Support Groups

Support Groups in the Midwest

The following information is current as of March 2018. Please be sure to call ahead to confirm schedules.

Illinois - Support Groups

Arlington Heights, IL

What: Korean American Support Group
Where: Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
When: Monthly 2nd Saturdays, 10am-Noon
Contact: Sunghee Park, 630-400-4082 or

What: Support Group
NCH Hospital Arlington Heights Senior Center, IL 60005
When: Monthly 3rd Wed, 6:30-8pm
Contact: RSVP to Seema Ganjawalia, 847-618-7790,

Aurora, IL

When: Monthly Second Wednesday 1:30-3pm
Rush Copley Heart Institute
2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
Conference Room is Christine Weincek 630-978-4948.

Belleville, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Monday 1:30-2:30pm
SWIC-PSOP, 201 N. Church Street, Belleville, IL 62220
Jodi Gardner – 618-234-4410 Ext. 7031,

Bloomington, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 1pm – No meetings in Nov. or Dec.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1618 E. Emerson St.Bloomington, IL 61701
Bob Howard 309-557-8240 or Roger Halleen 309-699-7394

Carbondale, IL

When: Monthly (except December) 1st Wed 1:00 pm Meetings held at
Prairie Living at Chautauqua, 955 Villa Ct, West Bldg, 3rd Fl, Carbondale, IL 62901
Gala Lockwood, 618.967.1317,

Champaign, IL

When: Weekly Mondays 10-11am
Champaign County Parkinson’s Support Group
Savoy United Methodist Church, 3002 W. Old Church Road, Champaign, IL 61821
Charles Rohn – 217-549-6167,; Chuck Arbuckle – 217-586-3100

Chicago, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Saturday 11:30am – 1pm. Register in advance at 773-488-2801
Mather’s More Than A Café, 33 E. 83rd Street, Chicago, IL 60619
Edna Drake –

When: Monthly, 1st Tues. 11am -2pm – Call for schedule
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron, 3rd floor, Room A, Chicago, IL 60611
Pamela Palmentera – 312-503-4397,

When: Monthly 3rd Wed. 1-3pm
Presence Resurrection Medical Center, 7262 W. Peterson Avenue Terrace Room, Chicago, IL 60631
Shelia Pepple 773-774-8000 x 6211,; Judy Ward 773.636.5837

Decatur, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Thursday 1:30pm
Westminster Church, 1380 W. MainDecatur, IL
Jon Kileen –, 217-620-8702

DeKalb, IL

When: 3rd Tuesday Monthly 1:30pm – 4pm
DeKalb Support Group, DeKalb Senior Center, 330 Grove Street DeKalb, IL 60178
Carol Reed – 815-762-6293; Mary McIllece – 847-420-0386,

Des Plaines, IL

When: Meeting monthly 4th Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00am
Frisbie Senior Center, 50 Northwest HighwayDes Plaines, IL 60016
Nancy Flowers – 847-653-3134,; Nancy Flowers –

Deerfeild, IL

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday 9-12am
North Suburban, Evangelical Free Church, 200 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
Rachael Birchard – 847-945-2514,

Dixon, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Thursday 1-2:30pm
KSB Hospital PD Support Group, Town Square Center, 102 S. Hennepin Avenue, Dixon, IL 61021
Use Parking Lot Entrance on 2nd St.
Ann Hilliard – 815-285-5575,

DuPage, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Monday 7-8:30pm
Movement Revolution Glen Ellyn, 3S012 Illinois 53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Daisy Asimakopoulos-
Christina Johnson-
Phone: 312-465-3921

Elgin, IL

When: Meeting Third Tuesday each month 3-4:00pm
St. Joseph Hospital, 77 North Airlite Street Elgin, IL 60123
Bev Kitler Sue Peterson, Co-Leader,

Elk Grove Village, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6 pm
Northwest Neurology APDA Support Group
800 Biesterfield Rd Suite 635, Elk Grove Village, IL

Ilana Kazakish – 224-385-4885

Elmhurst, IL

When: Meets every 4th Thursday of each month 1PM to 2:30PM
Elmhurst Hospital Support Group attendees should use the main entrance.
Third Floor Family Lounge155 E Brush Hill RdElmhurst, IL 60126
Joel Morris Ed.D –, 630-432-0232

