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These support groups are for people with Parkinson’s and/or their family and caregivers. A support group is a facilitated group of people who meet and discuss how to handle their disease and/or treatment. Many have monthly speakers who speak about topics such as nutrition, exercise, physical therapy, and voice therapy. This list is organized by city. If you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact (608) 229-7628 or Parkinson_assn@ssmhc.com.

Appleton

Young Parkinson’s of the Valley
Neuro Spine Center of Wisconsin
5320 West Michaels Drive
2nd Thursday at 6:00 PM
Contact: Vera Ramacitti at (715) 412-2148

Thompson Community Center-Ogilvie Hall
820 West College, Suite 1
4th Thursday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Patrick Pelkey at (920) 982-6705 or (920) 538-0144

Baraboo

1st Congregational United Church of Christ
131 6th Avenue
3rd Monday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Sylvia Kriegle at (608) 355-3289 or Geri Schoenoff at (608) 356-3473

Bayfield / Cornucopia / Washburn

Location varies
2nd Wednesday at 9-10:30 a.m.
Contact: Jeff Obst at (715) 209-0807

Beloit

Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group

Beloit Memorial Hospital
1969 West Hart Road
2nd & 4th Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Larisa Chmielewski at
(608) 314-8500

Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group

First Methodist Church
511 Public Avenue
3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Contact: Nancy Toubl at (608) 362-8866 or
Julie Ojeda at (608) 365-5529

Brookfield

Brookfield Public Library
1900 N. Calhoun Rd., Harnischfeger Room
3rd Tuesday at 2:30-4 p.m.
Contact: (414) 805-8326

Brookfield Regency
777 North Brookfield Road
1st Thursday at 2:30 PM
Contact: Jeanne Schimmer at (414) 219-7065

Caregiver Support Group

Small Stones Health Resource Center
V. Richards Plaza
17145 West Bluemound Road
2nd Saturday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Vicki Conte at (414) 805-8326

Brown Deer

Exercise Group

YMCA Schroeder Branch
9250 North Green Bay Road
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 PM
Fee associated
Contact: Pat Giese at (262) 512-0206

Chippewa Falls
Trinity United Methodist Church
501 West Central Street
1st Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Ursula Whelan at (715) 723-3726

Columbus

Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group

Columbus Community Hospital
1515 Park Avenue
Emerald Room
2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Carol Olson at (608) 742-9055 or (608) 963-2688

Eau Claire

Sacred Heart Hospital
900 West Clairemont Avenue
Room across from the cafeteria
3rd Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: (715) 833-6028

Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group

Sacred Heart Hospital
900 West Clairemont Avenue
Conference Room #15
2nd Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Contact: Amy Lokken at (715) 379-3148

Edgerton

Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group

Edgerton Hospital
313 Stoughton Road
Classroom near the cafeteria
3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Tammy Pence at (608) 314-8500

Endeavor

Short Circuiting Support Group

Contact: Renee Bloss at (608) 566-3379

Fond du Lac

Aurora Health Center
210 Wisconsin American Drive, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
4th Thursday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Cheryl Leonard at (920) 477-5222

Green Bay

Aging and Disability Resource Center
300 South Adams Street
2nd Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Snooky Zuidmulder at
(920) 448-4309

Hudson

Hudson Hospital
403 Stateline Road
2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Marilyn Schuchman at
(715) 386-1849

Janesville

Cedar Crest
1702 S. River Road
1st Wednesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Judy Bever at (608) 754-5749

Kenosha

Brookside Care Center, Southport Room
3506 Washington Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
1st Wednesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Julie Topolovec at (262) 657-7276 or Dave Gourdoux at (262) 694-6156

Kenosha Young Onset

Aurora Medical Center
10400 – 75th Street
Hospital Room J
2nd Wednesday at 7:00 PM
Contact: Cindy Grueter at (262) 552-0067

King

Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, 422 Bell Avenue
King, WI 54946
3rd Friday at 10:00 am
Contact: Guy Connor at (715) 258-5586 x 2604

La Crosse

Gunderson Lutheran Hospital
1836 South Avenue
4th Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Julie Holzworth at (608) 775-9000

