Online Support Groups

Online Support Groups

COVID 19 Update: This time of social distancing does not have to mean social isolation. We have compiled a list of online support groups and discussion boards from our national and local partners for easy access in one, easy to find place. These programs can help keep you engaged and connected with the community from right inside your home.

Please check back as we will continue to add resources as they become available.

Parkinson’s Nebraska Support Group

To celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we have partnered with Occupational Therapy students from Nebraska Methodist College to bring education and neurological music therapy to the April support group! They will share information and teach a music therapy dance right here online… from the comfort and safety of your home!

Date: Saturday, April 11th
Time: Going live at 2:30 pm
Location: Online

Tune in live by clicking on this Zoom link (https://us04web.zoom.us/j/386240504) or on our Facebook page to learn a new dance routine that targets Parkinson’s symptoms! 


PD Connections

PD Connections is a community for people with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. Each month the group discusses topics that are unique to people with young onset and provide an opportunity to connect with others going through a similar experience.

This group will be meeting virtually through Zoom in March and until it is safe to resume in-person meetings. More details on the April meeting coming soon!

Date: April 16th 
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online

Contact Cheri Prince at ChePrince@EnsignServices.net for more information.

Daily Check-ins

PDWELL will be hosting a daily check- in support group at 10:00 am. This is a stressful time as many of our activities including exercise classes and support groups are cancelled. We will get together daily to support each other and provide resources that will help you get through this time. The group will consist of  positive, encouraging content, a time to share our victories and struggles as well as some voicing and mindfulness. 

Date: Monday- Friday
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
Location: Online

Caregiver Forum 

This will be a online meeting designed to provide support for caregivers who may not have access to their usual support systems right now due to COVID-19.   If you provide care to a Person with Parkinson’s, please join us!

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Location: Online

Register for these free groups by visiting the PDWELL calendar and clicking on the program you would like to attend. Once you register, you will receive a link that can be used to access all of the online support groups and classes. 


 

PD Conversations

The Parkinson’s Foundation  offers online support through online discussion groups on PD Conversations.

When you join a discussion group, you’ll connect with other people who share your same interests, challenges, and hopes with a variety of topics. This offers an alternative to in-person support groups!

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s Podcast

Every other Tuesday, host Dan Keller, PhD, interviews Parkinson’s experts to highlight the treatments and techniques that can help you live a better life now, as well as the research that can bring a better tomorrow. Episodes focus on a range of topics relevant to your daily life, including new levodopa delivery methods, exercise, clinical trials, nutrition and more!

Date: Every other Tuesday
Location: Online, or any way that you listen to your podcasts

Subscribe to the Substantial Matters podcast on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayTuneIn (Amazon Echo) or Spotify. You can also subscribe on their website via RSS Feed. If you need help subscribing see the Parkinson’s Foundation guide for help.


PMD Alliance is a leader in live-stream programming offering a variety of live stream educational and community building programs to movement disorder community through the NeuroLife Online® programs. The platform and service model will helps ensure the community remains socially connected, continuing to learn, and be active.

Resilience Online!™ Support Group

Join Anissa Mitchell, LCSW for a virtual gathering of people impacted by movement disorders. Every Tuesday, you are invited to join your peers on Zoom to share tips, ask questions, and get social despite social distancing.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 4:30 pm CST
Location: Online

Access the Resilience Online!™ Support Group link by visiting the PMD Alliance Events page and scrolling to the date you would like to participate in. You will be able to launch the video at the scheduled time straight from the website with no registration or Zoom link sent to your email. 

Therapy Break™

Therapy Break is an interactive, online video discussion featuring a subject matter expert with knowledge relevant to living well with Parkinson’s disease. Addressing a variety of topics related to living with a movement disorder, these informal discussions provide a forum for you to learn, ask questions, interact and be part of a community, regardless of where you live!

Date: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Online

You will need to register for this free group by visiting the PMD Alliance Events page and scrolling to the date which you would like to participate in. Click on the event and fill in the RSVP form and click submit. A link to log in to the meeting will be sent to your email. Check your email and use the provided link to log in. 

Lunch with Docs®

Lunch with Docs® PD is a live, interactive discussion with a movement disorder neurologist. Addressing a variety of topics related to living with a movement disorder, these informal, interactive discussions provide a forum for you to learn, ask questions, interact, and be part of a community, regardless of where you live.

Date: Fourth Wednesday of each monthy
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Online

You will need to register for this free group by visiting the PMD Alliance Events page and scrolling to the date which you would like to participate in. Click on the event and fill in the RSVP form and click submit. A link to log in to the meeting will be sent to your email. Check your email and use the provided link to log in. 


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