Support Groups

Local Support Groups

APDA NJ offers many local support groups in communities around the state for individuals and caregivers.
Although we do our best to keep information up to date, details are subject to change. Always call the specific support group contact number to verify meeting date and time.

*No groups in these Counties: Cumberland, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, and Hudson

Support Groups

Bergen:

  • Wykoff – Cedar Hill Christian Reform Church
    422 Cedar Hill Avenue
    All 12 months on 1st Thursday; No meetings in July, August and December on the 3rd Thursday
    As times and locations may change, please call before attending
    7:00PM–8:30PM
    Aviva Weldon, LCSW 201-410-2169 email: aweldon@optonline.net
    Ron Stack 845-642-8231 email: ron773h@yahoo.com
  • Haworth – First Congregation Church
    276 Haworth Ave
    1st Saturday Yoga at 12:30PM
    1:00PM-3:30PM
    Jerry Ratner0 (201) 599-2232 or (201) 265-4976 email: enwood101@optonline.net
  • Hackensack – UMC Mountainside
    1st Wednesday 10:00AM-12:00PM
    Angela Imhof email: angelaimhof@gmail.com
  • Ridgewood – Ridgewood YMCA
    112 Oak Street
    Monday-Thursday Monday: 12:30PM-1:30PM
    Tuesday: 12:00PM-1:00PM
    Wednesday: 11:00AM-12:00PM
    Thursday: 12:00PM-1:00PM
    Carol Livingstone email: clivingstone@ridgewoodymca.org
  • Englewood – Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living
    228 Grand Avenue
    Friday 1:30PM-3:00PM
    Kevin Kyle email: kxkyle@aol.com

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Burlington:

  • Mt. Holly – Virtua Memorial Hospital
    175 Madison Ave
    3rd Wednesday; No meetings in December
    6:45PM Myra Hirschhorn (888) 847-8823 email: callcenter@virtua.org
  • GPS: Willingboro – Library (Willingboro Rt. 130 North)
    Days Alternate Call Library for further information
    Myra Hirschhorn (609) 877-6668

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Camden:

  • Voorhees – Lions Gate
    1110 Laurel Oak Road
    4th Wednesday 11:00 AM
    Myra Hirschhorn (856) 679-2200

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Essex:

  • Montclair – Mountainside Hospital
    One Bay Avenue
    3rd Saturday 10:00AM- 12:00PM
    Angela Imhof (973) 338-6851 email: bobangelsa@comcast.net
    Judy Maher (973) 433-4101
    Elsa (973)731-5011
  • West Orange – Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC MetroWest
    760 Northfield Avenue
    1st Friday 1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW (973) 332-5620; www.barnabashealth.org; email: hschnapp@barnabashealth.org Registration is required
  • Belleville – Clara Maass Medical Center | Cancer Center Conference Room
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*

    One Clara Maass Drive
    Belleville, NJ 07109
    2nd Wednesday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Dhyana Velez 973.450.2631 email: Fabiana.Alvarez@rwjbh.org

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Gloucester:

  • Deptford – Jas. H. Johnson Memorial Library
    670 Ward Drive
    1st Wednesday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    Bob McIntosh (856) 457-5394 email: Bobbymac05@comcast.com

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Mercer:

  • Pennington – Capital Health Medical Center
    408 Scotch Rd
    3rd Wednesday 2:00PM-4:00PM
    Victoria Pena-Cardinali (609)537-7157

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Central:

  • TBD – Location alternates in members’ homes
    1st Tuesday 7:00PM – 9:00PM
    Call first to sign up: Ellen Brody (908) 580-9444

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Middlesex:

  • Edison – NJ Neuroscience Institute Rehabilitation
    65 James Street
    1st Wednesday, 7:00PM -9:00PM,
    4th Thursday,  1:00PM – 3:00PM
    Jacqueline Cristini (732) 321-7010
  • New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Community Room
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    100 Kirkpatrick Street
    3rd Thursday, 12:30PM – 2:00PM or 7PM-8:30PM
    Times alternate by month. Please call for details
    Cheylena Williams (732) 745-7520 email: Cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org
  • Monroe – Monroe Township Senior Center
    1 Municipal Plaza
    1st Wednesday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    Helena Zarco (609) 409-1170 email: hzarco@jfkhealth.org or vmelencio@jfkhealth.org
  • Metuchen-  Metuchen Senior Citizen Center
    15 Center Street
    2nd Wednesday 1:00 PM-2:00PM
    Eileen Dyas 732 632-8524
  • Spotswood – Spotswood Office On Aging
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*

    1 Arlington Ave # 401
    Spotswood, NJ 08884
    1st Wednesday 1:00 PM-2:00PM
    Cheylena Williams (732) 251-3432 or (732) 745-7520 ext. 1 email: Cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org

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Monmouth:

  • Hazlet – Meridian Health Fitness & Wellness
    1420 Highway 36
    2nd Tuesday 2:00 – 3:30 PM
    Debra Shar & Marie Lehmann (732) 739-5919 email: enixon@meridianhealth.com
  • Freehold – Centra State Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus
    901 W. Main Street, Freehold
    Conference Center, Room C
    4th Wed 11:00AM- 1:00PM
    Ruth Memoli 732-637-6334

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Morris:

    • Madison – Madison YMCA Support Group
      111 Kings Road
      2nd Tuesday 1:00-2:30PM
      Maryann Porosky & Barbara Ringk (973) 627-4087
    • Parsippany – Caring Choice at Assisted Living
      200 Mazdabrook Road
      3rd Monday 1:00-2:30PM
      Maryann Porosky & Barbara Ringk (973) 627-4087

