Movement Disorders Support Groups

Support groups are available to provide information and aid to people with movement disorders and their caregivers.

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 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 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.

Virtual Regional Support and Education Series for Vermont and New Hampshire

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Monday
    5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Facilitators: Kelly Farrell, LICSW (Dartmouth Health); Lori McKenna, LICSW (UVM) and Wendy Landy, LICSW (NH HDSA)

Parkinson's disease support groups in New England

National Parkinson's disease support groups

PD Solo Network: a group for those living alone with Parkinson's disease

  • Schedule: Monthly
    2nd and 4th Tuesdays
    1 pm or 7:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual only
  • Registration: Register online

New Hampshire Parkinson's disease support groups


Young Onset

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Monday
    6 to 7:30 pm
  • Location: Derry Public Library
    64 E. Broadway
    Derry, NH 03038
  • Contact: Diane Cole


The Parkinson's Workshop (virtual only)

  • Schedule: Monthly
    4th Wednesday
    1 to 2:30 pm
  • Location: Virtual only
  • Facilitator: Bill Brawley/Aging Resource Center

For Patients with Parkinson's Disease and Their Loved Ones (in person only)


  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday, September through June
    3 to 4:30 pm
  • Location: Elliot at River's Edge
    1st floor conference room
    185 Queen City Avenue
    Manchester, NH 03101
    (valet parking is available)
  • Facilitator: Michele Howe, PT


  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Wednesday
    2 pm
  • Location: Nashua YMCA
    24 Stadium Drive
    Nashua, NH 03062
  • Facilitator: Carol Castle

New London


  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Tuesday
    12 pm
  • Location: Speare Memorial at Boulder Point
    Exercise Room
    103 Boulder Point Drive
    Plymouth, NH 03264
  • Co-chairs: Leah and Ellie


Virtual - Women only

  • Schedule: Monthly
    4th Monday
    7:30 pm
  • Location: Zoom only
  • Contact: Tamara Barry

Vermont Parkinson's disease support groups


  • Schedule: Monthly
    2nd Saturday
    10 to 11:30 am
  • Location: Virtual and in person, masks required
    Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
    Tyler Conference Room
    17 Belmont Avenue
    Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Facilitator: Diane Nichols


People with Parkinson's (PWP) Support Group (only for people with Parkinson's disease)


  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Friday
    10:30 am
  • Location: Danville Community Building
    Danville, VT 05828
  • Facilitators: Dan and Mary Swainbank
  • Contact:


St. Johnsbury

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Friday
    10:30 am to 12 pm
  • Location: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
    Room 126 (Main Floor)
    1315 Hospital Drive
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
  • Facilitators: Dan and Mary Swainbank

Universalist Unitarian Church (caregivers only)

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Wednesday
    2 pm
  • Location: Universalist Unitarian Church
    47 Cherry Street
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
  • Contact: Linda Cochrane


Maine Parkinson's disease support groups

Maine Parkinson Society: 800-832-4116 or 207-992-9978

Aroostook County

Sergeant Community Center

Androscoggin County

Clover Health Care

The Movement & Wellness Center

  • Schedule: Monthly
    2nd Saturday
    1 to 2 pm
  • Location: The Movement & Wellness Center
    170 Summer Street
    Lewiston, ME
  • Facilitator: Kelly LaCroix

Cumberland County

Maine Women with PD

Portland Area Atypical PD

Casco Bay YMCA - Exercise

  • Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
    11:15 am to noon and 12:15 to 1:15 pm
  • Location: Casco Bay YMCA
    14 Old South Freeport Road
    Freeport, ME
  • Contact: 207-865-9600

Maine DBS Support Group

  • Schedule: Quarterly (call for schedule)
  • Location: Casco Bay YMCA
    14 Old South Freeport Road
    Freeport, ME
  • Facilitator: Anne Herrick
  • Contact: Janelle Michaud

Essential Tremor

  • Schedule: 1st Sunday in April, June, August, October, and December
    2 to 4 pm
  • Location: Maine Medical Center Campus
    100 Campus Drive
    West Scarborough, ME
  • Contact: Katrina Randall

Portland Area Parkinson's Support Group (PAPS)

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Sunday, July and August meetings when needed
    1 to 3 pm
  • Location: Zoom and in person
    Thornton Heights United Methodist Church
    100 Westbrook Street
    South Portland, ME
  • Contact: Jeff Welt

Bay Square at Yarmouth

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday
    1 to 2 pm
  • Location: 27 Forest Falls Drive
    Yarmouth, ME
  • Contact: Samantha Nelson

Hancock County

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Wednesday (no meetings in July and August)
    2 to 4 pm
  • Location: Moore Senior Center
    133 State Street
    Ellsworth, ME
  • Facilitator: Ruth Dietze

Kennebec County

Hallowell Support Group

Maine Women with PD

Knox County

YMCA Rockport/Camden

Miles Memorial Hospital

St. Andrews Hospital

Oxford County

Stephens Memorial Hospital

  • Schedule: Monthly
    Last Thursday
  • Location: Stephens Memorial Hospital Board Room
    181 Main Street
    Norway, ME
  • Contact: 207-743-1562, extension 6999

Rumford Library

  • Schedule: Monthly
    1st Thursday
    2 pm
  • Location: Rumford Library
    56 Rumford Avenue
    Rumford, ME
  • Contact: Brenda Nickerson

Penobscot County

Bangor YMCA

Waldo County

Unity Area PD Support Group

  • Schedule: Monthly
    3rd Monday
    12:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Location: Unity Community Building
    32 School Street
    Unity, ME
  • Contact: 207-992-997

Parkinson's disease support groups in other states


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


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.