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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

3rd Thursday Monthly at 12:30 - 2:00 pm

  • Location: Interfaith Ministries1431 Gurnee Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201

  • Facilitator: Cindy McMinn

  • Email: mcminnca@gmail.com

  • Phone: 1.256.454.7677

Auburn & Opelika

3rd Sunday Monthly 

Exercise Session: 1:30 - 1:55 pm 

Group Meeting with Guest Speaker: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Location: First Methodist Church of Opelika | Fellowship Hall | 705 Avenue A, Opelika, AL 36801

  • Facilitator: Kristina Neely

  • Email: auburnopelikapdsg@gmail.com

*Contact us to be added to our email list for meeting dates and locations

Birmingham
Men's Group

3rd Tuesday Monthly at 11:45 am

  • Location: Diplomat Deli | Park South Plaza Shopping Center | 1425 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia, AL 35216

  • Facilitator: John Bennett

  • Email: Jbennett4992@charter.net

  • Phone: 1.205.937.5333

Encore Respite - Care Partners for Parkinson's with Dementia

Weekly Thursday at 10 am

  • Location: 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

Greystone YMCA

2nd Tuesday Monthly at 1:00 pm

  • Location: YMCA - Greystone | 5414 Hwy 280, Birmingham, AL 35242

  • Facilitator: Andrea Pindroh

  • Email: apindroh@ymcabham.org

  • Phone: 1.205.981.0144

Lakeshore

Weekly Tuesday at 1:00 pm

  • Location: Benchmark PT - Lakeshore Pavilion (by the Publix) 2822 Lakeshore Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35211

  • Facilitator: Morgan Kreger

  • Email: mmkreger@benchmarkpt.com

  • Phone: 1.205.848.6841

Liberty Park

1st Monday Monthly at 5:15 pm

Trussville

3rd Thursday Monthly at 12:00 pm

  • Location: Trussville Senior Center | 5920 Valley Road, Trussville, AL 35173

  • Facilitator: Breana Richardson

  • Email: breana@m3endeavors.com

  • Phone: 1.205.613.6675

Enterprise

3rd Saturday Monthly at 11:00 am

  • Location: Shane's Rib Shack 8 North Point Parkway, Enterprise, AL 36330

  • Facilitator: Mary Palo

  • Email: marypalo@aol.com

Gadsden 

2nd Wednesday Monthly at 1:00 pm

  • Location: 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 Country Caregivers Support Group

1st Tuesday Monthly at 10:00 am

  • Location: Guntersville First United Methodist Church | Youth Center539 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
Next Meeting on June 26 at 2:00 pm
  • Location: Huntsville Hospital Parkinson's Care Clinic | 1963 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

  • Facilitator: Call Adrienne Upton or Kristi Holland for more information

  • Phone: 1.256.265.7101.

 

Parkinson's Dynamics

Call Facilitator for Schedule 

Parkinson’s Dynamics classes: 

  • Rock Steady Boxing

  • PWR Moves

  • Choir

  • Speak Out!

  • Urban Polling

  • PArte: Art of Expression 

  • Skills Camp

  • Dance 4 PD

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  • Location: Raymond W. Jones Community Center | John Hunt Park | 2020 Steve Hettinger Drive; Huntsville, AL 35801

  • Facilitator: Contact Carolyn Rhodes for more information

  • Email: Carolyn.Rhodes@PDyn.org

  • Phone: 1.256.513.8164

 

Sit-n-Chat for Care Partners

2nd & 4th Tuesday Monthly at 1:00 pm

  • Location: Raymond W. Jones Community Center | John Hunt Park (Enter around back where it says Parkinson's Dynamics) | 2020 Steve Hettinger Drive, Huntsville, AL 3580

  • Facilitator: Brandi Ivey

  • Email: brandi.ivey@hhsys.org

Madison

1st Tuesday Monthly at 12:00 pm

  • Location: Madison Hospital | First Floor of Boardroom, Next to Cafeteria | 8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison, Alabama, 35758

  • Facilitator: Brandi Ivey

  • Email: brandi.ivey@hhsys.org

Marshall County

1st Thursday Monthly at 12:00 pm

  • Location: Arab Senior Center | 800 N Main St., Arab, Alabama, 35016

  • Facilitator: Brandi Ivey

  • Email: brandi.ivey@hhsys.org

Leeds & Moody

2nd Tuesday Monthly at 6:30 pm

  • Location: Cedar Grove Baptist Church2001 Cedar Brook Road, Leeds, AL 35094

  • Facilitator: Harriet Lawrence

  • Email: hsl2455@yahoo.com

  • Phone: 1.205.335.7516

 
Montgomery

4th Thursday Monthly at 6:00 pm | Feb -Oct

3rd Thursday at 6:00 pm in November 

Group does not meet in December or January

  • Location: 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 12:00 pm

  • Location: Saad's Healthcare | 1515 S University Blvd South, Mobile, AL 36609

  • Facilitator: Sterling Moore

  • Phone: 1.251.343.9600, ext 2

Partner-Only Support Group

2nd Tuesday monthly at 10:00 am | Open to participants of the Mobile PD Support Group

  • Location: Saad's Healthcare | 1515 S University Blvd South, Mobile, AL 36609

  • Facilitator: Sterling Moore

  • Phone: 1.251.343.9600, ext 2

Pelham

1st & 3rd Tuesday Monthly at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Location: Pelham - YMCA | 2610 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, Alabama, 35124

  • Facilitator: Alane Cleavelin

  • Email: acleavelin@ymcabham.org

Sheffield

Call Facilitator for Schedule

  • Location: 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
2nd & 4th Monday Monthly at 10:00 am
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