Washington State Support Groups

Washington Support Groups

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many groups are now meeting virtually instead of in-person.
If you are interested in a support group listed here, please contact the facilitator to find out more information.

Click on your region to find a support group in your area.

Groups are listed by region, and then city.

**Please contact the facilitator prior to attending your first meeting.**

Varies Location

Young Onset Activity Group – SEAYOPD – outdoor socially distanced monthly activities
A social activity-based group for those who are active, under the age of ~60 and are living with PD.
Email the organizer or visit their website to learn about the group and activities planned.
Activity examples include snowshoeing, hiking, dinners, and more.
Website: https://seayopd.com/
Brian Harris – SEAYOPD@GMAIL.com

Virtual-Only Groups

APDA Greater Seattle-area Virtual PD Support Group
2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm
Joan Kelly – 206-612-8571 / joankellymsw@gmail.com

APDA Northwest Virtual Carepartner Group
2nd Monday of the month at 12pm
Leanne King-Devitt, MA, LMHC – (206) 794-1094 / leanne@seattleelderconnections.com

APDA Atypical Parkinson’s Virtual Group
4th Monday of the month at 11am
Katie Freeman, MSW 206-507-4091/ kfreeman@apdaparkinson.org

APDA Greater Seattle-area Virtual Group
1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm
Loretta Wagner – (206) 766-0745 / insideandouttalktherapy@gmail.com

APDA Parkinson’s Spouses Virtual Group
3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm
Katie Freeman, MSW – (206) 507-4091/ kfreeman@apdaparkinson.org

King County

Groups are listed by city.

Please contact the facilitator prior to attending your first meeting.

Auburn – Meeting in-person (8/2022)

NeuroFIT Support Group (meets before PD Exercise program)
Longevita Pilates and Yoga Studio
201 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002
First Friday of the month at 12 to 1
Website: NeuroFit for Neurological Disorders – Longevita Pilates & Yoga Studio
Contact Cheryl or Heidi – 253-797-1332 / neurofit@LongevitaPilates.com

East King County (Bellevue)

APDA General – Meeting In Person (9/2023 updated)
North Bellevue Community Center
4063 148th Ave NE
1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm
Jennifer Gryniewicz – timeforyoufitness@comcast.net / 425-358-0080
*No session January 2024

Bothell

General – Meeting Virtually (1/2023)
North Shore Senior Center, room 203
10201 E Riverside Dr.
3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am
Janet Zielasko – (425) 286-1035 / janetz@mynorthshore.org

Covington

General – Meeting in-person (7/15/22)
They meet right after the workout, anyone welcome.
Rock Steady Boxing Gym
18527 SE 272nd Street
2nd Friday of the month at 11:15 am
Mike Sellars – (425) 830-4472 / fight@rocksteadyskc.com

Enumclaw

General – NEW in-person 3/2023
Enumclaw Library
1700 1st Street
4th Saturday of the month at 11:00am
Nancy Kaiser
253-508-0419

Kirkland

CarePartner – Meeting Virtually
Evergreen Health
12039 NE 128th St – 5th Floor Conference Room
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm
Sponsored by NW Parkinson Foundation
206-946-6517 / dr.marci@nwpf.org

Men’s Group – Meeting Virtually w/ at least one in person meeting annually
Evergreen Medical Center: De Young Pavillion, Rainier Room
12040 NE 128th St
2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm
Dr. Brad Tyson – bradggtyson@gmail.com

Women Living with Parkinson – Meeting Virtually
2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm
T. Crandall – 425-899-5383 / tccrandall@evergreenhealthcare.org

Mercer Island

General – check with leader for meeting status
Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St
1st Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Debbie Hanson, PT – (206) 275-7609 / debrorahansonpt@gmail.com

Adult Children of People Living with Parkinson’s – Meeting Virtually
Aegis Mercer Island – Activity Room
1st Tuesdays 6pm – 7:30pm
Sponsored by NW Parkinson Foundation
206-946-6517 / dr.marci@nwpf.org

Redmond

General – Meeting in person
Emerald Heights
10901 176th Cir. NE
3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm
John Waltner – (425) 556-8140 / johnw@emeraldheights.com

Seattle

APDA Parkinson’s Care Partner Support Group – In person
3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm
Empress Senior Living (Laurelhurst neighborhood)
4020 NE 55th Street – free Parking, light bites
Beda Herbison
206-920-6355
bedacatherine@gmail.com

