Mary lives in a pleasant suburban home in Issaquah. She is the sole caretaker of her husband who has Alzheimer’s. While fending for her husband has been difficult, she has been able to cope.

Then she got a diagnosis of cancer. Suddenly, everything went topsy-turvey. She’s used to being the one who is providing care, not receiving it. She’s suddenly faced with even more things to overcome.

She contacted Eastside Friends of Seniors because she knew she couldn’t do it alone.  She needed help sorting out all the resources available. As a household, there’s enough money to hire some paid in-home care, but she can’t afford to pay for everything. Sitting down with our client services coordinator and assessing what Eastside Friends of Seniors could do for her, what other agencies could do for her, and what a private care company could do, was really reassuring, as she embarks on this next chapter of her life.

Your donations make this help available to the elders in our community. On their behalf, we thank you for your support.