Supportive Services for Elders and their Families (SSEF) provides support to caregivers and help for seniors to remain independent and safe in the community.
- Information, assistance and referral services to help seniors navigate through nutrition programs, Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, available medical services, transportation, senior housing, financial management and social services, Senior Phone Friend – reassurance, safety and social calls from other volunteer seniors.
- Individual and family counseling
- Support groups – for spouses and adult children caring for loved ones. For a complete list of our support groups, please click here.
The Alzheimer's Association of Washington and Senior Services for South Sound offer two Family Caregiver Support Groups each month:
2nd Thursday each month
Virgil Clarkson Lacey Senior Center, 6757 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey
4th Friday each month
St. Mark's Lutheran Church (park in back lot, look for sign on back of door), Lacey
Caring for a parent with dementia is challenging! Join this group to get confidential, emotional support as well as help problem-solving. For more information about this support group, please contact Cheri Knighton at 360.407.3967, ext .106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pet Assistance Program
The Pet Assistance Program started in 2014, with support from the Banfield Charitable Trust and donations from private donors who were concerned about the welfare of seniors' pets. For seniors whose family members do not live in the area or live alone, often their pets are their primary companions. It is important for senior's pets to receive proper food and medical care. This is why the Pet Assistance Program was started. Through this program, Senior Services for South Sound provides pet food every other month to the homes of our Meals On Wheels clients with pet companions in partnership with Concern for Animals. Also provided for seniors in our area is monthly pet food distribution during our monthly Food Bank distribution dates, routine veterinary care vouchers, and emergency assistance on an as-needed basis. For more information about this program, please contact Molly Noble at 360.586.6181 or email email@example.com.
Read more about the Pet Assistance Program and how it is helping seniors in your community here.