Support Groups

APDA Connecticut Chapter Support Groups

Please contact your facilitator for details.

Online Support:  Please call facilitators for details.
Farmington-Holly Seymour- 860-507-7715
Farmington-UConn Health-Neurology Dept.-Kristen Vavrek, LCSW, CDP 860-679-3224


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


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


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

Ellington-Moving Forward with Parkinson’s

When: Meets the 2nd Friday each month at 11:00 AM.
Where: The Ellington Senior Center, 40 Maple St., Ellington
Contact: Need new facilitator, please contact Amanda Brill at

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:  Lynn, – 203-253-0002

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

When: Meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:30 AM
Where: Anthology of Farmington, 1 Bridgewater Road, Farmington
Contact: Holly Seymour, 860-507-7712


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
Care partner support also available and online support, please contact Kristen


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


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

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


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,

Southbury-This group is not meeting at this time. We need a new
facilitator, if interested please contact

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 or
Sue at 860-870-3680

Vernon-Young Onset

When: Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
Where: Hartford Healthcare Offices, 35 Talcottville Rd., Suite 3, Vernon
Contact: Pam Atwood, 860-798-0369


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


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

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


When: Meets the 4th Wednesday each month at 10:15 AM.
Where: Westport Senior Center: 21 Imperial Ave. Westport
Contact: Maureen Matuszewski, 203-240-8123

Contact: Needing new facilitator, please contact Amanda Brill at

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