Support Groups


Why Join A Support Group?

A support group is one of the best places to get information about the disease, the best ways to deal with the symptoms, and find out what others are doing to cope.

The APDA makes a lot of information available to support groups through pamphlets, dvds, and books. And Support Group leaders tend to know what resources are available in your area for assistance, and what assistive devices might be helpful for you.

A Support Group’s Goals Are:

  • To educate it’s member’s about Parkinson’s Disease.
  • To provide an open and supportive atmosphere that actively encourages all members to interact and exchange information and ideas.
  • To provide up-to-date information on Parkinson’s Disease in a timely manner through it’s professionally planned programs.
  • To educate members of the Support Group on resources available throught the community.
  • To make each member acutely aware of their own importance and self worth.

Arkansas Support Groups

Why not join us?

For more information on the following support groups, or for information on how to start a support group in your area, please contact Lydia Stevens at 501-622-3990.

Start a Support Group!

We would like to start support groups in the following towns. Please call Lydia at 501-622-3990 if you are willing to help us find a meeting place.

  • Wynne
  • Camden
  • Forrest City
  • Helena
  • Heber Springs
  • Searcy
  • Eureka Springs/Berryville
  • De Queen
  • any place not listed that you are interested in

List of Locations

City Day-Time Location Contact
Batesville 3rd Monday - 1:30pm Citizen's Bank Annex Building Joan Sellers – 1-870-793-0067
Benton 2nd Tuesday - 2-3pm First Baptist Church Karen Garner 1-501-778-1682
Conway 2nd Wednesday - 1:30pm The McGeeCenter Bronnie Rose 1-501-246-1972
Diamondhead TBD TBD Angela Core 1-501-622-1000
Fairfield Bay 1st Thursday - 2-4pm Fairfield Bay Baptist Church Janice Meler
Fayetteville 3rd Wednesday - Noon Pat Walker Senior Health Center 12 E. Appleby Gillean Woods
Fort Smith 4th Monday - 1pm Ray Baker Senior Center Harold Wilkins
Harrison 3rd Tuesday 1pm - 2pm North Arkansas College – Center Campus
Daniel Sprott Room (in the Durrand Center)
303 N. Main
Harrison, AR 72601
Kathy Peach
Hot Springs 3rd Thursday - 11:30am St. Joseph Hospital - Mercy Room Jane Schenkelberg
Hot Springs Village 2nd Thursday - 11:30am Mt. Carmel Assisted Living - Ponce de Leon Drive Amy Thomason
Little Rock 2nd Tuesday - 11am to 1 pm 201 Markham Center Dr, Little Rock, 72205. Priscilla Pittman
Little Rock
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Group
4th Thursday - 1pm 201 Markham Center Dr, Little Rock, 72205. Randi Haley 870-703-6417
Mountain Home 1st Wednesday - 11:00am MRUK Family Center (across the parking lot from ER) Jean Gaylord
North Little Rock 1st Friday - 10:30am Park Hill Baptist Church Audrey Burk
Paragould 2nd Thursday - 6:pm Greene Acres Nursing Home, 2402 Country Club Rd. Paragould, AR 72450 870-236-8771
Rogers 1st Wednesday -1pm The Adult Wellness Center 2001 W. Persimmon St. (behind Hobby Lobby and the Frisco Station Mall) Missy Walker
Russelville 2nd Tuesday - 6pm St. Mary's Hospital - classroom next to dining room Carolyn Ezell 479-970-7458
Texarkana 2nd Wednesday - 2pm Wadley Senior Clinic, 1307 Trinity Blvd. Nancy Bailey