Support Groups for People with PD

NOTE: Most in-person support groups were suspended due to Covid19. Many are starting up again or have started up in person. We recommend contacting the group before attending.

Local Northern Nevada Support Groups for People with PD

 

Fallon Support Group : Fallon Life Center

Address: 925-S. Maine Street Fallon, NV

When: 1st Thursday of Each Month

Support Group Leader- Dee Scott - Email: scottgmg3@hotmail.com

Phone: 775-357-0698 Dee

Phone Fallon Life Center: 775-423-7096

Gardnerville/Minden Support Group

Douglas County Community Center 1329 Waterloo Ln, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Meet: Third Tuesday of Every Month from 1-2pm (ask for their special lunch date times!)

Support Group Leader:

Linda H. Email: allinda@aol.com

Judy S. Email: judydsss@hotmail.com

 

Incline Village PD Support Group

Incline Village Community Center, 855 Alder Ave (next to the library), Incline Village NV 89451

Meet: Third Wednesday of every month from 1-2pm.

Support Group Leader: Email: Parkinsons.spt@gmail.com for more information

 

Reno:

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group & Book Club

Washoe County Senior Center - Located at: 1155 E. 9th St., Reno, NV 89512
Third Friday at 2PM!

Facilitator: Mindy Lokshin 

Email or call: Admin@PSCNN.org  Phone: 775.525.0205 for more information.

 

NW Reno Support Gorup:

Join the Reno NW Support Group every 2nd Friday of the month at 2pm!

Raley’s Community Room

1630 Robb Drive, Reno NV, 89523

Facilitator: Sharleen P.

Email: sasouzap@gmail.com

Reno Continuum Support Group

3700 Grant Dr, Reno, NV 89509

Meet: Second Wednesday of every month from 4-5:30pm.

Support Group Leader: Anne Pott

Email: annepott@continuumreno.com Or call: w 775.221.8052

Reno Rock Steady Boxing Zoom Support Group

Meet: Tuesday's 9am. Email Dean to get on the zoom invite emails.

Support Group Leader: Dean Grauvogel

Email: r.grauvogel@gmail.com

Check back soon for new local support group updates.

National Online Support Groups

The internet offers wonderful ways to connect with other people’s stories, share ideas, ask questions and find support via online support communities. Online support communities have grown in recent years and we encourage you to consider becoming part of an online support community. The advantages of belonging to an online support community? You can post at any hour of the day or night. You learn about national and international information, events and therapies. You are sure to find someone whose situation or life experience speaks to you. If you’re not ready to join a face-to-face support group (and for many folks, it takes a while) or need to pose an anonymous question, it’s a good way to connect with others with PD and feel heard, ask questions and glean useful tips. Even better–why not meet local folks, in person, who can offer support in face-to-face groups! list is not all-inclusive. If you find a group you’d like us to list, please contact us.

Smart Patients Parkinson's Disease Community

 

Patients Like Me: over 4000 people with PD gather to discuss living with PD


Discussion Corner; National Parkinson Foundation: includes specialty areas such as ‘Ask the Doctor’, as well as a place to chat with others


Young-Onset Parkinson’s FaceBook group

 

APDA Virtual Support Groups
https://www.apdaparkinson.org/events/virtual-parkinsons-support-group/

APDA Spanish speaking Support Group

Meet: Virtual every 2nd Saturday of the month
To Sign up please Email Rosa Pena at rpena@apdaparkinson.org or call 1-800-223-2732

For Young Onset PD

General information on Young Onset PD:

Michael J. Fox Foundation information on Young Onset PD https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/young-onset-parkinsons-disease

 

APDA information of Young Onset PD https://www.apdaparkinson.org/what-is-parkinsons/early-onset-parkinsons-disease/

 

Parkinson Foundation information on Young Onset PD https://www.parkinson.org/Understanding-Parkinsons/What-is-Parkinsons/Young-Onset-Parkinsons

Support Groups Specifically for Young Onset PD

 

Young-Onset Parkinson’s Facebook group

PMD Alliance Online Young Onset Group

https://www.pmdalliance.org/yopdconnections/

Resources for People Diagnosed with Parkinson's

 

American Parkinson Disease Association
https://www.apdaparkinson.org/

Davis Phinney Foundation

https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/

Michael J. Fox Foundation

https://www.michaeljfox.org/resources-people-newly-diagnosed-parkinsons

Parkinson Foundation
https://www.parkinson.org/

For help with handwriting

https://letscombatmicrographia.com/

For help with diet and nutrition

https://parkinsondiet.com/

For review of medications

The Sanford Center for Aging Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program offers comprehensive medication reviews for Nevadans age 60 and older who are taking five or more prescription medications.  https://med.unr.edu/aging/outreach/mtm

For review of gadgets

https://www.allaboutparkinsons.com/topics/gadgets-tools/

Symptom and Medication Trackers

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/apda-symptom-tracker/

 

https://www.mytherapyapp.com/parkinsons-disease-app

 

https://daybook.app/

https://www.ucb.com/patients/Support-tools/Parkinson-s-Well-Being-Map/well-being-map

https://www.parkinson.org/pd-library/work-sheets/symptoms-diary

https://davisphinneyfoundation.org/parkinsons-worksheets/

https://www.foundationassistingseniors.org/programs