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.

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NORTHWEST NEW JERSEY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

*No groups in these Counties: Cumberland, Salem,  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
  • 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
    Young Onset: 3rd Wednesday , 6:00-7:30PM
    All Stages: 3rd Thursday, 3:00-4:30 PM
    Times alternate by month. Please call for details
  • 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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Somerville

  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset
    *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
    Steeplechase Cancer Center
    1st Floor Conference Room
    4th Tuesday, 12:00 – 1:00PM
    Please call for details (908) 685-2814


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

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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

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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

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