APDA Flying Solo with PD – Meeting Virtually – A new group for singles living with PD
2nd Saturday of the month @ 10am
Leanne King-Devitt, MA, LMHC – (206) 794-1094 / leanne@seattleelderconnections.com

APDA Atypical – Meeting Virtually
4th Monday of the month at 11am
Katie Freeman, MSW 206-507-4091/ kfreeman@apdaparkinson.org

APDA General N. Seattle Group – Meeting in Person (Update 2/2023)
2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
APDA office 130 Nickerson Street, ste 300
Loretta Wagner
insideandouttalktherapy@gmail.com
206-766-0745  

General – Ballard – In Person meetings (1/2023)
3rd Monday 11:30 – 1:00pm
Ballard Senior Center
5429 32nd Ave NW
Akira Ohiso – 206-297-0403 / akirao@soundgenerations.org

Veterans – Meeting Virtually
2nd Friday of the month 11 am – 12:30 pm
Tracy – 206.277.3234 / tracy.broomhead@va.gov
Anisa – 206-277-3777
Mary – 206-277-6977

APDA Parkinson’s Spouses Group – Meeting Virtually
3rd Tuesday at 1pm
Katie Freeman, MSW 206-507-4091/ kfreeman@apdaparkinson.org

West Seattle

General – In Person
West Seattle Senior Center
4217 SW Oregon St
3rd Tuesdays at 2pm
Anne Bowman – mikeannewa@comcast.net
Jeanne Wicklund – jeannemwicklund@gmail.com

North Sound

Support groups are listed by city

Please contact facilitator prior to attending first group.

Anacortes

Anacortes PD Support Group – Meets in Person (2/1/23)

Chandler Square – 1300 O Avenue
3rd Thursday of the month
Bob Schwartzberg
360-317-5760 / fhlbob45@gmail.com

Bellingham

Bellingham PD Support Group – Meeting Virtually

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 1:30 – 3 pm
Barbara Mathers-Schmidt – 360.319.8184 / bmschmidt81@gmail.com
People with Parkinson’s; occasional events that include Carepartners

General – check with leader for meeting status
Cornwall Church
4518 Northwest Drive (Enter at back of bldg)
2nd Monday of the month at 2:00 pm
Deb Ivancovich – (360) 961-5168 / deb.ivancovich@gmail.com

Everett/Marysville

General – Meeting In-Person (8/11/22)
Marysville YMCA
6420 60th Dr NE
4th Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm
Suzette & James Voyta – (425) 377-1230

PD Men’s Group – check with leader for meeting status
Location Varies
2nd Tuesday of every Month
Richard Fynn – 206-498-0162 / rf7923@gmail.com

Lynden

General – – Meeting In-Person (updated 11/2022)
Lynden Senior Center
401 Grover Street
1st Thursday of the month at 10:00am
Virginia Diephuis – 360-354-1137 / rvdiep@comcast.net

Lopez Island

General on hiatus check with leader for meeting status (7/6/21) 
The Gathering Place
229 Village Rd
Last Monday of the month at 1:00 pm
Jacki Ashe – (360) 468-2435 / jackieashe@rockisland.com

Mill Creek

General on hiatus (3/9/21) check with leader for meeting status
Gael Gebow at YMCA (Sr. Program Director) – 425.312.6973 / ggebow@ymca-snoco.org

Stanwood

General – Meeting in Person (Updated 11/29/22)
Lincoln Hill Retirement Community
2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am
David Corser – 425-229-3630 / corserdavid@hotmail.com

Whidbey Island – Meeting Virtually

General
Every Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am
Mel Watson – (206) 321-1623 / mel@islandseniorservices.org

South Sound

Support Groups are listed by city
Please contact the leader prior to your first visit.

Bainbridge Island

Men’s Caregiver –on hiatus (3/9/21) check with leader for meeting status
503 Madrona Way NE
4th Monday of the month at 1:00pm
Steve Parsons – 206-245-5880 / sjparsons406@aol.com

Bremerton

General – on hiatus until Spring 2024

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
700 Callahan Dr
1st Tuesday of the month @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Cele Sterling – 360-627-7855 / sterlingca@hotmail.com

Gig Harbor – Meeting in person (updated 7/23)

Gig Harbor YMCA, membership not required
Every Tuesday from 2:00 – 2:50pm
1st Tuesday – open to everyone
All other meetings women-only

