Support Group List


Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Amherst / Hadley / Pioneer Valley

Monthly
1st Saturday
10am-12pm 
Thayercare, Inc. 
49 Middle Street 
Hadley MA 01035
Ruthie 
ruthie.pdsg@gmail.com
(413) 584-2192

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Andover

Monthly
2nd Thursday
1:30-3pm
 
Andover Senior Center 
36 Bartlett Street 
Andover MA 01810
Kristine Arakelian 
karakelian@andoverma.gov
(978) 623-8321

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Ashland

Monthly
2nd Wednesday
1:30-3pm 
Ashland Senior Center 
162 West Union Street 
Ashland MA 01721
Marti Budding 
mbudding1@gmail.com
508-881-9695

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Attleboro / Southeastern MA (SEMA)

Monthly
2nd Wednesday
10am  
Community VNA 
10 Emory Street 
Attleboro MA 02703
Gretchen Robinson 
whistling.girl2910@gmail.com
(508) 226-2910

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Beverly / North Shore

Monthly
2nd Monday
1-3pm 
Beverly Council on Aging 
90 Colon Street 
Beverly MA 01905
Ray James, RN, BS 
rcjames@bu.edu
(617) 638-7745

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Boston / Deep Brain Stimulation

Monthly
10-11:30am

2014 Dates: 10/4, 12/6

Please note that this group is for individuals interested in or who have had DBS. 
Boston University Medical Center 
88 East Newton Street, Conference Room C-D 
Boston MA 02118
Keith J. Ciccone, BS, LPN 
keith.ciccone@bmc.org
(617) 638-7749

Melissa Diggin, NP 
m_diggin@hotmail.com 
(339) 927-5468 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Boston / Lewy Body Dementia

Monthly
2nd Thursday
6-8pm

Please note that this group is not a PD support group, but for individuals and families living with LBD. 
Sherrill House 
135 South Huntington Avenue 
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Victoria Ruff 
octoryrose@yahoo.com
(617) 710-0136

 
 
 
 

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  Boston / Multiple System Atrophy & Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

4-5 Saturdays per year
1-2:30pm

2014 Dates: 11/1

Please note that this group is for individuals and families living with the atypical forms of Parkinsonism, including MSA, PSP, and CBGD. 
Boston University Medical Center
Conference Room C, 2nd floor 
88 East Newton Street 
Boston MA 02118
Melissa Diggin, GNP 
m_diggin@hotmail.com
(339) 927-5468

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Boston / Parkinson Caregiver Support Group of Greater Boston

Monthly
3rd Saturday
1-3pm

Please note that this group is for family/friend caregivers. 
Newton-Wellesley Hospital 
2014 Washington Street 
Newton MA 02462
Karen Baker 
psggbinfo@gmail.com
508-446-5093

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Boston / Younger Young Onset

For individuals and families under the age of 50.

Please call for details and to register. 
 
 
Boston MA 
Vanessa Blais 
vblais@bu.edu
(617) 638-7729

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Bourne / Cape Cod

Monthly
1st Tuesday
1-2:30pm 
Bourne Council on Aging 
239 Main Street 
Buzzards Bay MA 02532
Ellen Weinlich, LCSW 

(800) 696-4047 x3494

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Cambridge

Monthly
3rd Tuesday
3pm


 
Youville House Assisted Living 
1573 Cambridge Street  
Cambridge MA 02138
Youville House Assisted Living 

(617) 491-1234

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Chatham, Harwich, & Brewster

Monthly
3rd Wednesday
10-11am 
Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church 
625 Main Street 
Chatham MA 02633
Betty Magnusson 
magnulbch@gmail.com
(508) 945-1106

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Concord

Monthly
1st Monday
2-3pm 
Newbury Court 
80 Deaconess Road Community Room 
Concord MA 01742
Tony Munroe 
tonymunroe@comcast.net


Jerry Rardin 
jerryrardin@gmail.com 
978-369-0419 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Dartmouth

Monthly
2nd Thursday
1-3pm 
Dartmouth Senior Center 
628 Dartmouth Street 
Dartmouth MA 02742
Judy Medeiros 
judi0610@yahoo.com
(508) 997-0907

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Framingham

Monthly
3rd Tuesday
1:30-3pm 
Callahan Center 
535 Union Avenue 
Framingham MA 01702
Lisa Ushkurnis, LICSW 

(508) 532-5980 x2

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Gardner / Parkinson's Plus

Monthly
Last Wednesday
2-3pm

Please note that this group supports individuals and families living with all forms of Parkinson's. 
Heywood Hospital Dining Room
Conference Room B 
242 Green Street  
Gardner MA 01440
Roger Gerard 
rlg007@verizon.net
(978) 874-0332

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Greenfield

Monthly
3rd Thursday
2-4pm 
Baystate Franklin Medical Center
Conference Room A 
164 High Street 
Greenfield MA 01301
Garry Earles 
glel@comcast.net
(413) 863-4128

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Hingham

Monthly
2nd Monday
11am 
Hingham Senior Center 
224 Central Street 
Hingham MA 02403
Leslie Vickers, RN, MS 
Vickers.Leslie@yahoo.com
(617) 750-2275

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Lexington

Monthly
4th Monday
1-2pm
 
Lexington Senior Center 
1475 Massachusetts Avenue 
Lexington MA 02173
Alicia Grunes, RN 
agrunes@lexingtonma.gov
781-860-7084

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Marblehead Circles of Hope Parkinson's Support Group

Monthly
2nd Monday
2-3:30pm 
 
 
Marblehead MA 
Marilyn Freeman 
msfreeman34@yahoo.com
(781) 631-1071

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Martha's Vineyard / West Tisbury / Vineyard Isle Caregivers

