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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montana Support Groups

Meets at Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center | 2800 10th Ave N
Meets on 1st Wednesday of the month at 4 - 5:30 pm
Contact: Karen Pearson - 406.690.4579
Meets at Evangelical Free Church of Bozeman | 1701 S 19th Ave | Westwing entrance with the 2 double doors
Meets on 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 - 4 pm
Contact: Lesley Bredvik - 406.599.2622 ; Mary Ann Childs - 406.223.1970 -
Email: lbredvik@gmail.com; jfchildsgeo@msn.com

Please call before attending the first time to confirm logistics. Carepartners are welcome, and the group has breakout sessions. Please note that the group now meets monthly (rather than every other month.)

Meets at First Baptist Church | 525 2nd Ave N
Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month at 12 - 1:30 pm
Contact: Sandi Dick - 406.454.3530
Email: sandidick@outlook.com
Meets at Saffire Lutheran Home | 501 N 10th St
Meets on 3rd Monday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Ginny Wigen - 406.544.9186
Email: vowigen@gmail.com

Carepartners are welcome to attend! 

Meets at Touchmark on Saddle Drive | Forum Room | 915 Saddle Drive
Meets on 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:30 - 3 pm
Contact: Cindy Baril - 406.438.1002
Email: cbaril6870@gmail.com
Meets at Gateway Community Center | United Way Conference Room North | 1203 US-2 West
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Marjory McClaren - 406.250.5577
Email: marjmccl@yahoo.com

Lynnell Gravelle at Advanced Rehabilitation Services is another contact for this group (lynnell@arspt.com; 406.756.7250). Facebook Page: Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Flathead Valley

Meets at Gateway United Way Conference Room | 1203 Highway 2 West
Meets on 4th Wednesdays at 3 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Lynn Woods - 406.420.2321
Email: lynwoods@gmail.com

This is a new group forming now (Fall 2019) to address the needs of Parkinson's Carepartners. Please join us!

Meets at Ronald McDonald House | Conference Room | 3003 Fort Missoula Rd
Meets on 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 - 3 pm
Contact: Mary Jane Abuhl - 406.327.1207
Email: mjabuhl@gmail.com

Group meets September-May only. 

This group offers a website to follow: missoulapdsupport.org