Caregiver Support Groups
Groups provide support, insight, encouragement and answers to the challenges of being a caregiver.
Good Samaritan's Caregiver Support Group (for the ''generic'' caregiver). Meets the second Monday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m. in Room C-113 at the Good Samaritan Community Services Building located at 325 E. Pioneer in Puyallup. Contact Kathie McCormack at (253) 697-8400.
Tacoma (Adult Day Health)
For caregivers and family members of Adult Day Health participants. Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Held at Associated Adult Day Health Center, 6442 S. Yakima. Call (253) 552-1188.
Tacoma (South Tacoma Library)
For any family caregiver. Hourly respite care is available by calling in advance of the meeting. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the South Tacoma Library, 3411 S. 56th. Contact Kathleen Moisio at (253) 403-1188.
Alzheimer's Support Groups
Groups that focus specifically on caregiving for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.
For up-to-date information about Alzheimer's caregiver support groups visit the Alzheimer's Association. You can find a group by county, city or zip code.
For more information about Alzheimer's, visit the Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central Washington. Or call toll-free 1 (800) 848-7097.
Cancer Support Group
Gilda's on the Go partners with MultiCare Regional Cancer Center for a group for patients and providers. All are welcome. Held at the Cancer Center of Auburn, 121 N. Division St, #100 in Auburn on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Sally Benson or call (866) 200-2383.
Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union (north of Shelton) supports survivorship for people affected by cancer, their caregivers, survivors and health care professionals with hope, healing and positive change to live each day at its fullest. They offer regular retreats and wellness programs. Call (360) 898-2363 or e-mail for more information.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Support for individuals and families dealing with traumatic brain injuries. Several groups are active in Pierce County. For a schedule of group or more information, contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington toll-free TBI Helpline at 1 (877) 824-1766.