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, 630-667-3209 or sunghee101@gmail.com


Aurora, IL

Parkinson Disease Support Group

When: First Tuesday of the month 10:30
Rush Copley Heart Institute
2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
Cheryl Rerko 1-630-499-6681

Caregiver Support Group

When: The third Tuesday at 10:30 A.M.
Rush Copley Heart Institute
2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora
Cheryl Rerko 1-630-499-6681


Belleville, IL

When: 3rd Monday of the month, 1:30 pm

SWIC’s Programs and Services For Older Persons

Older Adult and Caregiver Counseling Program

201 N. Church St.

Belleville, IL  62220

618-234-4410, ext. 7031
Jodi Gardner – 618-234-4410 Ext. 7031, jodi.gardner@SWIC.edu


Bloomington, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Tuesday 1pm – No meetings in Nov. or Dec.
The Activity and Recreational Center (The ARC)

600 East Willow Street, Normal Illinois 61761
Kay Book 1-309-212-6834 or Roger Halleen 309-699-7394 roghfish@comcast.net


Carbondale, IL

When: Monthly 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, lockwoodgala@yahoo.com


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, carohn@sbcglobal.net;


Chicago, IL

Parkinson Disease Support Group

When: The fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:00A.M. – 12:00P.M.

Where: University of Chicago, virtual support group

Contact: Nicole Reidy 1-773-834-1688 nicole.reidy@uchospitals.edu

General Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

When: First Wednesday of the Month  2-3 p.m.

Location: Northwestern, This is an virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.

Contact: Cecchi, LCSW, at erin.cecchi@nm.org

Parkinson’s Disease Care Partner Support Group

When: Second Wednesday of the Month from 2-3 p.m.

Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.

Contact: Erin Cecchi, LCSW, at erin.cecchi@nm.org


Decatur, IL

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


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.
Megan – 815-285-5591, ahilliard@ksbhospital.com


DuPage, IL

When: Monthly 3rd Monday 7-8:30pm
Movement Revolution Glen Ellyn, 3S012 Illinois 53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Contacts:
Daisy Asimakopoulos- daisy@movement-revolution.com
Phone: 312-465-3921


Maywood, IL

Where – Loyola Outpatient Center
2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL
4th floor, Conference Room
Check in at Neurology Front Desk

When – 1st Monday of every month from 2-3 pm
(beginning November 7)

How – Contact Isabella Dahlke at 512-202-8208 or email Isabella.dahlke@abbott.co


Northbrook, IL

When: Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Brandel Care Center, 2155 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062                                       Contact Diane Behnke at dbehnke@nssc.org


Northfeild, IL

When: twice a month, Wed. 1-2pm
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfeild, IL 60093

Diane Behnke: 1-847-784-6078


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,  lucia_blasucci@rush.edu


Peoria, IL

When: Monthly, 1st Saturday 1:30-3:30pm *No meetings on Holidays/Holiday Weekends*

OSF Center for Health 5114 N. Glen Park Place Peoria, IL 61614

peoriapdgroup@comcast.net


Quincy, IL

When: Quincy Library, The second Saturday of every month from 10A.M. – 12:00P.M.  Contact: David & Terri May
Phone: 217-224-7027


Spring Valley, IL

When: Monthly 1st Monday 1:30-3:30pm
St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. 1st Street, Spring Valley, IL 61362
815-434-7114, mikesue72@sbcglobal.net


Winfield, IL

When: Second Thursday of the month from 10:30-11:30 starting in 2023. 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 Debra.crystal@cadencehealth.org Call 630-933-4234

Illinois – Young Onset Support Groups

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, peoriapdgroup@comcast.net


Quincy, IL

When: Quincy Library, The second Saturday of every month from 10A.M. – 12:00P.M.   Contact: David & Terri May
Phone: 217-224-7027

Illinois – Exercise Groups

Aurora

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


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


Naperville, IL

Aqua Parkinson’s/Arthritis at Naperville

Water-based Class –

Therapy Pool Introducing exercise in the early to mid-stages of Parkinson’s has been shown to help improve mobility and possibly delay further impairment, so why not reap the benefits while enjoying the warmth of our Therapy Pool.

MON, WED & FRI 10:30 – 11:30am (60-min class; 10-week Session) Mem: $43.00 Non-Mem: $115.00 Delay the Disease: Exercise for Parkinson’s at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Aerobic Studio Certified

More Information:

Aquatic Classes – (630)646-5905 or Alice.Novotny@EEHealth.org • Land Classes – (630)646-7920 or Daniel.Johnson@EEHealth.org

To Register:

 Aquatic Classes (630)646-5917 or Toni.Kadera@EEHealth.org

 Land Classes (630)646-7913 or Dina.Kuban@EEHealth.org


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

Additional programs include:

  • Rock Steady Boxing
  • Parkinson’s Support Group
  • Strength & Balance
  • Stride & Strength
  • TRX for Parkinson’s
  • Yoga for Parkinson’s

Orland Park, IL

When: Parkinson Disease exercise class – Weekly on Friday at 11:00 – 11:45am.
Orland Park/Palos Park Health and Fitness Center, 15430 West Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
Pre-registration required at 708.226.0555.


Rockford, IL

Pedaling for Parkinson’s – No Fee
Riverfront YMCA
M-W-F 11:30-12:15
815-489-1252

Knock Out Parkinson’s
K.O.P.Inc.
Core Combat Sports
Loves Park, IL
Tommy: 815-708-8751


Skokie

Location: Roscoe YMCA
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday  11:15am-12:00pm
Cost: Free for members and non-members
Contact: For more information contact Erin, 815.623.5858, or email at: escott@statelineymca.org 


Woodridge, IL


Delay the Disease® instructor will help improve quality of life with exercises that incorporate joint strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, and neurological training.

WED 11:30am – 12:15pm (45-minute class; 8-week Session) Mem: $60.00 Non-Mem: $114.00

Parkinson’s Cycle at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Children’s Multipurpose Room Program follows parameters set forth in Cleveland Clinic study that revealed an increase in brain activity and reduction in Parkinson’s symptoms after performing a specific cycling protocol.

TUE and/or THU 10:00 – 11:00am (1-hour class; 8-week Session) Mem: $80 or $144 Non-Mem: $152 or $273.60

 Parkinson’s Cardio Circuit Training at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Basketball Court A rigorous and challenging program to take participants past their comfort zone and improve motor control and delay the progression of symptoms.

WED 12:30 – 1:00pm (30-minute class; 8-week Session) Mem: $40.00 Non-Mem: $76.00

 Knockout Parkinson’s at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Basketball Court & Boxing Area/Track Certified Rock Steady Boxing® instructor leads a non-contact boxing and circuit training-based curriculum proven to be neuro-protective and delay progression of symptoms!

WED 12:30 – 1:30pm (1-hour class; 8-week Session) Mem: $80.00 Non-Mem: $152.00

Parkinson’s Triple Threat at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Children’s Multipurpose Room & Boxing Area/Track Increase exercise intensity & heart rate to increase the neurotransmitter dopamine with 20-minute segments each of cycling, boxing, and weight training.

TUE and/or THU 6:00 – 7:30pm (1.5-hour class; 8-week Session) Mem: $120 or $216 Non-Mem: $228 or $410.40

Parkinson’s Yoga at 7Bridges Land-based Class – Adult Multipurpose Room Yoga postures, breath techniques, and guided visualization to support those who live with PD, or other chronic progressive movement disorders. Class is practiced mainly on a chair – yoga mat recommended.

THU 11:45am – 12:45pm (1-hour class; 8-week Session) Mem: $84.00 Non-Mem: $192.00 For

More Information:

Aquatic Classes – (630)646-5905 or Alice.Novotny@EEHealth.org

Land Classes – (630)646-7920 or Daniel.Johnson@EEHealth.org

To Register:

Aquatic Classes (630)646-5917 or Toni.Kadera@EEHealth.org

Land Classes (630)646-7913 or Dina.Kuban@EEHealth.org

Indiana Support Groups

Evansville, IN

Second Wednesday of the month 6-8P.M.
Location: 5130 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Contact:  (812) 477-7816


Goshen, IN

Monthly 4th Thursday 10am
Greencroft Senior Center, 1820 Greencroft Blvd., Goshen, IN 46526
Contact: 574-537-4000


Merrillville, IN

For information, call 219-738-4926
Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, 1st Floor Conference Room, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville
12 noon to 1:30 pm • The third Monday of every month.


 Munster, IN

Second Wednesday Monthly 1-3pm
Board Room Second floor –901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN 46321
Andrea Dance – 219-663-5953, andreaaha222@sbcglobal.net


Warsaw, IN

2nd Friday of the month at 6:30pm-7:30P.M
Warsaw Parkinson’s, Support Group Kosciusko Community Hospital, 2101 Dubois Drive Warsaw, IN 46580, The Administration Building                                                                             Pam: 1-574-370-5709


West Lafayette, IN

Meeting: On the third Thursday most months from 5-6
BoxFit Lafayette when we are back to being in person. The address is 3540 SR 38 E, Suite 202, Lafayette, IN 47905.
Jessica Huber – 765-494-3796, jhuber@purdue.edu
Sandy Snyder at 765-494-6488

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, ptomlin3@comcast.net


Indiana – Exercise Classes

Fort Wayne, IN


Ft.Wayne Parkinson’s Exercise Group
Turnstone Center, 3320 N. Clinton Street, Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
Contact – 260-483-2100

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing combines non-contact boxing with group fitness and focuses on building strength, power, flexibility and confidence. This class is specifically for those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. It is designed to delay the symptoms that come along with Parkinson’s and have fun while doing it. The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. Located in the new Rock Steady Boxing group exercise room. Schedule: Monday & Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday 3-4:30 p.m.


Munster, IN

Rock Steady Boxing

Contact: 219-924-5348

Boxing for Parkinson’s

Dancing for Parkinson’s

Delay the Disease

Yoga for Parkinson Disease

Contact: 219-237-2342


Schererville, IN

Dizziness, Balance, and Neuro Center

Contact: 219-836-5381


West Lafayette, IN

2741 North Salisbury Street, IN 47906


Rock Steady Boxing:

An innovative program for those with Parkinson’s disease

Contact: 1-765-771-7200


For more information or if you have additions, deletions or edits, please call APDA Midwest Chapter 708-329-9527 or email us at apdamidwest@parkinson.org.

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