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Support Groups

Overlake offers a wide range of support groups for patients and their loved ones. We encourage you to come meet and talk with others who are dealing with similar situations and experiences.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Provides support and education to family members of Alzheimer's or dementia patients. Third Monday of the month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. No registration required. Free. Overlake Senior Health Clinic, 1750 112th Avenue NE, Suite A101, Bellevue. For more information, call Regina Bennett, MSW 425-502-9828.

Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery) Support Group

For those who are about to undergo surgery and those who have had surgery. Join us the fourth Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon. Support group meetings are also held on Thursday evenings, once a month, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Call 425-467-3957 for location details or more information. View the 2014 support group calendar.

Gilda's Club Seattle

Overlake partners with Gilda's Club Seattle to offer Gilda's on the Go at Overlake. These support groups provide a welcoming environment where people living with cancer can come together to build emotional, social and educational support as a supplement to medical care. Groups include: Caregiver Support, Wellness Support Group for any cancer diagnosis To register call 206-709-1400.

Breast Cancer Support Group For women who have breast cancer. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Overlake Medical Tower, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 160, Bellevue. Call 206-709-1400

Grief and Loss Support Group for Spouses/Partners ; For spouses/partners who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to cancer. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30p to 8:30 p.m., Overlake Medical Tower, Radiation Oncology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 160, Bellevue, 206-709-1400.

Grief and Loss Support Group for Family Member/Friend ; For people who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to cancer. 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 6:30p to 8:30 p.m., Overlake Medical Tower, Radiation Oncology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 160, Bellevue, 206-709-1400.

La Leche League

Support and information for women who want to breastfeed their babies. 

Bellevue: Meets the Third Monday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. at Overlake Medical Center’s Women's Clinic, 1051 116th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Bellevue. For more information, call Kay at 425-226-8117.

Issaquah: Meets the First Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon at the Highmark Medical Center, 1740 NW Maple Street, Suite 201, Issaquah.  For more information, e-mail or call 425-312-3477.

Eastside Japanese: Meets the second Wednesday of the month (no group in August), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ridgewood Corporate Center, 150 120th Ave. NE, Bldg F, 2nd Floor, Room 15, Bellevue (across from the Home Depot). For more information, contact Izumi at 425-869-5136 or email

Lymphedema Support Network

Every second Wednesday each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Overlake Medical Clinics Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, 1417 116th Ave NE, Suite 110, Bellevue WA 98004 Contact: Magdalena Pertoldova, PT, 425-688-5905,

Managing Care at Home

Question-and-answer session with an Overlake Senior Care Social worker to familiarize yourself with resources available to help better manage care in your home. Weekly, call for date/time. Overlake Hospital Senior Care, 1120 112th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Bellevue. Registration required, please call 425-688-5800.

P.S. Support - Support for Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Infant Loss

For those experiencing stillbirth, newborn death or miscarriage. Group meets on the third Thursday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m at Overlake's PACCAR Education Center. For more information call Abbie, the group facilitator, at 206-367-3991, or Cami at 206-351-3529.

Stroke Support Group

Overlake Medical Center's Stroke Support Group: What's Next takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month in the PACCAR Center - Inspiration Meeting Room from 1 - 2:15 p.m. The group is lead by one of Overlake's Speech-Language Pathologists and two stroke survivors. Our group is open to anyone who's had a stroke, head injury, or any kind of neurological event and the people who love them.Our topics vary month by month, covering clinical, physical and emotional issues related to figuring out "What's Next." Please join us! Contact Jennifer Kurtz at 425.688.5904 for additional information. Pre-registration is not required.