Support Groups

We strongly encourage people with Parkinson’s, family members, friends, caregivers and other interested individuals to attend one of the many support groups offered. Support groups provide an opportunity for people to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease.

Benefits of support groups:

  • Education
  • Acceptance
  • Empathy
  • Catharsis
  • Hope
  • Self-Esteem
  • Empowerment
  • Socialization
  • Respite
  • Growth
  • Belonging

Click here to download a list of support groups in your area.

Young Onset

This group is dedicated to those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at an early age. This group has been created so that those that are young/early - onset can get together, discuss and manage the disease together. This is a social group that has Pd in common.

Please feel free to join us and bring a loved one with you. For information, please call Brittany Harris, NPFH Program Director, at 913.341.8828.

Caregivers

Changing abilities and assuming new roles within the family can cause emotional upheaval. Meeting with a group of peers who are experiencing similar changes is very beneficial for the caregiver. Most caregiver support groups include people with Parkinson's as well as caregivers – sometimes together, sometimes separated.

Caregiver Support Group - Leawood, KS

Parkinson Foundation Heartland
8900 State Line Rd., Ste 320
2nd Thursday of the month, 10:30am
Contact:PFH office at 913.341.8828

Caregiver Support Group - Manhattan, KS

Meadowlark Hills
2121 Meadowlark Hill
3rd Monday of the month, 1pm
Contact: Michelle Haub at 785.537.4610