We are a dedicated team of trained volunteers and professionals providing vital support and assistance to seniors facing the challenges of aging in the greater Issaquah, Sammamish, and Snoqualmie Valley.
We serve with heart-felt care and empathy.
We act with honesty and sincerity.
We respect the self-worth of the individual.
We endeavor to be the best in all we do.
Founded nearly 20 years ago with the spirit of community volunteerism at its core.
Originally called “Faith in Action,” in September 2011, we became Eastside Friends of Seniors, to better reflect who we are and who we serve. This name has fostered our ability to grow and better serve the elderly in our community. Eastside Friends of Seniors has served hundreds of elderly since its conception.
Today, Eastside Friends of Seniors is still serving individuals who live in Issaquah and Sammamish and parts of Snoqualmie Valley. We mobilize volunteers to provide essential assistive services, enabling our clients to live independently and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes. Eastside Friends of Seniors is able to meet its mission by partnering with other organizations in the community.
Eastside Friends of Seniors engages local service organizations, faith congregations, and community members in volunteer service while our “partners” and “referral partners” enable us to reach out to even more seniors in need.
EFS Impact in 2014
There are so many volunteers for whom we are so grateful. We would not be able to serve the community without you!
Mary Lou Kuehn
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