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,  Sussex, and Hudson:               If you would like to start a support group please contact cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org

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
  • 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 (609)304-5761 email: myrahirschhorn@icloud.com
  • GPS: Willingboro – Library (Willingboro Rt. 130 North)
    2nd Wednesday of the month. Call Library for further information
    (609) 877-6668

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Camden:

  • Fox Rehab                                                                                                           7 Carnegie Plaza, Cherry Hill                                                                                    4th Wednesday of the month with the exception of November and December  One meeting will be held the first Wednesday of December         For further information contact Lisa Hughey at lisa.hughey@foxrehab.org 

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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
      • 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
      • JCC Metro West|  *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*                    760 Northfield Avenue                                                                      West Orange, NJ 07052                                                                          1st Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                                         Lauren Norcross 973.322.8195                                      email:Lauren.Norcross@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
        Lauren Wilson (609)537-7157

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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 7:00PM-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

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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
    Barbara Ringk (908) 403-3129                                               email: barbringk@gmail.com
  • Randolph- Brightview Senior Living Randolph * APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    For People with PD and or Family Care Partner                                175 Quaker Church Road, Randolph, NJ 0786 2nd
    Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm
    Heidi Schnapp, LMR Elder Care 973-533-0839
    email: hschnapp@LMReldercare.com
  • Pompton Plains- Ceder Crest * APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
  • Village Square Clubhouse, 2nd floor                                                                            Ceder Crest Drive , Pompton Plains NJ                                                                   1st Thursday 1:30-2:30pm   RSVP required                                                            Heidi Schnapp, LMR Elder Care 973-533-0839
    email: hschnapp@LMReldercare.com

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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) 403-3129                                      email: barbringk@gmail.com
      • 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:

  • Randolph-  YMCA Program House *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    14 Dover Chester Road
    Last Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am December meeting 12/18
    Heidi Schnapp, LMR Elder Care 973-533-0839 email: hschnapp@LMReldercare.com

Essex:

      • JCC Metro West                                                                                 760 Northfield Avenue                                                                     West Orange, NJ 07052                                                                           1st Monday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                                       Lauren Norcross 973.322.8195                                      email:Lauren.Norcross@rwjbh.org

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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
      • JCC Metro West                                                                                  760 Northfield Ave                                                                                  Tai Chi Chih- Every Monday 1:30                                       Strength Training- Every Wednesday 1:30                                         Water Warriors- Every Thursday 1:30                                            Rock Steady Boxing- Every Tuesday’s and Thursday’s              Lauren (973) 322-8195

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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
      • Sing for Parkinson’s Disease                                                Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell                                     12 Weekly Sessions                                                                          Register : 609-537-7157 or capitalhealth.org/events

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Middlesex:

      • New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center
        100 Kirkpatrick Street
        Please Call for more information
          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 – Saturday                                                                         Anthony Christian 732-469-8448                                                  email: anthonystkd@msn.com
      • Rock Steady Boxing Hillsborough                                           315 US Highway 206, Unit 903 Hillsborough, NJ 08844        Classes are held Monday ,Wednesday & Friday  2 pm-3:30 pm;  Wednesday 8 pm -9:30 pm & Friday 6:30- 8 pm               Barbara Kelly, PT, Owner, Head Coach 908-210-2153

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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

Middlesex:

  • New Brunswick – RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, Community Room
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    3rd  Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30 pm
    100 Kirkpatrick Street
    Please call for details Cheylena Williams (732) 745-7520 email: Cheylena.williams@rwjbh.org

Burlington:

  •  3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.
    Masonville United Methodist Church                                                                       Masonville Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054                                                                     Wendy Schmidt for further info: wl.schmidt@yahoo.com

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