Support Groups & Programs

The Georgia Chapter APDA offers many programs for Parkinson's patients and caregivers. These programs help families with day-to-day issues, provide a forum for gathering information about PD and serve as a place to make new friends who share similar experiences. Below you will find descriptions of our programs and information about our various support groups throughout Georgia. If you are in an area that does not have a support group, contact us and we will help you get the support you need. Also, visit our exercise and resources pages to see more classes and programs for Parkinson's patients.

Day Respite Program

An option for caregivers is a day respite program. These programs offer caregivers a time to rest, rejuvenate and take care of their personal needs while their patients spend time at a care facility. These facilities offer weekday programs that incorporate exercises, music and stimulating games and discussions. There are several quality programs offered around the metro area. Please see our Resources page for a list of caregiver options.

Monthly Education Meeting

Educational seminars are held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon.

Please follow this link to the Monthly Education Meeting page to see the topics and dates for our educational meetings.

APDA SUPPORT GROUP CALENDAR 2015

Georgia Support Groups

CITY COUNTY MEETING SITE TIME LEADERS / PHONE

Atlanta

Fulton

Westminister Presbyterian Church
1438 Sheridan Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

3rd Tuesday
1:00 PM

Mary Lou Bassett
404-892-9595
mlbassett@gmail.com
 

Atlanta


 

Atlanta

Fulton


 

Fulton

Peachtree Road Methodist
3180 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
 

Lenbrook Retirement Community
3747 Peachtree Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

2nd Wednesday
12:00 PM

 

3rd Thursday
10:00 AM

 

Sherry Wright
404-842-1016
donnwright@earthlink.net

Lea Nixon
404-264-3354
Nixonlea@gmail.com

Sheila Woodward
404-262-4522

Atlanta

Dekalb

Dunwoody Baptist Church
1445 Mt. Vernon Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

3rd Tuesday
7:00 PM

Ellie Kahn
770-698-0749
themissellie@gmail.com

Atlanta

Dekalb

Parkinson's Plus (PSP, MSA, CBD)
Caregivers Only
Emory Clinic Dept of Neurology
12 Executive Park Dr., NE
Room 357
Atlanta, GA 30329

2nd Saturday
10:00 AM

Lynn Ross, LMSW
404-712-7091
slross@emory.edu

Atlanta

Dekalb

The Hallmark
650 Phipps Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30326


 

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Athens

Clarke

Athens Council on Aging
135 Hoyt Street
Athens , GA 30306

4th Monday
2:30 PM

Amber Bland
memberservices@accaging.org

Heather Sweaney
706-549-4850
Hsweaney@accaging.org
 

Blairsville

Union

Cadence Bank
361 Blue Ridge Street
Blairsville, GA 30512

2nd Wednesday
3:00 PM

Chuck Esposito
706-747-2183
terraesp@windstream.net

Calhoun  Gordon Calhoun First United Methodist Church
E. Line Street
Calhoun, GA 
4th Tuesday
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
James Trussell
706-346-5678

Canton

 

Cherokee

Northside Hospital
Cherokee Education
Bldg,130-B Oakside Ct.
Canton, GA 30114

3rd Saturday
1:00 PM 

James Trussell
706-346-5678

Steven Boyd

Carrollton

Carroll

Tanner Medical Ctr.
Classroom 3
705 Dixie Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Last Saturday
1:00 PM 

 

James Trussell 
706-346-5678

Steven Boyd

Cartersville

Bartow

Cartersville Medical Center
Classroom 3 - North Tower
960 JF Harris Pkwy.
Cartersville, GA 30120

1st Thursday
7:00 PM 

James Trussell
706-346-5678
 

Cedartown Polk

Cedar Springs H & R
148 Cason Road
Cedartown, GA 30125

2nd Thursday
6:30 PM

Lou Pelcher
706-413-3264
lou@gaparkinsons.org

Columbus  Muscogee Columbus Speech and Hearing Center 
Double Bridges Road 
Columbus, GA 
3rd Thursday 
6:00 PM 

James Trussell 
706-346-5678

Steven Boyd 

Conyers

Rockdale

Conyers First UM Church
921 N. Main Street
Conyers, GA 30012

3rd Tuesday
10:15 AM

Susan Shelton
770-841-9635
wormylen@yahoo.com

Cumming  Forsyth  Northside Hospital Forsyth
Bennett A Classroom 
1400 Northside Forsyth Dr.
Cumming, GA  
3rd Saturday 
9:00 AM

