SUPPORT GROUPS

The Richmond area support groups are dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families. Our support groups provide ideas for coping, emotional comfort and access to additional resources. We are comprised of everyday individuals who are friendly, inspiring, amusing and knowledgeable. We are people living with PD or we are carepartners.
* We offer comradery with individuals experiencing the same problems, fear and uncertainty.
* We are a source for gathering information about PD; learning how to manage the effects of PD.
* We can help direct you to community resources, best type of therapy & clinical research.
WE HOPE THAT YOU NEED US AS MUCH AS WE NEED YOU!
Please visit us at any one or all of the meetings which are open to anyone in the community. Patients as well as families and friends can benefit from the talents and opportunities discovered through participation in a support group.

Monthly Social Support Group –
Here you can come to make friends with other people with PD and share your successes and frustrations in coping with PD. This group is facilitated by a Social Worker, Ann Spinks, who has dedicated over 20 years to PD. The format may be a general roundtable discussion or small group problem oriented sessions.
First Tuesday of each month
7-8:30 pm
4900 W. Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23230 www.mapquest.com
Contact: Ann Spinks at (804) 355-5717
aspinks@circlecenteradultday.org
www.circlecenteradultday.org

Monthly PADRECC Support Group
Within the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center. PADRECC provides comprehensive services to veterans with PD and opens the support group to the public. The meetings consist of a guest speaker, separate discussion among people with PD and caregivers and a short business meeting and social.
Fourth Thursday of each month1-3 pm
Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Room 2K-113/115
Richmond, VA 23249 www.mapquest.com
Contact: Lynn Klanchar, RN, MS PADRECC Associate Director of Education
(804) 675-6952

lynn.klanchar@va.gov
download 2013 agenda here draft2013PD_SGAGENDA

Parkinson’s Support Groups Around the State
dowload list here: VirginiaFeb6_2013PDsupportgroup

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