No matter where you live in Central Florida, Parkinson Disease Exercise & Support Groups welcome your attendance.
There currently are support groups in Lake, Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties. The Parkinson Association of Central Florida is looking to add new areas in the future. Before you plan to attend, check with the support group coordinator for location and to ensure the group’s plans haven’t been altered.
Support Day Programs OFFERED BY Advent Health
Located in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties
The Advent Health Parkinson Outreach Center offers a variety of programs for all ages and stages for those with Parkinson's and their caregivers. These programs include support group meetings, educational presentations, music therapy sessions, exercise classes and caregiver breakout sessions. To learn more about the programs offered in your area follow the link to view the full Empowerment Program Guide. All programs are FREE.
Celebration Health PD Support Group
OSCEOLA COUNTY PROGRAM
Celebration Health PD support group meets the 3rd Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 caregiver meeting and Pedaling for Parkinson’s program available to persons with Parkinson’s (small fee applies for this program offered by Celebration Fitness Center). 2:30-3:30 pm support group meeting, Palms Conference room, 400 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL.
SELECT PHYSICAL THERAPY - SUPPORT PROGRAM
Osceola County Program
Select Physical Therapy hosts a monthly support group on the second Thursday of every month in Osceola County. They lead discussions about available community resources for those with Parkinson's disease. Treatment options are offered at the Select Physical Therapy office located at 501 East Oak Street Kissimmee. For more information call 407-847-9110.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP - Advent Health WATERMAN-TAVARES
The Advent Health Parkinson Outreach Center offers a monthly support group at Advent Health Waterman, 1000 Waterman Way, Tavares on the 2nd Monday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Group discussion, educational presentations are offered. For more information call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295.
Clermont Support Group
Join us for the Lake County Support Group for P.D. every third Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We host 9 meetings through the month of September 2018 - May 2019. We are located at Cooper Memorial Library 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr. in Clermont in room 108 A or 108 B. There will be light refreshments and a program or speaker. If you have questions please contact Deborah Snow at email@example.com or 352-406-8465.
Recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s or just need to understand a bit more about symptoms and what to expect, join the AdventHealth Parkinson Outreach Center for a PD 101 class. This session provides a general overview of PD and what you and your family should know. Call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295 for information on when the next class will be offered.
C.O.P.E.-Care Optimally Parkinson Education for Caregivers
Offers caregivers and care partners of those recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s or those who recently have starting taking on the role of caring a special education program just for you. Learn about symptoms of the disease, stages and care planning for each stage, medication management/tools, stress and coping, and more. This program is not just an education class, but a small group support program. Offered at various locations and times call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295.to learn more about the location nearest you.
PD Link-A Peer-to-Peer support program
PD link is a short-term peer to peer connection for those who have PD or their caregivers who would like to connect with someone individually on an one-on-one basis by phone or email. The program links persons with PD to other persons with PD and caregivers to caregivers to share experiences, and talk with someone who has walked in their shoes. If you are unable to attend a support group or would feel more comfortable talking to someone one-on-one, this program may be for you. For more information call the Parkinson Outreach Center at 407-303-5295.
YOPD - YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON'S DISEASE Support Group
The Florida Hospital/AdventHealth Parkinson Outreach Center offers a monthly support group for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s age 50 and under. This group, also open to family members, provides disease-related education and the opportunity to meet with others and share experiences. The program is offered on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Parkinson Outreach Center office. The group is free, however, registration is requested. For more information call 407-303-5295.
Parkinson's Care Consulting
You have Parkinson’s-now what? The AdventHealth Parkinson Outreach Center offers free consultation with a Parkinson’s clinical social worker for individuals or family to help guide you towards your goals of understanding the disease and ways to help you manage it. The social worker can guide you to resources and programs that will help you live well today. To learn more or make an appointment call 407-303-5295.