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 hseymour@apdaparkinson.org

Please contact your facilitator to Register


Young Onset Virtual Support Group Meeting

Every Tuesday at 7 pm ET via Zoom

Meeting ID: 816 5921 6236
Via telephone 929-205-6099 or 816-5921-6236


Darien

When: Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:00 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 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 tlajeunesse@abc-seniors.com

Farmington

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 Hseymour@apdaparkinson.org

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 parkinsons@uchc.edu
**Also offers a Care partner support group (see Virtual) **

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, Hyrbid- contact for zoom.
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

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:   www.shakersanonymous.org/  Lynn, Hagerbrant@gmail.com – 203-253-0002

New Haven

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, movementdisorders@ynhh.org

Ridgefield

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

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

South Windsor

When: Last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM
Where: The Village at Buckland Court, 432 Buckland Rd, South Windsor, CT 

Contact: jwaterbury1@benchmarkquality.com

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 Pam@atwooddementiagroup.com

Virtual

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 parkinsons@uchc.edu

Wallingford

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

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 Care Partner Support Group

When: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM
Where: Hoffman Summerwood-160 Simsbury Road, West Hartford
Contact: Facilitated by Suzanne Soucy LMSW To Register call Suzanne or Joan at 860-523-3808 or email SSoucy@hoffmansummerwood.org

Westport

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

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