Support Groups & Connection Cafe

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. 

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. 

Hosted by Island Senior Resources

Contact Island Senior Resource’s Mel Watson at  mel@islandseniorservices.org to receive information about joining any of the current Support Group meeting and how to attend them from your home using the Zoom online meeting solution.

These meetings and activities do not occur on public holidays.

Time Together @ Home Zoom Support Group

Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Facilitated by Time Together director Mel Watson. The program is designed to engage participants with discussions, group puzzles, and games in a friendly and supportive environment. This program is great for those who are isolated and have developmental disabilities or those with cognitive challenges who enjoy being with people and making friends.

Time Together@ Home is an online Zoom event.  To register for Time Together @ Home click here to fill out the participation form or email mel@islandseniorservices.org for further information.  Once we receive your completed registration information, we will send you instructions for joining the weekly online events.

Parkinson’s Support Group 

Tuesdays  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Facilitated by Mel Watson. This online Zoom group is for people living with Parkinson’s and their family caregivers to share experiences, knowledge, and support. Friendships are formed and connections are made to help those who are living with this challenging condition.  

Contact mel@islandseniorservices.org to receive Zoom information to join the group. 

Alzheimer’s @ Dementia Caregivers Support Group 

Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Facilitated by Mel Watson. This online Zoom group is for people who are caring for someone who has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, other dementias, or related conditions, to share experiences, knowledge, and support. Friendships are formed and connections are made to help those who are caring for someone diagnosed with this challenging condition.  

Contact mel@islandseniorservices.org to receive Zoom information to join the group  

Yoga for those living with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, and others with cognitive or movement challenges

Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Facilitated by Renee Levier  https://leverrier.com/Living well with Parkinson’s” is hosted by Mel Watson. This group is for people who want to improve their physical and mental wellbeing through the practice of yoga. Renee says, “If you can breathe you can do yoga.”  This is place to come together and practice techniques to improve movement and balance. Everyone welcome! 
To join the Zoom Meeting go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/393691440 

Care Receiver Support Group

Alternating Thursdays 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Mel Watson. This online Zoom group is for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, or any other challenging condition, and who receive support and care from a family caregiver. This is a safe place to discuss challenges and share experiences.

Contact mel@islandseniorservices.org to receive Zoom information to join the group.

Connection Cafe

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Call in on Zoom or on your phone and connect with others in your community for good conversation. Isolation is a major challenge during these difficult times. Why not reach out and chat with others who may be feeling lonely or isolated. Make new friends, share life experiences, enjoy each others company.

View the Connection Cafe on our calendar to get the Zoom link and instructions on how to join.

Hosted by Island County Human Services

Connecting in Difficult Times

Thursdays 11 a.m. – noon

A place where individuals can feel comfortable about sharing any struggles they are experiencing in response to the COVID-19 safety recommendations. If you are interested please call 360-678-8293.

North End of Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor Caregiver Support Group 1

2nd Thursday, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Oak Harbor Senior Center

51 SE Jerome St.

Oak Harbor

Contact: Carolyn Hansen, 360-279-1785

Oak Harbor Caregiver Support Group 2

4th Wednesday, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Oak Harbor Senior Center

51 SE Jerome St.

Oak Harbor

Contact: Carolyn Hansen, 360-279-1785

Parkinson’s Support Group

1st Friday, 1 – 3 p.m.

The Modular Building at Oak Harbor Senior Center

51 SE Jerome St.

Oak Harbor

Contact: Eula Palmer, 360-675-9894

Parkinsonics Singing Group

1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

The Modular Building at Oak Harbor Senior Center

51 SE Jerome St.

Oak Harbor

Facilitator: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

South End of Whidbey Island

Aging in Grace Support Group

For anyone with concerns, stories, and wisdom about aging

2nd Monday, 10 a.m. – Noon

Freeland Library

5495 S. Harbor Ave.

Freeland

Contact Nicole Donovan 360-321-1600

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group

2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. – Noon

Alder Room

Island Senior Resources

14594 SR 525

Langley

Contact: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

Early Stages Dementia Support Group

4th Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Island Senior Resources

14594 SR 525

Langley Facilitator: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

MS Support Group

3rd Tuesday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Alder Room

Island Senior Resources

14594 SR 525

Langley

Facilitator: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

Parkinson’s Support Group

1st Tuesday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church

18341 WA-525

Freeland Ave in the older building, in Grigware Hall

Contact: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

Parkinson’s Singing Group South

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St Augustine’s in-the-Woods

5217 S Honeymoon Bay Rd

Freeland

Contact: Mel Watson, 360-321-1623

Peer Support Group for Professional Caregivers

3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm

Island Senior Resources

14594 SR 525

Langley, WA 

Contact:  Beth Rahi  360-321-1600

Yoga Class Support Group

For those living with Parkinson’s, challenging conditions, and caregivers.

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

St Augustine’s in the Woods

5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd.

Freeland, WA

Free! 

Facilitator:  Joni Takanikos

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