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There are many support group opportunities throughout Alabama with new ones added often. You can choose to attend a support group in person if one is located near you, or you can choose to attend a virtual support group meeting over Zoom hosted by the PAA.

Virtual Support Groups

The PAA hosts two virtual support groups, one for those living with Parkinson's and one for care partners. 

Living with PD Support Group

First Wednesdays of each month at 10am

If you are living with Parkinson's, this support group is for you! Each month we will discuss a different topics and share tips and strategies for helping us to live our highest quality of life with Parkinson's.

Zoom Virtual Session: LINK HERE

Facilitator: Ellen Hicks

Email: ellen@parkinsonalabama.org 

Care Partner Support Group

Meets Monthly on the Second Tuesday at 7pm

Zoom Virtual Session: LINK HERE

Facilitator: Ellen Hicks

Email: ellen@parkinsonalabama.org 

Young Onset Parkinson's Network

Meets Monthly on the Second Tuesday at 7pm

YOPN members come together to learn, engage, and support one another. It's a great opportunity to connect with fellow members, share experiences and insights about living with YOPD, discuss personal challenges as well as potential opportunities, and learn how others thrive beyond diagnosis. This is your safe space -a place you can be real with others who understand what you're experiencing. To learn more and get information for joining, visit the YOPN website.

If you would be interested in facilitating or co-facilitating a virtual support group, please contact Ellen Hicks at ellen@parkinsonalabama.org.

The Solo Network - Living Alone with Parkinson's?

The Parkinson's Foundation is proud to announce the PD Solo network. The goal of this network is to build a virtual community of support  information for those who live solo while also living with Parkinson's; living solo doesn't mean being lonely or isolated. The PD Solo Network meets via zoom. Call Nancy at 1.585.743.1266 with questions. There are two sessions available each week at 12pm and 6:30 p.m., but future meeting times will be determined by participants. Learn more and register HERE.

In-Person Support Groups

Prior to attending your first support group meeting, we recommend that you email or call the support group facilitator to make sure the meeting is happening as scheduled and at the typical location.  It also helps to talk to the facilitator and understand more about the dynamics of the group. Sometimes reservations are required based on the program, and other times the location may be moved. Calling ahead helps facilitators to plan appropriately and make sure you are on their list for future support group communications should there be any meeting or logistical change you need to know.

The below listings are alphabetized by City.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Anniston / Calhoun County

Third Thursday Monthly, 12:30 - 2pm

Interfaith Ministries

1431 Gurnee Avenue

Anniston, AL 36201

Facilitator: Cindy McMinn

Email: mcminnca@gmail.com
Phone: 1.256.454.7677

Auburn / Opelika

Second Sunday Monthly, Exercise at 1pm, Support Group at 2pm

7Synergy

705 Avenue D

Opelika, AL 36801

Facilitator: Kat West

Email: millyka@auburn.edu

Phone: 1.334.744.4391

*Virtual exercises are currently offered every Thursday at 2pm led by Dr. Jaime Roper and Auburn University graduate students at the AU Kinesiology department. Contact Facilitator for more information and link to join.

Birmingham Men's Group

Second Tuesday Monthly at 11:45 am

Diplomat Deli

1425 Montgomery Hwy

Park South Plaza Shopping Center

Vestavia, AL 35216

Facilitator: John Bennett

Email: Jbennett4992@charter.net

Phone: 1.205.937.5333

Birmingham (Encore Respite)

Care Partners for Parkinson's with Dementia

Weekly Thursdays at 10 am

Canterbury United Methodist Church, Room 226

350 Overbrook Road

Birmingham, AL 35213

Facilitator: Valerie Boyd

Email: Valerie.boyd@canterburyumc.org

Phone: 1.205.874.1523

Birmingham (Greystone YMCA)

Second Tuesday Monthly at 1:00 pm

5414 Hwy 280

Birmingham, AL 35242

Facilitator: Andrea Pindroh

Email: apindroh@ymcabham.org

Phone: 1.205.981.0144

Birmingham (Homewood)

Second Saturday Monthly at 10am

Benchmark PT - Homewood East Clinic

1910 28th Ave S.

