Video Support Group Meetings

Many people find support groups help them deal with the challenges of having Parkinson's disease (PD) or being a care partner to someone with PD.  Joining a support group connects you with others in similar circumstances.  You can find a shoulder to cry on or get advice from people with experience.  But you can't always get to a support group.

Video Support Groups use videoconferencing for meetings.  Meetings are at a specific time on a regular schedule (weekly or monthly).  Meetings are facilitated by a social worker, nurse, or someone with education or experience specific to the topic being discussed in the group.  

The video support groups listed here are for people with Parkinson's disease as well as family and friends of people with PD.  

Find online PD support groups for people with PD, family and friends on our online support groups page.

Anyone| People with PD | Men with PD | Women with PD | Early Stages | Young Onset | Newly Diagnosed | Flying Solo | Caregivers Only | Adult Child Caregivers | Grief/Bereavement | Swallowing


Anyone

Grupo Virtual de Apoyo a la Enfermedad de Parkinson en Español

Un grupo de apoyo en español para personas diagnosticadas con parkinson y para familiares que brindan atención a personas con parkinson.  

  • 4th viernes, 7am PT
 

Mindfulness Focused Group

Led by medical hypnotherapist Roger Moore, this group meets to share and hear real-life stories, share strength, resilience, and inspiration, and learn new mindfulness skills/techniques.

  • 3rd Tuesday, 1:30pm PT
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Registration Fee: $25 per session, or $75 for 4 sessions


Online Parkinson's Support Group

Online support group for the Parkinson's community to help stay connected and support each other during COVID.

  • 1st Friday, 9am-10:30am PT


Email questions to Alana Dhillon.


Resilience OnlineTM for Everyone

This support group is open to everyone: people with Parkinson’s, family members – anyone impacted by a movement disorder.

Click "Join Now" to enter the group directly at the meeting time.

  • Every Tuesday, 12:30pm PT

Round Table Support Group

Facilitated by a social worker, this group is for those with PD, caregivers, friends, and family.  Registration is required.

  • 1st Wednesday, 6pm PT
  • 2nd Monday, 6pm PT
  • 3rd Thursday, 1pm PT

Sharing our Strength Support Group, with Nessa

This group is open to anyone in the Parkinson's community.

  • 2nd Monday, 10:30-11:30am PT


Click  bit.ly/supportgroupPCLA to join.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


Unidos con el Parkinson

Grupo de apoyo (en español) para la comunidad hispana de Parkinson.

  • 1er lunes, 10-11:00 am PT


Haz clic en bit.ly/unidosconpcla para unirte. Contraseña: bailando. Si hay algún problema, llame al 310-880-3143 o envíe un correo electrónico a info@pcla.org.


Virtual Village

Virtual Village meetings are for people with PD, caregivers, friends, and family.  Meetings usually feature professional guest speakers from the PRO Wellness Village.  Registration is required.  Meeting times vary from month-to-month.   

  • 2nd Wednesday, 4pm PT
  • 4th Monday, 6pm PT

Weekly Tuesday Group, with Judy Yaras

This group is open to anyone in the Parkinson's community.

  • Every Tuesday, 11am-12pm PT


Click bit.ly/supportgroupPCLA to join or, if there's a problem, call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


People with PD

Men's & Women's Support Group

Learn, share, and grow with other people living with Parkinson's.  Meetings will start with a short combined educational presentation, and then split into separate men's and women's groups.  Each group is self-facilitated.

  • 1st Monday, 2:30pm PT


Join by clicking here.  Meeting ID: 4444066660.  Email PD-Connect for the password.


Wednesday Dialogue

Open, unmoderated forum where people with Parkinson's can have a frank dialogue.  Share your local resources, learn about how others are managing their symptoms, or express the trials and triumphs of your journey with PD.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every other Wednesday, 2:30pm-4pm (from June 23rd, 2021) PT


Join by clicking here.
Meeting ID: 4444066660
Email PD-Connect for the password.


Men with PD

GET IT OUT! Men's Peer Group

Exchange experiences, ideas, and support with others living with Parkinson’s disease in this support group facilitated by Parkinson Place Members.  

