We're here for you along with dozens of local and national organizations trained specifically for your needs.
VHOCC has a library of helpful materials. These materials are available for loan to VHOCC staff and active volunteers.
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) also has several resources related to hospice, end of life, and grief. The NOLS catalog can be searched at
Port Angeles Main Library Branch
Sequim Branch Library
Volunteer assistance with shopping, minor home repairs, yard work, transportation, etc. for income-eligible seniors and disabled individuals.
Contracted with Clallam Transit, ADA services for persons 80 years or older and qualified disabled individuals. Download applications from website. Office hours; Mon-Sat 8 AM-4 PM.
Long Term Care in WashingtonLong Term Care: this is Washington state's DSHS website pages on long term care in the home or at a facility. The information is written in small bites and links to additional pages.
This website helps people understand the eligibility requirements to apply for Medicaid Long Term Care in Washington.
The SHiBA program is for people needing information about their Medicare/Medicaid health insurance.
Encore! is an Adult Social Daycare Program for vulnerable adults and seniors with functional disabilities. It provides a friendly and safe site, an opportunity to socialize, respite for caregivers, nutritious meals, and opportunities to learn new skills. Port Angeles 360-452-4726 Forks 360-374-6193 Home Delivered Meals - Meals on Wheels Port Angeles 360-457-8921
Single entry-point for senior information and assistance for Grays Harbor, Pacific, Clallam and Jefferson Counties.
CARING FOR A LOVED ONE
Caregiver Support GroupThis group welcomes employed caregivers as well as family caregivers. This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays from 11am-noon at the Port Angeles Senior Center. This is a hybrid meeting so you can attend also by zoom.
Contact Jean McDonald at 360-789-7691 or [email protected] for more details and zoom link.
Family Caregiver Support ProgramThe Family Caregiver Support Group is for any family caregiver of a disabled or elder adult. We welcome caregivers to share, obtain support and realize they are not alone in their caregiver journey. We support family members, friends and neighbors. Currently run online.
Facilitator: Fran Kosky 360-417-8549
Lois's Legacy assists individuals and families who wish to stay in their home or a home-like setting instead of a hospital or extended care facility.
Community Options Program Entry System (COPES) is a state program that provides comprehensive care management and helps pay for personal care, home delivered meals, home health care, adult day services, respite, transportation and other services for older adults in their homes. COPES also pays for care in board and care homes and assisted living facilities. It is designed to help people who, without COPES, would need to be in nursing homes.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. Six class sessions held once a week are led by experienced class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources.
Schedule and registration in Sequim: Judy Cromquist 360-582-1370 or Barbara Parse 360-683-2113
Schedule and registration in Port Angeles: Lorrie Aillaud 360-460-9907 or Jean McDonald 360-789-7691
Tim's Place is designed to relieve the caregivers, afford them free time to run errands, take a nap, enjoy the peace and quiet or take care of business. If you would like to visit and experience Tim's Place, please contact us to schedule a free visit. Due to confidentiality and participation limitation, we are unable to accept "drop ins". Contact Rhonda Heyn, Executive Director at 360.912.3605 or [email protected]
DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER'S
Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support GroupMeets the second Monday of each month 9:30 AM-11:30 AM at the Port Angeles Senior Center. Facilitator: Judi Briley 989-255-8399
Discovery Memory Care Caregivers Support GroupMeets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
at Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St, Sequim.
Memory CafeEvery 3rd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 PM
Big Elk Restaurant, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim
Pam Scott, 360-461-3402, [email protected]
Chelsea Aitkens, 360-912-4066, [email protected]
Sequim Caregiver Support Group
Presented by Alzheimer's Association Washington State and North Idaho
Second Saturday of each month, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Online.
Celene Van Buren
Washington Law HelpFree legal information and self-help materials that provide information about non-criminal legal problems affecting low-income people in Washington State.
GRIEVING FOR A LOVED ONE
Compassionate FriendsAssist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and provides information to help others be supportive. Grief support group meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM in Port Angeles.
GriefShare: Surviving the HolidaysWhen you are grieving a loved one's death, the holiday season can be especially painful.
Seminar on Saturday Nov. 18, 2-4 PM at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Port Angeles.
Call for more information: 360-457-4122 ext. 1 or 360-457-8682.
From GriefShare, sponsored by St Matthew Lutheran Church.
Volunteer Hospice offers grief support free of charge to anyone in the community.Click Here