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 *Phone & Online options*

Carin Mack, MSW provides free virtual short term supportive counseling. To make an appointment, email Carin directly at [email protected] or call her at 206.230.0166.

Lisa Bakke, M.A., GMHS provides free short term supportive counseling. To make an appointment, email Lisa directly at [email protected] or call her at 425.416.0641.
Varies. Free. 

Support Groups

Adult Daughters Caring for their Mothers *online*

Address mother-daughter relationship issues that 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 Lisa Bakke, M.A., GMHS.
Meets online the 1st Wednesday of each month, 3-4:30 pm.

Advanced Dementia Spousal Caregiver Support Group *online*

Support and resources for spousal caregivers of those living with advanced dementia, either at home or in a facility.
Meets online 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2-3:30 pm (Starting January 2022: 1-3 pm)

Parkinson’s Spouses *online*

Provides education, resources and coping skills to spouses of those living with Parkinson’s disease.
Meets virtually the 3rd Monday of each month, 1-2:30 pm.

Early Stage Memory Loss (ESML) *online*

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 virtually 1st Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am-noon.

ESML Caregiver Support Group: Spouses *online*

Monthly group for any spouse who is a caregiver of someone with early-stage memory loss.
Meets virtually on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 10:30 am-12 pm.

Mid-Stage Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group: Spouses *online*

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

Living Alone Support Group *online*

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 virtually on 1st Wednesdays. 11 am-noon. Meets at GSC on 3rd Wednesdays. 11 am-noon.

Senior Parents 0f Adult Children With Mental Illness *online*

Explore resources, education and coping skills related to mental illness, alcohol and addiction problems. Facilitated by Lisa Bakke, M.A., GMHS.
Meets virtually on 2nd Tuesdays, 10:30 am-noon.