Eastside Friends of Seniors began serving the community in 1997, to support seniors in our community meet the challenges of aging, by helping them to stay in their home for as long as they can. We assist adults ages 60 years and older who primarily live in Issaquah and Sammamish. We are especially devoted to serving isolated seniors in need. We meet our mission by mobilizing volunteers to provide essential services that are needed to enrich the lives of our elder citizens so they may live independently, healthy, safely and with dignity, in their own homes. Our volunteers engaged with our seniors 5173 times in 2021!
Impact Through Engagement
Volunteers are the lifeblood of EFS. You can make a difference in the life of others and feel good about what you do by becoming a volunteer with Eastside Friends of Seniors.
- Drive seniors to doctor appointment, the grocery store, or run errands.
- Provide periodic yard clean-up and maintenance
- Perform minor household and handyman chores
- Help a senior with technology
- Be a telephone buddy
- Connect clients with vaccinations and tests
- Join the EFS Board or a committee to support the growing needs of seniors in our community
- Provide a financial gift
- Gather your friends and join us at one of our fundraising events!
EFS By the Numbers – 2021
- 301 Seniors served
- 139 Active Volunteers
- 119 One-time volunteers
- 1,532 Support calls – Volunteers to Clients
- 2,315 One-way rides provided
- 42,000+ Miles driven
- 5,300+ Volunteer hours donated
Provide volunteer-based services to older adults facing the challenges of aging.
Independent, dignified and engaged older adults.
Compassion – We serve with heart-felt care and empathy.
Excellence – We endeavor to be the best in all we do.
Integrity – We act with honesty and sincerity.
Dignity – We respect the self-worth of the individual.
Eastside Friends of Seniors is able to meet its mission by partnering with other organizations in the community. Its Faith in Action program engages local congregations in volunteer service for the elderly. Every religious tradition teaches to care for the frail, the disabled, the most vulnerable in our society. Eastside Friends of Seniors provides an avenue for people to put their faith into action.
Through its referral partners, Eastside Friends of Seniors is able to reach out to more seniors in need. Further, through its partners, Eastside Friends of Seniors is able to enlist other community services that may be able to meet an aging senior’s increasing needs.
We have no restrictions with regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital or family status, income, political beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.
National Volunteer Caregiving Network
Eastside Friends of Seniors is a proud member of the National Volunteer Caregiving Network. The purpose of the National Network is to promote the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas that can help to strengthen and support the hundreds of local volunteer caregiving programs that are currently active throughout the United States, and to foster and support the establishment of new interfaith volunteer caregiving programs in all communities that want and need the services that volunteer caregivers can provide.