Support Groups

The groups listed below are all independent – led by caring and dedicated volunteers.

Fairfax County

Insight Memory Care Center – Caregiver Support Groups
Open to all who have a loved one or friend living with dementia, including Lewy Body Dementia
Website: http://www.insightmcc.org/programs/support/support-groups.html

Springfield PD and Carepartner Group
Currently meeting the second Monday of the month at 1:00pm
Sunrise at Silas Burke House
9619 Burke Lake Rd.
Burke VA 22015
Also on Zoom, same date and time.
Contact: Sonia Gow (703) 375-9987 or sonia.gow@inova.org 

Women with PD Support Group
1st Wednesday monthly from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Currently meeting in-person with required COVID precautions
Contact via e-mail: 1ww.pd777@gmail.com or womenwarriorspd@gmail.com.                                                             https://womenwithparkinsons.com for updates and information

Alexandria

Paul Spring PD Support Group 
Currently meeting virtually on 2nd and 4th Tuesday Monthly at 1:00 PM
Please contact Rachel Gilbert (571)459-6544 or email: rgilbert@homecareassistance.com for accessing the online event.
Brandywine Living at Alexandria

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.

Arlington County 

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

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
1st Tuesday at 2:00 pm
Currently meeting on Zoom
Contact: Sonia Gow (703) 375-9987 or sonia.gow@inova.org 
Hosted by Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Prince William County

Gainesville/Heritage Hunt Carepartners Group
Currently meeting either in-person or over Zoom*
2nd Wednesday Monthly at 1:00 PM
Heritage Hunt Clubhouse
6901 Arthurs Hills Drive
Gainesville, VA 20155
Contact: Harolyn at (703) 380-5399 or tedybrs@gmail.com for updated monthly meeting info.

Manassas Support Team
3rd Thursday Monthly at 10 AM on Zoom
Contact: Dale Walden (703) 753-5391 or dswalden@verizon.net

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton PD Group
Not currently meeting – Will start up again after Pandemic ends.
3rd Tuesdays at 2:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Parish Conference Room, Church Basement
12805 Valleywood Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Contact: Becky Richardson (703) 910-689

Fauquier County

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 blaserx4@aol.com or +1 540-222-6000
Website: http://parkinsonspiedmont.org/

Frederick/Clarke Counties

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 paulkaleen@comcast.net or
Cheryl at 540-662-4632 or cwreames@gmail.com or winchesterparkinsons@gmail.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 cwreames@gmail.com or winchesterparkinsons@gmail.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 winchesterparkinsons@gmail.com by Wednesday before the meeting.

Roanoke County

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:
Susan Dietrich
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
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.

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