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Movement Disorders Support Groups

Support groups are available to provide information and aid to people with movement disorders and their caregivers. If you need assistance connecting with a local support group, contact Diane L. Sherman at Diane.L.Sherman@hitchcock.org or by calling the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Resource Center.

Ataxia support groups

New Hampshire support group

The New Hampshire Ataxia Support Group typically meets in the Manchester, New Hampshire, area. For more information, contact Jill Porter at jilleporter@comcast.net or 603-626-0129.

Essential tremor support groups

To locate an Essential Tremor support group, please use the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) support group locator or contact the IETF at info@essentialtremor.org or 888-387-3667.

Huntington's disease support groups

To locate Huntington's Disease support groups in New England, please review the list below, use the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) support group locator, or call the HDSA New England Region office at (978) 505-5588.

New Hampshire support groups

Derry

  • Derry Public Library

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    4th Saturday
    10:00 to 11:30 am

    Meeting location

    Derry Public Library
    64 E. Broadway
    Derry, NH 03038

    Contact

    Wendy Landry
    waglandry@aol.com
    (Please contact Wendy before attending for the first time.)

Lebanon

  • This group is currently inactive, but will be available again in 2021. Please contact Diane Sherman at 603-653-6672, Diane.L.Sherman@hitchcock.org to express interest.

Vermont support groups

Colchester

  • UVM Medical Center - Fanny Allen Campus

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    4th Tuesday
    5:30 to 7:00 pm

    Meeting location

    UVM Medical Center - Fanny Allen Campus
    Dunbar Room
    790 College Parkway
    Colchester, VT 05446

    Contact

    Linda Martinez
    Lmarti4068@aol.com
    802-922-5292

Rutland

  • Rutland Regional Medical Center

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Sunday
    1:00 to 2:30 pm

    Meeting Location

    Rutland Regional Medical Center
    160 Allen St
    Rutland, VT 05701

    Contact

    Deb Johnston
    rjdj7175@gmail.com
    802-353-9449
    (Please contact Deb before attending for the first time.)

Parkinson's disease support groups in New England

New Hampshire support groups

Brentwood

  • Rockingham County Nursing Home

    Seacoast Parkinsonians
    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Thursday
    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Rockingham County Nursing Home
    Hilton Auditorium
    117 North Road
    Brentwood, NH 03833

    Contact

    Elisabeth Gustavson
    pegustavson@aol.com
    603-702-1342

    Marshall Moore
    opnh2o@comcast.net

Concord

  • Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly (no group in August)
    2nd Thursday
    4:30 to 6:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord
    254 Pleasant St
    Concord, NH 03301

    Contact

    Sheryl Rambikur
    Sheryl.Rambikur@EncompassHealth.com
    603-226-9844

Derry

  • Derry Public Library

    Young Onset
    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Monday
    6:30 to 8:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Derry Public Library
    64 E. Broadway
    Derry, NH 03038

    Contact

    Diane Cole
    DonaCo6@aol.com
    603-505-1460

Keene

  • St. James Church

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Tuesday
    2:00 to 4:00 pm

    Meeting location

    St. James Church
    44 West St
    Keene, NH 03431

    Contact

    Hillary & Bob Kingsbury
    hillbobster@gmail.com
    603-827-3623

Laconia

  • The Downtown Gym

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Friday
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Meeting location

    The Downtown Gym
    171 Fair Street
    Laconia, NH 03246

    Contact

    Martha Swats
    marthaswats@nhcomfortkeepers.com
    603-536-6060

Lebanon

  • D-H Aging Resource Center

    "Parkinson's Workshop"
    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    4th Wednesday
    1:00 to 2:30 pm

    Meeting location

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center
    46 Centerra Parkway, 2nd floor
    Lebanon, NH 03766
    603-653-3460

    Contact

    Diane L. Sherman
    Diane.L.Sherman@hitchcock.org
    603-653-6672

    Bill Brawley
    bbrawley@mac.com

Manchester

  • Elliot Senior Health Center

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    3:00 to 4:30 pm

    Meeting location

    Elliot Senior Health Center
    138 Webster St
    Manchester, NH 03104

    Contact

    Michele Howe, PT
    mhowe@elliot-hs.org
    603-663-7010

Nashua

  • St. Joseph Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Thursday
    10:00 am to Noon

    Meeting location

    St. Joseph Hospital
    Carl Amelio Room
    172 Kinsley St
    Nashua, NH 03060

    Contact

    Robin Naro
    pizzahutlifer@yahoo.com
    603-424-3631

North Conway

  • Eastern Slope Inn

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    4th Tuesday
    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Eastern Slope Inn
    2760 White Mountain Hwy
    (Main and River Rd)
    North Conway, NH

