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
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.
Contact: Carol Rishel, email@example.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.
Contact: Stan Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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), email@example.com, 561-715-5717
Exercise and Sports Programs
Yoga UF Health Jacksonville
Contact: Heather Devos, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 904-636-0092 Contact Jason for class times and dates.
Rock Steady Boxing Orange Park
Contact: Stan Harris, 904-860-2471, email@example.com
Please, contact Stan for upcoming class schedule and information.
Brooks Rehab Parkinson’s Wellness Program
Check out website for schedules of all their activities.
Parkinson’s Exercise Network Fleming Island
Contact: Tom Dorsky, firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
Please, contact Jim for more information.
Brooks Adaptive Sports Program
Contact: Suzy Blalock, 904-345-7314, email@example.com
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.
Contact: Jackie Russell, David Zid, Bennett.firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Tel: 718-981-8001 800-223-2732 Young Onset Center: 800-223-3801
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
The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center
675 Alanor Avenue, Sunnyvale, Ca 94085, www.thepi.org
Parkinson’s Resource Organization
Bachman-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation
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 .