Support Groups

APDA Connecticut Chapter Support Groups

The APDA Connecticut Chapter is committed to the ongoing development and assistance for support groups in Connecticut. If you are interested in:

– Learning more about a specific group

– Would like to update us about your group

– Or would like to organize a new support group in your area

Please contact our Programs Director, Holly Seymour at 860-996-4276- or email

Please contact your facilitator to Register

Young Onset Virtual Support Group Meeting

First Tuesday at 7 pm ET via Zoom

Shakers Anonymous via Parkinson’s Body and Mind


When: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Where: Geer Village Senior Living Community. 99 South Canaan rd. Canaan, CT 06018
Contact: Christina Befanis, OT Phone: 860-824-2660

** also hosts a caregiver support group on the first Tuesday of month 4-5PM **


When: Second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Set Fitness Gym, 47 West st. Danbury (lower level- rear of building near parking lot)
Contact: Monique Bongartz


When: Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM, as of 09/2023 NEW Location & Time
Where: The Residence at Selleck Woods, 1 Parklands dr. Darien, CT
Contact: Sheryl Bilyard, 475-328-1225 or

Ellington-Moving Forward with Parkinson’s

When: Meets the Third Friday of each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: The Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St., Ellington
Contact: Please contact Taylor Lajeunesse, 860-841-9008 or


When: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30 AM
Where: Farmington Senior Center, 321 New Britain Ave., Unionville, CT
Contact: Holly Seymour, 860-578-0586

Farmington – UCONN Health

When: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM, Hyrbid- contact for zoom.
Where: UConn Health Neurology Dept., 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington
Contact: Kristen Vavrek, LCSW, CDP 860-679-3224
**Also offers a Care partner support group (see Virtual) **


When: Meets the Third Thursday of the month at 10:30 AM
Where: Thrive 55 Active Senior Center,
Contact: Register via Thrive 55 or Contact facilitator Shayla Adams


When: Meets the Third Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m
Where: Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden. 35 Hamden Hills drive, Hamden CT 06518
Contact: LaRhonda Wallace (203) 590-1180


When: Meets the First Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM,
Where: The Heights, Avery Heights, 550 Avery heights. Hartford, CT 06106
Contact: Siobhan Cefarelli 860-372-2583


When: Meets the First Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM
Where: Colebrook Village at Hebron, 55 John E Horton Blvd. Hebron, CT 06248
Contact: Laura Steele 860-801-1114


When: Meets the Second Monday of the month at 2:00 PM
Where: Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam rd. Litchfield, CT 06759
Contact: Heather Pierce 860-733-9506


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, Hyrbid- contact for zoom.
Where: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1055 Randolph Rd., Middletown
Contact: Martha Jaffe, 860-704-9519 or


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


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

New Britain

PoWEr Through Parkinson’s Support Group – Hospital for Special care

When: Third Wednesday each month 3:00-4:00 p.m
Where: Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave. New Britain, CT 06053
Contact: Krista Orszulak 860-827-1958 ext. 4071

New Canaan

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:  Lynn, – 203-253-0002

New Haven- Yale Health

When: Meets the 3rd Tuesday each month, 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m
Where: Elephant in the room boxing club. 540 Ella Grasso Blvd. Building #2 New Haven, CT
Contact:  Meaghan Harkins,

Old Saybrook

When: Meets the 3rd Thursday each month, 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Estuary, 220 Main st. Old saybrook, CT
Contact:  Hilary Weissberg, MS, CCC-SLP call to register- (203)-812-0036


When: Last Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m.
Where: RVNA Health 27 Governor st. Ridgefield, CT
Contact: 203.438.5555 x1082


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

South Windsor

When: Second Thursday of month at 1:00pm (beginning October 12, 2023)
Where: South Windsor Senior Center, 150 Nevers Road. South Windsor, CT

Contact: Register via South Windsor Senior Center. Facilitated by Susan Lather, MEd. 

Vernon-Young Onset

When: Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM
Where: Hartford Healthcare Chase Family Movement disorder center. 35 Talcottville rd, Suite 3 Vernon, CT
Contact: Pam Atwood, 860-798-0369


When: Third Tuesday of each month, 12:00 PM to 1:00PM
Where: Email for Zoom Link
Contact: Kristen Vavrek LCSW, CDP. 860-679-3224 Email


When: Meets the 4th Friday each month at 10:00 AM.
Where: Wallingford Senior Center: 28 Washington St Wallingford
Contact: Anne Bernick, 203-294-2065


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,

West Hartford Care Partner Support Group

When: First Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m (begins Tuesday September 5th)
Where: West Hartford Senior Center, 15 Starkel Rd. West Hartford
Contact: Register with West Hartford Senior center, Facilitated by Sandra Cook. email questions


When: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month at 10:15 AM.
Where: Westport Senior Center: 21 Imperial Ave. Westport
Contact: Diane Bosch, RN, WCSA 203-341-5099 Please call the Senior Center


When: Meets the 3rd Wednesday each month at 10:30 AM.
Where: Windsor Senior Services at LP Wilson Community center: 599 Matianuck ave. Windsor, CT
Contact: Please call the Senior Center to register. Facilitated by Jenn Pitt, CGCM- Trinity Health of New England and Carol Sikora- StoneBrook Village of Windsor Locks

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