help seniors hold onto their independence longer

Our Focus

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.

Our Impact

Founded nearly 20 years ago with the spirit of community volunteerism at its core.
Providing Support & Assistance Needed for Seniors to Remain Independent

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, Sammamish, and the greater Snoqualmie Valley communities. 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.

The Faith in Action program engages local religious congregations in volunteer service while our “partners” and “referral partners” enable us to reach out to even more seniors in need.

    EFS Impact in 2014

  • 160

    Core Volunteers

  • 364

    Active Clients

  • 838

    Rides Provided

  • 4298

    Volunteer Hours

Our Team

There are so many volunteers for whom we are so grateful. We would not be able to serve the community without you!
Liz Swanson
Executive Director
Liz brings to EFS over 24 years of experience in the non-profit arena, leading and growing a variety of development programs and grassroots organizations throughout the US, with 15 years of her career in the Puget Sound Community.
Ramona Lawrence
Client Service Coordinator
Heather Downing
Volunteer Coordinator
Mary Lou Kuehn
Office Coordinator


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