Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups
Living with Parkinson’s disease can be hard for you and your loved ones. You may want to learn more about the disease, its symptoms and treatments. You may also want to talk to other people who live with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease groups can help you. They can teach you about Parkinson’s disease and give you support. Many of these groups have local chapters around the country. Please look to these groups for Parkinson’s disease information and support.
SA Moves (San Antonio Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Foundation)
This group provides education and training programs, seminars, and outreach opportunities for movement disorders for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s/chorea, Tourette’s syndrome, essential tremor, restless leg syndrome and cervical dystonia… all of the movement disorders.
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF)
This group teaches patients and the public about PD. They help search for a cure. They also find ways to make living with PD easier. This group can refer you to local chapters and support groups. Their Web site has news about PD and an “Ask the Expert” feature.
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
This group teaches patients and provides support. They also inform the public about PD through events and fund-raisers. This group has many chapters and can refer you to local support groups.
National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
This is the largest group for people with PD and their loved ones. They can teach you about PD and tell you about new research, events, and support groups. This group also provides caregivers of PD patients with helpful tips and real-life stories. The Web site for caregivers is: www.parkinsonscare.com.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Michael J. Fox has PD. He started this group to teach patients and caregivers about living with PD. Their Web site and newsletter can keep you up-to-date on PD research, news and events.
People Living With Parkinson’s (PLWP)
This Web site supports patients. It offers chat rooms, message boards, and PD facts.
The Parkinson Alliance (PA)
This group supports PD research. Their Web site includes news and updates on research and events. This group provides links to other PD sites.
The Parkinson’s Web
This Web site links you to private groups, government aid, and health centers. It can connect you to support groups for PD patients and families.
Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN)
PAN raises money to find a cure for PD. Their Web site provides updates on all efforts related to PD.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
This group helps people who care for patients at home. Their Web site provides online talks, support, and news on public policy. They also offer help on how to provide long-term care.
National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
This group supports caregivers and the health care workers who help them. They also teach the public about issues facing caregivers today.
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
This group teaches caregivers and offers support. They also inform the public about caregiver issues. Their goal is to inform caregivers on how to help patients keep a good quality of life.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
Team Fox was launched in January 2006 as a way for The Michael J. Fox Foundation to support the heroes all over the country who already had made it their personal mission to find uniquely creative and fun ways to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. Team Fox provides guidance, tools and resources for the thousands of amazing people all over the world who are walking, running, baking, party planning, paddling, pedaling, and dancing to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s research.
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Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group
APDA San Antonio Chapter/Alamo Area and Information & Referral
UTHSCSA Dept of Neurology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78258
Tel: (210) 450-0522 and 0551 Contact: Dianne Johnson, RN, Coordinator
Movers and Shakers: 10:00am – 12:00noon (Second Saturday Each Month)
Caregivers: 11:00am – 1:00pm (Third Tuesday Each Month)
AAPSG: 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Second Monday Each Month at the Sunset Ridge Church of Christ – 95 Brees Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78209)
NEW: Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E. Basse Road, Classroom W103
San Antonio, TX 78209
Third Saturday Every Month at 10:00am
Tel: (210) 450-0551 and 0552 Contact: Dianne Johnson, RN, Coordinator
Young Onset Support Group Flyer
Warm Springs’ Support Groups
Contact: Chandler Schumann
Tel: 210 581 5032
2018 Meetings Flyer
Medical Center – Location
5101 Medical Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Wednesdays at 12:00pm after the POPs (Parkinson’s Outreach Program) Classes
March 21st | June 20th | September 19th | December 19th
West Over Hills – Location
10323 TX 151
San Antonio, TX 78251
Wednesdays at 12:00pm after the POPs (Parkinson’s Outreach Program) Classes
April 18th | July 18th | October 17th
Thousand Oaks – Location
14747 Jones Maltsberger Road
San Antonio, TX 78247
Wednesdays at 11:00am before the POPs (Parkinson’s Outreach Program) Classes
February 21st | May 16th | August 15th | November 21st
Rock Steady Boxing
100 Crossroads Blvd. #103
SAN Antonio Tx 78201
Behind crossroads mall.
12:30pm – 2:00pm Tuesday and Thursday
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing & more details
Click here for a video: Rock Steady Boxing Video
C O R P U S C H R I S T I —
YMCA of Corpus Christi
4601 Corona Drive
Corpus Chris, TX 78401
Meets Saturdays at 10am (check to make sure which Saturday, we will update when we get more info)
B O E R N E —
Hills of Texas Parkinson Support Group Meeting
on the second Tuesday of every month at 1:00pm Click Here for Support Group Flyer
Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place
17 Old San Antonio Road
Boerne, Texas 78006
For more information contact: Michael Heatherley (210) 291-6750
C O M A L C O U N T Y —
Lone Star Parkinson Society Comal County Parkinson Support Group
Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 10:00am
Oakwood Baptist Church Adult Education Building
2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels Texas 78130
Tel: (830) 227-5303
Tel: (512) 757-1761 Contact: Tommy Dubuque
K E R R V I L L E —
Kerrville Parkinson’s Support Group
First Tuesday of each month 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Peterson Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)
260 Cully Drive
Kerrville, TX 78028
Tel: (830) 459-2953
Click Here for Kerrville’s Support Group Flyer
S C H E R T Z | U N I V E R S A L C I T Y —
First United Methodist Church
in Universal City meets on the First Thursday of every month at 1:00pm.
90 Winn Avenue
Universal City, Texas
Tel: (314) 681-9783 Contact: Bob Baldwin
W I M B E R L E Y —
Chapel in the Hills Church (Caregivers are welcome)
Meets on the 3rd Monday of every month from 9-11am
14601 Ranch Road 12 (across from Dairy Queen)
Wimberley, TX Guest speakers and discussions.
Tel: (361) 265-8161
Dallas Dystonia Support Group
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Building J, Room 108
1966 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75235
Peggy Akin at email@example.com or call Leta at (972) 223-2377 or email
San Antonio Huntington’s Disease Support Group
Monthly meetings on Saturday from 12 Noon to 2:30pm
At North Central Baptist Hospital in the Garrett Room to the left as you enter cafeteria on the ground level of the hospital.
For more information contact: Gerleine A. Schoonover at 210-452-2567 or 210-691-0047
P. O. Box 100961
San Antonio, TX 78201