 10:30am - 12pm. $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.