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 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

  • Schedule: Monthly, 4th Saturday
    10:00 to 11:30 am
  • 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

Vermont support groups

Colchester

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

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

Seacoast Parkinsonians

Concord

  • Schedule: Monthly (no group in August)
    2nd Thursday
    4:30 to 6:00 pm
  • Location: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Concord
    254 Pleasant St
    Concord, NH 03301
  • Contact: Sheryl Rambikur
    sheryl.rambikur@encompasshealth.com
    603-226-9844

Derry

Young Onset

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Monday
    6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Derry Public Library
    64 E. Broadway
    Derry, NH 03038
  • Contact: Diane Cole
    donaco6@aol.com
    603-505-1460

Keene

Laconia

Lebanon

Manchester

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    3:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Elliot Senior Health Center
    138 Webster St.
    Manchester, NH 03104
  • Contact: Michele Howe, PT
    mhowe@elliot-hs.org
    603-663-7010

Nashua

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Thursday
    10:00 am to Noon
  • Location: St. Joseph Hospital
    Carl Amelio Room
    172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH 03060
  • Contact: Robin Naro
    pizzahutlifer@yahoo.com
    603-424-3631

North Conway

Peterborough

Monadnock Community Hospital

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

Portsmouth

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    10:00 to 11:00 am
  • Location: Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital
    105 Corporate Drive
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Contact: Laurie Lavoie, OT/L
    llavoie@northeastrehab.com
    603-501-5519

Rochester

Salem

Wolfeboro

Vermont Support Groups

Barre/Montpelier

  • Schedule: Monthly
    2nd Saturday
    1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Westview Meadows
    171 Westview Meadows Road
    Montpelier, VT
  • Contact: Shery Mead
    sherymead@gmail.com
    802-540-8153

Brattleboro

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

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    Noon to 1:30 pm
  • Location: Fletcher Free Library
    235 College St
    Burlington, VT
  • Contact:Jennifer Pader, LMSW
    westsidetherapy350@gmail.com

Morrisville

Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley

Rutland

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Monday
    4:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Godnick Center
    1 Deer Street
    Rutland, VT
  • Contact: Lee Accavallo
    lee@royalvt.com
    802-353-8838

St. Albans

  • Schedule: Monthly
    2nd Tuesday
    10:00 to 11:30 am
  • Location: Pillsbury Homestead Conference Room
    3 Harborview Drive
    St. Albans, VT
  • Contact:

St. Johnsbury

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Friday
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
  • 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 401-736-1046.