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Get the emotional support you need

We have many support groups, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

Benton County, WA Whitman County, WA
Ferry County, WA  
  Bonner County, ID
Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan County, WA Boundary County, ID

Spokane North
Kootenai County, ID
Spokane South Latah County, ID
Spokane Valley Nez Perce County, ID
Walla Walla, WA

If you prefer, call our Chapter at 509.473.3390 in Spokane or 208.666.2996 in Coeur d'Alene.

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Support groups listed by county


TriCities Retirement Inn
2000 N. 22nd Ave., Pasco, WA 99301
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Led by Alena Mellgren at 509.547.2466 or tricities-adm@jeaseniorliving.net


Grace Church
1408 Washington St., Wenatchee, WA 98801
1st and 3rd Tuesday 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by Jan Ebert at 509.782.0927

Blossom Creek
1740 Madison St., Wenatchee, WA 9801
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 10:30 to 12 p.m.
Led by Jan Ebert at 509.782.0927

Apple Springs Senior Living
1001 Senna St., Omak, WA 98841
3rd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
For more information call Noble Kelly at 509.422.5428 or outpost1@televar.com or Kathie Mackie at 509.422.2928


Whitworth Presbyterian Church
312 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99218
2nd Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Led by Gene Engelbrecht at 509.465.1658 and Christine Ambrose, RN.

Providence Adult Day Health
6018 N. Astor St., Spokane, WA 99208
3rd Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
(Not affiliated with Alzheimer’s Association. Not dementia-specific. Male caregivers only.) Adult daycare provided at no charge during group on a pre-arranged basis.
Facilitated by Oscar Haupt and Hannah Teachman at 509.482.2475.

Providence Adult Day Health
6018 N. Astor St., Spokane, WA 99208
4th Monday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
(Not affiliated with Alzheimer’s Association. Not dementia-specific. Female caregivers only.) Adult daycare provided at no charge during group on a pre-arranged basis.
Facilitated by Oscar Haupt and Hannah Teachman at 509.482.2475.

Church of the Nazarene
9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane, WA 99218
Last Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 29, 2015
Facilitated by Gene Engelbrecht at 509.842.6034 and Dawn Keig, Ph.D., at 678.230.7241


First Presbyterian Church
318 S. Cedar St., Spokane, WA 99201
3rd Tuesday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Led by Beth Priest at 509.863.3066.

Touchmark on South Hill
2929 S. Waterford Drive, Spokane, WA 99203
2nd Thursday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Led Norma Juarez.

Meets every other Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Providence Center for Faith and Healing on the Sacred Heart Medical Center campus. This is a group for people with dementia and their care partners. This is a closed group and there is a screening process for admission. For more information, call the chapter office at 509.473.3390. Click here for a flier.


Park Place Retirement Community
601 S. Park Rd., Spokane, WA 99212
1st Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Led by Lorri Pierson at 509.922.7224. Meets in the Assisted Living Fireside Room.

Good Samaritan Village
17121 E. 8th Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99016
1st Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
3rd Tuesday, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Led by Kathleen Burzynski at 509.924.6161

Valley Hospital and Medical Center
Educational Building
12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99216
4th Thursday, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Led by Sandy Davidson at 509.924.4388 and Connie Clark at 208.769.9560


Walla Walla General Hospital
1025 S. Second Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Room 50, off the Fountain Cafe
Led by Tamara Gordon at 509.524.4003 or tgordon@wheatlandvillage.com

Eagle Springs Specialty Care
20 SE Larch Ave., College Place, WA 99324
3rd Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m.
Led by Yvonne Webb at 509.525.6335 or ywebb@prestigecare.com


Whitman Senior Living Community Cottage D
1285 SW Center St., Pullman, WA 99163
2nd Monday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
4th Monday, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Amanda Rich at 800.873.5889
(Not affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association)
(Open to all caregivers; not dementia-specific)



Sandpoint Senior Center
820 Main St., Sandpoint, ID 83864
1st and 3rd Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m.
Led by Jan Griffitts at 208.290.1973 and Liz Stoddart at 208.610.3503
Free respite care available at DayBreak Center next door during the group sessions by making arrangements in advance by calling Liz Stoddart at 208.265.8127.


Panhandle Health District
7402 Caribou St.
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
1st Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Led by Laura Cromwell, RN, at 208.267.0579 and Jan Griffitts at 208.290.1973. 


Early Stage Support Group and Early Stage Social Engagement Program
Click here for a flier. For more information, call P.J. Christo at 208.666.2996.

Emeritus at Coeur d'Alene
205 E. Anton Ave. (off Government Way near Les Schwab), Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
1st Wednesday, 12 noon (lunch included)
Led by Mary Thomas at 208.215.0064 and Stephanie Holton at 208.777.2489.
(Educational support group)

The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes
1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, ID
2nd Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (dinner included)
Facilitated by Anita Grimm at 208.777.7797 and Elaine Hopkins at 208.818.2000
(Traditional support group)

Kootenai Medical Center
2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d Alene, ID 83814
3rd Saturday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
In Classroom #3 on the main floor
Led by Arlene Sleigh at 208.772.2542 or amvs@my180.net and Connie Clark at 208.769.9560
(Traditional support group)

Bakery by the Lake Conference Room
Northwest Corner of 7th and Front streets (across from the public library), Coeur d'Alene, ID
3rd Tuesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Facilitated by Ene Gaines at 208.415.0366 and Sally Richards at 208.964.5697.
(Younger-onset dementia group)


Circles of Caring Adult Day Health
225 E. Palouse River Dr., Moscow, ID 83843
3rd Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
2nd Wednesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
(Wednesday group has respite provided.)
(Not affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association)
Contact Sarah Rial or Barb Mahoney at 800.526.2273 ext. 6483 or 208.883.6483


Guardian Angel Homes
2421 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501
2nd Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Led by Maggie Morrison at 208.743.6500 and Cara Snyder at 208.746.9494

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