Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups are at no cost to you and are open to people with Parkinson’s disease (PWP), including their spouses, family members and care partners.  Each group is run differently.  It is suggested you reach out to the contact before attending a group.

Deerfield Beach

What: Residents only | PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by APDA representative
Where: Century Village | 2400 Century Blvd, Clubhouse, General Purpose Room M, 3rd floor
When: 4th Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm
Contact: Bill Leventer at 201.362.3270 or b.leventer@yahoo.com

Delray Beach

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by APDA representative
Where: Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center | 7091 W Atlantic Ave
When: 2nd Wednesday from 2:45-4:15pm
Contact: Rebecca Hahessy at 954.952.0429 or rhahessy@apdaparkinson.org

What: Deep Brain Stimulation | Facilitated by APDA representative and a Movement Disorder Specialist
Where: Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center | 7091 W Atlantic Ave
When: July 5th, September 6th, November 1st from 3:30-5:00pm
Contact: Rebecca Hahessy at 954.952.0429 or rhahessy@apdaparkinson.org

Cooper City

What: Young/Early Onset | Facilitated by APDA representative
Where: Temple Beth Emet | 4807 S. Flamingo Road
When: 2nd Tuesday (odd months only) from 6:30-8:30pm (even months there is an outing-TBD)
Contact: Debbie Meyers at 954.684.3860 or yopdsouthflorida@gmail.com

Fort Lauderdale

What: PWP & Care partners | Peer led
Where: Calvary Church | 2401 West Cypress Creek Road
When: 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm
Contact: Jim Branhan at 954.263.7850 or parkinsons@calvaryftl.org

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by PhD
Where: Nova Southeastern University | Ziff Health Care Center Building | MPR Conference Room, 1st floor | 3200 S. University Drive
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 10:30am-12:00pm
Contact: NCCOA Program Coordinator at 954.262.5843 or jm3275@nova.edu

Jupiter

What: Outing to a restaurant | Peer led
Where: TBD
When: 1st Friday from 12:30-2:30pm
Contact: Gary Heil at 561.371.4834 or parkinsonsjupiter@gmail.com

What: Lunch & Learn | Facilitated by APDA representative
Where: Jupiter Community Center | 200 Military Trail
When: 3rd Friday from 12:30-2:30pm
Contact: Rebecca Hahessy at 954.952.0429 or rhahessy@apdaparkinson.org

Miami

What: PWP & Care partners | Peer led
Where: Baptist Health | Medical Arts Building, Health Resource Center | 8950 N Kendell Drive, Suite 105
When: 2nd Friday from 7:00-8:30pm and 3rd Saturday (in Spanish) from 12:00-2:00pm
Contact: Ivon & Abe Bertan at 786.683.0240 or irbertan@bellsouth.net

Palm Beach Gardens

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by APDA representative
Where: Mandel JCC Palm Beaches | 5221 Hood Road
When: 2nd Tuesday from 11:00-12:30pm
Contact: Melissa Morante at 631.766.1495 or mmorante@comforcare.com

Palmetto Bay

What: PWP & Care partners | Peer led
Where: Christ Fellowship Church | 8900 SW 168th Street
What: 4th Saturday (bilingual) from 12:00-2:00pm
Contact: Ivon & Abe Bertan at 786.683.0240 or irbertan@bellsouth.net

Plantation

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by a Nurse
Where: FiveStar Premier Residences of Plantation | 8500 West Sunrise Blvd
When: 3rd Wednesday from 3:00-4:00pm
Contact: Maria Dominguez at 954.476.8500 or madominguez@5sqc.com

Pompano Beach

What: Residents only | PWP & Care partners | Peer led
Where: John Knox Village | 651 Village Drive, Hibiscus Room
When: 3rd Tuesday from 2:00-3:00pm
Contact: Dave Thomson at 954.366.4794 or dthomson7844@gmail.com

Port St. Lucie

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by a Social Worker
Where: Harbor Place | 3700 SE Jennings Road
When: 3rd Tuesday from 2:00-3:30pm (during the summer Stuart and Port St. Lucie groups combine)
Contact: Laura Zel Kremer, LCSW at 561.209.6124 or laurak@morselife.org

Sunrise

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by Speech and Occupational Therapists
Where: Healthsouth Sunrise Inpatient Rehab Center | 10199 Nob Hill Road
When: 1st Tuesday from 3:00-4:00pm
Contact: Lauren Leiva, OT at 954.746.1547 or Lauren.Leiva@healthsouth.com

Stuart

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by a Social Worker
Where: Grace Place Church | 1550 SE Salerno Road
When: 2nd Monday from 1:00-2:30pm (during the summer Stuart and Port St. Lucie groups combine)
Contact: Laura Zel Kremer, LCSW at 561.209.6124 or laurak@morselife.org

West Palm Beach

What: Veterans Only | Facilitated by Speech Therapists
Where: Dept of Veterans Affairs Medical Center | 7305 N. Military Trail (ASPS 126)
When: 4th Tuesday from 11:00am-12:00pm
Contact: Loreen Blumenthal, MSPA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S at 561.422.6237 or loreen.blumenthal@va.gov

Weston

What: PWP & Care partners | Facilitated by Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists
Where: Cleveland Clinic | 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd |  2nd floor Brathen building
When:  1st Tuesday from 3:30-5:00pm (starting October 2017)
Contact: Melissa Grassia-Chisholm, MS, CCC-SLP at 954.659.5786 or GRASSIM@ccf.org


Other

What: Veterans Telephone Support Group
Where: Call-in #: 1-800-767-1750 Code 54321#
When: Second Tuesday of each month at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 12 noon CT, or 1 pm ET (1 hour)

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