NWPF

Support Groups

A support group is a group of people who help each other, share resources, ideas, and support each other so that you have an optimal life.  Each one is different and it's particpants are in various stages of the disease. Call Sarah at 206.946.6517 for more information.

Special thanks as well to each and every support group facilitator who makes it all possible.

All support groups listed are independent or sponsored by their host agency. This list is intended as a service to the Northwest Parkinson's community; NWPF does not manage or sponsor the support groups listed (exceptions are noted).

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

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washington Support Groups

Meets at Varies
Meets on TBD at TBD
Contact: Tim Fletcher - 206.909.6355
Email: tcfletcher@live.com

For youngish, early onset PD – a different kind of support group focusing on outdoor activities like hiking, biking, hanging out socially and just getting out there and doing things. Being active and engaged in life is the best way to keep the disease at bay. Reach out to tcfletcher@live.com for more info.

Meets at Island Hospital | 1211 24th St
Meets on 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 - 3 pm
Contact: Nola Beeler - 360.982.2359
Email:
Meets at North Bellevue Community Center l 4063 148th Ave NE
Meets on 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 - 8:30 pm
Contact: Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC - 206.320.2084
Email: SuzannaAPDA@gmail.com
Meets at Cornwall Church | 4518 NW Drive
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Deb Ivancovich - 360.961.5168
Email: deb.ivancovich@gmail.com
Meets at Northshore Senior Center | 10201 E Riverside Dr | Room 203
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 - 11:30 am
Contact: Janet Zielasko - 425.286.1035
Email:
Meets at Harrison Medical Center | 2520 Cherry Ave
Meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Fred McMullin - 360.990.0669
Email: frmcmullin@hotmail.com
Meets at Bethel Church | 132 Kirkland Rd
Meets on 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Kenneth Beckwith - 360.520.4889
Email: beckwithangels@aol.com
Meets at St. John the Baptist Church | 25810 156th Ave SE
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 - 12 pm
Contact: Stephanie Lawson - 206.579.5206
Email: steph.pdgroup@gmail.com
Meets at TBD
Meets on TBD at TBD
Contact: Stephanie Lawson - 206.579.5206
Email: steph.pdgroup@gmail.com

The location and times varies. Call Stephanie for more details. 

Meets at Edmonds Senior Center | Library | 220 Railroad Ave
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Carol Aguayo - 425.743.6029
Email:

Group's last meeting will be April 2018.

Meets at Living Court Assisted Living | 2229 Jensen Street
Meets on Second Wednesdays at 10:30am - 12:00pm
Contact: Scott Gray or Monica Stenson - Scott, 253.350.7675 or Monica, 253.350.1920
Email: grayhorse1951@msn.com or gray5519@hotmail.com
Meets at Columbia Basin Hospital | 200 Nat Washington Way
Meets on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 3 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Kristin Wenke - 509.398.3408
Email: cbhparkinsons@gmail.com
Meets at Carl Gipson Senior Center | 3025 Lombard Ave
Meets on 2nd Friday of the month at 11 - 12:30 pm
Contact: Joy Walker -
Email: joyincaregiving@yahoo.com
Meets at Mill Creek Family YMCA | 13723 Puget Park Dr
Meets on Every Wednesday of the month at 10 - 11:30 am
Contact: Lisa Salsberry - 425.337.0123
Email: lsalsbery@ymca-snoco.org

Discussion group follows Pedaling for Parkinson's class.

Meets at Providence Colby Campus | Rainier Room | 1700 13th St
Meets on 4th Saturday of the month at 2 - 4 pm
Contact: Helen Hopkins - 425.347.2848
Email: helenphopkins@gmail.com

Co-facilitates with Terry and Kathy Martinson. The group is in the medical building attached to Providence Hospital. Drive into the building at 14th Street and Wetmore Ave. The Rainier Room is in the basement.

Meets at Foundation House
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm
Contact: Gail Allen - 253.252.2258
Email: gballen@comcast.net
Meets at Haggen Food and Pharmacy | Food Court | 1815 E Main St
Meets on 2nd & 4th Friday of the month at 9:30 - 11 am
Contact: Phil Petrasek - 360.380.0959
Email: plpetrasek@comcast.net
Meets at Harbor Place at Cottesmore | Rainier Dining Room | 1016 29th St NW
Meets on Every Monday and Thursday at 11 - 1 pm
Contact: Glenn Anderson - 253.592.9189
Email: glennplaysguitar@yahoo.com

Exercise, educational presentation and light lunch. 

