Support Groups

Joining a support group is a great way to connect with others, learn about Parkinson disease and cope with the challenges that come with having Parkinson disease.

Our support groups are for people with Parkinson disease, family, friends and caregivers. The groups meet in locations across the bi-state region and we encourage you to find the one that best meets your needs. Some groups are specifically for certain people – like care partners or those with young onset Parkinson’s. Others are open to anyone who wishes to attend. A group may invite guest speakers, plan an event or just discuss topics of interest to the participants. All support groups are led by a trained facilitator. If you can’t find a group in your area, please let us know at 636.778.3377.

All support groups are free of charge.


Missouri Support Groups

Ballwin (St. Louis County)

Chaplain Chris Nilges 636.923.2338
Meramec Bluffs Care Center
1 Meramec Bluffs Drive, Veterans Room
4th Tuesday of the month at 2:30 pm

Cape Girardeau (Cape Girardeau County)

Desma Reno, RN, MSN, 573.651.2678
Cape Girardeau Public Library
711 N Clark Street
4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)

Tricia Creel, PT 636.778.3377
APDA Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 150
1st Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am

Chesterfield (St. Louis County)- For Care Partners Only

Jay Bender & Lynda Wiens  636.778.3377
APDA Community Resource Center
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017
2nd Monday of the month at 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Columbia (Boone County)*

Patsy & David Dalton 573.356.6036, 573.434.4569
Broadway Christian Church
2601 W. Broadway
1st Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm

Festus/Crystal City (Jefferson County)

Laura Sobba 636.931.7696 ext. 148
Disability Resource Association
130 Brandon Wallace Way
3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm

Florissant (St. Louis County)

Nancy Robb 314.869.5296
Garden Villas North
4505 Parker Rd.
4th Thursday of the month at 11:00 am

Jefferson City (Cole County)

David & Jennifer Urich, P.T. 573.632.5440 or 573.796.2395
Capital Region Medical Ctr.
1125 Madison Street
Community Conference Room
3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm

Joplin (Jasper County)

Nancy Dunaway 417.556.8760
Mercy Hospital
100 Mercy Way, Conference Room
Every Monday at 3:00 pm

Kansas City (Jackson County)

Jesus Torres & Nikki C. Caraveo, RN, BSN, CNRN 816.861.4700 ext. 56765
VA Medical Center
4801 Linwood Blvd., Hall of Heroes Room
3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am

Kirkwood (St. Louis County)

Patty Waller & Terri Hosto MSW, LCSW 314.286.2418
First Presbyterian Church, Room 009 Lower Level
100 E. Adams Ave
4th Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm

Lake Ozark (Camden County)*

Patsy & David Dalton 573.356.6036, 573.434.4569
Lake Ozark Christian Church, Multipurpose Room
1560 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
3rd Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon

Poplar Bluff (Butler County)

Charles Hibler 573.785.6222
Register with Beryl 855.444.7276 or Dana 573.776.9355
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center
3100 Oak Grove Rd., Ground Floor, Education Room 3
2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

Rolla (Phelps County)

Sarah Robinson 573.201.7300
Phelps County Regional Medical Center
1000 W. 10th St., Private Dining Room #1
4th Thursday of the month at 2:30 pm

South St. Louis (St. Louis County)

Caitlin Jones, MS, CCC-SLP
Tesson Heights
12335 West Bend Dr.
Multipurpose Room
2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am

Springfield (Greene County)*

The Meyer Center, 417.269.3616
3545 S. National Ave., Room C
Last Wednesday of the month at 2:30 pm

Springfield (Greene County)*

Caregivers Support Group
The Meyer Center, 417.269.3616
3545 S. National Ave., Administrative Classroom
1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm

Springfield (Greene County)*

Young Onset Support Group
The Meyer Center, 417.269.3616
3545 S. National Ave., Room C
4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm

St. Louis City*

For people with PSP, their care partners and anyone else affected
St. Louis Altenheim
Beth Evans, 314.732.3433
5408 S. Broadway, 63111
4th Friday of the month at 11:00 am

