Support Groups & Exercise Classes

If you are attending a support group meeting for the first time, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm that no changes in the schedule have been made.

If you would like to have your support group added to this list, please contact Maureen Gartner, MSN, NP-C, at (513) 558-0018 or maureen.gartner@uc.edu with the contact name, phone number, time, and meeting place of the group.

Support Groups

Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter

Parkinson’s Support & Wellness: For a complete list of the many support and exercise groups throughout region, visit parkinsoncincinnati.org. Contact the Parkinson Support & Wellness with questions at (513) 558-0113 or (877) 489-1110 or by email at info@parkinsoncincinnati.org.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Network, Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana:

Offers four exercise groups in the Cincinnati area for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. There is also a support group at Dearborn County Hospital that meets the second Wednesday of the month (March through November) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Beth Bialick, LISW, at (513) 558-0113.

Gardner Center Caregiver Support Group and Patient Education Group

The Gardner Center for Parkinson’s offers a free support group for patients, caregivers and family members. The support group takes place on the second Thursday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UC Health Women’s Center Community Room, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 400, West Chester, Ohio 45069. Download our Parkinson’s support group flyer.

Exercise Classes

Parkinson’s Exercise Class at Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s disease will be held in 8-week sessions. The classes will take place at the Wellness Center, located on the A level. This is specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease and is based on the most current research and established exercise guidelines. It includes stretching, strengthening and coordination exercises and is appropriate for people at various stages of Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call (513) 418-5867.

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