Support Groups

APDA Rhode Island Chapter Support Groups

Cranston- Scandinavian Communities

At this time the Cranston Support Group is meeting virtually by Zoom the second Friday of each month at 10:00 am.
To register for this group contact the facilitator Pat Thomas 401-241-8799, pafthomas@gmail.com or
Suzanne 401-461-1444, ext162
New Members are Welcome!


Lincoln-Lincoln Senior Center  

At this time the Johnson Support Group is meeting virtually by Zoom.
To register for this group contact Maria Kishfy at 401-440-8136, mariakishfy@gmail.com
New Members are Welcome!


South County-URI Campus Independence Square

At this time the group is meeting remotely by WebEx.
To register for this group contact Leslie Mahler, PhD, CCC-SLP at 401-874-2490, lmahler@uri.edu
New Members are Welcome!


The Spaulding Outpatient Center at Kent Hospital

The Spaulding Outpatient Center at Kent Hospital facilitates a social and informational group for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Our meetings are currently being held via ZOOM. For more information and for access to our ZOOM link, please call us at 401-886-4650. New Members are Welcome!


Dance For PD, All People-Scandinavian Communities, CareLink, Brown University

Instruction by Rachel Balaban, Regional Coordinator for Dance for PD assisted by Brown University student Katie Bound. Our meetings are currently being held via ZOOM and are Mondays at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Class open to people of all ages and abilities and designed for people with movement challenges.

  • Enhance your physicality — increase coordination and flexibility, strengthen core, and improve balance while releasing body tension
  • Increase your bodily awareness
  • Grow your support network — feel encouraged as you explore movement and socialize within a safe and comfortable Zoom community
  • Explore your creativity and have fun

No experience required. Caregivers welcome. Contact: Justin Erban at jerban@carelinkri.org to register New Members are Welcome!

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