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, 1:00-2:15 p.m., Building Entrance 2; Room C-113; ask for directions with the Front Desk Lobby Receptionists. Contact Peggy Patterson for more information at 697-8312.
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.
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.
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.
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.