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Support Groups are a great way to meet other people with Parkinson’s and caregivers. It is a chance to exchange ideas and stories and find the emotional support you’d need while on the Parkinson’s journey. Most groups run once a month and meet at least nine times a year. Please contact the support group leader for more information on the group.

Don’t see a support group that is near by? You may be interested in starting a support group in your town. Contact the Iowa Parkinson Disease Information and Referral Center at 877-872-6386 or email

Download Support Group Contact Information in Iowa (updated as of December 16, 2014).

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Ames Support Group

Mary Greely Hospital 1015 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 Map Sue Trevillyan, Phone: 515-233-2089

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Cedar Rapids Support Group

1026 A Ave NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 Samantha White John Krumbholz Upcoming dates: 3/17 –Walk in SAPADAPSO St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 1:00 pm 3/27 –Cedar Rapids City Council proclaims April as National Parkinson Disease Awareness Month 4/1 –Watch for debut of Parkinson awareness Public Service announcement 4/10 –Parkinson Awareness Meet and Greet at Pizza …

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Group in Charles City

Charles City

The Charles City support group meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 200 South Main in Charles City, IA.  They do not meet January and February. Group facilitators are Marc and Carol Quade.  This is a diverse group of those newly diagnosed to 20 years past diagnosis …

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Grundy County Support Group


The Grundy County support group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 439 Church Street in Dike, Iowa. They do not meet in August. Group facilitators are Corrine and Bill Hinkle. They are very active leaders who work diligently to provide information to the group. …

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Jasper County Support Group


Jasper County support group meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at Wesley Park Centre, 500 1st Street North in Newton, IA.  They meet the months of January through October with a special meeting to celebrate the holidays in November or December. Eloise Prater is the group facilitator …

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Glenda Van Loren and Rachel Bowman

Sioux Center

The facilitators for the Sioux Center support group are: Glenda Van Loren (left) and Rachel Bowman (right). Both Glenda and Rachel are employed by Sioux Center Hospital and are very compassionate advocates for those living with Parkinson’s disease. The Sioux Center group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 except the months of …

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