Overlake offers a wide range of support groups for patients and their loved ones. We encourage you to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with similar situations and experiences.
Alzheimer's Family Support Group
Provides support and education to family members of Alzheimer's patients. Third Monday of the month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Registration required; 425-688-5807 (48 hours in advance).
Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Support Group
For those who are about to undergo surgery and those who have had surgery. Join us the fourth Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon. Support group meetings are also held on Thursday evenings, once a month, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Call 425-467-3957 for location details or more information. View the 2012 support group calendar.
Caregivers Support Group
Family caregivers need support and information as they navigate the twists, turns, and responsibilities of providing care for another. Open to anyone caring for an older adult. No registration required. Free
Caregiver of Older Adults Support Group - Bellevue
- Second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Avenue NE, Suite A101, Bellevue.
- For more information, call Regina Bennett, MSW 425-688-5807
Family Caregiver Support Group - Mercer Island
- Second Tues. of the month, 3 to 4 p.m. Overlake Senior Health Center, 7707 SE 27th Street, Suite 110, Mercer Island.
- Call Karin Miller, MSW 425-688-5637 for more information.
Gilda's Club Seattle
Overlake partners with Gilda's Club Seattle to offer Gilda's on the Go at Overlake. These support groups provide a welcoming environment where people living with cancer can come together to build emotional, social and educational support as a supplement to medical care. Groups include: Caregiver Support, Wellness Support Group for any cancer diagnosis To register call 206-709-1400.
Breast Cancer Support Group For women who have breast cancer. First and third Tuesdays of the month, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Overlake Medical Tower, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 250, Bellevue. Call 206-709-1400
Grief and Loss Support Group ; For people who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to cancer. First and third Thursdays of each month, 6:30p to 8:30 p.m., Overlake Medical Tower, Radiation Oncology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 206-709-1400. Second Thursday of the month 1 to 2:30 p.m., Community Center at Mercer View 206-230-0166.
La Leche League
Support and information for women who want to breastfeed their babies.
Bellevue: Meets the Third Monday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. at Overlake Medical Center’s Women's Clinic, 1051 116th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Bellevue. For more information, call Kate at 425-226-8117.
Issaquah: Meets the First Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon at the Highmark Medical Center, 1740 NW Maple Street, Suite 201, Issaquah. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call Tiffany at 425-605-0837, or Laura at 425-868-6945.
Japanese-Speaking Group: Meets the second Wednesday of the month (no group in August), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgewood Corporate Center, 150 120th Ave. NE, Bldg F, 2nd Floor, Room 15, Bellevue (across from the Home Depot). For more information, contact Izumi at 425-869-5136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Care at Home
Question-and-answer session with an Overlake Senior Care Social worker to familiarize yourself with resources available to help better manage care in your home. Weekly, call for date/time. Overlake Hospital Senior Care, 1120 112th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Bellevue. Registration required, please call 425-688-5800.
For those experiencing stillbirth, newborn death or miscarriage. Group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m at Overlake's PACCAR Education Center. For more information call Abbie, the group facilitator, at 206-367-3991, or Cami at 425-277-9494.