Why a Support Group?
Who knows more about Parkinson’s than the people who live with it and their care partners who help with the challenge?
A support group brings together people with a common bond and provides a setting for constructive dialog. Many people, after their first visit to a Parkinson’s support group event, say “And I thought I was the only one with this problem!”
See Support Group Meetings to find a support group near you.
Our Parkinson’s Network North Support Groups:
- Are a powerful source of connection, information, and coping strategies for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners;
- Bring together people who share a common bond of understanding.
How Our Support Groups Can Help, Or, “Here’s What I Did and it Worked”:
- Realization that others have similar concerns;
- Information about new research and scientific advances;
- Camaraderie, friendship, encouragement.
Our Support Groups Provide:
- Schedule of regular meetings;
- Social gatherings and special outings;
- Volunteer opportunities;
- Opportunity to participate in clinical research trials;
- Current lists of national, state and local resources;
- And much more.
The Biggest Gift of All – Knowing You Are Not Alone!
- A Support Group IS NOT a “pity-party”;
- A Support Group IS a group of friends who support and help each other;
So, come out, participate, volunteer, move large, sing loud, and have some fun!