Local and National Resources, Support Groups,

& Exercise Groups


Local Parkinson’s Support Groups

UF Health Jacksonville

Contact: Ishamail Liriano, Parkinson’s Coordinator, RN, Office: 904-244-9719, Fax: 904-244-9798

Email: Ishamail.Liriano@jax.ufl.edu

Group normally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at UF Health Jacksonville (11:30- 1:30) Tower 2, 10th Floor Banquet room 580 West 8th Street, Jacksonville 32209. 

Jacksonville Beaches

Contact: Carol Rishel, crishel@gmail.com, 904-247-7876

Weekly meetings on ZOOM every Thursday at 11am, Meetings will resume at Palms Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville Beach, as soon as the pandemic is under control. Please, contact Carol for ZOOM meeting details.


Orange Park

Contact: Stan Harris, dsharrisjr@gmail.com, 904-860-2471

Meetings held every 3rd Saturday of the month at 2pm at the First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Room F111, 1140 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park 32073. Due to the COVID epidemic all meetings will be held virtually on ZOOM. Contact Stan for log in information.  

Orange Park Caregivers Group

Contact: Elaine Balcom, Evesmimi2@gmail.com

Meetings held the first Saturday of each month at 1:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Room F112 1140 Kingsley Ave. Orange Park 32073. Please, contact Elaine for more information.

St. Augustine

Contact: Melanie Lomaglio, Melanie.neuroPT@gmail.com, 904-501-8779

Meetings and Socials held on Friday’s at 3:30pm, STARS Rehab, 4320 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080 (currently meeting through ZOOM). Please, contact Melanie for more information.

Mayo Clinic Parkinson’s and Related Diseases Support Group

Contact: Devin Rohmer, Rohmer.Devin@mayo.edu

First Coast Young Onset Alliance Parkinson’s Support Group

Contact: Shannon Parish (young onset PD fighter), separish@comcast.net, 561-715-5717

Exercise and Sports Programs

Yoga UF Health Jacksonville

Contact: Heather Devos, heatherdevos@gmail.com

Yoga class is intended for Parkinson’s and other movement disorder patients, but all are welcome. All classes are held virtually on ZOOM. Please, contact Heather for more details. Classes will resume at UF Health when the COVID epidemic is under control.

Rock Steady Boxing Jacksonville DBA Jax Hope Inc.

Contact: Jennifer Otero, President, Jax Hope Inc, 904-874-7083, support@jaxhopeinc.org


Rock Steady Boxing Fernandina Beach

Contact: Guy Petty 904-310-6678, Mary Anne Waikart 904-310-6678


Advanced Muscle Therapy

961687 Gateway Blvd. Suite 101A, Fernandina Beach 32034

Please, contact Guy or Mary Anne for current meeting times.

Rock Steady Boxing San Marco

Contact: Jason Watson, sanmarco@rsbaffiliate.com   904-636-0092   Contact Jason for class times and dates.


Rock Steady Boxing Orange Park

Contact: Stan Harris, 904-860-2471, dsharris@gmail.com

Please, contact Stan for upcoming class schedule and information.

Brooks Rehab Parkinson’s Wellness Program

904-345-6812, www.brooksrehab.org/programs-andservices/adaptive-wellness

Check out website for schedules of all their activities.

Parkinson’s Exercise Network Fleming Island

Contact: Tom Dorsky, tomdorsky@hotmail.com

People of all ages and stages of Parkinson’s attend class; caregivers are also invited to attend. All certified trainers have Parkinson’s. Classes are free to join. Classes held at Sacred Heart Church, 7190 US Highway 17, Fleming Island, 32003. Monday’s and Thursday’s at 9:30am. Contact Tom for more information and to be put on their mailing list.

Parkinson’s Exercise Network St. Augustine

Contact: Jim Gillespie, 404-374-1412, JamesHoytGillespie@gmail.com

Please, contact Jim for more information.

Brooks Adaptive Sports Program

Contact: Suzy Blalock, 904-345-7314, adaptivesports@broosrehab.org

Please, check out their website and sign up to be on their mailing list. There are numerous weekly activities and monthly special events. All activities are free to people with disabilities as well as their family and friends.

Total Healthworks

Contact: Jackie Russell, David Zid, Bennett.gatto@totalhealthworks.com


St. Augustine PWR – Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program

Please feel free to contact Melanie Lomaglio via cell phone at 904-501-8779 or email: melanie.neuroPT@gmail.com.


National Parkinson’s Organizations

American Parkinson’s disease Association (APDA)

135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305-1425

apda@apdaparkinson.org www.apdaparkinson.org

Tel: 718-981-8001 800-223-2732 Young Onset Center: 800-223-3801


Parkinson Alliance

P.O. Box 308, Kingston, NJ 08528-0308

Tel: 609-688-0870, 800-579-8440


Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NYC, NY 10163


Tel. 212-509-0995

Parkinson’s Foundation

200 SE 1st Street Suite 800, Miami, Fl 33131, helplne@parkinson.org www.parkisin.org



The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

675 Alanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, Ca 94085, Parkinsonsinfo@thepi.org www.thepi.org

Tel. 800-655-2273


Parkinson’s Resource Organization

74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, Ca 92260, info@parkinsonsrsource.org  www.parkinsonsresource.org

Tel: 877-775-4111


Bachman-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation

P.O. Box 38016, Albany, NY 12203   info@bsdpf.org www.dystonia-parkinsons.org


Dementia Family Pathways

Changing the landscape of Dementia and Parkinson’s care – One Resource at a Time.

For information and support group times and locations check out their web site!


*Please contact Jennifer Otero, President, Jax Hope Inc, to provide updates or additions to this resource page at support@jaxhopeinc.org.