Lancaster

Grant County Parkinson Support Group

Youth & Agriculture Building
(Fair Grounds), South Room
2nd Friday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Dacy Reimer at (920) 539-3079

Madison

Asbury United Methodist Church
6101 University Avenue
3rd Thursday 4:00 PM
No meeting in December
Contact: Jordan Mooney (608) 229-7628

Caregiver Support Group

East Madison/Monona Coalition on Aging
4142 Monona Drive
1st Wednesday at 4:00 PM
Contact: Jordan Mooney (608) 229-7628

Oakwood Village Support Group

6205 Mineral Point Road
2nd Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Contact: Cindy Koehn at (608) 230-4433

Oak Park Place

618 Jupiter Drive
4th Wednesday at 3-4 p.m.
Contact: Katie Lowe at (608) 663-8600

Young Parkinson’s Support Group

St. Mary’s Hospital
700 South Park Street, Bay 4
1st Thursday at 6:00 PM
Contact: Jordan Mooney (608) 229-7628

Manitowoc

Manitowoc Senior Center
3330 Custer Street
4th Monday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Jackie DeBaker at (920) 684-7096
or Vickie Rathsack at (920) 726-4626

Marinette

First Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall
920 Wells Street
3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Virgil & Lorraine Thomson at (920) 897 2461

Marshfield

Wesley United Methodist Church
205 South Maple Street
3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Jean Becker at (715) 652-2957

Menomonee Falls

Arboretum Retirement Community, Multipurpose Room
W180 N7890 Town Hall Road
1st Thursday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Pamela Derse at (262) 253-0909

Milwaukee

Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th Street, History Room 2403, Milwaukee, WI 53233
1st Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Contact: Jay Blankenship at (414) 219-7916

Jewish Community Center
6255 North Santa Monica Boulevard
(access west side of campus off Devon Street and enter the Marcus Pavilion)
2nd Wednesday at 3:00 PM
Contact: Vicki Conte at (414) 805-8326

Caregiver Support Group

Jewish Community Center
6255 N Santa Monica Boulevard
Room 3J15
Call for meeting dates and times
Contact: Miriam at (414) 964-5030 ext. 114

Veteran’s Parkinson’s Support Group

Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, 3rd Floor Rec Hall/Gym #3454
5000 W. National
1st Thursday at 11:30 AM
Contact: Vicki Conte at (414) 805-8326

Young Parkinson’s Support Group

Community Conference Center
(enter at the east side of the building housing the Wisconsin Athletic Club)
8700 Watertown Plank Road
3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Contact: Vicki Conte at (414) 805-8326

Young Parkinson Professionals Together social group

Join the meetup group at metup.com/young-parkinson-professionals-together/
Contact: Bob Norman at (414) 550-1031

Minocqua

Ascension Lutheran Church
Highway 51 South
2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Dennis Leith at (715) 358-2207 or Norma Semling at (715) 545-3414

Mount Horeb

Mount Horeb Public Library
105 Perimeter Road, 53572
3rd Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Rita Stanton at (608) 437-6959

Neenah

Neuroscience Group

1305 W. American Drive
2nd Floor Classroom, Neenah, WI 54956
4th Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Contact: Patrick Pelkey at (920) 538-0144

New Berlin

Steeple View Christian Senior Community
12455 W. Janesville Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53150
3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Debra Haight at (262) 989-9278

Oconomowoc

Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital
791 Summit Avenue
3rd Friday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Peg Theder at (920) 261-9805

Osceola

Osceola United Methodist Church
306 River Street
2nd Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: (715) 755-2275

Oshkosh

Oshkosh Senior Center
200 North Campbell Road
3rd Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Paula Stephens at (920) 232-5305

Bella Vista
631 Hazel Street
2nd Tuesday at 4:00 PM
Contact: Beth Waller at (920) 233-6667

Portage

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
W8267 Highway 33
3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Elayne Hanson at (608) 742-2410

Racine

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare–All Saints
3805 Spring Street, West Professional Building B, Lower Level Racine, WI 53405
3rd Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Ken Beth at (262) 637-2834 or Richard Garber at (262) 639-8724

