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Parkinson's Disease Support Groups


 


Whether you're a patient, a friend or relative of a patient, or a caregiver, it is often beneficial to talk to others who have been profoundly affected by Parkinson's disease.  In recognition of this, the staff of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center has compiled the following list of support groups.

 

Specialty Groups

Spanish: Let's Talk (Platiquemos)
DUET (Formerly Beatitudes Center DOAR)
Patio Room
555 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
3rd Saturday of the Month, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Favor llamar a Claudia (602) 406-2453

Young Onset Wellness Groups
For those ages 30-50
Monthly activities held at varying locations

Quarterly Young Onset Dinner Meetings
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Contact Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921 or k2watts@dignityhealth.org

 

Regional Groups

Sun Lakes
Tempe
Chandler/Gilbert
Mesa
Scottsdale
Fountain Hills
Phoenix
West Valley
Southern Arizona
Northern Arizona
Outside of Arizona

East Valley Groups

Ahwatukee
Moutain Park Senior Living
4475 East Knox Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85044
1st Friday of the month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; September - May
Contact Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921

Sun Lakes
Renaissance Retirement Community
9308 E. Riggs Rd.
Sun Lakes, Arizonz 85248
2nd Thursday of the month from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; September - May
Contact Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921

Sun Lakes Caregiver Wellness
Sun Lakes Country Club- Phase 1
Sun Lakes, Arizona
1st Friday of the month from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM; September - June
Contact Kris Watts (602) 406-4921
**This group is for caregivers only**

Chandler/Gilbert
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Conference Room #3
3555 South Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, Arizona 85257
4th Friday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM; September - April
Contact Kris Watts (602) 406-4921

Mesa
Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E Adobe Rd
Mesa, Arizona 85207
1st Monday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM; September - May
Contact Kris Watts (602) 406-4921

Fellowship Square
35 West Brown Road
Mesa, Arizona
1st Wednesday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM; September - July
Contact Debbie Harwood at (480) 290-7950

Scottsdale
Recently Diagnosed
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
9630 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
2nd Friday of the Month, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact Patty Hatton at the MAPC (602) 406-3840
**NOTE: This group is for those diagnosed within the past 5 years**

Desert Mission United Methodist Church
7373 East Dixileta Drive (1 block East of Scottsdale Road)
Scottsdale, Arizona 85266
1st Thursday of the month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ; September - June
Contact: Marilyn (480) 488-8538 or Kris at MAPC (602) 406-4921

Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 North LaMontana Drive
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
First Wednesday of the Month from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Fountain Hills Caregiver Wellness
Fountain Hills Community Center
13001 North LaMontana Drive
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
1st Monday of the Month from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact Jim (480) 209-8755

Phoenix
Church of the Beatitudes
Duet Patio Room
555 West Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
2nd Wednesday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM; September - May
Contact Kris Watts at the MAPC (602) 406-4921

Anthem
1st Tuesday of the Month, 2:00 - 3:30pm
Call for location details
Contact Alice (623) 551-9726

West Valley

Surprise/Sun City Grand
Cimmaron Center
17100 West Clearview Boulevard
Surprise, Arizona
1st Tuesday of the Month from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact Patty Hatton at (602) 406-3840

Avondale/Goodyear Caregiver Wellness
Skyway Church of the West Valley
14900 West Van Buren Avenue
Goodyear, AZ
2nd Thursday of the Month from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact Brett at Duet at (602) 274-5022

 

Sun City West
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 Meeker Boulevard
Sun City West, Arizona
3rd Tuesday of the Month from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact Nancy Bivins at (602) 406-4266

Glendale
HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
13460 North 67th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona
2nd Tuesday of the Month from 1:00-2:00 PM
Contact Trent Tripp at (623) 878-8800

Southern Arizona

Casa Grande
Robson Ranch Sports Complex
5687 North Robson Boulevard
Eloy, Arizona 85131
1st Monday of the Month from 10:00 AM - 11:30 am; September - May
Contact Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921

Northern Arizona

Prescott
First Lutheran Church
231 Smoke Tree Lane
Prescott, Arizona 86303
3rd Thursday of the Month from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Contact: Kay Bolander (928) 778-2242 Contact: Alan Richardson (928) 442-1380

Kingman
Kingman Regional Medical Center
Dell Webb Conference Room
Kingman, Arizona
1st Wednesday of the Month from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lake Havasu City
Senior Center
450 South Acoma Boulevard
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403
2nd Wednesday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Verde Valley
Verde Valley Medical Center Outpatient Rehab
Services Entrance Conference Room
Cottonwood, Arizona
3rd Friday of the Month from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Contact (928) 639-6386

Sedona
Sedona Shadows Large Clubhouse
6770 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona
3rd Thursday of the Month from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact Nancy Jo (928) 451-4949

Outside of Arizona

El Paso, Texas
Sierra Medical Center Hospital
1625 Medical Center Drive
El Paso, Texas 79902
2nd Saturday of every month
Contact: Edmundocastaneda@aol.com

El Paso, Texas
Highlands Regional Rehab Hospital
1395 George Dieter Drive
El Paso, Texas 79936-7410
Contact: Aurelio Hernandez (915) 630-1658, oldschoolah@sbcglobal.net

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For more information or for support groups on other movement disorders, please contact Kris Watts at (602) 406-4921.

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