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 | Caregivers Only | Men with PD | Women with PD | Young Onset | Flying Solo

 


Anyone

Men's and Women's Support Group

Videoconference meeting for those with Parkinson's, caregivers, family, and friends.  Format is usually a guest speaker followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Click on this event in the PD-Connect calendar to find information on the current month's speaker and the registration link.  Contact PD-Connect with questions.  All times are Pacific.

  • 1st Monday, 2:30p

Mindfulness Focused Group

Led by Medical Hypnotherapist, Roger Moore, this videoconference group meets to share and hear real-life stories, share strength, resilience, and inspiration, and learn new mindfulness skills/techniques.  All times are Pacific. 

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


Resilience OnlineTM for Everyone

This support group meeting uses videoconferencing and 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. All times are Pacific.

  • Every Thursday, 12:30p

Round Table Support Group

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

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

  • 1st Wednesday, 6p-7:30p
  • 2nd Monday, 10a-noon
  • 3rd Thursday, 6:30p-8:30p
  • 4th Tuesday, 6:30p-8:30p
  • 4th Thursday, 1p-2:30p

Unidos con el Parkinson

Acompañamos a una reunión virtual mensual para la comunidad hispana presentada por Lisbeth Garces de la Organización de Juan Carlos y Boxeo Constante y Balanceado.

Cualquiera (personas con EP, cuidadores, amigos, familiares).  Todos los tiempos son pacíficos.

  • 1er lunes, 11:30 am a 12:30 pm

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, experienced in serving the Parkinson's Community. People with PD, family, and friends are all welcome. 

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

  • 2nd Wednesday, 4p
  • 4th Monday, 6p

People with PD

Parkinson's Virtual Power Hour Support Group

This group is designed to provide support and camaraderie for both men and women living with Parkinson's at any stage of the journey.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every Thursday, 8:30a

PD-Connect Wednesday Dialog

This group is an open forum (unmoderated) where people with Parkinson’s can have a frank dialogue. Share local resources, learn how others are managing their symptoms, or express the trials and triumphs of your journey with PD. 

Breakout rooms are commonly used to get better acquainted.  See the PD-Connect calendar for meeting dates.  Contact PD-Connect with questions.  All times are Pacific.

  • Every other Wednesday, 2:30p-4p

Caregivers Only

Caregivers Only Club

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

  • Every Wednesday. 7a

Family PD Community

A facilitated support group specifically for care partners, adult children, and those with a loved one in a facility using a videoconference application. 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, 1:30p

Parkinson's Virtual Care Partner Connection Support Group

This videoconference group is designed to provide support and understanding for caregivers of loved ones living with Parkinson's Disease at any stage of the journey.  All times are Pacific

  • Every Thursday, 7a

Partner in Care Support Group

Facilitated support group for caregivers and spouses of those with Parkinson's uses videoconferencing and 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, 10a-11:30a
  • 3rd Monday, 10a-11:30a
  • 3rd Wednesday, 6p-7:30p

Men with PD

GET IT OUT! Men's Peer Group

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

  • Every Friday, 7a

Parkinson's Virtual Men's Support Group

This support group for Men living with Parkinson's, at any stage of their journey, comes together via videoconference for camaraderie and support.  All times are Pacific.

  • 3rd Tuesday, 10:30a

Women with PD

Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women

A series of  fun, informative, and free webinars via videoconference 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, 10a

Parkinson's Virtual WOMEN's Support Group

This videoconference support group is open to women living with Parkinson's at any stage of their journey looking for connection and support.  All times are Pacific.

  • 4th Tuesday, 10:30a

Young Onset

Parkinson's Virtual YOPD Support Group

Videoconference meetings for people in their 60s and younger who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's.  All times are Pacific.

  • 1st Wednesday monthly, 1:30p

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, 5p
  • 4th Tuesday, 5p 

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

A facilitated support group using videoconferencing 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, 9a
  • 4th Monday, 2p 


Last updated May 2021 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach