Support Groups

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Specialty Groups

Other Movement Disorders

A support group is a way for people to help Parkinson's Disease patients cope with problems they all share. These groups offer social and emotional support to patients and their care partners, education and information from peers and professionals and a chance to be active for oneself and for others in the community. Members give and receive information and encouragement through the mail, phone calls, and group meetings. There are more than 40 support groups now active in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Groups meet weekly or monthly.

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Please call contact persons to verify meeting dates and times.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Reading Hospital (Building B)

Contact: Ralph W Blatt

Phone: 610-929-8627

E-mail: rblatt@aol.com

Meets: 2nd Sunday, 2:00pm

Chester

Silberman Center

Contact: Susan Curry

Phone: 610-447-2911

Meets: 1st Thursday, 1:00pm

Elkins Park

Adath Jeshurun Synagogue

Contact: Suzanne Reichwein

Phone: 215-829-7273

E-mail: sreichwein@pahosp.com

Meets: 1st Thursday, 1:30pm

Delaware County

Patient Exercise/Carepartner Groups

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Contact: Debi Weinberg/Ariel Rabinovic

E-mail: debisw@comcast.net

arielrabinovic@gmail.com

Phone: 610-649-1260 (Debi)/215-873-7990 (Ariel)

Meets: Every Tuesday, 2:00pm

Doylestown

Doylestown Hospital

Contact: Mary Jane Barr-Silk

Phone: 215-345-2635

E-mail: mbarr-silk@dh.org

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 1:30pm

Gettysburg

Wellspan Adams Health Center

Room 201

Contact: Jill Herr

E-mail: jherr@wellspan.org

Phone: 717-339-2627

Meets: 3rd Wednesday, 1:00pm

Harleysville

Encore Harleysville Senior Center

312 Alumni AVE

Harleysville, PA 19438

Phone: 215-256-6900

info@EncoreExperiences.org

Meets: 4th Tuesday, 1:00pm

Harrisburg

Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

Contact: Laura Freeman

Phone: 717-697-2513

Meets: 3rd Wednesday, 2:00pm (Parkinson's Support Group of Central PA)

Lancaster

Landis Homes

Contact: Ruth Johnson

Phone: 717-509-5494

E-mail: lcpwpsupport@gmail.com

Meets: 3rd Monday, 2:00pm

Langhorne

St. Mary Medical Center

Contact: Cynthia Malinowski

Phone: 215-710-5444

E-mail: LRockwell@stmaryhealthcare.org

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 2:20pm - 3:30pm

Lansdale

Meadowood Senior Living

Contact: Penni Elgart

Phone: 484-991-1024

Email: pelgart@mwood.org

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 2pm

Lebanon

Cornwall Manor

Contact: Diane Pomeroy

Phone: 717-454-0756

Meets: 3rd Monday, every other month 2:30pm

Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Banko Building (Muhlenberg Hosp.)

Contact: Gerry Haines

Phone: 610-868-3510

E-mail: brignal1@aol.com

Meets: 4th Tuesday, 10:00am

Lycoming Valley

Faith United Methodist Church

Contact: Liz Ashley

Phone: 570-546-3283

Meets: 3rd Thursday, 7:00pm

Mechanicsburg

Health South Conference Rooms

175 Lancaster Blvd.

Mechanicsburg, PA

Contact: Carol Cressler

Phone: 717-877-0624

E-mail: cjcressler4040@gmail.com

Meets: 2nd Wednesday, 1:30pm

New Holland

Garden Spot Village

Contact: Judy Shaffer

Phone: 717-355-6259

E-mail: jshaffer@gardenspotvillage.org.

Meets: 4th Monday, 2-3PM


Philadelphia

Center City

Comprehensive Neurological Center

Contact: Suzanne Reichwein

Phone: 215-829-7273

Meets: 3rd Thursday of every other month, 6:30pm

Center City Exercise Group

Contact: Heather Cianci

Phone: 215-829-7275

E-mail: heather.cianci@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: Every Thursday, 1:00pm

Registration Required Fee

Chinatown

On Lok Social Service Center

Contact:Candace Syres

Phone: 215-829-7651

E-mail: Candace.Syres@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: 4th Thursday of every other month, 1-2:30PM

Facilitates Mandarin and Cantonese translation

Northeast

Latino PD Wellnes Group

Contact:Candace Syres

Phone: 215-829-7651

E-mail: Candace.Syres@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: 4th Thursday of every other month, 10:30am

Facilitates: Spanish Translation

West Philadelphia

LIFE Center

Contact: Candace Syres

Phone: 215-829-7651

E-mail: Candace.Syres@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1-2:30PM


Phoenixville

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Contacts: Barbara O’Connor/Jessica Kalemba