Homewood, AL 35209

Facilitator: Amanda Elliott

Email: aelliott@benchmarkpt.com

Phone: 1.205.202.2273

Co-Facilitator: Morgan Kreger

Email: mmkreger@benchmarkpt.com

Phone: 1.205.202.2273

Birmingham (Liberty Park)

First Mondays at 5:15 pm

TherapySouth

3800 River Run Drive, Suite 102

Birmingham, AL 35243

Co-Facilitator: Kimberly Clark

Email: clarkk@therapysouth.net

Phone: 1.205.970.2350

Co-Facilitator: Victoria Davis
victoriald1600@gmail.com

Birmingham (Trussville)

Third Thursday Monthly at Noon

Trussville Senior Center

5920 Valley Road

Trussville, AL 35173

Facilitator: Breana Richardson

Email: breana@m3endeavors.com

Phone: 1.205.613.6675

Enterprise

Third Saturday Monthly at 11am

Shane's Rib Shack

8 North Point Parkway

Enterprise, AL 36330

Facilitator: Mary Palo

Email: mary.palo@aol.com

Fort Payne

Second Thursday Monthly at 1pm

DeKalb County Council on Aging

600 Tyler Ave SE

Fort Payne, AL 35967

Facilitator: Chelsea Williams

Email: Chelsea_Williams@quorumhealth.com

Phone: 1.256.997.2460

Gadsden

Second Wednesday Monthly at 1pm

First Baptist Church of Gadsden

Family Life Center

6th and Walnut

Gadsden, AL 35901

Facilitator: Judi Drew

Email: Parkinsonsgroup.gadsden@gmail.com

Phone: 1.205.919.6992

Guntersville (Marshall County Caregivers Support Group)

First Tuesday Monthly at 10am

Guntersville First United Methodist Church Youth Center

539 Gunter Avenue

Guntersville, AL 35976

Facilitator: Lula Dobbs

Email: lula.dobbs@gfumc.net

Phone: 1.256.582.2001, ext 244

Huntsville-Women with Parkinson's Disease

Huntsville Hospital Parkinson's Care Clinic

Call Adrienne Upton or Kristi Holland for more information

1.256.265.7101

Huntsville - No Agenda Social Breakfast

First Wednesday Monthly at 9am

For persons with Parkinson's and Families

City Cafe Diner

Drake Avenue

Huntsville, AL 

Facilitator: Carolyn Rhodes

Phone: 1.256.513.8164

Huntsville - Grief Support Group

Wednesdays at 1pm

Grief Support Group for Widows of Parkinson's Disease

Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center

Facilitator: Carolyn Rhodes

Phone: 1.256.513.8164

Huntsville - Sit and Chat for Care Partners

2nd Tuesday at 1pm

Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center Language Room

3228 B Leeman Ferry Rd SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

Facilitator: Carolyn Rhodes

Phone: 1.256.513.8164

rocketcity@rsbaffiliate.com 

Leeds - Moody

Second Tuesday Monthly at 6:30 pm

Cedar Grove Baptist Church

2001 Cedar Brook Road

Leeds, AL 35094

Facilitator: Harriet Lawrence

Email: hsl2455@yahoo.com

Phone: 1.205.335.7516

Montgomery

Fourth Thursday Monthly at 6pm - February - October

*Third Thursday at 6pm in November - this group does not meet in December or January

Frazer Methodist Church, Room 8114

6000 Atlanta Highway

Montgomery, AL 36117

Facilitator: Jessica Belcher

Email: wildcatmom2k30@gmail.com

Phone: 1.334.652.4401

Mobile

Last Thursday Monthly at 12pm

Saad's Health Care

1515 University Blvd South

Mobile, AL

Facilitator: Rachel Poole

Email: Rachel.poole@saadhealthcare.com 

Phone: 1.601.447.1717

*Also offers care partner only support group the second Tuesday of each month at 10am open to participants of the PD Support Group

Sheffield

Call Facilitator for Schedule of Meetings

Helen Keller Wellcare

1021 11th Street SW

Sheffield, AL 35660

Facilitator: Brianna Maharrey

Email: brianna.maharrey@helenkeller.com 

Phone: 1.256.386.4747

Sylacauga / Central Alabama Support Group

Second and Fourth Mondays Monthly at 10am

First Baptist Church 

10 south Broadway Ave.

Sylacauga, AL 35150

Co-Facilitator: Carolyn Goza

Email: carolyntgoza@gmail.com

Phone: 1.256.245.6739

Co-Facilitator: Steve Sain

Email: Steve.sain@saineng.com

Phone: 1.205.249.5300

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