Support Groups Join our Community 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) Gina Thomas, MS, CCC-SLP 217.814.8383 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.