Meets at St Anthony's Hospital | Green Point Room | 11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 - 5:30 pm
Contact: Bob Maimbourg - 253.514.1111
Email: bobmaimbourg@icloud.com
Meets at St. Anthony's Hosptial | Green Point Room | 11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 - 11:30 am
Contact: Hunter Severt - 509.389.0429
Email: heartrocks57@gmail.com
Meets at Hoquiam Library | 420 7th St
Meets on Last Tuesday of the month at 6 - 7 pm
Contact: Betsy Seidel - 360.533.5968
Email: betsycamel@yahoo.com

Group meets at 5pm for dinner prior to the meeting at Roses Tienda & Taqueria (across from the Library).

Meets at Our Savior Lutheran Church l 745 Front St. S
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 - 3 pm
Contact: Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW - 206.226.1097
Email: balancemaintains@gmail.com
Meets at Manor at Canyon Lakes | 2802 West 35th Avenue
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm
Contact: Shirley Ruby - 509.396.2028
Email:
Meets at De Young Pavilion at Evergreen Hospital
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3pm
Contact: - 425.899.3140
Email:
Meets at Evergreen Hospital | TAN Building | Room 134
Meets on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 3 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Sarah Winter, MSW, LICSW - 206.946.6517
Email: sarah@nwpf.org

Parking is free and tends to be easiest in the Blue Garage

Meets at Evergreen Hospital, TAN 140
Meets on at 1pm
Contact: Ann Zylstra - 425.899.3000
Email:

Must call to pre-register
$20 per 4 week session

Meets at The DeYoung Pavilion | Rainier Room
Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 11am - 12pm
Contact: - 425.899.3000
Email:

Must register, $5.00 per session

Meets at EvergreenHealth Hospital | Room RED-551 (Auditorium) | 12040 128th Street NE
Meets on Changes month-to-month, contact Judy for details. at
Contact: Judy Yoon - 202.288.9630
Email: judyhyoon@gmail.com

Next meeting:
Saturday, March 26 | 12 - 2:30pm
EvergreenHealth Hospital | Education Center, Room TAN 101 | 12333 NE 130th Lane | Kirkland, WA 98034

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation website: https://www.dystonia-foundation.org/

Meets at Island Senior Resources (Bayview) | 14594 WA-525
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10 - 12 pm
Contact: Carolyn Hansen - 360.279.1785
Email: wchansen192@comcast.net

Mel Watson facilitates this group

Meets at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints | 10170 Titus Road
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11 - 12:30 pm
Contact: Judi Little - 425.870.2089 Katherine Degel - 206.356.4288
Email: kjdegel@charter.net

They have a speaker come every month.

Meets at Canterbury Inn | Chateau Dining Room | 1324 3rd Ave
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:45 - 3:15 pm
Contact: Barbara Sudar - 360.423.7012
Email: bnbsudar@msn.com

Co-facilitates group with Sue Watson.

Meets at Hamlet House | The Gathering Place | 273 Village Rd
Meets on Last Monday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Jackie Ashe - 360.468.2435
Email: jackieashe@centurytel.net
Meets at Center for Healthy Living | 4100 Alderwood Mall Boulevard, Suite 1
Meets on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month at 2 - 3:30pm
Contact: Carmen Rasmussen - 425.355.1112
Email:
Meets at Center for Healthy Living | 4100 Alderwood Mall Boulevard, Suite 1
Meets on 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month at 1 - 2:30pm
Contact: Kris Lau - 425.355.1116
Email:

A safe place for friendly, confidential discussion, shared support and information on how to manage and embrace change.


