The groups listed below are all independent – led by caring and dedicated volunteers.
Fair Oaks Parkinson’s Group
We welcome people living with Parkinson’s, families and friends.
When: 4th Saturday Monthly at 10 AM
Where: Sunrise at Fair Oaks
3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Donna Seder firstname.lastname@example.org
Insight Memory Care Center – Caregiver Support Groups
Open to all who have a loved one or friend living with dementia, including Lewy Body Dementia
Springfield PD and Carepartner Group
2nd Monday Monthly at 1:00 PM
Contact: Ed Sofinowski – 703-503-3412
Women with PD Support Group
1st Wednesday Monthly, 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Reston, VA (Please contact Lu for more information about this group)
Contact: Lu, email: email@example.com
Paul Spring PD Support Group
The Alexandria Parkinson Support Group has been meeting for 3 years; pre-Covid we met monthly at Paul Spring retirement community. We have been meeting via Zoom twice a month these past several months.
Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday’s of the month at 1pm.
All are welcome to these meetings. If someone would like more information about this group, they may email me Ajohnson@olddominionhomecare.com or (703) 772-0887
Contact: Alexandra Woodman Johnson
Caregiver Support Group (not disease specific, but Parkinson caregivers are welcome)
When: 2nd Thursday Monthly, 6:30 pm (Feb. 8th, March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 14)
Where: Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22302
Who: You! (Family members who care for a loved one, near or far.)
HOSTED BY: Senior Services of Alexandria and Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in conjunction with Griswold Home Care.
Come join us or call 703-739-2273 for additional details.
Side by Side Support Groups – For those with Parkinson’s and those who care
Check out our webpage at https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/events/side-by-side/
Loudoun County PD Support Group
When: 1st Tuesday Monthly at 1:30 PM
Where: Ashby Ponds
21170 Ashby Ponds Blvd., Ashburn VA 20147
Loudoun County PD Care Partner Support Group *New day/time!*
3rd Monday Monthly at 2:30 PM
2 ways to attend – in person or calling-in
Medical Center conference room, 1st floor, Cardinal Clubhouse
Ashby Ponds, Ashburn, VA
Contact: Gary Heinberg (703) 303-4446
Prince William County
Gainesville/Heritage Hunt Carepartners Group
2nd Wednesday Monthly at 1:00 PM
Heritage Hunt Clubhouse
6901 Arthurs Hills Drive, Gainesville VA 20155
Contact: Harolyn at 703-743-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manassas Support Team
Open to local people living with PD, care-partners and family members.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road, Manassas.
Contact: Dale Walden, email@example.com
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton PD Group
3rd Tuesday Monthly at 2 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Parish Conference Room, Church Basement
12805 Valleywood Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Contact: Becky Richardson (703) 910-6899
Parkinson’s Piedmont Support Group
We provide a welcoming support system for anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Newcomers are welcome!
When: 3rd Monday Monthly from 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Chestnut Forks Tennis and Swim Club
6379 Airlie Road, Warrenton, VA 20187
Contact: Kendal Blaser firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 540-222-6000
Winchester Care Partners/Caregivers group
USUALLY Meets on the first Friday of the month at 11:30.
At: Applebee’s Restaurant
150 Crock Wells Mill Drive, Winchester, VA.
Route 50 W of Winchester near Wal-Mart.
Everyone pays for his or her own lunch.
RSVP to Kaleen at 540-723-4047 or email@example.com or
Cheryl at 540-662-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Winchester Parkinson’s Support Group
Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am.
At: Family Life Center of the Winchester Church of God,
2080 N. Frederick Pike, Route 522 North, Winchester, VA.
A potluck lunch follows.
Contact: Cheryl at 540-662-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Westminster-Canterbury Parkinson’s Support Group
Meets the third Monday of the month at 11:00
At: Usually in the Activities Room at Westminster-Canterbury. Sometimes we have to meet in a different room. Ask at the desk.
300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, Winchester, VA.
A light lunch follows.
If you are not a resident of Westminster-Canterbury, please RSVP to Cheryl Reames, 540 662-4632 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday before the meeting.
Roanoke Parkinson’s Support Group
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
At: The Rebos Club, 4231 Garst Mill Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Prior to the meeting, women with Parkinson’s come together, on a small, more intimate and personal level, at 1:15 pm at the Rebos Club
More info at: http://roanokeparkinsonsgroup.org
Roanoke Parkinson’s Caregivers Support group
Meeting date: Second Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Location: Colonial Avenue Baptist Church: 4165 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018
(located at the corner of Hwy 419 and Colonial Avenue)
More info at: http://roanokeparkinsonsgroup.org
Other Support Groups in Virginia
There are many more support groups in Virginia. Our thanks to Susan Dietrich from APDA at UVA in Charlottesville for providing us with this comprehensive list.
Click here for the list of Parkinson’s Support Groups Around Virginia
Contact info for Susan:
Coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center of Virginia
Voice mail: 434-982-4482 | Email: SJD3C@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu
Southeast/Richmond Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers – US Department of Veterans Affairs (PADRECCs) –https://www.parkinsons.va.gov/richmond/index.asp
The next VA Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be held on 9/24/2020 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST. This will be a ZOOM meeting. Our guest speaker is Lori Klaman, PhD. She is the medical science liaison for Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company. She will discuss non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and how to stay active. The ZOOM meeting instructions are as follows:
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Meeting ID: 974 1813 3199
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Meeting ID: 974 1813 3199
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aetPKdRDdF
We have also scheduled a separate telephone support group for care-partners that will follow the general session. This will be a phone call that will start at 2:15 p.m. For those interested in the care-partner telephone support group, please call (800) 767-1750 and follow the voice prompts. The participant code for this group is 12184. Veronica Murray, social worker at the CVHCS and caregiver support group facilitator will be leading this group. We hope you can join us for these meetings and would appreciate it if you could share this information with anyone who may be interested!
Please contact us at (804) 675-5931 if you have any questions.
Miriam Hirsch & Debbie Dellinger
VA Support Group Facilitators
Support Groups in Neighboring States
Four State Alliance for Parkinson’s Support
4SAPS Group Members are from: Hagerstown, MD • Frederick, MD (Two Groups) • Cumberland, MD • Mechanicsburg, PA • Gettysburg, PA • New Oxford, PA • Chambersburg, PA • Winchester, VA
Click here for more information on their website.