Lynn Magnuson
(206) 915-8036
lynnm2207@yahoo.com

Hoquiam

General – Meeting in-person (1/3/23)
Hoquiam Library
420 7th St.
Last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm
*Meets for meal at 5:00
Betsy Seidel – (360)533-5968 / betsycamel@yahoo.com

Lakewood/American Lake

Veterans Group – Meeting Virtually (1/3/23)
American Lake VA
9600 Veterans Drive SW, Bldg 3, room 208
2nd Friday of the month @ 11am
VA Neurology Nurse Line – 206-277-3777

Olympia-area –

For up-to-date information about the south sound PD community please contact Diane Hutchins:  southsoundpd@gmail.com

General – In-person & Virtual (updated 10/3/22)
In Person – Olympia Senior Center – 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia
Every Wednesday of the month 11:00-12:00pm

**Music for Parkinson’s program is held before the meeting from 10am – 11am**

Virtual Meetings – via Zoom
Contact Diane to find out days and times
Diane Hutchins –(360-237-4895) / southsoundpd@gmail.com

Port Orchard

General – in person meetings for fully vaccinated (11/23/2022)
3rd Wednesday of the month @ 7pm
First Lutheran Community Church
Sally Juvik – 360-871-2246 / saljuvik@gmail.com

Poulsbo

General Group – Meeting Virtually & In Person (Young at Heart) (1/2024)

IN-PERSON: 1st Monday of the month at 1:00pm
North Point Church – 1779 NE Hostmark
Contact: Deb Wheelon – 206-999-0281 / davewheelon@yahoo.com

VIRTUAL: 3rd Monday of the month at 11:00am
Contact: Phil Segadelli – (206) 769-8633 / tsegad2607@aol.com

Women’s Caregiver – In Person Meetings – contact leader for location (1/2023)
3rd Monday of the month at 1:00pm
Linda Baker – 503-334-6505 / rev.linda.a.baker@gmail.com

Shelton

General – Meeting In Person (2/14/2022)

Mason County Senior Center (Full vaccination required, no membership required)
190 West Sentry
2nd Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm
Carroll or Marilyn – 360-462-0230

Shelton/Hood Canal – General – Meeting In Person (8/3/2022)
Alderbrook Golf Club – 330 E Country Club Drive E
2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am to 1:30pm
LUNCH provided – Hosted by Alpine Way Continuing Care
RSVP with your lunch order
Cyndy or Val – 360-426-2600

Tacoma

General – In-person and Virtual
Morgan Family YMCA – 1002 S Pearl Street
Meets every 6th Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
Upcoming dates are 2/14/2024, 3/27/2024 and 5/08/2024
Contact: Walter (Wally) Croshaw – (253) 278-9960 | wcroshaw@gmail.com

*If you know of a group that is not listed or would like to learn more about starting a group in your community, please contact us.

Southwest Washington

Groups are listed by city

Please contact the facilitator prior to attending.

Chehalis

General – check with leader for meeting status
Church of the Nazarene
1119 West First Street
2nd Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm
Stuart Bailey – (306) 280-9194 / bailey-arleneolp@juno.com

Vancouver

Carepartner – Meeting in person (1/2023)
Touchmark at Fairway Village
2911 Village Loop
1st Monday of the month at 11:30 am
Jan – (360) 433-6400 / jcb@touchmark.com
Sponsored by Parkinson Resources of Oregon

General – Meeting in person (1/2023)
Touchmark at Fairway Village
2911 Village Loop
3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm
Jan – (360) 433-6400 / jcb@touchmark.com

Sponsored by Parkinson Resources of Oregon

General – Meeting in person & Virtual (1/2023)
Messiah Lutheran Church
905 NW 94th Street
3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm
Hope- 518-265-0340

Sponsored by Parkinson Resources of Oregon

*If you know of a group not listed or would like to learn how to start a group in your area, please contact us.

Olympic Peninsula

Groups are listed by city

Please contact the facilitator before attending.

