Welcome to the APDA Florida Chapter

About the APDA Florida Chapter

The APDA South Florida Chapter works tirelessly every day to support and empower those in our community who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of the way.

Services we provide:

  • Educational programs and resources
  • Support groups
  • Exercise and wellness classes
  • Information and referrals
  • and much more

Don’t miss out on our Upcoming Events!

Check out our two new support groups!


PWP and Care Partners Support Group
Hale Senior Center- 330 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698
3rd Monday of each month
Contact: Desirae* 954-952-0429 or email APDAFLORIDA@APDAPARKINSON.ORG

Greenacres- Starting Wednesday May 8th!

PWP and Care Partner Support Group Temple Beth Tikvah- 4550 Jog Rd, Greenacres, FL 33467 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month Contact: Desirae* 954-952-0429 email APDAFlorida@apdaparkinson.org

Check out all Parkinson’s support groups in Florida

Volunteer TODAY!

Visit our volunteer position descriptions to see if your talents and interests match and begin making a difference for your Parkinson’s Community!

Attend a virtual program or event

APDA chapters are offering dozens of virtual programs and events that you can attend safely from your own home. Hop on a video with Dr. Gilbert, or jump in an exercise class.

APDA Florida Contact Information

Desirae Mearns,  Program Director
(954) 952-0429

APDA Information & Referral Centers

University of Miami

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center
1120 N.W. 14 Street, 13th Floor, Room 1377
Miami, Florida 33136

Henry Moore, MD
Medical Director

George Dumenigo, LCSW
APDA I&R Coordinator
(305) 243-1865

APDA Centers for Advanced Research in Florida

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville

Dennis Dickson, MD, Director
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

APDA funding supports:

  • Studies to identify novel gene mutations that contribute to Parkinsonism
  • A range of clinical trials from gait in advanced PD to Lewy bodies of the gut
  • A highly active DBS program with 75-100 procedures performed per year
  • Approximately 1,500 patients seen each year

Help Our Community

Make an impact to help people with Parkinson’s in your local community. Your ongoing support makes our work possible. Please give what you can so that we may see a cure for Parkinson’s in our lifetimes.