Greenwood Senior Center : Support Groups and Counseling

Are you caring for a parent at home? Looking for support for a loved one living with dementia or Parkinson’s? Managing early stage memory loss, or caring for someone who is? Our support groups and individual counseling are available to you at low or no cost.

Individual Counseling

Carin Mack, MSW provides free individual counseling at the Greenwood Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment, email Carin directly at [email protected] or call her at 206.230.0166.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Free. 

Support Groups

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 GSC the 1st Wednesday of each month, 4-5:30 pm.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers at the Greenwood Senior Center

Support and resources for family caregivers of those living with dementia. Note that this program has moved from its previous location to the GSC.
Meets at GSC 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:30-3:00 pm

Parkinson’s Spouses

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, 1-2:30 pm.

Early Stage Memory Loss (ESML)

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.
Meets at GSC 1st Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am-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 Tuesday of each month. 10:30 am-12 pm.

Mid-Stage Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group: Spouses

Monthly group for any spouse who is a caregiver of someone with mid-stage memory loss.
Meets at GSC on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

Living Alone Support Group

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 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 11 am-noon.

Senior Parents 0f Adult Children With Mental Illness

Explore resources, education and coping skills related to mental illness, alcohol and addiction problems.
Meets at Crown Hill United Methodist Church, 8500 14th Ave NW. Second Tuesdays, 10 am-noon.

Special Partnerships

Hoarding Support Group

Support for loved ones affected by hoarders provided from 6-7 pm, followed by a support group for those who are struggling to overcome their own hoarding behaviors from 7-8 pm. All are welcome to attend regardless ability to pay. RSVP is suggested, but not required by phone at 253-642-6108 or visit thehoardingproject.org.
Meets at GSC, 3rd Tuesdays, ongoing, 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm. $10 suggested donation.