Support Groups

APDA Connecticut Chapter Support Groups

Please contact your facilitator for details.

Online Support:  Please call facilitators for details.
Farmington-UConn Health-Neurology Dept.-Kristen Vavrek, LCSW, CDP 860-679-3224

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR FACILITATOR TO SEE IF
THEIR SUPPORT GROUP IS BEING OFFERED
ONLINE OR IN-PERSON.


Young Onset Virtual Support Group Meeting

Every Tuesday at 7 pm ET
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 816 5921 6236
Via telephone 929-205-6099 or 816-5921-6236



Young Onset Support Group

First Monday of the month from 6:30 pm-8 pm.
Please email Pam Atwood to register at Pam@AtwoodDementiaGroup.com


West Hartford-New Care Partner Support Group
Starting January 18, 2023

When: Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM
Where: Hoffman Summerwood-160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford
Contact: Suzanne Soucey ssoucey@hoffmansummerwood.org or
hseymour@hoffmansummerwood.org

Avon

When: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month at 3:00 PM
Where: The Residence at Brookside, 117 Simsbury Road, Avon
Contact: Krisztina Jarai,  860-470-8268

Darien

When: Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:oo AM
Where: Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Darien
Contact: Kate Bacon, 475-328-1909 or
Kate.Bacon@atriaseniorliving.com

Ellington-Moving Forward with Parkinson’s

When: Meets the 4th Thursday each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: The Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St., Ellington
Contact: Please contact Taylor Lajeunesse, 860-841-9008 or tlajeunesse@abc-seniors.com

Fairfield County

When: Meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM.-Shakers Anonymous Group
What/Where: “Young Onset & Young at Heart” – New Canaan YMCA: 564 South Ave
Contact:   www.shakersanonymous.org/  Lynn, Hagerbrant@gmail.com – 203-253-0002

Farmington-Online support-please call facilitator & in-person.

When: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30 AM (no meeting on Veteran’s Day 2022)
Where: Farmington Senior Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT
Contact: Holly Seymour, 860-578-0586 Hollyseymour26@yahoo.com

Farmington

When: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM
Where: UConn Health Neurology Dept., 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington
Contact: Kristen Vavrek, LCSW, CDP vavrek@uchc.edu
Care partner support also available and online support, please contact Kristen

Milford

When: Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month at 1:00PM.
Where: St Mary’s Church Hall: 70 Gulf St Milford
Contact: Terry Swan, RN,  203-874-5070

Middletown-CT Parkinson’s Working Group 

When: Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:00 am
Where: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1055 Randolph Rd., Middletown
Contact: Martha Jaffe, 860-704-9519 or martha.jaffe@cpwg.org

Mystic

When: Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month from 1:30-3:30pm.
Where: Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT 06355
Contact: Cathy Gualtieri, 860-287-0202

Newtown

When: First Wednesday each month at 1:30 PM (No Meetings in July & August)
Where: Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Street, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown
Contact: Sharon Hoyt, SHoytPD@gmail.com

Shelton

When: Third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM
Where: Benchmark at Split Rock, 708A Bridgeport Ave., Shelton
Contact: Theresa Waldron 203-929-1111

Southbury-This group is not meeting at this time. We need a new
facilitator, if interested please contact Marlane Argianas at margianas@apdaparkinson.org

Vernon-Not meeting at this time.

When: Last Monday of the month at 3:00 PM
Where: Vernon Senior Center, 135 Bolton Rd., Vernon
Contact: Need a new facilitator if interested please contact Marlane Argianas at margianas@apdaparkinson.org

Vernon-Young Onset

When: Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM
Where: New meeting location, please call facilitator
Contact: Pam Atwood, 860-798-0369

Wallingford

When: Meets the 4th Friday each month at 10:15 AM.
Where: Wallingford Senior Center: 28 Washington St Wallingford
Contact: Anne Bernick, 203-294-2065

Waterbury

When: Meets the 1st Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM
Where: The Village at East Farms – Benchmark: 180 Scott Rd., Waterbury
Contact: Randi Bellemare, 203-841-8607,  rbellemare@benchmarkquality.com

West Hartford

When: Meets the 4th Thursday each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: Hoffman Summer Wood, 160 Simsbury Rd., West Hartford
Contact: Suzanne Soucy, LMSW, 860-920-1855

Westport

When: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month at 10:15 AM.
Where: Westport Senior Center: 21 Imperial Ave. Westport
Contact: Diane Bosch, RN, 203-395-2912 or dianebosch@yahoo.com

Willimantic
Contact: Needing new facilitator, please contact Marlane Argianas at margianas@apdaparkinson.org

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