Quincy Area Parkinson's Support Group

It's about what you CAN do!

Benefits of a Support Group

No one should have to face Parkinson's disease alone. Support groups help people with PD and their care-partners build a vital network of support in their communities and provide:

 

  • Presentations on topics of interest
  • Current research and treatment updates
  • Supportive discussion without fear or embarrassment
  • Opportunities to socialize with others affected by Parkinson’s
  • Discussion of experiences and ideas for problem solving
  • Resources to enable and empower individuals in the process of accepting and facing reality courageously and creatively

Our Group

We meet monthly on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Meeting Room at the Quincy Public Library (526 Jersey Street).  If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's OR you provide care/support for someone dealing with Parkinson's, we'd love to get to know you!  People from Quincy, the surrounding communities, and from Missouri are part of our group.  We have group discussions as well as informative speakers (see our list of Previous Presenters below) to educate, encourage, and even challenge us.  We also have a Caregivers group that meets monthly, exercise programs, and therapy groups (see our Opportunities page for more information).  Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions and we hope to see YOU at our next meeting!

Our Goals

To offer support and understanding about the challenges of living with Parkinson’s and to provide an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages persons to positively interact.

To provide up-to-date information on Parkinson’s and available resources.

Share our successes, laughter and help each other to focus on what we can do.

Previous Support Group Programs/Presenters

Neurologist

Neuropsychologist

Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy

Music Therapy

Nutritionist

Behavior Health Therapy

Tai-Chi ,Yoga exercise

Video education

Deep Brain Stimulation

Dentist

Optometrist

Meet the Facilitators

David and Terri May

(217) 224-7027

1tsmay2@adams.net

 

David and Terri have lived in Quincy since 1975.  They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  They have attended a number of Parkinson’s national programs for education and Facilitator training. We are excited about sharing the three E’s: Education, Encouragement and Enjoyment  with the Parkinson community.

 

We hope you will join us at our next support group meeting!