Affiliated Parkinson’s Support Groups

To update this information email Amanda Fessenden amanda.fessenden@neurology.ufl.edu

Daytona Beach PD Support Group

Vince Kinsler- yovinny57@aol.com

Gainesville Parkinson’s Support Group

Original Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Contact: Amanda Fessenden
    352-294-5434
    or email: amanda.fessenden@neurology.ufl.edu
  • Meeting Location:
    UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neuroregeneration
    3450 Hull Road, 3rd floor
  • Meeting Time:  12:30 – 2:30
    3rd Friday of each month

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease of Gainesville (YOPD)

  • Contact: Amanda Fessenden
    352-294-5434
    or email: amanda.fessenden@neurology.ufl.edu
  • Meeting Location:
    United Church of Gainesville; Seminar Room A
    1624 NW 5th Avenue, Gainesville FL 32603
  • Meeting Time:  6:30-8:00pm
    2nd Monday of each month

Jacksonville Parkinson Support Group

  • Contact:  Karen Perrin
    Karen.Perrin@jax.ufl.edu
    Phone:  904-244-9719
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of every month at
    Shands at Jacksonville
    Tower 1, 2nd Floor, Mason Room
    580 West 8th Street
    Jacksonville, FL  32209
  • Meeting Time: 11:30AM-1:30 PM

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Parkinson’s Disease and Related Diseases Support Group

  • Mayo Clinic
    Cannaday Building, Room 1107
    4500 San Pablo Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
  • 1st Wednesday each month;
    12:30 – 1:30p.m.
  • Contact:  Anne Martin
    martin.anne@mayo.edu
    Phone:  (904) 953-6523

Jacksonville Beach Support Group

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for Patients and Caretakers

  • 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays
  • Palms Presbyterian Church, Third Street and 35th Avenue, Jacksonville Beach. Those with any movement disorders welcome.
  • (904) 247-7876.
  • Carol Rishel csrishel@gmail.com

Southside

  • Michelle Prosje- info@neuropsychnfl.com

Lake County PD Support Group

  • Tri County Caregiver Resource Center (they work with caregivers and patients with all types of neurological conditions)
  • Phone: 352-775-2952
  • caregiverresourcecenter@gmail.com

Naples – Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Inc. (PASFI)

  • 2950 Tamaimi Trail N. Ste 20, Naples, FL  34103
  • Phone: 239 417 3465
    Fax: 239 417 3469
  • Email: pasfi@aol.com

Ocala/ Marion County

  • Mind and Motion Parkinson’s Support Network
    Always the last Friday of the month-1pm to 3 pm
  • Presentations and Support meetings at:
    Master the Possibility Education Center
    Circle Square Commons
    8415 SW 80th St, Ocala, FL 34481
  • Phone: (352) 861-9751
  • Information  mindandmotion.org or Peter at 407-619-3736

Orange Park Support Group

  • Group Facilitators: Stan Harris
    dsharrisjr@gmail.com
    Phone: (904) 860-2471
  • Meets 3rd Saturday of each month
    Meeting Time:  2:00 PM
  • Orange Park Public Library Meeting Room
    2054 Plainfield Ave.; Orange Park

Palm Coast

  • Laurel Gaddy
    laurel.gaddy@ahss.org

Panama City

  • Group Facilitator: Karen McGee (850) 215-1793 (Senior Helpers of Panama City).
    Meets on the second Tuesday of each month
    Time: at 9:30 am
  • Brookdale Assisted Living
    2575 Harrison
    Panama City, FL 32405.

Spring Hill Parkinson’s Support Group

  • Contact: Ramona DesLauries- (352)796-0596
  • Meets 1st Monday of the month
    Time: 1 – 3pm
  • Spring Hill Enrichment Center
    11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital).
  • Tai chi group for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Body Fitness, 5181 Mariner Drive.

St Augustine PDSG

Tallahassee Parkinson Support Groups

Tallahassee Memorial Parkinson’s Center

  • Contact:  Monica Hubmann
    hubmann-m@mail.tmh.org
  • 1401 Centerville Road, Suite 504
    Tallahassee, FL  32308
    Phone:  850-431-5082
    Fax:  850-431-6101
  • For Young Onset and Newly Diagnosed Patients
  • Meeting Location: Tallahassee Memorial
    Hospital, 4-North,  Bryan Robinson Classroom
  • 2nd Thursday of each month at 6PM

Big Bend Parkinsons’ Support Group

  • Meets every 4th Friday at 12 noon at
    Broadview Assisted Living Facility
  • Caregivers’ Support Group meets
    Every 2nd Friday at 12PM  at
    Woodmont Assisted Living Facility

Vero Beach- Indian River Estates

  • Meeting place:
    Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of IRC
    2300 5th Avenue, Suite 150
    Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • Phone: (772) 563-0505
    Email: info@alzpark.org
  • Times:
    Last Tuesday of the month – 2:45 (Caregivers only)
    Last Wednesday of the month – 10:30 pm (PD patients and caregivers)

The Village People with Parkinson’s

  • Contact:
    • Lake County: Bill Gray 352-753-2890
    • Sumter & Marion Counties: Pat Pipa 352-751-3685 & Marge Gorman 352-259-8853
      Email: pjpipa1622@embarqmail.com
  • Meeting location: American Legion on Rolling Acres near 466 on 2nd Wednesday at 3-5 p.m.
  • Exercise Class every Thursday @ 1PM. at the Chatham Rec Center on Legacy off Buena Vista south of 42.
  • Early-onset PD: contact Oscar Alzate
    Phone: 352-307-9708