Rhinelander

Oneida County Senior Center
100 W. Keenan Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Call for times
Contact: Stephanie or Norma at (715) 369-6170 or (715) 545-3414

Richland Center

Richland Community/Senior Center
480 N. Central Ave.
1st Thursday at 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Contact: Maureen Smith at 608-647-2623

St. Francis

St. Ann’s Center Adult Daycare Unit
2801 East Morgan
3rd Tuesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Hattie Goodman at (414) 744-5654

Seymour

Good Shepherd Services
Community Center
607 East Bronson Road
1st Tuesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Lori Tesch-Janke or Carol Janke at (920) 538-2017 or (715) 752-4247

Shawano

Shawano United Methodist Church
1000 Engel Drive, Shawano, WI 54166
3rd Tuesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Jon Kallio at (715) 524-2654

Sheboygan

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N. 7th Street, Conference Room C, Sheboygan, WI 53083
3rd Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Louis Borth at (920) 467-0547

Shell Lake

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
502 North 2nd Street, Lower Level
1st Thursday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Gary & Monica Burkart at (715) 468 4334

Stevens Point

Lincoln Senior Center
1519 Water Street
4th Tuesday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Ellen Grys at (715) 343-6294

Stoughton

Stoughton Area Senior Center
248 West Main Street
4th Wednesday at 1:30 PM
Contact: Hollee Camacho at (608) 873-8585

Sturgeon Bay

United Methodist Church
836 Michigan Street
1st Thursday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Carol Moellenberndt at
(920) 743-3476

Sun Prairie

Colonial Club Senior Center
Therapy Room
301 Blankenheim Lane
4th Monday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Jordan Mooney (608) 229-7628

Verona

Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli Street
3rd Wednesday at 10:00 AM
Contact: Becky Losby at (608) 845-7471

Walworth

Inspirational Ministries
Pederson Center
Highways 67 and F
3rd Wednesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Audrey Yakes at (262) 723-1288

Waukesha

Waukesha Memorial Hospital
725 American Avenue
3rd Wednesday at 3:00 PM
Contact: (262) 544-2745

Waunakee

Waunakee Senior Center
Activity Room
333 South Madison Street
4th Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Candice Duffek at (608) 850-5877

Wausau

Aging and Disability Resource Center
Lakeview Memorial Conference Room
1000 Lakeview Drive
3rd Tuesday at 12:30 PM
Contact: Dona Boodle at (715) 875-2040 or Lucy Harvey at (715) 848-3545

Wauwatosa

Caregiver Group

Community Conference Center
8700 Watertown Plank Road, Lower Level, Wauwatosa, WI
2nd Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m.
Contact: (414) 805-8326

Men’s Group

San Camillo
10200 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
2nd Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Mitchell Smith at (262) 796-1935

Women’s Group

San Camillo
10200 W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
4th Monday at 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Gail Meilinger or Pat Mueller at (414) 988-5262 or (414) 545-1487

Young Onset Group

Community Conference Center
8700 Watertown Plank Road, Lower Level, east side of WAC, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
3rd Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Contact: (414) 805-8326

West Allis

Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital
Meeting Room C
8901 West Lincoln Avenue
4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Contact: Dale & Ellen Jante at (262) 878-2362

Caregiver Support Group

Village at Manor Park
(enter under blue canopy)
Assisted Care Area – G Lounge
3023 South 84th Street
4th Tuesday at 2:00 PM
Contact: Kate Olszewski at (262) 672-0041

West Bend

Cedar Ridge Retirement Campus
113 Cedar Ridge Drive
3rd Monday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Kathy Stultz at (262) 338-2821

Whitefish Bay

Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Room 1M50
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
2nd Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m.
Contact: (414) 805-8326

Caregiver Group

Jewish Community Center
6255 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Room 3J15, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Call for meeting dates and times
Contact: Miriam Oliensis-Torres at (414) 963-2600

Whitewater

Fairhaven Retirement Community
Lower Level Conference Room
435 West Starin Boulevard
2nd Monday at 1:00 PM
Contact: Julie Hollenbeck at (262) 431-4772

Wisconsin Rapids

Riverview Hospital
410 Dewey Street
4th Monday at 6:00 PM
Contact: Randy Santora at (715) 887-3805