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 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

For a complete list of the many support and exercise groups throughout region, visit their website for details. Contact the Parkinson’s Wellness Chapter with questions at (513) 558-0113 or (1-877) 489-1110 or by email at info@parkinsonswellness.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 Sandy Wuest at (812) 537-4974 or (513) 235-4261.

Gardner Center Caregiver Support Group and Patient Education Group

The Gardner Family Center offers two free support groups, one for caregivers and family members, and one for patients. Caregivers are welcome to attend the Caregiver Support Group without the patient, and patients are welcome to attend the Patient Education Group without their caregiver. The support groups take place on the second Thursday of every month (September through December) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UC Health Women’s Center Community Room, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 4000, West Chester, Ohio 45069. Download a 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 or visit http://www.parkinsonswellness.org/services/exercise/