Support Group List
Group type: Parkinson

City/Town
Group name
Meeting Details Location Contact/Facilitator
Acton 
Acton

Monthly
3rd Monday
2-3pm

*This group does not meet during the months of July or August. 
Inn at Robbins Brook, Activities Room 
10 Devon Drive 
Acton MA 01720
Mary Anne Wonn, BSN, RN, CMC 
m_wonn@hotmail.com


Inn at Robbins Brook 
 
978-268-0131 
Hadley 
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

 
 
 
Andover 
Andover

Monthly
2nd Thursday
1:30-3pm

*This group does not meet during the months of July and August. 
Andover Senior Center 
36 Bartlett Street 
Andover MA 01810
Kristine Arakelian 
karakelian@andoverma.gov
(978) 623-8321

 
 
 
Ashland 
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

 
 
 
Attleboro 
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

 
 
 
Beverly 
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

 
 
 
Boston 
Boston / Deep Brain Stimulation

Monthly
10-11:30am

2014 Dates: 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 6/7, 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6

*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 
Jamaica Plain 
Boston / Lewy Body Dementia

Monthly
2nd Thursday
6-8pm 
Sherrill House 
135 South Huntington Avenue 
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Victoria Ruff 
octoryrose@yahoo.com
(617) 710-0136

 
 
 
Boston 
Boston / Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) & Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

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

2014 Dates: 3/1, 6/7, 9/6, 11/1 
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

 
 
 
Buzzards Bay 
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

 
 
 
Cambridge 
Cambridge

Monthly
3rd Tuesday
3pm


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

(617) 491-1234

 
 
 
Chatham 
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

 
 
 
Concord 
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 
Dartmouth 
Dartmouth

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

 
 
 
Framingham 
Framingham

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

(508) 532-5980 x2

 
 
 
Gardner 
Gardner

Monthly
Last Wednesday
2-3pm 
Heywood Hospital Dining Room, Conference Room B 
242 Green Street 
Gardner MA 01440
Roger Gerard 
rlg007@verizon.net
(978) 874-0332

 
 
 
Gardner 
Gardner

Monthly
Last Wednesday
2-3pm 
Heywood Hospital Dining Room, Conference Room B 
242 Green Street  
Gardner MA 01440
Roger Gerard 
rlg007@verizon.net
(978) 874-0332

 
 
 
Greenfield 
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

 
 
 
Hingham 
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

 
 
 
Lexington 
Lexington

Monthly
4th Monday
1-2pm
 
Lexington Senior Center 
1475 Massachusetts Avenue 
Lexington MA 02173
Kelly Axtell 
kaxtell@lexingtonma.gov
781-860-7084

 
 
 
Marblehead 
Marblehead / Marblehead Circles of Hope Parkinson's Support Group

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

 
 
 
West Tisbury 
Martha's Vineyard / West Tisbury / Vineyard Isle

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

 
 
 
West Tisbury 
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

 
 
 
Mashpee 
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 
Medford 
Medford

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

 
 
 
Milford 
Milford

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

508-254-3913

 
 
 
Milton 
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

 
 
 
Nantucket 
Nantucket

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

 
 
 
Newton 
Newton / Young Onset Baby Boomers

Monthly
Sundays
2-4pm

2014 Dates: 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 6/8 
Eliot Church 
474 Centre Street 
Newton MA 02458
Sarah Singer, LICSW 
boomerpd@gmail.com
(617) 323-0574

 
 
 
Newton 
Newton /Young Onset Baby Boomers

Monthly
Sundays
2-4pm

2014 Dates: 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 6/8


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

 
 
 
Newton 
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Monthly
4th Monday
7:30-9pm

*This group does not meet during the months of June, July, or August. 
Newton-Wellesley Hospital 
2014 Washington Street 
Newton MA 02462
APDA Information & Referral Center 
information@apdama.org
(800) 651-8466

Sarah Singer, LICSW 
 
 
Orleans 
Orleans / Cape Cod

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

Jane McDonald 
jimjanemcdonald@comcast.net 
(508) 240-1642 
Newton 
Parkinson Caregiver Support Group of Greater Boston

Monthly
3rd Saturday
1-3pm 
Newton-Wellesley Hospital 
2014 Washington Street 
Newton MA 02462
Karen Baker 
psggbinfo@gmail.com
508-446-5093

 
 
 
Peabody 
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

 
 
 
Reading 
Reading

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

(781) 942-9067

 
 
 
Sharon 
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

 
 
 
Springfield 
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 
Fiskdale 
Sturbridge / Fiskdale

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

(508) 347-7575

 
 
 
Waltham 
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

 
 
 
Williamstown 
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 
Wilmington 
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

 
 
 
Winchester 
Winchester

Monthly
2nd & 4th Thursdays
10am 
Jenks Senior Center 
109 Skillings Road 
Winchester MA 01890
Diane Saparoff 
coasocialworker@yahoo.com
(781) 721-7136

 
 
 
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

 
 
 
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

 
 
 
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

 
 
 

Total number of support groups: 45


Date list updated: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014