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.

Adult Child Caregivers | Anyone | Caregivers Only | Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) | Early Stages | Flying Solo | French | Grief/Bereavement | Late Stage Caregiving | Mandarin | Men with PD | Newly Diagnosed | People with PD | Spanish | Women with PD | Young Onset |


Adult Child Caregivers

Adult Children Care Partners Support Group

Monthly online support group for adult children care partners of a parent with Parkinson's disease.

  • 2nd Thursday, 4pm PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


Adult Children of People with Parkinson's

This virtual support group aims to create community for adult children of people with Parkinson’s Disease and provide a space to learn more about PD, discuss ways of supporting parents with PD, and offer support in navigating its challenges.

  • 4th Monday, 7pm – 8:30pm PT

Facilitated by Rachel Goldstone MD, clinical Professor at UCSF and in private practice. Email Rachel or call (510) 479-6119.

 


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.


Anyone

Gainesville Parkinson’s Support Group

The University of Florida Health, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases welcomes people with PD and care partners to join this support group. You need not live in the Gainesville area to attend.

  • 3rd Friday, 9:30am-11am PT

To join the group contact Amanda Fessenden, 352-733-2431, or amanda.fessenden@neurology.ufl.edu.

 

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.


Parkinson's Support Group

People facing similar challenges come together in a safe environment to learn, to talk about personal experiences, and to enhance their ability to cope with the daily challenges of Parkinson’s.

Cummings Centre membership is not required.

  • 2nd Thursday, 10:30am-noon PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


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.


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.


Caregivers Only

Care Partner Connection

This weekly support group is for all family caregivers to a loved one with Parkinson’s. This is an open, conversational group hosted by Charles Schiell, who was a care partner to his father with Parkinson’s.

  • Tuesdays, 7:30pm PT

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


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

Early Stages Care Partners Support Group

Monthly online support group for care partners who are caring for someone in the early stages of Parkinson’s.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 4pm PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


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

Gainesville Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

The University of Florida Health, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases hosts this support group for Parkinson's care partners. You. need not be a resident of the Gainesville area to join.

  • 1st Friday, 8am-11:15am PT

To join the group contact Amanda Fessenden, 352-733-2431, or amanda.fessenden@neurology.ufl.edu.

 

Mid-stages Care Partners Support Group

A support group for care partners who are caring for someone in the middle stage Parkinson's.

  • 3th Thursday, 4pm PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000. 


Parkinson's Support Group - for the Caregivers

Explore issues seminal to those caring for a loved one with a chronic or long-term illness, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Cummings Centre membership is not required.

  • 4th Thursday, 10:30am-noon PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000. 


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.  

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

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Parkinson's Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group

This is a facilitated group intended for DBS recipients and their carepartners, not those researching or awaiting a DBS procedure. Members can expect a safe space to support each other and engage through sharing their experiences, feelings, coping strategies and knowledge about Parkinson’s and DBS. Individuals wishing to be in the company of others and only listen are also welcome.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 7-8pm PT


Use the above link to register.  Following registration you will be provided with the link to log in to the group.  For more information, contact Liz Janze at: 1-800-668-3330 ext. 228 or ljanze@parkinson.bc.ca

Early Stages

Early Stage Parkinson's Support Group

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

  • 3rd Sunday, 3pm PT

 

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


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

Living Solo Parkinson's Support Group

Monthly online support group for those who are living with Parkinson’s and currently living alone.

  • 4th Tuesday, 11am PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


French

Francophone Parkinson Support Group

A monthly support group for French-speaking people with Parkinson's and care partners. 

  • 2nd Saturday, 8am PT

 

For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


Groupe de Soutien pour les Personnes Atteintes de la Maladie Parkinson

Des personnes confrontées à des défis similaires se réunissent dans un environnement sûr pour apprendre, parler de leurs expériences personnelles et améliorer leur capacité à faire face aux défis quotidiens de la maladie de Parkinson.

L'adhésion au Centre Cummings n'est pas requise.

  • 3ème jeudi, 10:30am-midi PT


Pour plus d'informations ou pour vous inscrire, veuillez contacter Parkinson Canada au 1-800-565-3000


Grief

Bereavement Support Group for Carepartners

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

  • Bi-weekly Wednesday, 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.  


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

Registration link.  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

Late Stage Caregiving

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, 1-2:30pm PT


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


Advanced Stages Parkinson's Carepartner Support Group

Monthly online support group for people caring for someone with advanced Parkinson's disease.

  • 2nd Tuesday, 3:30pm PT


For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


Mandarin

Mandarin Parkinson Support Group

A monthly support group for Mandarin-speaking people with Parkinson's and care partners. 

  • 1st Saturday, 11am PT

 

For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


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

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.


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.


Spanish

Cuidadores tengamos una charla, with Roxanna Estrada, MFT

Reunión mensual para cuidadores de PD, en español.

  • 1st viernes, 10-11:30am PT

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

 

Grupo de Conexión en Español (Spanish Group) 

En este grupo rompemos el aislamiento, compartimos experiencias, conectamos y aprendemos en un lugar de confianza. Abierto a personas con enfermedad de Parkinson y sus familias. Se ofrece sin costo.

  • octubre 26, 5:30pm PT
  • noviembre 30, 5:30pm PT
  • diciembre 28, 5:30pm PT
  • enero 25, 5:30pm PT

Regístrese AQUÍ.  (Después deregistrarse, recibirá una confirmación por correo electrónico con la información para unirse a la reunión.)

Llame a ‪(510) 200-8044 o escribe a espanol@pdactive.org para más información o ayuda para registrarse.


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
 

Unidos con el Parkinson

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

  • 1er lunes, 10am 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.


Women with PD

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

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

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 Tuesday, 7-8:30pm PT, with Angela Neff


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


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's Young Onset (YOPD) Support Group

A monthly online support group for women who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s.

  • 1st Monday, 4pm PT

 

For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


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

Women's Young Onset (YOPD) Support Group

A monthly online support group for women who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s.

  • 1st Monday, 4pm PT

 

For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


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

YOPN Monthly Member Community Gathering

On the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7-8p (ET), Young Onset Parkinson's Network (YOPN) members come together to learn, engage, and support one another.  Connect with fellow members, share experiences and insights about living with YOPD,  discuss personal challenges as well as potential opportunities, and learn how others thrive beyond diagnosis.  This is your safe space - a place you can be real with others who understand what you're experiencing.

Must be a YOPN member to participate. Becoming a member is free and fast on the YOPN website for people diagnosed with YOPD and their care partners.


Young and Early Onset Parkinson Support Group

A monthly online support group for those who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s, and their care partners.

  • 3rd Sunday, 11-12:30pm PT

 

For additional information or to register, please contact Parkinson Canada at 1-800-565-3000.


Young Onset & Young at Heart PD Group

This virtual group is for you if you were diagnosed with PD in your early fifties or younger, or if you are simply young at heart with PD.

  • 2nd Wednesday, 5pm PT
  • 4th Friday, 10am PT

To join email yopd@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.

 


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.


Last updated November 2022 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach