Support Groups

Support Groups

Joining a support group is a great way to connect with others who understand what you are going through, learn about Parkinson disease and ways to cope with the challenges that come with having PD.

Our support groups are for:

  • People new to PD
  • People who have had PD a long time
  • People with Young Onset of PD
  • People who are caregivers or relatives of those with PD

Some groups meet via zoom and some groups meet at the APDA Missouri office and in locations across the bi-state region. We encourage you to find the one that best meets your needs.

Some groups are specifically for certain people – like care partners or those with young onset Parkinson’s. Others are open to anyone who wishes to attend. A group may invite guest speakers, plan an event or just discuss topics of interest to the participants. All support groups are led by a trained facilitator. If you can’t find a group in your area, please let us know

All support groups are free of charge.

Missouri APDA Support Groups

To join a support group in Missouri click HERE to register or see link below. Location, date and time listed below. For any further questions, please email at apdamo@gmail.com or call 636.778.3377.

Ballwin (St. Louis County)
Meramec Bluffs Care Center
1 Meramec Bluffs Drive, Veterans Room
4th Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm

Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau Library
711 Clark Street
2nd Monday of the month at 5:30 pm.

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)For Care Partners Only
APDA Office
16100 Chesterfield Parkway W, Suite 125
2nd Monday of the month at 10:30 am.

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)For Newly DiagnosedFULL
APDA Office
16100 Chesterfield Parkway W, Suite 125
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)For Newly DiagnosedOPEN
APDA Office
16100 Chesterfield Parkway W, Suite 125
4th Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm.- ***BEGINS April 23, 2024***

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)
Friendship Village Chesterfield
15201 Olive Blvd.
3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm.

Florissant (North County)
Delmar Gardens- Garden Villas North
4505 Parker Rd.
1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am.

Kansas City (Johnson County)
Johnson County Rehab Hospital
11325 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm.

Kirkwood (St. Louis County)
Kirkwood First Presbyterian
100 E Adams Ave., Room 009
2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm.

Olivette (St. Louis County)
Private Home Care Company
9338 Olive Blvd., Suite 200
3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am.

Rolla (Phelps County)
Phelps Health Delbert Day Cancer Institute
1060 W. 10th St., Conference Room B
3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve County)
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital
800 Ste. Genevieve Dr., Education Conf. Room
2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am

South County (St. Louis County)
Cedarhurst of Tesson heights
12335 West Bend, St. Louis, MO 63128
4th Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am

St. Charles (St. Charles County)For Care Partners Only
Kisker Road Library
1000 Kisker Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304
2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am

St. Louis County- Young Onset PD
In person Location/Time- TBD
Contact APDA MO- 636-778-3377 with interest.

St. Peters (St. Charles County)
Spencer Road Library
427 Spencer Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376 Rm. M
1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm

Washington (Franklin County)
Washington Public Library
410 Lafayette Avenue
2nd Monday of the month at 3:00 pm

Virtual- For Adult Children of People with Parkinsons
2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am – virtually

Virtual- For Care Partners Only
3rd Monday of the month at 1:00 pm – virtually

Virtual- PD
4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm virtually

VirtualYoung Onset PD
Every Thursday at 6:00 pm virtually
Click here to register.


Other Missouri Support Groups

Branson West Area (Stone County)
Stone County Health Department 417-357-6134
11016 State Highway 76, Ste. 11
1st Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm

Carthage (Jasper County)
Fair Acres Family YMCA- 417-358-1070
2600 Grand Ave.
3rd Monday of the month at 11:30 am

Columbia (Boone County)
Broadway Christian Church – 573-445-5312
2601 West Broadway
1st Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm

Joplin (Jasper County)
Mercy Hospital Joplin -417-556-2263
100 Mercy Way, Conference Room 1
Every Monday at 3:30 pm (virtual option available)

Ozark (Christian County)
Sharlin Health & Neurology 417-485-4330
5508 N. Farmer Branch Road
4th Monday of the month at 10:00 am

Springfield (Greene County)
The Bodysmith, 417-865-0500
1136 E. St. Louis St.
2nd Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m.

Springfield (Greene County)
Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital- 417-269-3616
3535 S. National Ave
3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm

Springfield (Greene County)
Kingshighway United Methodist Church- 417-881-6363
2401 S. Lone Pine Ave.
3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm


Illinois APDA Support Groups

To join a support group in Illinois click HERE to register. Location, date and time listed below. For any further questions, please email at apdamo@gmail.com or call 636.778.3377.

Alton, IL (Madison County)

Senior Services Plus (Main Building) – (618) 465-3298
2603 N. Rogers Ave.
2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm

Care Partners Only-
Senior Services Plus (Main Building) – (618) 465-3298
2603 N. Rogers Ave.
2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm

Belleville, IL (St. Clair County)
Southwestern IL College’s Program and Services for Older Persons (618) 234-4410 ext.7031
201 N. Church St.
3rd Monday of the Month 1:30 pm

Carbondale, IL (Jackson County)
Prairie Living at Chautauqua – (618) 351-7955
955 Villa Ct.
1st Wednesday of the month 1:00 pm

Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County)
Carlinville Area Hospital- (217) 854-3839
20613 N. Broad St.
4th Tuesday of the month 11:00 am

Champaign, IL (Champaign County)
Savoy United Methodist Church – (217) 352-3993
3002 W. Old Church Rd.
Every Monday at 10:00 am

Decatur, IL (Macon County)
Westminister Presbyterian Church – (217) 428-6603
1360 W. Main St.
3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm

Edwardsville, IL (Madison County)
Edwardsville YMCA Niebur Center – (618) 656-0436
1200 Esic Dr.
1st Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm

Greenville, IL (Bound County)
Bond County Senior Citizens (618) 664-1465
1001 East Harris Ave.
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm

Highland, IL (Madison County)
St. Joseph’s Hospital – Sullivan Conference Room – (618) 651-2600
12866 Troxler Ave.
4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm- *Note new day starting April 24, 2024*

Quincy, IL (Adams)
Quincy Public Library – (217) 223-1309
526 Jersey St.
2nd Saturday of the month at 10:00

WINTER WEATHER INFO: During inclement weather, we may cancel support groups at the APDA offices. If this happens, we typically try to call and/or email everyone to let them know. For support groups in other locations, please check with leader. We will also put a notice on our homepage.


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