Sign up for free to become a member and receive links to join support group meetings.  All times are Pacific

  • Every Friday, 7am PT

Men with Parkinson's, with Charles Coverdale

This support group for Men living with Parkinson's, at any stage of their journey, comes together for camaraderie and support.  

  • 1st Thursday, 7-8pm PT

Click  bit.ly/PCLAmenwithpd to join.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.

Parkinson's Virtual Men's Support Group

With more men than women being diagnosed with Parkinson’s every year and the fact that our Women’s Group has been very popular, we figured we would use this opportunity to create a Men’s "Only" group to address challenges, provide camaraderie and support!

  • 3rd Tuesday, 11am PT

Women with PD

Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women

A series of  fun, informative, and free webinars just for Women with PD. To maintain privacy for this group, care-partners and family members should not attend unless an event states that registration is open to all.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every other Sunday, 10am PT

Parkinson's Virtual WOMEN's Support Group

This group is designed for women living with Parkinson’s to have a safe space to share and learn from each other.  Any and all women on their Parkinson’s journey are welcomed and encouraged to join in!

  • 4th Tuesday, 11am PT

Women's Peer Group - "Get it Ot"

A place to exchange experiences, ideas, and support with other women living with Parkinson's disease. Facilitated by Parkinson Place Members. 

Sign up for free to become a member and receive links to join support group meetings.  All times are Pacific

  • 1st Friday, 8am PT
  • 3rd Friday, 8am PT

Women with Parkinson's

A support group for women diagnosed with Parkinson's.  Join this professionally facilitated monthly meeting for support and feel free to share, or just listen.

Once you register you will receive a reminder each month for the meeting.

  • 1st Tuesday, 7-8:30pm PT, with Juanita Thompson, LCSW
  • 3rd Thursday, 7-8:30pm PT, with Angela Neff

Click  bit.ly/womenwithpd to register.  If there's problem, call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.

Early Stages

Early Stage Parkinson's Support Group

Chat with others at the same stage and share your experiences living with Parkinson's Disease.

  • 3rd Sunday, 3pm PT

 

Email to be added to the invitation list for this meeting.


Young Onset

Parkinson's Virtual YOPD Support Group

The YOPD Support Group targets those living with Parkinson's Disease in their 60's and younger-looking for camaraderie and support. 

  • 1st Wednesday, 1:30pm PT

YOPD Connections

A support group specifically for those who are living (or have lived) with YOPD.  This group will help you build connections, community, and resources to live better with YOPD. 

Click on "Join Now" to enter the group directly at the meeting time.  All times are Pacific.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 5pm PT
  • 4th Tuesday, 5pm PT

Young Onset and "Young at Heart" Support Group

This group is facilitated by Mike and Vanessa Wineman.

  • Last Wednesday, 7:30pm-9pm PT


Click  bit.ly/supportgroupPCLA to join.  If there's a problem, call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) Support Group

Online YOPD support group for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's under the age of 60.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  Email questions to Alana Dhillon.


Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed Support Group

Online support group for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease who wish to get connected with the Parkinson's community and find community while adjusting to their diagnosis.

  • 1st Tuesday, 1:30pm-3pm PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  Email questions to Alana Dhillon.


Flying Solo

Flying Solo

A facilitated support group for those with Parkinson's or other movement disorders who are single, divorced living alone, or caring for someone else while trying to care for yourself. 

Click on "Join Now" to enter the group directly at the meeting time.  All times are Pacific.

  • 2nd Monday, 9am PT
  • 4th Monday, 2pm PT

Caregivers Only

Advanced Parkinson's Carepartner Support Group

Monthly online support group designed for individuals caring for someone with advanced Parkinson's disease, which can be characterized by complex medical needs and/or changes in cognition that require help in almost all areas of daily life.

  • 4th Thursday, 9am-10:30am PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  Email questions to Courtney Doherty.


Care Partner Monthly Meetup

For Parkinson's care partners who could use some extra support during these challenging times, these one-hour sessions featuring Connie Carpenter Phinney (and other care partner special guests) will hold some space to discuss concerns, challenges, and questions.

  • 1st Tuesday, 11am PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.


Care Partner Support Group

Meet with other Caregivers and Counselors from the Center for Successful Aging to share your experiences as a caregiver for someone with Parkinson's Disease, ask questions, and get great feedback! 