Topics include

  •  February 5 Embracing Authenticity
  •  February 19 Staying Independent
  •  March 5 Overcoming Worry and Fear
  •  March 19 Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Meets at Mercer Island Community and Event Center
Meets on 1st Tuesday of the the month at 2:00-3:30 pm
Contact: Debbie Hanson, PT - 206.275.7609
Email:
Meets at Mercer Island Community and Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street
Meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Debbie Hanson, PT, DBT - 206.275.7609
Email:
Meets at Mercer Island Community and Event Center | 8236 SE 24th Street
Meets on 1st Thursday of the month at 2:30 - 4 pm
Contact: Betsy Zuber, MS, LMHC, GMHS - 206.275.7752
Email: betsy.zuber@mercergov.org
Meets at Mo's Pizza | 2630 77th Ave SE
Meets on Second Wednesday of the month at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Carolyn Kelso - 206.356.0271
Email: carolynkelso@comcast.net

A cafe for persons with memory loss, friends, family and carepartners. 

Cost: None other than menu items ordered. 

Entertainment: Monthly oldies but goodies sing-along

Parking: Free (use the garage entrance on 77th Ave SE)

Meets at Samaritan Hospital | 4th floor | 801 E Wheeler Rd
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 12:45 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Stephen Syre - 509.765.6498
Email: ssyre@donobi.net

Co-facilitators: Sandee Estoos 509.760.8801 normanandsandee62@gmail.com;      Dee Schwab 509.750.6728 dolschwab@gmail.com

Meets at Logan Creek Retirement Living | 2311 E. Division St
Meets on 1st Monday of the month at 10 - 12 pm
Contact: Lynn Costello - 360.770.4038
Email: lynncostello1@hotmail.com
Meets at Oak Harbor Senior Center | 51 SE Jerome St
Meets on 1st Friday of the month at 1 - 3 pm
Contact: Carolyn Hansen - 360.279.1785
Email: wchansen192@comcast.net

Teresa Ellis & Eula Palmer facilitate this group.

Meets at Ocean Park Lutheran Church
Meets on 4th Friday of every month at 1:30 - 3pm
Contact: Patti Pellerin - 360.665.3284
Email:
Meets at Olympia Senior Center | 222 Columbia St NW
Meets on Wednesdays at 10 - 11 am
Contact: Rozanne Rants - 360.705.8520
Email: rozannerants@yahoo.com

There's a singing and vocalization class after the SG from 11:00-12:00pm on Wednesdays, hosted by Troy Arnold Fisher.

Meets at Port Angeles Senior Center | 328 E 7th
Meets on 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 - 12 pm
Contact: Darlene Jones - 360.457.5352
Email: djones@olypen.com

Days and times may vary for November and December due to the holidays, call or email  for details.

Meets at North Point Church | 1779 NE Hostmark St
Meets on 1st Monday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Lana Gillis - 360.779.7178
Email: lanagale@earthlink.net
Meets at Lifecare Center of Puyallup | 511 10th Ave SE
Meets on 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 - 1 pm
Contact: Glenn Anderson - 253.592.9189
Email: glennplaysguitar@yahoo.com

This support group also offers lunch. A Parkinson's Exercise Group meets every Thursday.

Meets at Multicare Behavioral Health l 325 E Pioneer
Meets on 2nd Friday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Madrad Slaker -
Email: madred.slaker@multicare.org

Older adult services - mustard colored building.

Meets at Emerald Heights l 10901 176th Cir NE
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: John Waltner - 425.556.8140
Email: johnw@emeraldheights.com
Meets at Brookdale Meadow Springs | 770 W Gage Blvd
Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 - 8 pm
Contact: Bill Stevens - 509.943.8455
Email: msubzn1@msn.com
Meets at Kadlec Medical Center, Neurological Resource Center | 1268 Lee Blvd
Meets on 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Bill Stevens - 509.943.8455
Email: msubzn1@msn.com
Meets at Aljoya Thorton Place Northgate | 450 NE 100th St
Meets on 4th Wednesday of the month at 3 - 4 pm
Contact: Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LICSW, MHP, CMH - 425.296.2705
Email: info@thecenterforchronicillness.org

A supportive group for those wanting to live mindfully with self-compassion.