Geneva, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Saturday 10:30am
Fox Valley Area PD Support Group
Delnor Community Hospital, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Kathy Hanlon – 630-761-9750,

Glen Ellyn, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 10-11:30am – **3rd Tues. is for caregivers & patients**
Brookdale Glen Ellyn, 60 N. Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Linda Schaller 630-446-1502

Glenview, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Thursday 2-3:30pm
Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, IL 60026
Diane Mattson RN – 847.570.2570

Greenville, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Monday 1pm
Senior Center, 1001 E. Harris Avenue Greenville, IL 62246
Anna Oestrich – 618-664-1405 x102,

Hazelcrest, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Wednesday 1-3pm
South Suburban Hospital, 17800 Kedzie Avenue, Hazelcrest, IL 60476
Robert Reiser – 815-717-8860,

Joliet, IL

When: Weekly 3rd Wed. 6-7:30pm
Presence Health Sports Injury and Rehab Center, 2132 Jefferson, Joliet, IL 60435
For info call Mary Gaherty: 815-725-7133 extension 7562

Kankakee, IL

When: Monthly 1st Wed. 10-11am – Meetings held in Rooms A & B
Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall, Kankakee, IL 60901
Marian Wulffe – 815-932-6871,

Kewanee, IL

When: Meeting on Third Thursday each month 5:00 to 6:00 pm
OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, 1051 W. South Street P.O.Box 747, Kewanee, IL 61443
Co-Leaders – Lisa Salisbury – 309.852.7941,; Breanne Cinnamon – 309.852.7936,

Lake Barrington, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6 pm
Northwest Neurology APDA Support Group
22285 N Pepper Road Suite 401, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.

Ilana Kazakish – 224-385-4885

Lake Forest, IL

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month 10am – noon
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health & Fitness Center – Conference Room
1200 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, IL
Call: Trish Osterman PT, MS Rehabilitative Services Dept. 847-535-8060

Lena, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Mon. 1:30pm from March to November (TIMES/DATES MAY VARY)
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 118 E. Mason Street, Lena, IL 60148
Marion Fahre – 815.367.3961; Carol Griffin – 815.947.2208

Libertyville, IL

When: Monthly 4th Wednesday 7-9pm
Lake County Parkinson’s Group, Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048
Wayne Zumstein – 847-840-5700,

Macomb, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Thursday at 6:30 pm
Support Group The Elms, 1212 Madelyn avenue, Macomb, IL 61455
Katie Webb – 309.221.9888,

Mattoon, IL

When: Monthly – last Tuesday 1pm
Sara Bush Hospital, 500 Health Center Drive, Matoon, IL 61938
Kay McDade – 217-258-4040,

Mt. Vernon, IL

When: Monthly 4th Thursday 6:30
Greentree Retirement Center, 208 Zachary, 2nd Floor, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Donna Peacock – 618-315-1684,

Niles, IL

When: Meets monthly – please call for for more information.
Brookdale Niles, 8975 W. Golf Road, Niles, IL 60714
Contact: Annalee Strasburg –, 847-296-0333

Northbrook, IL

When: Meetings 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:00am to 11:00am
Brandel Care Center, 2155 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
Tom Hoeppner – 847.509.0927,

Northfeild, IL

When: Weekly, Wed. 1-2pm
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfeild, IL 60093
Tierney Wilson – 847-784.6040,; Heather Resnick – 847.784.6041,

Oak Park, IL

When: Monthly, 2nd Saturday 9:30am to Noon – No meeting in August
Oak Park Hospital, 520 S. Maple Avenue – 2nd Floor, Oak Park, IL 60304
Lucia Blasucci, RN – 312-563-2900,

Peoria, IL

When: Monthly, 1st Saturday 1:30-3:30pm *No meetings on Holidays/Holiday Weekends*
OSF Prompt Care, Glen Park5114 N. Glen Park Place, Peoria, IL 61614
Roger & Barb Halleen  – 309-699-7394,; Bruce Colley – 309-692-6449,

Rockford, IL

When: Monthly 2nd Wednesday 10am
Wesley Willows, 4141 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103
Faye Ford – 815-885-4897,

