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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 support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease.

Download a list of support groups in your area. 

Benefits of support groups:

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

Young Onset

This group has been created so that those who have been diagnosed at a young or earlier than average age can get together, discuss and manage the disease together. This is primarily a social group that happens to have PD in common.

Please feel free to join us and bring a loved one with you. For information, please call the Heartland Chapter Program Director Kim Nitz 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. For information, please call the Heartland Chapter Program Director Kim Nitz at 913-341-8828.

Caregiver Only Support Group - Leawood, KS

Heartland Chapter Office
8900 State Line Rd., Ste 320
2nd Thursday of the month, 10:30am
Contact: Heartland Chapter at 913.341.8828

Caregiver Support Group -- Ladies Only- Lee's Summit, MO

John Knox Village Places Restaurant
1001 Chipman Rd
2nd Friday of the month, 11am
Contact: Karen Duncan at 816.537.5792

 

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