Support Groups

"Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued - when they can give and receive without judgment." Brene Brown

NW Parkinson's maintains this support group listing as a service to the Parkinson's community. All support groups listed are independent or sponsored by their host agency. NW Parkinson's does not fund support groups but makes every effort to provide resources, information, speakers, and facilitation assistance to support group leaders and group members. Any views expressed by support group leaders, members, and guest speakers are based on their personal experience, do not constitute medical advice, and are not necessarily endorsed by NW Parkinson's.

If you are a group leader in need of support or resources, or if you would like to start a Parkinson's support group in your community, please contact NW Parkinson's Social Services Manager, Sarah Winter, MSW, LICSW at 206.946.6517 or sarah@nwpf.org.

For information about support groups in Oregon, please call Parkinson's Resources of Oregon at 503.594.0901.

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alaska Support Groups

Meets at Anchorage Pioneer Home | West Lounge | 5th Floor | 923 W 11th Ave
Meets on 3rd Saturday of the month at 3:30 - 5 pm
Contact: Paula Williams - (907) 231-3231
Email: appylucy55@gmail.com
Meets at Bahn Thai Restaurant | 541 3rd Avenue
Meets on 1st Saturday of the month at 12 - 1:30 pm
Contact: Lois Henderson - 907.378.2321
Email: loisinak@gmail.com

This is a social gathering with no specific topic discussed or presented. People living with Parkinson's and their people are welcome. The group has added a monthly educational evening with a potluck and a carepartner support group. Feel free to show up or reach out to Lois for more details.

Meets at Homer Senior Center | 3935 Svedlund Street
Meets on 1st Friday of the month at 1-2 PM
Contact: Maynard Gross - 907.235.7330
Email: maynard_gross@yahoo.com

This meeting is open to both people with Parkinson's and Carepartners. We have a small library of books/pamphlets that we have turned over to the South Peninsula Hospital for display in their Media Room. Please visit our website at: https://homerpdsg.wordpress.com/author/homerpdsg/ 

Meets at Juneau Pioneer Home | 4675 Glacier Hwy
Meets on 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact: Nils Dihle and Tammy Guiler - 907.463.6163

People with Parkinson's and Carepartners are welcome to attend. Sometimes the group meeting day will change; call ahead to confirm meeting logistics.