Monthly
2nd Thursday
10:30-11:30am 
The Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House) 
1042A State Road 
West Tisbury MA 02575
Ellen Reynolds, MSW 

(508) 693-2896

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Martha's Vineyard / West Tisbury / Vineyard Isle Parkinsonians (VIPs)

Monthly
2nd Monday
10-11:30am 
The Up-Island Council on Aging (Howes House) 
1042A State Road 
West Tisbury MA 02575
Ken Beebe 
kenb44@aol.com
(508) 693-3497

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Mashpee

Monthly
2nd Thursday
10-11:30am 
Mashpee Council on Aging 
26 Frank E. Hicks Drive 
Mashpee MA 02649
Denise Dever 
ddever@homeinstead.com
(508) 778-8613

Jeanne Jackson 
jahjackson@comcast.net 
(508) 428-7994 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Medford

Monthly
1st Wednesday
10:30am 
Medford Senior Center 
101 Riverside Avenue 
Medford MA 02155
Medford Senior Center 
medfordcoa@verizon.net
(781) 396-6010

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Milford

Monthly
4th Tuesday
6-7:30pm 
Milford Regional Medical Center 
14 Prospect Street
Women's Pavilion Conference Center
4th Floor of Hill Health Center 
Milford MA 01757
Teresa 

508-254-3913

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Milton

Monthly
2nd Thursday
1-3pm 
Milton Council on Aging 
10 Walnut Street 
Milton MA 02186
Leslie Vickers, RN, MS 
Vickers.Leslie@yahoo.com
(617) 750-2275

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Nantucket

Monthly
3rd Friday
11am-12pm 
 
Contact facilitator for location 
Nantucket MA 02554
David P. Chew, ACSW, LICSW 
HypnACK@comcast.net
508-228-1473

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Newton

Monthly
4th Monday
7-8:30pm 
Newton Senior Center 
345 Walnut Street
2nd Floor Meeting Room 
Newtonville MA 02462
Sarah Singer, LICSW 
boomerpd@gmail.com
(617) 323-0574

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Newton / Young Onset Baby Boomers

Monthly
Sundays
2-4pm
 
Eliot Church 
474 Centre Street 
Newton MA 02458
Sarah Singer, LICSW 
boomerpd@gmail.com
(617) 323-0574

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Newton / Young Onset Caring Family & Friends

Monthly
Sundays
2-4pm 
Eliot Church 
474 Centre Street 
Newton MA 02458
Sarah Singer, LICSW 
boomerpd@gmail.com
(617) 323-0574

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Orleans / Cape Cod

Monthly
2nd Wednesday
10am-12pm 
Orleans COA 
150 Rock Harbor Road
Rooms B-C 
Orleans MA 02653
Gail Glanville 
gpglanville@comcast.net
(508) 255-7774

Jane McDonald 
jimjanemcdonald@comcast.net 
(508) 240-1642 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Peabody Council on Aging

Bimonthly
1st & 3rd Thursdays
1:30-3pm 
Peabody Council on Aging 
79 Central Street 
Peabody MA 01960
Rebecca Stewart 
rebecca45lee@gmail.com
(978) 888-8934

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Reading

Monthly
2nd Wednesday
1-3pm
 
Reading Senior Center 
49 Pleasant Street 
Reading MA 01867
Diane Luther, RN 

(781) 942-9067

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Sharon (JFCS affliate)

Monthly
1st Monday
1-2:30pm 
Sharon Adult Center 
219 Massapoag Avenue 
Sharon MA 02067
Beth Soltzberg, MBA, MSW  
bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org
(781) 693-5628

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Springfield

Monthly
1st Monday
4-6pm 
Jewish Community Center 
1160 Dickinson Street 
Springfield MA 01108
Bobbie Levin 

(413) 536-1895

Joyce Dupont 
JdupontB@aol.com 
(413) 323-4274 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Sturbridge / Fiskdale

Monthly
2nd Tuesday
1pm 
Sturbridge/Fiskdale Senior Center 
480 Main Street 
Fiskdale MA 01518
Sturbridge/Fiskdale Senior Center 

(508) 347-7575

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Waltham

Monthly
1st Thursday
10:30am-12pm 
Jewish Family & Children's Services
3rd Floor Board Room 
1430 Main Street 
Waltham MA 02451
Nancy Mazonson, MS, OTR/L 
nmazonson@jfcsboston.org
(781) 693-5069

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Williamstown / Berkshires

Monthly
Last Friday
10:30am 
Williamstown Savings Bank Board Room 
795 Main Street 
Williamstown MA 01267
Marcia Gross 
lhgross@roadrunner.com
(413) 458-8427

APDA Information & Referral Center 
 
(800) 651-8466 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Wilmington

Monthly
4th Thursday
6-7pm 
Windsor Place of Wilmington 
92 West Street 
Wilmington MA 01887
Kim Arouth 
karouth@gmvna.com
(781) 396-2633 ext. 205

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Winchester Caregiver Support Group

Monthly
2nd & 4th Thursdays
10am

Please note that this group is for family/friend caregivers. 
Jenks Senior Center 
109 Skillings Road 
Winchester MA 01890
Diane Saparoff 
coasocialworker@yahoo.com
(781) 721-7136

 
 
 
 

Group name Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
 
  Worcester

Monthly
1st Wednesday
6:30-8pm 
Saint Vincent Hospital 
123 Summer Street
5th Floor North Conference Room 
Worcester MA 01608
 
information@apdama.org
(800) 651-8466

 
 
 
 

Total number of support groups: 42

Date list updated: Wed, Oct 8th, 2014