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.

Caregiver Time Out Program

The Georgia Chapter funds a caregiver time out program that is facilitated by the Alzheimer's Association of Georgia to allow for a broader reach throughout the state. This program provides a much needed "time out" for caregivers to take care of personal needs. The program specifically benefits families of limited resources who are caring for individuals who have both Parkinson's and dementia. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Danelle Hubbard, the Family Services Manager for the Alzheimer's Association. Her phone number is 1-800-272-3900 and her email address danelle.hubbard@alz.org.

Day Respite Program

Another option for caregivers are day respite programs. 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 2013

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 & Donn Wright
404-842-1016
donnwright@earthlink.net

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

Atlanta

Dekalb

Dunwoody Support Group
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
Wesley Woods Health Center
1841 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30338

2nd Saturday
10:00 AM

Lynn Ross, LMSW
404-728-6300
slross@emory.edu

Atlanta

Dekalb

The Hallmark
650 Phipps Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30326

1st Thursday
1:00 PM

Joey Mayson

Athens

Clarke

Athens Council on Aging
135 Hoyt Street
Athens , GA 30601

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

Canton

 

Cherokee

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

3rd Saturday
1:00 PM

James Trussell
706-413-3264
james@gaparkinsons.org

Carrollton

Carroll

Tanner Medical Ctr.
705 Dixie Street
Carrollton, GA  30117

Last Saturday
1:00 PM

 

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

Cartersville

Bartow

Cartersville Medical Center
960 JF Harris Pkwy.
Cartersville, GA  30120

1st Thursday
6:00 PM

James Trussell
706-413-3264
james@gaparkinsons.org

Cedartown Polk

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

2nd Thursday
6:30 PM

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

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

Dalton

 

Whitfield

 

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

2nd Tuesday
6:00 PM

James Trussell
706-413-3264
james@gaparkinsons.org

Douglasville

D'glas

Wellstar Medical Ctr
8820 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134

1st Wednesday
1:30 PM

Ron Benson
770-920-2429

Fayetteville

Fayette

The Bridge
225 Willowbend Road
Peachtree City, GA 30269

3rd Tuesday
1:00 PM

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

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
4511 Misty Morning Way # 2118
Gainesville, GA 30506

2nd Friday
11:00 AM

To Be Announced

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

Juna Crane
770-499-8594
junacrane@comcast.net

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

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
 

Rome

Floyd

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

1st Tuesday
6:00 PM

James Trussell
706-413-3264
james@gaparkinsons.org

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
 

Smyrna

Cobb

Aline Wolf Adult Recreation Center
884 Church Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

4th Wednesday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tricia Creel, PT
Doherty Riebesell, PT
770-438-5220
pcreel@pt-solutions.us

Snellville

Gwinnett

Centerville Community Center
3025 Bethany Church Road
Snellville, GA 30039

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

John Thompson
Contact Center for Information:
770-985-4713
jthomps4@bellsouth.net

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