Meets at Arrowhead Gardens | 9200 2nd Avenue SW
Meets on 3rd Thursday of every month at 10 - 11am
Contact: Brenda Ferguson - 206.434.8978
Email: brendalarkins@hotmail.com
Meets at Boy Scouts of America l 3120 Rainier Ave S
Meets on 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 - 11:30 am
Contact: Alicia Sloan, MPH, MSW, LICSW - 425.296.2705
Email: info@thecenterforchronicillness.org
Meets at Cancer Lifeline | 6522 Fremont Ave N
Meets on 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30 - 12:30 pm
Contact: Anne Eichmeyer, MSW, LICSW - 425.296.2705
Email: info@thecenterforchronicillness.org
Meets at Central Area Senior Center | 500 30th Avenue S
Meets on 2nd Monday of each month at 4 - 5pm
Contact: Cynthia - 206.726.4926
Email:
Meets at Greenwood Senior Center l 525 NW 85th St
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 - 8:30 pm
Contact: Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC - 206.320.2084
Email: suzanna.eller@swedish.org

Contact Suzanna before attending.

Meets at Greenwood Senior Center l 525 NW 85th St
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Carin Mack, MSW - 206.297.0875
Email: socialwkr@comcast.net
Meets at Greenwood Senior Center l 525 NW 85th St
Meets on 1st Wednesday of the month at 4 - 5:30 pm
Contact: Carin Mack, MSW - 206.297.0875
Email: socialwkr@comcast.net

Call Carin first before attending.

Meets at Greenwood Senior Center l 525 NW 85th St
Meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:30 - 12 pm
Contact: Carin Mack, MSW - 206.297.0875
Email: socialwkr@comcast.net

Must have a diagnosis of memory loss in order to attend. Call Carin first before attending.

Meets at Horizon House | 900 University Street
Meets on 4th Monday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Allison Fine, MSW, LICSW  - 206.230.0166
Email: balancemaintains@gmail.com
Meets at Providence Mt Saint Vincent | Floor 2 | Breakfast Room | 4831 35th Ave SW
Meets on 1st Tuesday of the month at 2:30 - 4 pm
Contact: Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC - 206.938.8298
Email: suzanna.eller@swedish.org

Contact Kristine at kristine.kumangai@providence.org before attending.

Meets at Seattle Public Library | Capitol Hill Branch Mtg Room | 425 Harvard Ave E
Meets on 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Contact: Carrie Pope, MSW, LICSW - 425.296.2705
Email: info@thecenterforchronicillness.org
Meets at Seattle VA Hospital
Meets on Mondays at 1pm
Contact: Kris Fredrickson - 206.764.2188
Email: kris.fredrickson@va.gov
Meets at Swedish Cherry Hill | Casey Room | 550 17th Ave
Meets on 4th Monday of the month at 11 - 12:30 pm
Contact: Suzanna Eller, MA, LMHC - 206.320.2084
Email: suzanna.eller@swedish.org

Contact Suzanna before attending.

Meets at The Hearthstone | 6720 E Green Lake Way N
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Jane Sepede - 206.517.2266
Email: jsepede@hearthstone.org
Meets at University House Wallingford | 4400 Stone Way Ave N
Meets on 2nd Monday of the month at 3 - 4:30 pm
Contact: Ann Davids -
Email: demaris.davids@eraliving.com
Meets at Alpine Way Continuing Care Community | 900 W Alpine Way
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Aubrey Ruhle - 360.426.2600
Email:

Complimentary meal will be provided.

Meets at Lake Forest Park Senior Center | 18560 1st Ave NE
Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month at 12:30 - 2 pm
Contact: - 206.365.1536
Email:
Meets at Parkinson's Resource Center | 1420 E Sprague Ave | Ste 103
Meets on 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 - 7 pm
Contact: Halle Goodwin, MSOL - 509.443.3361
Email: halle@nwpf.org

Who should attend? Prospective or current DBS patients and families who want to learn more about DBS! 

Patient Programmer Review

  • Checking the neurostimulator
  • Hands-on with products: Leads, extensions, neurostimulator
  • DBS Indications Overview
  • General Surgical Procedure Information
  • Q&A
  • Guest speakers

Dinner sponsored by Medtronic

Meets at Parkinson's Resource Center | 1420 E Sprague Ave, Ste 103
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Halle Goodwin, MSOL - 509.443.3361
Email: halle@nwpf.org

This group is closed to walk-ins. Please call the NWPF Parkinson's Resource Center to join. Avoid burnout, share tips and tools for caring for your PD patient and discover ways of taking good care of yourself.