Schaumburg, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 7pm
Campanelli YMCA
00 Weiss Rd Schaumburg. IL.
Tim Reed – 630-917-7617 ,

Spring Valley, IL

When: Monthly 1st Monday 1:30-3:30pm
St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. 1st Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362

Springfield, IL

When: 3rd Sunday of odd number months at 2pm Jan, March, May, July, Sept., Nov.
St. John’s Rehabilitation at FitClub, South 3631 South 6th St., #C, Springfield, IL 62704
Kelly Neumann – 217-483-7300,

Sterling, IL

When: Monthly 4th Wed. 2-3:30pm
Good Neighbor Care PD Support Group, Good Neighbor Care, 2705 Avenue E, Sterling, IL 61081
Stephanie Dennis – 815-499-3691,

Vandalia, IL

When: Monthly Last Tuesday 1pm
Fayette County Hospital, 650 W. Taylor, Vandalia, IL 62471
Charlene Pryor – 618-283-4633,

Vernon Hills, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Wednesday 1pm
Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes, 10 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Laurel Moffott – 847-996-1706,

Winfield, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Thursday 10-11:30 am
Neurosciences Parkinson’s Support Group, 25 North Winfield Road Conference Center, BedTower conference room, Winfield, IL 60190
Register at 630.933.4234, Registration is encouraged

When: Monthly 3rd Thursday 10-11 am
Memory Care Partner, Northwestern Medicine, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190
Registration is encouraged. Call 630-933-4234

Illinois - Young Onset Support Groups

Peoria, IL

When: Meets 3rd Wednesday at 3:30 pm
Meeting at Panera’s, 2515 W. Lake Street (Westlake), Peoria, IL 60515
Barb Halleen -309.699.7934,

Quincy, IL

Contact: David & Terri May
Phone: 217-224-7027; Email:

Rockford, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday @ 7pm – Call for meeting times
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2700 Augustana Drive, Rockford, IL 61107
David & Linda Palmer – 815-871-6710

Spring Grove, IL

When: 11st Wednesday Monthly 7pm
McHenry County Parkinsons Support Group
State Banks of the Lakes, 1906 Holian Drive, Spring Grove, IL 6008
Kurt Dempski – 815-207-1260

Urbana, IL

When: 2nd Saturday Monthly
Urbana Young Onset Group
Grace United Methodist Church, 1400 Philo Road, Urbana, IL 61801
Darrel King – 217.493.8577,

Illinois - Exercise Groups

Aurora, IL

When: Tues and Thur at 2:00-3:00pm
Rush Copley Healthplex, 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504
Free! Just call 630.978.6280 to register

Belvidere, IL

When: Tuesdays weekly at 9:00 to 10:00am
Exercise Group – Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere, IL 61108
Fee: $4.00
Linda Palmer – 815.871.6710

Carol Stream, IL

Parkinson’s Exercise Class
Belmont Village, 545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL 60188
Julie Wilson 630.510.2521

Chicago, IL

Galter Life Center, 5157 N. Francisco, Chicago, IL 60625
Call for information regarding times and programs and trainers available.
Laura McDonagh – 773.878.9936; Amy Petersen – 773.878.9936

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
RIC Center for Health and Fitness, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
NOTE: discounted parking at 321 East Erie.
When calling for info, ask specifically for Parkinson’s exercise classes and fees. Registration required, class size limited.
Carolyn Mueller, Manager 312.238.5001

Muevete – Free Dance-aerobic, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, and Yoga (Call for location and schedule)
The Greater Humboldt Park Community Diabetes Empowerment Center
2753 W Division St, 1440 N Sacramento, 2732 N Avers
Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0855 (Call for location and schedule)

Downer’s Grove, IL

Active Aqua for PD – warm water aqua class
When: Mondays 3:00 pm-3:45 pm
8 week sessions
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
3551 Highland Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515
Contact: Jenny Showalter 630-275-2283

Functional Exercise For Movement Disorders – land based exercise class
When: Fridays 2:30-3:30pm
8 week sessions
Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
3551 Highland Ave. Downers Grove, IL 60515
Contact: Colleen Eggers 630-275-2874

