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City-Sponsored Support Groups Offered on Mercer Island

The City of Mercer Island's Parks and Recreation and Youth and Family Services departments offers a variety of programs to help cope with mental illness and depression.

While the death or long-term illness of a loved one can be a traumatic experience, the is ready with a number of support groups to help, according to a press release.

offers two support groups on Mercer Island, both facilitated by Carin Mack, MSW.

The Parkinson Disease Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. and provides community and educational resources to help participants maintain independence and develop health awareness. 

The Caregivers Support Group offers caregivers the opportunity to share concerns, receive support and increase their knowledge about resources for those challenged by dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 3 – 4:30 p.m. For questions about the Parkinson Disease and Caregivers Support Groups please call Jeannette Eggebrecht at 206-275-7841. 

also offers a Grief & Loss Support Group which meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Betsy Zuber, MS, GMHS. This group is for Senior Adults who have experienced the loss of a spouse, partner, friend or family member and offers peer support around all issues of grief. Please call Betsy Zuber at 206-275-7752 to register for this group.

All groups meet at the and welcome new members. 

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