Meets at Riverview Retirement l Dining Room l 1801 E Upriver Dr
Meets on 1st Thursday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Sally Sullivan - 509.499.5113
Email: 22sullys@gmail.com

The group focuses on issues unique to women with Parkinson’s and there is often a guest speaker. Bring your lunch and join this group of remarkable women living well with Parkinson’s.

Meets at Touchmark on South Hill | 2929 S Waterford Drive
Meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:30 - 4 pm
Contact: Linda Heyamoto - 509.210.0164
Email:

Anyone with a Parkinson’s - like disorder is welcome. Meet with others and discuss successes and challenges.

Meets at Varies
Meets on Last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 - 8 pm
Contact: Halle Goodwin, MSOL - 509.443.3361
Email: halle@nwpf.org

Who should attend? Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease under the age of 55 and newly diagnosed at any age, family, and friends!

The goal of “Parkinson’s Connect” is to bring together a group of people who can share their experiences, ask questions of their peers in a relaxed, unstructured social setting that encourages sharing, mentoring and hopefully some fun!

Meets at Stanwood Senior Center Library
Meets on 2nd Monday of each month at 10 - 11:30am
Contact: Gail - 360-629-7403
Email:
Meets at Stanwood Senior Center, Social Room, 3rd Floor
Meets on 2nd Monday of each month at 10 - 11:30am
Contact: Tori or Ginger - Tori, 360-939-0640 or Ginger, 360-629-8426
Email:
Meets at Forza Coffee Shop | 2209 N Pearl Street
Meets on Last Wednesday of every other month at 6:30pm
Contact: Sharon Jung - 253.284.4488
Email: psnhogan@aol.com
Meets at Franke Tobey Jones in the Lillian Pratt Parlor (our main building) | 5340 North Bristol Street
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2 - 3pm
Contact: Melody Sandoval - 253.756.6313
Email: msandoval@franketobeyjones.com
Meets at Tacoma Lutheran Home
Meets on 3rd Friday of every month at 11:30am
Contact: Sharon Jung - 253.284.4488
Email: psnhogan@aol.com
Meets at Legacy Salmon Creek | 2211 NE 139th St
Meets on 3rd Friday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Cal Roberts - 360.892.1985
Email: dstackrob@aol.com
Meets at The Quarry Senior Living | 415 SE 177th Ave
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 - 11 am
Contact: Cathy - 360.944.6000
Email:
Meets at Touchmark at Fairway Village | 2911 SE Village Loop
Meets on 1st Wednesday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Jan Beyer - 360.433.6400
Email: jcb@touchmark.com
Meets at Touchmark at Fairway Village | 2911 SE Village Loop
Meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 - 1 pm
Contact: Jan Beyer - 360.433.6400
Email: jcb@touchmark.com
Meets at Vashon Island Lutheran Church | 18623 Vashon Hwy SW
Meets on 1st Friday of the month at 1 - 2:30 pm
Contact: Steve Steffens - 206.567.5976
Email: steve_steffens@yahoo.com
Meets at Congregational Church
Meets on 4th Saturday of every month at 6pm
Contact: Darlene Lambert - 509.382.4012
Email:
Meets at Confluence Health | Sleep Center | 1000 N Miller St
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 - 3 pm
Contact: Pat Taylor - 509.470.6416
Email: pktaylor@gmail.com

Group meets September-May only.

Meets at Wellness Place | 609 Okanogan Ave
Meets on 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2 - 3 pm
Contact: LaVerna Armintrout - 509.884.6833; Diane Shannon - 509.886.2893
Email: ddshannon@frontier.com
Meets at Yakima Covenant Church | 6015 Summitview Ave
Meets on 2nd Thursday of the month at 2 - 3:30 pm
Contact: Kathy Kidd - 425.737.8272
Email: thekidds@msn.com

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Nov 17 - 'Moving Day' participant is not letting young-onset Parkinson's disease stop him
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Nov 10 - House votes to repeal ObamaCare's Medicare cost-cutting board
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Nov 3 - Utah group battling Parkinson's disease with boxing
Nov 3 - UVA-LED STUDY EXAMINES POTENTIAL OF SOUND WAVES TO MANAGE PARKINSON’S DISEASE
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