Helping Seniors Live their Best Lives at home

Our Goal

As Americans continue to live longer, Eastside Friends of Seniors (EFS) is dedicated to a senior’s independence and preference to age at home. Our team of trained volunteers and professionals provide vital assistance to seniors, allowing them to live a dignified and vibrant life for as long as possible in the place they feel most comfortable. We are here to:

• Run Errands

• Provide transportation to medical appointments

• Shop for groceries and put things away

• Do light housekeeping

• Schedule regular visits by telephone or in person

• Do light yard work

• Provide transportation to visit with a family member in an adult family home or nursing facility

• Provide information and referral to additional resources

Who we serve:

We provide direct service primarily to greater Issaquah and Sammamish, including some clients in the Snoqualmie Valley and Bellevue areas. Currently, we are not accepting new clients in the SnoValley and Bellevue areas. Please contact us to learn more.

At Eastside Friends of Seniors a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to an inclusive approach and respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.


OUR FOUR PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE

Compassion

We serve with heart-felt care and empathy.

Integrity

We act with honesty and sincerity.

Dignity

We respect the self-worth of the individual.

Excellence

We endeavor to be the best in all we do.

FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

Over 10,000 people turn 65 in this country every day.

Older adults are working longer and staying active in their community.

Education levels are increasing in people ages 65 and older.

More and more seniors prefer to live at home as opposed to a senior living facility.

Help us help seniors maintain their independence with your tax-deductible gift today!

Our Impact

Founded in 1997 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 changed our name to 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 seniors in our community. Eastside Friends of Seniors has served hundreds of elderly since its conception.

Today, Eastside Friends of Seniors serves individuals who live in Issaquah and Sammamish. We also have some clients in parts of Snoqualmie Valley and Bellevue. 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.

  • Current Number of Active and One-time Volunteers

  • Seniors served

  • Volunteer Hours in 2021

  • Volunteer Miles Driven in 2021

Our Team

Our team of professionals has a passion for helping seniors in our community age in place.

Linda Woodall

Executive Director
Email: LindaW@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org

Pooja Deshmukh

Data Services Coordinator
Email: Pooja@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org

Lisa Varner

Volunteer Coordinator
Email: LisaV@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org

Jill Coslett

Administrative and Event Coordinator
Email: JillC@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org

Laurie Gillen

Client Services Coordinator
Email: LaurieG@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org

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