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Ocean:

  • Bricktown – Ocean Medical Center Brick Hospital
    425 Jack Martin Blvd
    Every Tuesday 10AM-11AM, Every Friday 10AM-11AM
    Laura Jelly (732) 836-4614

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Passaic:

  • Wayne – Preakness Healthcare Center
    305 Oldham Rd
    3rd Thursday 1:00PM
    Dolores Choteborsky (973) 585-2140

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Union:

  • Rahway – RWJ University Hospital
    865 Stone Street
    2nd Wednesday 1:00PM-3:00PM
    Debbie Hargiss (908) 272-2362
    Sharron Fitzpatrick (201) 320-3307 email: sharronf@optonline.net
  • Westfield – The Presbyterian Church in Westfield (in the Parish House)
    140 Mountain Avenue
    2nd Monday 1:30PM-3:00PM (No meetings in July & August)
    Barbara Ringk (908) 322-9214
  • Summit – Overlook Hospital
    99 Beauvoir Library Avenue
    1st Tuesday 7:00PM
    Nancy Gross email: Nancy.gross@atlantichealth.org
    Ellen Brody email: ebrody21@gmail.com

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Warren:

  • Hackettstown – Heath Village
    430 Schooley’s Mountain Rd.
    3rd Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm
    Valerie Perry (908) 684-5202 email: vperry@heathvillage.com

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Care Partner Support Groups

Middlesex:

  • East Brunswick – Care One at East Brunswick
    599 Cranbury Rd
    Bi-monthly, 1st Thursday 11:30AM
    Helen Hunter (Denine) (732) 967-0100
  • New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Community Room
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    100 Kirkpatrick Street
    3rd Thursday of the month. (times alternate by month)
    Please call for details Cheylena Williams (732) 745-7520 email: Cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org

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Morris:

  • Parsippany – Care One at Morris
    200 Mazdabrook Dr
    3rd Monday 1:00PM
    Maryann Porosky (973) 627-4087

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Essex:

  • Livingston – Care One at Livingston
    76 Passaic Ave
    2nd Tuesday 2:00PM
    Maryann Porosky (973) 627-4087
  • West Orange – Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC MetroWest
    760 Northfield Avenue
    1st Monday 1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW (973) 332-5620 email: hschnapp@barnabashealth.org
    www.barnabashealth.org Registration is required.

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Exercise Programs

Bergen:

  • Ridgewood – Ridgewood YMCA
    112 Oak Street
    Monday-Friday Call for Times
    Carol Livingstone (201) 444-5600 ext. 330
  • Haworth – First Congregation Church-Lower Level
    276 Haworth Ave
    Yoga 1st Saturday 12:30PM-1:00PM
    Jerry Ratner (201) 599-2232
  • Englewood – Southeast Senior Center for Independent Living
    228 Grand Avenue
    Fridays 1:00PM-3:00PM
    Kevin X. Kyle (201) 747-9096
    Ilse Heller (201) 265-4976

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Essex:

  • Verona – Congregation Beth Ahm
    56 Grove Ave
    Mondays 10:30AM
    Lucille (973) 403-1294
  • West Orange – Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC MetroWest
    760 Northfield Avenue
    Tai Chi Monday,  1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Strength Training Wednesday, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
    Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW (973) 332-5620 email: hschnapp@barnabashealth.org
    www.barnabashealth.org

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Mercer:

  • Princeton – Rock Steady Kick Boxing – Title Boxing Club
    485 Nassau Park Blvd *Fee for class*
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 – 2:30 / 2:45 – 4:00
    Joe Dymnioski 609-375-8200 email: tbcprinceton@rsbaffiliate.com

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Middlesex:

  • New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
    100 Kirkpatrick Street
    Please Call for more information
    Tai Chi, Movement Class
    Cheylena Williams (732) 745-7520 x. 1 email: Cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org

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Somerset:

  • Martinsville/Bridgewater – Rock Steady Boxing at Anthony’s Tae Kwon Do
    1918 Washington Valley Rd.
    Please call for more information
    Monday – Friday
    Anthony Christian 732-469-8448 email: anthonystkd@msn.com

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Morris:

  • Madison – Parkinson’s Exercise Program at Madison Area YMCA
    111 Kings Road
    Wednesdays 1:30PM-2:30PM
    Susan Shieley (973) 822-9622 x. 2242
  • Summit – Parkinson’s Exercise Group Overlook
    Downtown, 2nd Floor
    357 Springfield Avenue
    Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm
    Caroline Panter (908) 522-5901 or (908) 522-2215

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Ocean:

  • Brick – Ambulatory Care Center at Ocean Medical Center
    425 Jack Martin Blvd.
    Tuesdays 10:00AM-11::00AM
    Susan Delmar or Gabriel (732) 836-4007

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Union:

  • Westfield – Parkinson’s Exercise Classes
    Mon-Wed-Fri M 6:15-7:10PM
    11:00AM – 12:00PM
    Jean White (908) 233-2700

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Camden:

  • Voorhees – William Rohrer Center
    2309 Evesham Rd
    Wednesdays 1:00PM-2:00PM
    Member Services (856) 325-5300

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Young Onset Support Group

Parkinson Young Onset Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.
The venue is the Masonville United Methodist Church on Masonville Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054Contact Wendy Schmidt for further info: wl.schmidt@yahoo.com

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