Support Groups

APDA Connecticut Chapter Support Groups

Online Support:  Please call facilitators for details.

East Hartford-Beat PD Today-Michelle-inquire@beatpdtoday.com 
Ellington-Mary Palmer-860-926-4080
Fairfield County-Young Onset-Lynn Hagerbrant-203-253-0002
Farmington-Holly Seymour- 860-507-7715
Middletown-CPWG-Martha Jaffe-860-704-9519 or martha.jaffe@cpwg.org
Mystic-Cathy Gualtieri-860-287-0202
New Britain-Hospital for Special Care-Lindsay Platt-Bluemle-860-612-6316
Vernon-Young Onset-Pamela Atwood-860-798-0369
Waterbury-Randi Bellemare-203-988-5195
Westport-Maureen Matuszewski-203-240-8123

All in-person support groups are canceled until further notice.


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


General Online Support Group

Thursdays at 2:00 pm.
Please email Pam Atwood at Pam@AtwoodDementiaGroup.com to register
ahead of time.


Young Onset Support Group

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


Hospital for Special Care Online Support Group

Please contact Lindsay Pratt-Bluemle, LCSW at LPratt-Bluemle@hfsc.org to register.


 

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

Bozrah

When: Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 3:00 PM
Where: Elmbrook Village, 380 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah
Contact: Michelle Drake, 860-861-9704  mdrake@elmbrookvillage.com

Bridgeport

When: Meets the last Tuesday of the month at 12:00 PM
Where: Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center, 226 Mill Hill Ave., Bridgeport
Contact: Paul Scelza, 203-384-3340

 

Darien

When: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:oo AM
Where: Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, Darien
Contact: Waiting for new facilitator.

East Hartford-Beat PD Today

When: Meets 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
Where: 102 Pitkin Street, East Hartford, CT 06108
Contact: Michelle, inquire@beatpdtoday.com

East Hartford Online support, please email facilitator.

East Windsor

When: Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Fresh River Healthcare, 96 Prospect Hill Rd., East Windsor
Contact: Heather Bale, Community Liaison, 860-670-3430

Ellington

When: Meets the 3rd Friday each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: The Ivy at Ellington, 123 West Road, Ellington
Contact: Mary Palmer, 860-926-4080

Ellington Online support, please call facilitator.

Enfield

When: Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 10:00 AM.
Where: Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm St., Enfield
Contact: Heather Bale, 860-623-9846 hbale@freshriverhealthcare.com 
Care Partner Support Group
When: Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 11:00 AM. (Care Partner Support)
Where: Enfield Senior Center, 299 Elm St., Enfield
Contact: Heather Bale,  860-623-9846 

Fairfield

When: The last Monday each month at 6:00 PM.
Where: Sturges Ridge of Fairfield, 448 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield
Contact: Bernadette Plescia, 203-774-9740

Fairfield County-Online support-please call facilitator.

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.

When: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30 AM
Where: Anthology of Farmington, 1 Bridgewater Road, Farmington
Contact: Holly Seymour, 860-507-7715

Glastonbury

When: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:00 AM.
Where: The Hearth at Glastonbury, 281 Western Blvd., Glastonbury
Contact: Sue York, 860-430-9938

Guilford

When: First Tuesday each month at 12:00 PM.
Where: VNA Community Healthcare: 753 Boston Post Rd, Guilford
Contact: Tracy Blanford, tblanford@vna_commh.org 
Care Partner Support
When: Second Thursday of the month at 10:30 am
Where: VNA Community Healthcare: 753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford
Contact: Jenna Weinberg, jweinberg@vna_commh.org

Hebron

When: Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:30 PM
Where: Colebrook Village at Hebron, 55 John E. Horton Blvd., Hebron
Contact: Pamela Atwood, 860-798-0369

Young Onset Group-Online support-please call facilitator.
When: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM
Where: Hartford Healthcare Offices, 35 Talcottville Rd., Suite 3, Vernon
Contact: Pamela Atwood, 860-798-0369

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: Online
Contact: Martha Jaffe, 860-704-9519 or martha.jaffe@cpwg.org

Mystic

Online support-Please call facilitator.
When:
Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month from 1:15-3:15pm.
Where: Masonicare at Mystic, 45 Clara Drive, Mystic, CT 06355
Contact: Cathy Gualtieri, 860-287-0202

New Britain-Online support-please call facilitator.