    Contact

    Tim Coombe
    timandchar@roadrunner.com
    603-447-1889

    Maureen Chamberlain
    mmchambo@gmail.com
    603-356-2545

Peterborough

  • Monadnock Community Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Tuesday
    1:00 to 2:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Monadnock Community Hospital
    The Bond Wellness Center
    452 Old Street Rd
    Peterborough, NH 03458

    Contact

    Nancy Griffin
    Nancy.Griffin@mchmail.org
    603-429-4650 x4510

  • RiverMead Community Auditorium

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Wednesday
    10:30 to noon

    Meeting location

    RiverMead Community Auditorium, Main Campus
    150 RiverMead Rd
    Peterborough, NH

    Contact

    Randy Roody
    randyroody@comcast.net

    Tim Lowry, LMFT
    tlowry@rivermead.org
    603-924-0033, Ext. 104

Portsmouth

  • Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    10:00 to 11:00 am

    Meeting location

    Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
    105 Corporate Drive
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Contact

    Laurie Lavoie, OT/L
    LLavoie@northeastrehab.com
    603-501-5519

Rochester

  • Frisbie Memorial Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Thursday
    2:00 to 3:30 pm

    Meeting location

    Frisbie Memorial Hospital
    Community Education & Conference Ctr
    Belknap Room
    11 Whitehall Rd
    Rochester, NH 03867

    Contact

    Christie Goodwin, PT
    C.Goodwin@fmhospital.com

    Joshua Vance, PT
    J.Vance@fmhospital.com
    603-330-8952

Salem

  • Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Thursday
    11:00 am to noon

    Meeting location

    Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
    70 Butler Street
    Salem, NH 03079

    Contacts

    Kristin Soucy, PT
    ksoucy@northeastrehab.com
    603-890-7634

    Sarah Ellis, OT/L
    sellis@northeastrehab.com
    603-681-3241

Wolfeboro

  • Huggins Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Monday
    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Huggins Hospital
    Medical Arts Building
    South Main St
    Wolfeboro, NH 03894

    Contact

    Kelly Rogers
    krogers@hugginshospital.org
    603-569-7566

Vermont Support Groups

Barre / Montpelier (Central VT)

  • Westview Meadows

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Saturday
    1:00 to 3:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Westview Meadows
    171 Westview Meadows Road
    Montpelier, VT

    Contact

    Shery Mead
    sherymead@gmail.com
    802-540-8153

Brattleboro

  • Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Saturday
    10:00 - 11:30 am

    Meeting location

    Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
    Main Board Room
    17 Belmont Ave
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Contact

    Diane Nichols
    diane.nichols53@gmail.com
    603-756-3089

Burlington

  • People with Parkinson's (PWP) Support Group

    (Only for people with Parkinson's Disease)

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    Noon to 1:30 pm

    Meeting location

    Fletcher Free Library
    235 College St
    Burlington, VT

    Contact

    Jennifer Pader, LMSW
    westsidetherapy350@gmail.com

Morrisville

  • Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    Last Tuesday
    2:00 to 3:30 pm

    Meeting location

    Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley
    609 Washington Highway
    Morrisville, VT 05661

    Contact

    Larry Heath
    birdyhighschool@yahoo.com
    802-760-0298

    Carrie Damp
    carolyndamp4@gmail.com
    617-694-8828

Rutland

  • Godnick Center

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    1st Monday
    4:00 to 5:00 pm

    Meeting location

    Godnick Center
    1 Deer Street
    Rutland, VT

    Contact

    Lee Accavallo
    lee@royalvt.com
    802-353-8838

St. Albans

  • Pillsbury Homestead Conference Room

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    2nd Tuesday
    10:00 to 11:30 am

    Meeting location

    Pillsbury Homestead Conference Room
    3 Harborview Drive
    St. Albans, VT

    Contact

    Jarrig Visser
    jarrig326@gmail.com

    Donna Corrigan
    dcorrigan@ampeisch.com

St. Johnsbury

  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

    Meeting schedule

    Monthly
    3rd Friday
    10:30 am to Noon

    Meeting location

    Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
    Rm 126 (Main Floor)
    1315 Hospital Dr
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Contact

    Brendan Hadash
    bhadash@sover.net
    802-748-8074

Support groups in other states

Connecticut

Visit American Parkinson Disease Association, Connecticut Chapter, or phone 860-248-9200.

Maine

Contact Maine Parkinson Society at 800-832-4116 or 207-992-9978.

Massachusetts

Visit American Parkinson Disease Association, Massachusetts Chapter, or phone 800-651-8466, or 617-638-8466.

Rhode Island

Visit American Parkinson Disease Association, Rhode Island Chapter or phone 401736-1046.

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