Phone: 610-983-1288

Meets: 2nd Monday, 1:00pm

Stroudsburg

Loder Building

Contact: Kate Koehler

Phone: 570-420-3746

E-mail: lodersr@co.monroe.pa.us

Meets: 3rd Wednesday, 2:00pm

West Chester

West Chester Area Senior Center

Contact: Mary Jo Baldino

Phone: 610-696-6511 x 113

E-mail: mbladino@nvnacc.com

Meets: Last Wednesday, 1:15pm

West Grove

Jenner’s Pond

Contact: Nadine O’Neill

Phone: 610-869-6753

E-mail: noneill@jennerspond.org

Meets: 2nd Tuesday, 2pm

York

Calvary United Methodist Church

Contact: Cindy Capresecco

Phone: 717-851-3313

E-mail: ccapresecco@wellspan.org

Meets: 2nd Thursday, 7:15pm

York (Carepartners Group)

Queensgate Center

Contact: Cindy Capresecco

Phone: 717-851-5822

E-mail: ccapresecco@wellspan.org

Meets: 1st Friday, 3:30pm 

New Jersey

Absecon

Absecon Presbyterian Church

Contact: Karen Muldoon

Phone: 609-335-7927

Meets: 1st Thursday, 2:00pm

Deptford

Deptford Public Library

Contact: Mary Stinsman

Phone: 856-728-0655

Meets: 1st Wednesday, 1pm - 3pm

Lawrenceville

Capital Health Hopewell 

Contact Victoria Pena

Phone: 609-537-7149

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of every month, 2-4pm

Linwood

Body in Balance
314 Central Avenue
Linwood, NJ 08221

Care-partner Support group: Meets from 2:00- 3:00 PM on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Parkinson Support group:  Meets every Saturday from 3:00-4:00 PM. Family & care-partners also welcome!

Contact: Ellie Hagan
Phone: 609-365-8499
Mount Holly

Virtua Memorial Hospital

Contact: Myra Hirschorn

Phone: 1-888-Virtua-3/ 1-888-847-8823

E-mail: smhirsch35@comcast.net

Meets: 3rd Wednesday (except December), 6:45pm

Voorhees

Voorhees Senior Living

Contact: Joanne Vladick

Phone: 856-566-2340

E-mail: jvladick@5SQC.com

Meets: 4th Wednesday of every month, 12-1PM

Westfield

Presbyterian Church

Contact: Barbara Ringk

Phone: 908-322-9214

Meets: 2nd Monday, 1:30pm

Delaware

Newark

Newark Senior Center

Contact: David Kaplan

Phone: 302-239-1190

E-mail:PDyodah@yahoo.com

New Castle

New Castle Library

424 Delaware Street

Contact: Gary Chard

Phone: 302-325-9803

E-mail: Chard.Gary@faodv.com

Meets:  3rd Saturday monthly, 10am-12pm

Shipley Manor

2723 Shipley Road, 19810

Contact: Gary Chard

Phone: 302-325-9803

E-mail: Chard.Gary@faodv.com

Meets:  3rd Monday, 5:30pm

Wilmington

Kirkwood Library

6000 Kirkwood Highway

Contact: David Kaplan

Phone:302-239-1190

E-mail: PDyodah@yahoo.com

Meets: 2nd Sunday monthly, 2pm- 2:30pm

Specialty Groups

Carepartners Group

Comprehensive Neurological Center

Contact: Karen Jacobson

Phone: 215-829-7273

Meets: 4th Thursday, 1:00pm

Deep Brain Stimulation

Pennsylvania Hospital: Hall Mercer Building

Contact: Christin Salemno

Phone: 215-829-2347

E-mail: christin.salemno@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10am

Early Onset Newly Diagnosed Group

Comprehensive Neurological Center

Contact: Suzanne Reichwein

Phone: 215-829-7273

E-mail: sreichwein@pahosp.com

Meets: 2nd Saturday, 10am

Newly Diagnosed/Early Stage

Giant Food Store Community Center in Abington

315 York Rd, Willow Grove PA 19090

Contact: Lorna Glassman at 215-542-2931

   -or-  Mary Ayasgil at 215-742-6225

Meets: 4th Tuesday, 1 PM

Women’s Group

Center City, Philadelphia

Contact: Candace Syres

Phone: 215-829-7651

E-mail: Candace.Syres@uphs.upenn.edu

Meets: 2nd Monday of each month 

Other Movement Disorders

Huntington’s Disease Society

Phone: 610-277-1066

Meets: Call for information

Lewy Body Dementia

Susquehanna Valley

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Contact: Kim Lemon

Phone: 717-572-9908

E-mail: kim.kitten.lemon@gmail.com

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