When: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM. (No December meeting)
Where: Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain
Contact: Lindsay Pratt-Bluemle, 860-612-6316

New Milford

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:15 AM
Where: New Milford Senior Center, 40Main Street, New Milford
Contact: Jasmin Ducusin, 860-355-6075

Newtown

When: First Wednesday each month at 1:30 PM
Where: Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Street, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown
Contact: Sharon Hoyt, SHoytPD@gmail.com

Norwich/Bozrah

When: Fourth Monday of each month at 3:00 PM
Where: Elmbrook Village, 380 Salem Turnpike, Bozrah
Contact: Michelle Drake, 860-460-3591 or mdrake@elmbrookvillage.com

Putnam

When: First Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM
Where: Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret St., Putnam
Contact: Victor Gregoire, 860-774-6143

Ridgefield

When: Meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: Benchmark at Ridgefield Crossings: 640 Danbury Rd Ridgefield
Contact: Nela Latimer, 203-431-2255 nmendes@benchmarkquality.com

Shelton

When: Meets the 3rd Tuesday each month at 11:00AM..
Where: Benchmark at Split Rock: 708A Bridgeport Ave Shelton
Contact: Theresa Waldron-Yancoskie, 203-929-1111

Southbury

When: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at 1:00 PM.
Where: Southbury Town Hall: 501 Main St Southbury
Contact: Ivan Johnson, 203-558-7030

South Windsor

When: Meets the first Wednesday each month at 10:30AM.
Where: The Residence at South Windsor: 200 Deming Street, South Windsor
Contact: Rebecca Boucher, 860-432-2911 ext. 8156

Vernon

When: Last Monday of the month at 3:00 pm-New meeting time!
Where: Vernon Senior Center, 135 Bolton Rd., Vernon
Contact: Kim Wanegar-Nation, for information call Sue at 860-870-3680

Young Onset Group-Online support-please call facilitator.
When: First Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm-Beginning in October
Where: Hartford Healthcare Offices, 35 Talcottville Rd., Suite 3, Vernon
Contact: Pamela 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

Online support-Please call facilitator.
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, 203-864-6601, rbellemare@benchmarkquality.com

West Hartford

When: Meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at 3:00 PM.
Where: Hoffman Summer Wood, 160 Simsbury Rd., West Hartford
Contact: Pamela Atwood, 860-798-0369

Westport-Online support-please call facilitator.

When: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month at 10:00 AM.
Where: Westport Senior Center: 21 Imperial Ave. Westport
Contact: Maureen Matuszewski, 203-240-8123

Willimantic

When: Meets the 2nd Wednesday each month at 1:00PM.
Where: Windham Hospital, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, CT
Contact: Susan Monroe, 860-456-2862

YNHH DBS Support Group

When: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 5:30
Where: Dana Clinic Building, 789 Howard Ave., New Haven
RSVP: yaleDBSgroup@gmail.com

DBS Support Group
When:
Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00 PM
Where: Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, 35 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, CT-Wellness Room
RSVP: Sarah.Zurek@hhchealth.org or 860-549-6258
DBS Patient Seminars
When: 
2/19-4/8-6/10-8/12-10/14- 12/9/2020 at 12:00 PM
Where: Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, 280 S. Main St. Cheshire, CT
RSVP: Sarah.Zurek@hhchealth.org or 860-549-6258
When:
3/11-5/13-7/8-9/9-11/11/2020 at 12:00 PM-Mystic Wellness Room-Call Sarah for more information
When: 8/26/2020 at 12:00 PM-Backus Hospital, 326 Washington St., Norwich-Conf. Rm. 1
RSVP: Sarah.Zurek@hhchealth.org or 860-549-6258

Up Coming Support DBS Programs at 1:00 PM-Call for location.
When: 3/13/2020-“The Alexander Technique” Speaker: Michaela Hauser-Wagner
When: 5/8/2020-“DBS Programming” Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Lahrmann
When: 7/10/2020-“Managing Your Movement Disorder Through Occupational Therapy” Speaker: Dena Riccio