James Trussell 
706-346-5678
 

Dalton

 

Whitfield

 

Ross Woods Adult Day Care
1402 Walston Avenue
Dalton, GA 30720

2nd Tuesday
6:00 PM

Carol Hill, Mae Johnson
Sharon Roberts, Linda Smith
 

Douglasville

D'glas

Wellstar Medical Ctr
8820 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134

1st Wednesday
1:30 PM

Ron Benson
770-920-2429

Duluth  Gwinnett  Glancy Rehab Center
3215 McClure Bridge Road 
Duluth, GA  30096
2nd Friday 
1:30 PM
Kelly Dunham
678-312-6167
kdunham@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

Gainesville

Hall

St. Paul UMC
404 Washington St. 1st floor
Gainesville, GA 30501

1st & 3rd Thursday
11:00 AM

Dean & David Poole
770-967-0161
dlpoolejr@yahoo.com

Gainesville

Hall

Lanier Village Estates
4211 Misty Morning Way # 2213
Gainesville, GA 30506

2nd Friday
11:00 AM

David Gines 
770-536-1275

Griffin

Spalding

Spalding Regional Medical Ctr
601 S. 8th Street
Griffin, GA 30224

3rd Thursday
2:00 PM

Kim Stephens
770-233-2001
kim.stephens@tenethealth.com
 

Kennesaw

Cobb

Kennesaw United Methodist Church
1810 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

2nd Thursday
7:00 PM

Maureen Demianyk
770-499-2365
mdemianyk@hotmail.com

 

Macon

Muscogee

Central Georgia Rehab Hospital
3797 Northside Drive
Macon, GA 31210

3rd Thursday
2:30 PM
1:30 PM Caregivers

Laura McKenzie
478-743-7092 ext. 254

Marietta

Cobb

Aloha to Aging PD
4608 Lower Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068

1st Tuesday
10:30 AM

Dawn Reed
678-439-1177
dawn@alohatoaging.org
 


Marietta 

Cobb 

Robin's Nest Adult Day 
470 N. Sessions St. 
Marietta, GA  30060

 

1st Monday
10:00 AM

 

 


Robin Cleveland
770-919-8580

Newnan

Coweta

First United Methodist Church 
33 Greenville Street
Newnan, GA  30263

2nd Tuesday
2:30 PM

Herman Fletcher
770-251-1687
hfletcher@numail.com

 


Peachtree City 
 

Fayette 

The Bridge 
225 Willowbend Road 
Peachtree City, GA  30269
 

3rd Tuesday
1:00 PM

Pam McAllister 
770-487-4444
ptcpam@aol.com

Rome

Floyd

Fifth Avenue Baptist Church
416 North 5th Avenue
Rome, GA 30165

1st Tuesday
6:00 PM

James Trussell
706-346-5678
 

Roswell

Fulton

Roswell United Methodist Ch
814 Mimosa Blvd
Roswell, GA 30075

2nd Sunday
4:00 PM

Robin Cleveland
678-819-3915
seniorhomecare@bellsouth.net
 

Savannah Chatham Candler Hospital
Marsh Auditorium
5353 Reynolds St., Savannah, GA 
1st Thursday
5:00 PM
Fran McCary, RN
Bob & Karen Kensill
206-409-0618
Alice Gerber 
912-786-5447
Savannah Chatham South Coast Medical Group 
1326 Eisenhower Dr., Bldg. 1
Savannah, GA  31406
2nd Saturday
9:30 AM 
James Trussell 
706-346-5678
Steven Boyd 

Snellville

Gwinnett

Centerville Community Center
3025 Bethany Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039

1st Wednesday
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bill Johnson 
770-978-1433
 

Tifton

Tift

LeRoy Rogers Senior Center
315 West 2nd Street
Tifton, GA 31794

2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM

Linda Boyette, RN
229-388-1888

Well Spouse Support Group

CITY COUNTY MEETING SITE TIME LEADERS / PHONE

Atlanta

Fulton

LaMadeleine
1165 Perimeter Ctr. West
Atlanta, GA 30346

2nd Thursday
7:00 PM

Jan Rabinowitz
404-579-6782
atlantawsa@gmail.com

North and South Carolina Support Groups

Go to www.parkinsondiseaseassociation.org for a complete listing