Support Groups

NEW/RECENTLY DIAGNOSED Support Group Series

This support group program is time-limited and offered several times throughout the year.  Open to individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 5 years. Spouse/partner/support person also welcome to attend.

Contact Nancy Nealon at NPFGR (585-234-5555) for details about next scheduled group.

CAREGIVERS & CARE PARTNERS Support Group

This support group is specifically for caregivers and partners only.

  • Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • The Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY
  • Park at the far end of the lot near the apartments and enter through the glass link building.  The concierge will direct you to the community room. 

Contact Nancy Nealon at NPFGR,  585-234-5355 for more information.

YOUNG ONSET Support Group

This support group is comprised of individuals diagnosed with PD in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.  Care partners are welcome.  Meetings are a blend of guest speakers, questions & answer sessions and informal sharing. For more information about this support group.

  • Meets the first Monday of each month (No meetings July & August.)
  • 6:00 PM -­ 7:30 PM
  • Irondequoit Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester
  • Newport Room #216 (2nd floor)

Contact Yvonne Hylton, 585-683-0043, for more information.

GATES Support Group

This support group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners, family members and support community.  The format is a combination of general sharing & support, occasional speakers and online PD-related videos.

  • Meets the second Tuesday of each month
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Westside YMCA, 920 Elmgrove Road, Rochester NY 14624

Contact Nancy Nealon at NPFGR (585-234-5355) for more information.

WEBSTER Support Group

This support group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners, family members and support community.  The format is a combination of general sharing & support, occasional speakers and online PD-related videos.

  • Meets the second Wednesday of each month
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • United Methodist Church of Webster, 169 E Main Street, Webster NY

Contact Nancy Nealon at NPFGR (585-234-5355) for more information.

FINGER LAKES Support Group

Each meeting features a guest speaker on a topic of interest followed by PD/non-­‐PD discussion groups.

  • Meets the last Wednesday of each month
  • 1:00 PM -­ 3:30 PM
  • Wood Library, 134 N Main Street, Canandaigua NY 14424

Contact Gail Shellman, 585-624-1448, for more information.

TWIN TIERS PARKINSON Group

The Twin Tiers Parkinson Group (TTPG) meets once a month at the Big Flats Community Center