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Support Groups & Programs

We know that each unique diagnosis affects individuals, care partners and family members differently, so we offer various support groups and classes based on diagnosis or age of onset.

General Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Parkinson’s Disease Care Partner Support Group

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Group

Parkinson’s Disease & Women Online Support Group

  • Date: Second Wednesday of the Month
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information and to register, visit our Northwestern Medicine page or email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Chair Yoga

  • Date: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesday of the Month
  • Time: 2-3 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is an virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information and to register, visit our Northwestern Medicine page or email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Parkinson’s Disease 101

  • About: This informational class is designed to provide an overview of Parkinson’s Disease, including the history, causes, symptoms and treatments.
  • Date: Wednesday, May 18, Aug. 17 and Nov. 16
  • Time: 4-5:30 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information and to register, visit our Northwestern Medicine page or email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Parkinson’s Disease 201

  • About: This informational class is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the medications, treatments and advanced therapies available in the management of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Date: Wednesday, April 6 and Sept. 7
  • Time: 4-5:30 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information and to register, visit our Northwestern Medicine page or email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Art Therapy

Improv for PD

  • Date: Offered at various times throughout the year
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: $80 for eight-week series ($10/class)
  • Contact: For more information and to register, visit our Northwestern Medicine page or email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Atypical Parkinson’s Support Group

  • About: This support group is designed for people with Multiple System Atrophy, Corticobasal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, as well as their caregivers.
  • Date: 3rd Thursday of March, June, September and December
  • Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information, please email Emily Zivin, LCSW, at emily.zivin@northwestern.edu.

Wilson's Disease Support Group

  • Date: Last Thursday of the months of April, July and October
  • Time: 7-8 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: For more information, please email Emily Zivin, LCSW, at emily.zivin@northwestern.edu.

Functional Neurological Disease Support Group

  • Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 6-7 p.m. (CT)
  • Location: This is a virtual/online group. Once registered, you will be given information to join the group.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Referral and consent form are required to participate. For more information, email movementdisorders@nm.org.

Northwestern Medicine HD Support Group

This Huntington's Disease support group is held the second Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. (CT) via Zoom. On odd months, it's a caregiver support group; on even months, it focuses on general HD support. Register to join the group and contact Emily Zivin, LCSW, at emily.zivin@northwestern.edu for more information.

For the months that we are hosting education sessions, we will be hosting a support group after the education session. Dates of upcoming sessions are listed below.

Saturday, April 9: Asymptomatic Gene-Positive

Please join Seth Rotberg as he shares his HD journey. This will be an interactive session for individuals who are asymptomatic gene-positive. The general HD support group will follow this education session. Please register in advance.

REGISTER FOR APRIL 9

Saturday, August 13: Couples Retreat

Please join Emily Zivin as she provides an interactive education session for couples to talk about their HD journey together with other couples in the community. The general HD support group will follow this education session. Please register in advance.

Register for Aug. 13

Saturday, Nov. 12: Clinical Research Update with Dr. Danny Bega

Register in advance for this meeting.

Register for Nov. 12

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