  • Every Tuesday, 2:30pm PT


Email to be added to the invitation list for this meeting.


Caregiver's Café (Daytime)

A professionally facilitated support group for all care partners and family members of someone with Parkinson's Disease. 

  • 1st Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm PT

Click to join: bit.ly/supportgroupPCLA.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


Caregiver's Café (Evening)

A professionally facilitated support group for all care partners and family members of someone with Parkinson's Disease. 

  • 3rd Monday, 7:30pm-8:30pm PT

Click bit.ly/supportgroupPCLA to join.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


Caregivers Only Club

Connect with leader, Pam Polowski, and other caregivers via videoconference for support, coping skills, and survival strategies. 

Sign up for free to become a member and receive links to join support group meetings.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every Wednesday, 7am PT

Cuidadores tengamos una charla, with Roxanna Estrada, MFT

Reunión mensual para cuidadores de PD, en español.

  • 1st viernes, 10am PT

Haz clic en bit.ly/unidosconpcla para unirte.  Contraseña: bailando

 

Early to Mid-Stage Parkinson's Carepartner Support Group

Monthly online support group is geared for individuals caring for someone with early to mid-stage Parkinson's disease, whether you are a spouse, partner, adult child, or friend.

  • 3rd Wednesday, 9am-10:30am PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  Email questions to Courtney Doherty.


Family PD Community

This facilitated support group is specifically for care partners, adult children, and those with a loved one in a facility. This group will help you share tips, ask questions, and discuss the difficult reality of taking care of a loved one with a movement disorder. 

Click on "Join Now" to enter the group directly at the meeting time.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every Thursday, 1:30pm PT

Partner in Care Support Group

This group for caregivers and spouses of those with Parkinson's is facilitated by a social worker.

Registration is required, but it is free.  Meeting times may vary from month-to-month.   All times are Pacific. 

  • 1st Monday, 10am-11:30am PT
  • 3rd Monday, 10am-11:30am PT
  • 3rd Wednesday, 6pm-7:30pm PT

Adult Child Caregivers

Adult Children of People with Parkinson's Discussion Group

This program is for Adult children of People with Parkinson's. At this program participants will provide and receive guidance and advice, in a safe, supportive environment; while sharing ideas and discussing the challenges associated with being an adult child of a person with Parkinson’s Disease.

  • 2nd Thursday, 5pm PT

Children of PD Meetup

A virtual support group for adult children of a parent or relative with Parkinson’s disease. Join and share as much as you like, or just observe and ask questions.

  • Every Tuesday, 7:30pm PT

Click  bit.ly/PCLAChildrenofPD to join.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.

Grief

Bereavement Support Group for Carepartners

Professionally facilitated Bereavement Support Group is open to carepartners dealing with the challenges of loss and grief.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 1pm-2:30pm PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  


Bereavement Support Group for People with Parkinson's

Professionally facilitated Bereavement Support Group is open to anyone who has Parkinson's and is dealing with the challenges of loss and grief.

  • 3rd Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  


Grief Support Group

Meet with others that have lost a loved one. Find support and friendship. All are welcome.

  • Every Tuesday, 11am PT


Email to be added to the invitation list for this meeting.


Living with Loss, with Juanita Thompson, LCSW

This is a social worker facilitated support group for members of the Parkinson's community who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Share as much or as little as you like.

Once you register you will receive a reminder each month for the meeting.

  • 3rd Wednesday, 7pm-8:30pm PT

Register at bit.ly/pclaLWL.  If there's a problem call 310-880-3143 or email info@pcla.org.


PRO Grief Group

Covering topics such as anticipatory grief, loss of movement/loss of abilities grief, loss or relationship grief, and eternal loss/loss of a loved one.

  • 1st Thursday, 10am PT
  • 3rd Thursday, 10am PT

Swallowing

Swallow Support Group of the Carolinas

Sponsored by the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFSD).  Meets quarterly with speech language pathologists Nancy Vallejo Smith and Michelle Hill.  2022 meeting dates:

  • February 22, 3pm PT
  • May 31, 3pm PT
  • August 30, 3pm PT
  • November 29, 3pm PT

Last updated November 2021 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach