Support Groups

Support Groups

These support groups are for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Each support group is facilitated by a peer, care partner, or health professional. The format of each support group varies, but many have monthly speakers who speak about topics such as nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, and voice therapy.

If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact Susan Callison, the Program Coordinator at 515-782-4386 or

If you are interested in a support group in Iowa, please click here and fill out a form to let us know you are interested and where you are located.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Iowa is a group of people with young onset Parkinson’s and their caregivers who provide support to each other with the unique challenges that this conditions creates at a younger age.When someone who is 21-50 years old receives a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, it is referred to as early onset Parkinson’s disease, or young onset Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about young onset Parkinson’s disease.

Meeting Format: Meetings are held in-person around the Des Moines Metro, some meetings are teleconferenced to include members from around the state.  Social gatherings are also planned on a regular basis.

Facebook Group: There is a private Facebook group available to reach other people with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. Search ” Parkinson’s Young Onset Support Group Of Iowa”

Contact: Michelle Lorey at or Kim Roby

Ackley/Hardin CountyAlan Keninger
Ackley Civic Center
640 Main St.
Ackley IA 50601
Algona/Kossuth CountyGreg Bradley
Exercise groups are also available
Algona, IA 50511
Ames/Story CountyElizabeth Stegemoller
First Baptist Church of Ames
200 Lynn Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Anamosa/Jones CountyAllison Niedermann
Delay the Disease exercise group on hold due to covid
UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center
1795 HWY 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205
Ankeny/Polk CountyOn With Life
Tammy Miller
4th Thursday of the month, 5-6:30 pm
In Person at On with Life, Ankeny and via Zoom
Ankeny/ Polk CountyColleen Miller
Exercise groups are also available
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
1705 N Ankeny Blvd Suite A
Ankeny, IA 50023
Atlantic/Cass CountyJon Jordan
Exercise groups are also available
Heritage House
1200 Brookridge Cir
Atlantic, IA 50022
Burlington/Des Moines County Stephie Libben
Great River Medical Center – Black Hawk Room
1221 Gear Avenue
Burlington, IA 52655
Carroll/Carroll CountyMelissa Schultes
Exercise groups are also available
St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401
Cascade/Dubuque CountyBrenda Williams Cascade Area Parkinson’s Support – CAPS
Available by phone or email for support, currently not meeting in person due to covid
Claddagh Court’s Lower Building
506 Sixth Avenue NW
Cascade, IA
Cedar Rapids/Linn County


Molly George
A caregiver group also available.
(Currently meeting on Zoom)
260 33rd Ave SW, Suite G, Cedar Rapids IA 52405
Centerville/AppanooseSherri Doggett and Malinda Hancox
Mercy Medical Center
One St. Joseph’s Drive
Centerville, IA 52544
4th Wed. 10:00 am
Charles City/Floyd CountyCarol Quade
St. John’s Lutheran Church
300 South Main St
Charles City, IA 50616
Clinton/Clinton CountyLori Kennedy
Zion Lutheran Church
439 3rd Avenue S
Clinton, IA 52732
Creston/Union CountyCurrently not meeting,Southern Prairie Fitness
Davenport-Quad Cities/Scott County
Julie Norman-Geerts
Caregiver groups are also available
Palmer Hills Retirement Center
2617 Maplecrest Rd
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Des Moines/Polk CountyValerie Stickle-Diehl
Currently not meeting due to Covid-19
Des Moines/Polk CountyAlee Phillips
Wesley Acres
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa, 50312
Dubuque/Dubuque CountyGerald Osterhaus
Stonehill Caregiver Resource Center
3485 Windsor Ave
Dubuque, IA 52001
Dyersville/Dubuque CountyCatherine Tegeler
Ellen Kennedy Living Center
1177 7th St., SW
Dyersville, IA
Fairfield/Jefferson CountyMichelle Boeding Kreuter
Jefferson County Health Center Conference Room C
2000 S. Main St.
Fairfield, IA 52556
Grinnell/Poweshiek CountyGeorgia Plumb
615 Horseshoe Dr. St. E
Grinnell, IA 50157
2:00 pm every 3rd Thursday
Guttenberg/Clayton CountyMiranda Barnhart
Eagle Ridge Assisted Living
1329 Acre St
Guttenberg, IA 52052
Guttenberg/Clayton CountyJanet Hefel
Guttenberg Hospital
200 Main St
Guttenberg, IA 52052
Iowa City/Johnson CountyWanda Crombie   319-358-0306

 or Ed Pierson

Grand Living at Bridgewater
3 Russell Slade Boulevard
Coralville, IA 52241
Leon/Decatur CountyJen Barker
link to information
Decatur County Hospital
1405 NW Church St
Leon, Iowa 50144
Marshalltown/ Marshall CountyDennis Eige
Our Savior Lutheran Church
3001 S. 6th St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Muscatine County
Pat and Wayne Corriell
John and Karen Schaub
Muscatine County Extension Office
1514 Isett Avenue
Muscatine, IA
Jasper County
Eloise Prater
Wesley Park Center
500 First Street North
Newton, IA 50208
Wapello County
Elstephany Guido
Ottumwa YMCA
611 N Hancock St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Pella/ Marion CountyNatasha Nikkel
Hearthstone, A Ministry of WesleyLife
608 E 2nd St
Pella, IA 50219
Sioux Center/Sioux CountyBrittney Moser
Exercise groups available
Crown Pointe Estates
1400 7th Avenue SE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Sioux City/
Woodbury County  
Sally Reinert
Siouxland Center for Active Generation
313 Cook Street
Sioux City, IA 51103

Spirit Lake/
Dickinson County
Sue Boettcher
Bedell Family YMCA
1900 41st St. Spirit Lake

Storm Lake/Buena Vista County
Glen Schulz
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1614 West 5th Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Washington/Washington County
Julie Gentz
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1226 E Washington St, Washington IA 52353
Waukee/Dallas CountyMegan DuBay
 Independence Village Community Room
1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle
Waukee, IA 50263
Waverly/Bremer CountyMary Ochoa
Waverly Health Center
312 9th Street SW
Waverly, IA 50677
West Des Moines/
Polk County
Lynhon Stout
Grand Living Tower Place
540 S. 51st Street
West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines/
Polk County
Young Onset Support Group
Kim Roby
Michelle Lorey
Please contact Kim Roby or Michelle Lorey for information about location and timings.

Private Facebook Group- Search: Parkinson’s Young Onset Support Group of Iowa.

Urbandale/Polk CountyLewy Body Dementia Support Group
Cookie Cranston
Currently meeting on Zoom and in person at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Urbandale, IA 50322
 Bettendorf, IA/
Scott County
Lewy Body Dementia Support Group
Marilyn Woelke, MAG, LMSW, CDS
The Fountains Senior Living
3726 Thunder Ridge Rd.
Bettendorf, IA

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