Hoffman Estates, IL

When: Daily – Mon thru Fri at 9:30 to 10:15am. Includes exercerises for PD patients.
BODY FLEX, The Devonshire of Hoffman Estates, 1515 Baringron Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60196
Tim Sullivan 847.490.5800

Naperville, IL

When: Classes are held in the Therapy Pool at 10:30 to 11:30am 3 times/wk – Registration required – class sizes are limited.
Parkinson’s Swim Class (Improve Mobility & Delay Further Impairment)
Monday Leader: Mary Anselmo
Wednesday Leader: Judy Peters / Susan Vulich
Friday Leader: Kathy Winters
Edward Health & Fitness Center, 775 Brom Drive, Naperville. IL 60540
Fee for 10 week class for EHFC member $43.00; Non- Member $115.00
To register call 630.646.5917, Questions? Ask Alice Novotny 630.646.5905

Lake Forest, IL

Pedaling for Parkinson’s (Stationary bicycle pedaling therapy)
When/Place: Lake Forest location – Tuesday 11am – Noon *Registration is required*
When/Place:Lindenhurst location – Thursday 10:15am to 11am *Registration is required*
Call Rehabilitative Services Dept. 847-535-8060

Orland Park, IL

When: Land exercise class – Weekly on Friday at 11:45 to 12:45pm.
Orland Park/Palos Park Health and Fitness Center, 15430 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
$90.00 for non members for 12 classes.
Pre-registration required at 708.226.0555.

Rockford, IL

Pedaling for Parkinson’s – No Fee
When: Weekly on M-W-F at 12:30 to 1:30pm
YMCA of Rock River Valley, I.D. Pennock Branch 200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107
Linda Palmer – 815.871.6710

Rolling Meadows, IL

When: Tuesday at 11:00 to 12:00 Noon
Arlington Heights, Northwest Community Hospital, 3300 Kirchoff Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Karuna Maddava –, 847.618.3110

Skokie, IL

Pedaling for Parkinson’s
When: Monthly M-W-F at 11:00 am, No Fee
Stateline Family YMCA, Roscoe Branch 9901 Main Street Roscoe, IL 60173
Ann Hankins – 608.365.2261

Parkinson’s on the Move
When: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:30pm
Liberman Center, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie,IL 60077
Please call 847.929.3022 for more information. Please visit CJE Seniorlife to learn more.

When: Weekly on Tues, Thur, and Fri at 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
Skokie Park District, 9300 Weber Park Place, Skokie, IL 60077
Harriet Konblett – 847.674.1500

Exploration through Art Therapy
When: Weekly on Wed at 1:30 to 3:30pm
Liberman Center, 9700 Gross Point RoadSkokie, IL 60077
Please visit to learn more. Please call 847.929.3022 for more information.

Winfield, IL

Neurologic Music Therapy Group “Resilient Rhythms”
When: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
Northwestern Medicine Central
DuPage Hospital Neurodegenerative Suites 432, Conference Room Outpatient Services Building, 25 North Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190
Call 630.933.4234

Exercising with Parkinson’s
Central DuPage Hospital, 25 N. Winfield Road Winfield, IL 60190
Call 630.933.4234

Wheaton, IL

Parkinson’s Excercise
When: Weekly – Call for schedule
Westbridge at Wyndemere Senior Living Campus, 500 Wyndemere Circle, Wheaton, IL 60187
630.681.1343 – Laurie Meissner;  630.681.4502 – Christine Cornell

Exercising with Parkinson Disease
Parks Plus Fitness Center, 1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton, IL

Woodridge, IL

Delay the Disease
Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness Center at Seven Bridges, 6600 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
Beginner/Intermediate Program (Participants early & mid-stage) – Tuesday 12:30pm to 1:15pm (Max per class 8)
Advanced Program for the more active & mobile – Wednesday 11:45am to 12:30pm
Instructor Connie Truesdale CPT

Fee for 12 week class – EHFC Member $ 57.00; Non-Member – $142.00
To register Call Carol Teteak at 630.646.7920 or

