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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. 

Benefits of support groups:


We love working with volunteers! We are always looking for help in these areas:

  • Office duties (one-time or ongoing)
  • Special events
  • Photography
  • Class helpers​

For more information on volunteering with our chapter, please contact:

Jennifer Mathews
Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio Chapter


Start a Parkinson's Champions Fundraiser

Starting a fundraiser allows you to take the lead in planning your own event. It is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease in your local community.

Successful Parkinson’s Champions events take place around the country – from golf tournaments, planning a community walk, to donating your birthday and everything in between – you can host a fundraiser that works for you.

The possibilities are endless and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Get Involved

The Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio Chapter is able to fulfill our mission thanks to the generous support from donors, volunteers and sponsors. There are several ways you can get involved and help people with Parkinson’s live well:

Advisory Board

Jerry Yarov, President
Jerry Yarov & Associates

Tom Graffeo, Secretary
Westin Columbus

Bill Perdan, Treasurer
Community Representative

Dr. Janet Bay

Dr. Deb Kegelmeyer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dr. Dave Ruedrich

Lori Wengerd
Home Care Assistance


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