Support Groups

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

Fairfax County

Fairfax PD Carepartners Support Group
4th Sunday Monthly at 1:30 PM
Fairfax County Library
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Susan Thomson at (703) 823-2914

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 fairoaks.pdgrp@gmail.com
Website: fairoaksparkinsons.com

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
2nd Monday Monthly at 1:00 PM
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152
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: womenwithpd@gmail.com
https://womenwithparkinsons.com/

Alexandria

Paul Spring PD Support Group 
When: 4th Tuesday at 1:00 pm
Where: Paul Spring Independent & Assisted Living Community
7116 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22307
Contact: Alexandra Woodman Johnson
Ajohnson@olddominionhomecare.com or (703) 772-0887

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
A new kind of support group for caregivers concerned about leaving their loved one alone at home.
Caregivers will meet in one room, while Parkinson people can participate in activities and discussion in the room next door. 

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Our Lady Queen of Peace Church,
2700 19th Street, S., Arlington, VA 22204 

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
Contact: Gary Heinberg (703) 303-4446

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 tedybrs@gmail.com

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, dswalden@verizon.net

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

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

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:

Join Zoom Meeting (click on the link below at the scheduled time)
https://zoom.us/j/97418133199?pwd=ZUdrWENHYVZIanZEMjM3WVhtbGFCZz09

Meeting ID: 974 1813 3199
Passcode: 99052278
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 974 1813 3199
Passcode: 99052278
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.

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