National Parkinson Foundation Central and Southeast Ohio

Support Groups

There are groups of experts living near you who will gladly talk with you and answer your questions. It's true. The groups are called Parkinson's Support Groups. The benefits of the support groups are multiple. When a person is first diagnosed, fear of the unknown may set in. In a support group setting, a PWP can find the information needed to help clearly understand what lies ahead. In many cases, the reality is less frightening than what they may have imagined. In the support groups, tips are shared on how to deal with different situations that benefit everyone. You will find a wealth of first hand knowledge on everything from dealing with telling friends and family about the illness to working through the red tape of disability benefits. Simple tips on technology or "home remedies" that help the person with the illness are shared and often everyone learns something new. Information sharing is one of the key benefits of a support group.

You will also find groups that provide speech therapy, exercise classes and help for young and still working Parkinsonians.

Parkinson - Support Groups, Speech Classes, Caregivers, Early-Onset, Exercise Classes
Dates, Locations, and Contact Information

Note that dates and times are subject to change.  If you are new or have not attended a recent session please contact the facilitator.

Ohio Counties

Athens

Coshocton

Delaware

Fairfield

Franklin

Guernsey

Jefferson

Knox

Licking

Marion

Muskingum

Pickaway

Ross

Scioto

Union

Washington



West Virginia Counties

Cabell




ATHENS COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Where: O'Bleness Hospital, Athens
Facilitators: June Safranek 740.590.3243 & Ann Stemple 740.593.8665

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CABELL COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP HUNTINGTON  
When:
3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm
Where: Woodlands Retirement Center, 1 Bradley Foster Dr., Huntington WV.
Facilitators: Leala Zappa: 304.697.1620

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COSHOCTON COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When:
3rd Monday of the month at 11:30 am
Where: Coshocton County Memorial Hospital
Facilitators: Bob Pingle 740.622.6010 & Chuck Hathaway 740.622.0863

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DELAWARE COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When:
3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Rd., Delaware
Facilitators: Al & Barb Ulrich 740.363.3841

SPEECH CLASS  
When: 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at 1:15 pm
Where: Delaware Senior Center, 800 Cheshire Rd., Delaware
Facilitators: Al & Barb Ulrich 740.363.3841

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When:
3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm
Where: Mills Memorial Church, 402 N Broad St., Lancaster
Facilitators: Edna Lee 740.654.1347

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FRANKLIN COUNTY

 

CAREGIVERS CENTRAL OHIO  
When: 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: 400 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington
Facilitators: Dorothy Woldorf 614.221.0324

SUPPORT GROUP EL DOPAS  
When: 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: United Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington
Facilitators: Michele Semmelroth 614.793.2044, Susan Hervey 614.372.5360

CAREGIVERS EL DOPAS  
When: Last Monday of every other month at 6:30 pm
Where: Hunan Lion, Bethal Rd
Facilitators: Maureen Haney 614.451.0982

EARLY-ONSET YOUNG / STILL WORKING   
When: 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Traditions at Mill Run, 3550 Fishinger Rd.., Hilliard
Facilitators: Ernie Kreutzer 614.890.1901

SUPPORT GROUP KNIGHTSBRIDGE  
When: 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: The Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd., Columbus
Facilitators: Open

SUPPORT GROUP WESTERVILLE  
When: 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Westerville Senior Center, 310 W Main St., Westerville
Facilitators: Bev Phipps, CRNS 614.882.9338

SUPPORT GROUP GROVE CITY  
When: 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: E. L. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., Grove City
Facilitators: John Corbett 614.279.4984

SUPPORT GROUP HILLIARD  
When: 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Call for location information
Facilitators: Jim Eder 614.370.0204

SUPPORT GROUP REYNOLDSBURG  
When: 4th Thursday of the month at 10:30 am
Where: Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd, Reynoldsburg
Facilitators: Carmel Jenkins 614.861.2571 & Maureen Patterson 614.833.0980

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GUERNSEY COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP CAMBRIDGE  
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Where: Crossroads Branch Library, 63500 Byesville Rd., Cambridge
Facilitators: Christine Stats: 740.439.5817

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JEFFERSON COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP STEUBENVILLE  
When: 3rd Friday of the month at 12:00 pm
Where: Eat 'N Park Restaurant, Ft. Steuben Mall, Steubenville
Facilitators: Judy Owens 740.283.7210 & Barbara Penman 740.282.5645

EXERCISE CLASS STEUBENVILLE   
When: Monday & Wednesday at 1:30 pm
Where: Trinity Arena, Steubenville
Facilitators: Tammy Gregory

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KNOX COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP MOUNT VERNON  
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Rd., Private Dining Room
Facilitators: Jeanne Phillips, LSW: 740.393.9000

EXERCISE CLASS FREDERICKTOWN   
When: Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00 am
Where: Waterford United Methodist Church, 20595 Waterford Rd, Fredericktown
Facilitators: Brian Hassel at 740.694.9862

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LICKING COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When: 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm
Where: Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W Main St., Newark
Facilitators: Jay Wood: 740.522.8759

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MARION COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP  
When: 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm
Where: Marion Senior Center, 2375 Harding Highway East, Marion
Facilitators: Greg Darling: 740.383.4105

EARLY ONSET MARION  
When: 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Berean Baptist Church, 131 Marion Cardington Rd, Marion
Facilitators: Greg Darling: 740.383.4105

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP ZANESVILLE  
When: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Where: Primrose Retirement Community, 4212 Northpointe Dr, Zanesville
Facilitators: Martha Purkey, RN: 740.450.4548

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PICKAWAY COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP CIRCLEVILLE  
When: 3rd Friday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Pickaway Manor, 395 Clark Drive, Circleville
Facilitators: Elaine Winter: 740.474.6564

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ROSS COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP CHILLICOTHE  
When: 3rd Monday of the month at 11:00 am
Where: Chillicothe Fitness and Racquet Club, 1245 Western Ave., Chillicothe
Facilitators: Misty Allen: 740.773.4928 and Nancy Matushoneck: 740.775.6129

EXERCISE CLASS CHILLICOTHE  
When: Monday & Friday & every other Wednesday at 10:30 am
Where: Chillicothe Fitness and Racquet Club, 1245 Western Ave., Chillicothe
Facilitators: Misty Allen: 740.773.4928

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SCIOTO COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP PORTSMOUTH  
When: Last Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: Hillview Retirement Center, 1610 28th St., Portsmouth
Facilitators: Sue Harrison: 740.353.1393

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UNION COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP MARYSVILLE  
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 207 S Court St., Marysville
Facilitators: Debbie Ranney 937.642.1409

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WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

SUPPORT GROUP MID-OHIO VALLEY  
When: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 am
Where: Bellpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd, Belpre
Facilitators: Mary Ann Smith 304.863.6234

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