Bremerton

General – In person meetings for fully vaccinated (7/6/2021)

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
700 Callahan Dr
1st Tuesday of the month @ 1:00pm
Cele Sterling – 360-731-0538 / sterlingca@hotmail.com

Port Angeles

NEW General – in person meetings (starts 7/25/23)

Port Angeles Senior Center
4th Tuesday of the month 10:30am – 12:00pm
Celeste Maier
360-460-0913
celeste25f@gmail.com

Port Orchard

General – in person meetings for fully vaccinated (6/2021)

3rd Wednesday of the month
First Lutheran Community Church
Sally Juvik – 360-871-2246 / saljuvik@gmail.com

Poulsbo

General Group – Meeting Virtually & In Person (Young at Heart) (1/2024)

IN-PERSON: 1st Monday of the month at 1:00pm
North Point Church – 1779 NE Hostmark
Contact: Deb Wheelon – 206-999-0281 / davewheelon@yahoo.com

VIRTUAL: 3rd Monday of the month at 11:00am
Contact: Phil Segadelli – (206) 769-8633 / tsegad2607@aol.com

Carepartner Group for Women – Meeting in-person (8/2022)
3rd Monday of the month at 2:30pm
Contact facilitator for location
Linda Baker – 503-334-6505 / Rev.linda.a.baker@gmail.com

*If you know of a group that is not listed, or would like to learn more about starting a group in your community please contact us.

Eastern Washington

Groups are listed by city

Please contact the facilitator before attending.

Clarkston/Lewiston, ID

General – Meeting Hybrid of Virtually/In Person (Updated 11/21/22)
Parish Hall in St Stanislaus Church by SJRMC
2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm
Jennifer Ford – (208) 799-5219 or Cell (208)305-4636

Ephrata

General – on hiatus (3/9/21) check with leader for meeting status
Columbia Basin Hospital
200 Nat Hospital Way
1st Thursday of the month at 2:45
Kristin Wenke – 509-398-3408 / wenke.witt@gmail.com

Moses Lake

General – on hiatus check with leader for meeting status (8/1/21)
Samaritan Healthcare Hospital: Masto Health Library, room 402
801 E Wheeler Rd.
2nd Monday of the month at 12:45pm
Steve Syre – 509-996-2012 / ssyre@donobi.net
Dee Schwab – 509-750-6728 / dolschwab@gmail.com

Richland

General – Meeting In-person (Updated 9/1/23)
Kadlec Neurological Resource Center
1268 Lee Blvd
3rd Monday 1:30 – 2:30pm
Bill Stevens – (509) 943-8455 / msubzn1@msn.com
Megan Fullner – (509) 943-8455 / megan.fellner@kadlec.org

Spokane

NWPF’s Bionic Brain Club: DBS interest group – Meeting Virtually
Contact for Zoom Link
Miran Hothi – 206-946-6519 / miran@nwpf.org

Women Affected by PD – Meeting Virtually & in-person for fully vaccinated individuals (Updated 8/25/2023)
*For women with PD and women who are care partners or connected to people with PD
In-Person: 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 1:00pm
Riverview Retirement Community
Virtual: Day after the in-person meeting (Wednesday) @ 1:00pm
Sally Payne-Sullivan – (509) 499-5113 / 22sullys@gmail.com
Mari Cleveland – 509-990-0433 / cleve4952@gmail.com

PD Connect Group – Meeting in person (Updated 11/22/2022)
Redeemer Lutheran Church – 3606 Schafer Rd, Spokane Valley
Last Tuesday of the month @ 4:30 pm
Mike Simock – masimock@msn.com
Sally Payne-Sullivan – (509) 499-5113 / 22sullys@gmail.com

PWP & Carepartner – Welcoming in person fully vaccinated individuals. (9/1/23)
Touchmark South Hill
2929 S Waterford Dr.
3rd Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm
Kelli Barthe – 509-536-2929 / kelli.barthe@touchmark.com
Jarrod King – jarrod.king@touchmark.com

Walla Walla

General – check with leader for meeting status (1/1/23)

First Congregational Church
73 Palouse St.
4th Saturday of the month at 4:00pm
Debbie Lynch-Christian – (509) 301-8625 / (509) 529-3234 / debxian@yahoo.com

Wenatchee

General – Meeting In-person (updated: 10/31/22)

Aging & Adult Carecenter of Wenatchee
270 9th Av NE, Ste 100, East Wenatchee
3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30-2:30 pm
(September through May)
Diane Shannon – ddshannon@frontier.com / 509-264-4378

Caregiver – Meeting Virtually (7/1/2021)
2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am
Leigh Pobst – leighpobst@gmail.com / 509-670-2874

Yakima

General – Meeting In-person (added: 8/1/23)

Harman Center at Gailleon Park
101 North 65th Ave
2nd Tuesdays of the month at 1pm
Gary Bailey – 509-952-9726 / gbgsbailey@gmail.com

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