Support Groups for PD

Below is a listing of support groups in the area for people affected by Parkinson’s. If you would like to submit a program for consideration please click here for a submission application.

Note: These programs are listed for information sharing only. Please consult your movement disorders specialist and care team before beginning any exercise program.

Please check back frequently for class additions.

Northern Suburbs

Southern Suburbs

Western Suburbs

Chicago

Indiana

Southern Illinois


Northern Suburbs

Amita Health/Alexian Brothers Health Systems
Neurosciences Institute 
The Eberle Building, Suite 610
800 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL
Parkinson Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Paula Wiener 847-­516-2768 or email: pmwiener@sbcglobal.net

Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Caregiver Support Group(Catholic Charities-For more information call: Donna Newbold at 847-253-5500 ext.383)
Korean American Parkinson’s Disease Support Group(For more information call: Rosa Kim at 630‐400‐4082)
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group(Northwest Community Healthcare-For more information call: 847-618-8330)

Barrington Area Council on Aging
6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100, Barrington, IL
Multiple Support Groups:
Caregiver Support Group
Dementia-Related Support Groups
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For more information call: Bonnie Scherkenbach 874‐881‐0472

CJE SeniorLife/Weinberg Community for Senior Living
1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL
Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Free to attend and open to the public
For more information call: Michelle Bernstein at 847‐236‐7852

Covenant Village
2625 Techny Rd., Northbrook, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Free to attend and open to the public
For more information call: Ralph Newmann at 847‐498‐5682

Frisbie Senior Center
52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Maureen Brennan at 847-653‐3064

North Suburban Church
200 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend and open to the public
For more information call: Ralph Newmann at 847‐498‐5682

NorthShore University HealthSystem/Glenbrook Hospital
John and Carol Walter Ambulatory Care Center
2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
Fore more information email: Toni Pliskin at TPliskin@northshore.org

NorthShore University HealthSystem/Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Road, Glenview, IL
Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (YOPD)
Free to attend
Fore more information email: Toni Pliskin at TPliskin@northshore.org

North Shore Senior Center
161 Northfield Rd., Northfield, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Suggested monthly donation of $20.00
Fore more information call: Heather Resnick at 847‐784‐6041

Northwestern Medicine/Lake Forest Hospital (LFH) 
Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center

1200 N Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: 847‐535‐8060

Presence Health/St. Joseph Hospital
St. Luke’s Room
77 N. Airlite Street, Elgin, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Susan Peterson at 847‐622‐2095 or Bev Kittler at 847-463-0859

Silverado Orchard Park
5520 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group/Caregiver Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Madalon Weiting at 847‐583‐9800 or email at mweiting@silveradocare.com 

Southern Suburbs

Presence Health/St. Joseph Medical Center
Presence Physical Rehab and Sports Injury Center, 2132 Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: 815‐741‐7562

South Suburban Hospital
17800 Kedzie Avenue, Hazelcrest, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Free to attend
For more information call: Robert Reiser at 815‐717‐8860

Western Suburbs

Beacon Hill
2400 S. Finley Road, Lombard, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Jane Indreika at 630‐691‐4097

Brookdale/Glen Ellyn
60 N. Nicoll Ave, Glen Ellyn, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Linda Peterson at 630-446-1527

Elderday Center
328 W. Wilson Stl, Batavia, IL
Caregiver Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Mollie Blum at 630‐761‐9750

Elmhurst Hospital
Third Floor Family Lounge, Use the main entrance
155 E Brush Hill Rd, Elmhurst, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Joel Morris Ed.D at 630‐432‐0232 or email at elmhurstparkinson.group@gmail.com

Northwestern Medicine/Central DuPage Hospital(CDH)
25 N. Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL
Multiple Support Groups:
Essential Tremor Support Group (For more information call: 630-497-2142)
Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group (For more information call: 630-933-4234)

Neurologic Music Therapy Group, “Resilient Rhythms” (For more information call: 630-933-4234)
Neuroscience Movie Series (For more information call: 630-933-4234)
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (For more information call: 630-933-4234)

Free to attend

Northwestern Medicine/Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
26W171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: 630-443-8220

River Glen of St. Charles
975 North 5th Avenue, St. Charles, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: 630-443‐8220

Rush Copley/Healthcare Center
1100 W. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Donna Sperlakis at 630‐499‐6619

Rush Copley/Heart Institute
2nd Floor Conference Center
2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL
Multiple Support Groups:

Art Therapy
Essential Tremor Support Group
Music Therapy
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (Features Caregiver/Spouse Breakout Sessions)
Free to attend
For more information call: Donna Sperlakis at 630‐499‐6619

Rush Copley Medical Center
2000 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Newly Diagnosed Class
Free to attend
For more information call: Donna Sperlakis at 630‐499‐6619

Chicago

JCC Chicago/Bernard Horwich 
3003 W. Touhy, Chicago, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information or to register call: Emily Zivin at 773-516-5864 or email emily.zivin@northwestern.edu

Northwestern Medicine/Northwestern Memorial Hospital(NMH)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital 
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL
Art and Yoga ‐ Parkinson Support Group (Prentice Pavilion)
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group/Care Partner Support Group
Parkinson’s Disease Women’s Group
PD Early Onset/Young Diagnosis Group
For more information call: Pam Palmentera at 312‐503‐4397 or email ppalment@nm.org

Rush/Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave in the Centennial Room, Oak Park, IL
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Luci Blasucci, RN, at 312-563‐2900

Rush/University Medical Center
600 S. Paulina St. Room 971 AAC, Chicago, IL
Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Support Group(YOPD)
Free to attend
For more information call: Luci Blasucci, RN, at 312-563‐2900

Indiana

Deaconess Gateway Conference Center
4011 Gateway Blvd., Newburgh, IN
Parkinson’s Tristate Support Group
Free to attend
For more information call: Anne Byrne at 812‐450‐6000

Southern Illinois

Savoy United Methodist Church
3002 W. Old Church Road, Champagne, IL 
Champaign County Parkinson’s Support Group
For more information call: Charles Rohn at 217‐549‐6167

Southwestern Illinois College/PSOP
201 N. Church Street, Belleville, IL 
PSOP-Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
For more information call: Jodi Gardner at 618‐234‐4410 ext. 7031


For more information about support groups and wellness classes in your area, please call 800-4PD-INFO (800-473-4636) or email chicagoinfo@parkinson.org.

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