Support Groups

Support Groups

Due to COVID-19, some support groups are meeting remotely or are currently not meeting.  Please reach out to the group leader for the most up to date information.

These support groups are for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Each support group is facilitated by a peer, care partner or health professional. The format of each support group varies, but many have monthly speakers who speak about topics such as nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, and voice therapy.
If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact Susan Callison, the Program Coordinator at 515-782-4386 or

The Iowa Chapter of the  APDA provides an opportunity for an annual $300 grant to each support group in Iowa. To apply, please contact us here. 

See the list below for current support groups in Iowa


City/County Leader/Phone Location
Ackley/Hardin County Alan Keninger
Ackley Civic Center
640 Main St. Ackley IA 50601
Algona/Kossuth County Jen Carr
Exercise group also available
Algona, IA 50511
Ames/Story County Elizabeth Stegemoller
First Baptist Church of Ames 200 Lynn Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Meets the First Wednesday of the month from 2-3 pm
Anamosa/Jones County Allison Niedermann
Delay the Disease exercise group on hold due to covid
UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center
1795 HWY 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205
Atlantic/Cass County Jon Jordan
Exercise group also available
Heritage House
1200 Brookridge Cir
Atlantic, IA 50022

Des Moines County

Stephie Libben
Julie Kirk
Great River Medical Center – Black Hawk Room
1221 Gear Avenue
Burlington, IA 52655
Carroll/Carroll County Melissa Schultes
Exercise group also available
St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401
Cascade/Dubuque County Brenda Williams
Claddagh Court’s Lower Building
506 Sixth Avenue NW
Cascade, IA
Cedar Rapids/Linn County


John Krumbholz
Exercise group also available
St. Patrick’s Center
120 5th St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Centerville/Appanoose Katy Dykes
Mercy Medical Center
One St. Joseph’s Drive
Centerville, IA 52544
Charles City/Floyd County Carol Quade
St. John’s Lutheran Church
300 South Main St
Charles City, IA 50616
Clinton/Clinton County Don and Rita Schneider
Mercy Medical Center
1410 N 4th St. (South Campus Board Room)
Clinton, IA 52732
Council Bluffs/ Pottawattamie County Molly George
Caregiver group also available.
Currently not meeting

Fox Run Assisted Living
3121 McIneery Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Creston/Union County Mandy Henderson Southern Prairie Fitness
Davenport/Scott County Jan Kennion
Larry Nahrgang
Caregiver group also available
Palmer Hills Retirement Center 2617 Maplecrest Rd,    Bettendorf, IA 52722

Winneshiek County

David Dobson
Currently not meeting due to Covid-19                        Winneshiek Medical Center
901 Montgomery St
Decorah, IA 52101
Des Moines/Polk County Valerie Stickle-Diehl
Caregiver group also available. Meets March- November
Currently not meeting due to Covid-19, may resume Fall 2021

Mercy Hospital – East Tower
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA

Des Moines/Polk County On With Life
Tammy Miller
Currently meeting virtually contact Tammy Miller for meeting login details.

On With Life in Ankeny Outpatient Clinic
715 SW Ankeny Road
Ankeny, Iowa

Des Moines/Polk County Alee Phillips
Wesley Acres
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, 50312
Dubuque/Dubuque County


Gerald Osterhaus
UnityPoint – Finley Hospital
350 N Grandview Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dyersville/Dubuque County Catherine Tegeler
Ellen Kennedy Living Center
1177 7th St., SW
Dyersville, IA
Estherville/Emmet County Eric Erickson
Currently not meeting

Estherville Public Library
613 Center Ave.
Estherville, IA 51334

Grinnell/Poweshiek County Georgia Plumb
615 Horseshoe Dr. St. E
Grinnell, IA 50157
2:00pm every 3rd Thursday
Guttenberg/Clayton County Janet Hefel
Guttenberg Hospital
200 Main St
Guttenberg ,IA 52052
Iowa City/Johnson County Wanda Crombie   319-358-0306

or Ed Pierson

Currently meeting virtually Grand Living at Bridgewater 3 Russell Slade Boulevard, Coralville, IA 52241
Leon/Decatur County Jen Barker
link to information
Decatur County Hospital
1405 NW Church St Leon, Iowa 50144
Marshalltown/ Marshall County Dennis Eige
Glenwood Place Assisted Living
2907 S. 6th St.        Marshalltown, IA 50158
Mason City/Clear Lake

Cerro Gordo County

Martha Boyes
641-357-3609 (Home)
641-231-0007 (Cell)
Kentucky Ridge Asst Living Chapel
2060 S. Kentucky Ave
Mason City, IA 50401

Muscatine County

Pat and Wayne Corriell
John and Karen Schaub
Muscatine County Extension Office
1514 Isett Avenue
Muscatine, IA

Jasper County

Eloise Prater
Wesley Park Center
500 First Street North
Newton, IA 50208
Pella/ Marion County Natasha Nikkel
Hearthstone, A Ministry of WesleyLife
608 E 2nd St
Pella, IA 50219
Sioux Center/Sioux County Glenda Vanlaren
Royal Meadows Care Center
1400 7th Avenue
Sioux Center, IA
Sioux City/Woodbury County


Sally Reinert
Siouxland Center for Active Generation
313 Cook Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
Storm Lake/

Buena Vista County

Bonnie Hunter
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1614 West 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Vinton/Benton County Stacey Hodges
Virginia Gay Hospital
502 N 9th Ave
Vinton, IA

Blackhawk County

Terry Hertges
Covenant Medical Center
Room 10
3421 West 9th Street
Waterloo, IA
Waukee/Dallas County Jenn Thurgood
Independence Village Community Room
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle Waukee, IA 50263
Waverly/Bremer County Mary Ochoa
Waverly Health Center
312 9th Street SW
Waverly, IA 50677
West Des Moines/Polk County


Lynhon Stout
Grand Living Tower Place
540 S. 51st Street
West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines-Edgewater, A WesleyLife Community/Polk County Eryn O’Rourke
A WesleyLife Community
9225 Cascade Ave.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
West Des Moines/Polk County Young Onset Support Group
Sean Jenkins
Shirley Burke
Please contact Sean Jenkins for information about location and timings.
Private Facebook Group- Search: Parkinson’s Young Onset Support Group of Iowa.
Winterset/Madison County Currently not meeting due to Covid-19 Madison County Hospital
300 W Hutchings St
Winterset, IA 50273
Urbandale/Polk County Lewy Body Dementia Support Group
Cookie Cranston
Currently meeting on Zoom and in person at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Urbandale, IA 50322
 Bettendorf, IA/Scott County Lewy Body Dementia Support Group
Marilyn Woelke, mAG, LMSW, CDS
The Fountains Senior Living 3726 Thunder Ridge Rd. Bettendorf, IA