Parkinson’s Cycle: Ride to Reduce the Symptoms (one hour class)  – *Participants use stationary performance cycle bikes
Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness at Seven Bridges, 6600 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
Tues. and/or Thurs. 10am to 11am
Led by Connie Truesdale, CPT
Fee for 12 week class – 1 day per week EHFC member $76.00 / Non-Members: $190.00 – 2 days per week ; EHFC Member – $190.00 / Non-Member – $342.00
To Register call Carol Teteak – 630.646.7920 or

Healthy Motion: Moving Big is Better (45 minute class)
Led by: Connie Truesdale, CPT
Wednesday 12:30 to 1:15pm *Movement patterns are performed standing, can be multi-directional.
Edward-Elmhurst Health & Fitness at Seven Bridges, 6600 Route 53, Woodridge, IL 60517
Fee for 12 week class: EHFC Members: $57.00 Non-Members $142.50
Carol Teteak – 630-646-7920 or

Indiana Support Groups

Crown Point, IN

First Monday of every month 4-6pm
Marian Education Center at St. Anthony’s Hospital, 1201 S. Main Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
Andrea Dance – 219-663-5953,

Evansville, IN

Deaconess Gateway Conference Center, 4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN 47630
First Tuesday of the months February-October at 5:30 p.m.
First Saturday of the months November, December and February at 10:30 a.m.

For questions,

Fort Wayne, IN

Monthly 3rd Thursday 7pm –  **No meeting in Dec.**
Fort Wayne PD Support Group
Turnstone Center, 3320 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
Dan Spangler – 260-486-4893,

Gosehn, IN

Monthly 4th Friday 10am
Greencroft Senior Center, 1820 Greencroft Blvd., Gosehn, IN 46526
Carol Scribner – 574-537-4105,

Hammond, IN

Monthly 1st Saturday 2-4pm
St. Margaret’s Hospital, 5454 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
Kerry & Ramona Mitchell – 219-228-6434,

LaPorte, IN

Monthly 3rd Tuesday 2:30pm
Brentwood Assisted Living Center, 202 Andrews Avenue, LaPorte, IN 46350
Chaplin Ray Francis – 219.325.7607,

Merrillville, IN

3rd Tuesday Monthly Noon – 1:30pm
Methodist Hospital, Southlake Campus Pavillion D, Room 162303, E. 89th AvenueMerrillville, IN 46410
Andrea Dance – 219-663-5953,

Munster, IN

Last Thursday Monthly 1-3pm
Community Hospital Cafeteria – Conference Room #1, 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN 46321
Andrea Dance – 219-663-5953,

Notre Dame, IN

Monthly 1st Monday 12:30-2:30pm – Meet all months except January / July / August
Michiana PD Support Group
Holy Cross Village Campus, 54515 Indiana 933, Brother William Geenan Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Dawn Hatch – 574-350-0861,

Valparaiso, IN

Monthly on Wed. 1-2:30pm *Call for meeting info – Schedule varies*
Porter-Education & Rehab Center, 1401 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Steve Beach – 219-263-7203,

Warsaw, IN

2nd Friday of the month at 6:30pm
Warsaw Parkinson’s, Support Group Kosciusko Community Hospital, 2101 Dubois Drive Warsaw, IN 46580
Susan Bitting – 574.453.2940; Mark Burks – 574.527.0820,

West Lafayette, IN

Monthly 3rd Thursday 5-6pm
Westminster Village, 2741 N. Salisbury Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Jessica Huber – 765-494-3796,

Monthly, last Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm
University Place, 1700 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Indiana - Young Onset Support Groups

Indianapolis, IN

Monthly, 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
Young Parkinsons of Indiana
Allisonville Christian Church, 7701 N. Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Paula Tomlin – 317-570-0545,

Indiana - Exercise Classes

Fort Wayne, IN

Weekly on Wed at 10:30 to 11:30am – Fees are due prior to service. CALL for rates and schedule.
Ft.Wayne Parkinson’s Exercise Group
Turnstone Center, 3320 N. Clinton Street, Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
Dan Spangler – 260.486.4893

Munster, IN

Weekly on Tues at 12:00 to 1:00pm
Community Hospital – Physical Therapy Department, 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN 46321
Priscilla Mulesa – 219.836.4527

West Lafayette, IN

Weekly on Thursday at 3:30 to 4:30pm
University Place, 1700 Lindberg Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Liz Hahn – 765.474.5938

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