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
    • 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
    • WEST ORANGE- Sunrise Senior Living at Brighton Gardens
      *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
      220 Pleasant Valley Way
      West Orange, NJ 07052
      4th Tuesday of each month  2:15-3:15 pm
      Heidi Schnapp, LMR Elder Care 973-533-0839 email: hschnapp@LMReldercare.com

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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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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
      • Metuchen-  Metuchen Senior Citizen Center
        15 Center Street
        2nd Wednesday 1:00 PM-2:00PM
        Eileen Dyas 732 632-8524

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

Essex:

      • West Orange –  Sunrise Senior Living at Brighton Gardens *APDA NJ SUPPORT GROUP*
        220 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052
        1st Wednesday 2:15-3:15 pm
        Heidi Schnapp, LMR Elder Care 973-533-0839  email: hschnapp@LMReldercare.com

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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

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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 – Saturday                                            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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