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*Updated 9/1/23

Whatcom County

AAA - Your Local Area Agency on Aging 

Northwest Regional Council - https://www.nwrcwa.org/ 

Support for older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties 

Local services: 

Aging and disability, behavioral health, care coordination, dementia support, family caregiver support, in-home care, jail health program, non-emergency transport, tribal outreach 

Transportation Options 

Bus passes in Whatcom and Skagit counties 

Gas vouchers and reimbursement forms 

Forms for doctor offices 

After-hours transportation assistance 

https://www.nwrcwa.org/non-emergency-medical-transportation 

Local Support Groups 

Dementia Support Northwest 

In-Person Caregiver Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 1-3 pm 

Life After Dementia Support Group, 1st Tuesdays, Virtual, 6 pm 

Virtual Caregiving Support Group for Adult Children Caring for a Parent(s) with Dementia, 2nd Tuesday, 6 pm 

Roundtable for Individuals Living with Dementia, Virtual, Wednesdays 11 am 

Weekly Online Caregiver Support Group, Thursdays, 11 am 

Local Educational Opportunities  

DSNW 2023 Annual Conference – October 6th, 13th, 20th 

 

Engaging Events/Activities in the Area  

Minds aLIVE! Improv for early stage memory loss at the Upfront Theatre 

The Breakfast Club- Dennys on Meridian, Every Monday, 10 am 

Art Classes (Virtual), Fall-Spring 

Music in the Park (summers) 

Dementia Friendly Community Garden (summers) 

Car Show Fundraiser for DSNW – October 1, Ferndale Les Schwab  

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