St. Louis City*

For people with cerebellar ataxia  
Center for Advanced Medicine
Shannon Dunphy-Lazo, 202.306.2738
4921 Parkview Pl, 3rd floor Farrell Conference Rm 1, 63110
2nd Saturday of the month at 11:00 am

St. Peters (St. Charles County)

Jody Peterson, OTA & Jessica Womack 636.724.4357
Spencer Road Library
427 Spencer Road, Room 259
1st Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm

Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve County)

Teddy Ross 618.210.7371
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital
Hwy. 61 & 32 Intersection, Education Conference Room
2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am

Trenton (Grundy County)

Novy & Mary Ellen Foland 660.357.2283, Gloria Koon  660.485.6558
Royal Inn
1410 E. 9th Street
1st Thursday of the month at 10:00 am

Washington (Franklin County)

Carol Weber  314.713.4820
Washington Public Library
410 Lafayette Avenue
2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 pm

Webster Groves (St. Louis County)

Laurel Willis MSG 314.471.6302
Bethesda Orchard
21 N. Old Orchard Ave., Parlor Room
Last Friday of the month at 10:30 am

Illinois Support Groups

Alton, IL (Madison County)

Dustin Heiser 618.465.3298, ext. 120
Senior Services Plus
2603 N. Rogers Ave.
3rd Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm

Belleville, IL (St. Clair County)

Jodi Gardner, MSW, LCSW 618.234.4410, ext. 7031
Southwestern Illinois College
Programs & Services for Older Persons
201 N. Church St.
2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 pm

Carbondale, IL (Jackson County)

Bill Hamilton, MD 618.339.4159
Prairie Living at Chautauqua
955 Villa Court
Carbondale, IL 62901
West Building – 3rd Floor
1st Wednesday of the month 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Carlinville, IL (Macoupin County)

Amy Murphy, PT, DPT, NCS 217.854.3839
Carlinville Area Hospital, Medical Office Building – Community Room
20613 N. Broad Street
3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am

Centralia, IL (Marion County)

Betty Evans 618.533.0224, Helena Quaid 618.493.6064
Heritage Woods of Centralia
2049 E. McCord St.
Second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm

Champaign, IL (Champaign County)

Carol & Butch Clark 217.898.2725, Dave and Monica Matakas 217.720.2016
Savoy United Methodist Church
3002 W. Old Church Rd.
Every Monday at 10:00 am

Charleston, IL (Coles County)

Jean Shobe & Jean Penrod 217.639.5150
LifeSpan Center
11021 E. Co. Rd. 800N
Last Tuesday of the month at 1:30

Decatur, IL (Macon County)

John Kileen 217.620.8702
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1360 W. Main St.
3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm

Edwardsville, IL (Madison County)

Pam Pinegar 618.656.0436
Edwardsville YMCA
1200 Esic Drive
1st Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm

Effingham, IL (Effingham County)*

Joyce Fearday 217.994.4541
Effingham Public Library
200 N. Third Street
Last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Highland, IL (Madison County)

Kayla Toennies, OT & Olivia Hodges, SLP 618.651.2720
St. Joseph’s Hospital
12866 Troxler Ave., Sullivan Conference Room
4th Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm

Jacksonville, IL (Morgan County)

Larry & Karen Ladd 217.377.4973
Passavant Area Hospital
1600 W. Walnut, Meeting Room 2
First Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm April- December

Nashville, IL (Washington County)

Helena Quaid 618.493.6064
Washington County Hospital
705 S. Grand Ave., Conference Room
4th Friday of the month at 1:00 pm

Springfield, IL (Sangamon County)

Kelly Neumann, PT 217.814.8165, kelly.neumann@hsha.org
HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare @ Fit Club South
3631 S. 6th St. #C
3rd Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in January, March, May, July, September and November
Please call to verify meeting date and time

Quincy, IL (Adams)

Dave & Terri May 217.224.7027
Quincy Public Library
526 Jersey St.
1st or 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30- please call leader to verify date or visit http://pdsupportquincy.org/

*Denotes non-APDA affiliated support group

WINTER WEATHER INFO: In inclement weather, we will cancel support groups at the APDA Resource Center if the Parkway School District is closed. For support groups in other locations, please call the number listed for the leader.