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Parkinson's Disease Support Groups and Events

(This article is part of the December 2019 issue of Move More, the quarterly newsletter from the Duke Movement Disorders Clinic. Read the full issue here).


The Duke Movement Disorders Center is proud to participate in a variety of events to support and educate individuals with Parkinson's and their carepartners, including regular support groups, introductory programs to provide basic information on Parkinson's, workshops for couples, and monthly singing and communications workshops. Click on the choices below to learn more about each of our upcoming programs.

Monthly Support Groups

Patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, as well as their care partners, are welcome to attend the Durham Parkinson's Disease Support Group, held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the fourth Tuesday of every month. This free support group, sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation, is open to all (you do not have to be a Duke patient to attend).

Meetings are held in at the Duke Integrative Medicine Center (3475 Erwin Road, Durham NC, 27705). Download a flyer for the group here.

For more information, contact

In 2020 our meetings will be held on Tuesdays on the following dates:

  • Jan 28th
  • Feb 25th
  • March 24th
  • April 28th
  • May 26th
  • June 23rd
  • July 28th
  • Aug 25th
  • Sept 22nd
  • Oct 27th
  • Nov 24th
  • Dec 22nd

Loud and Proud 2019

A monthly speech and communication group for Parkinson's disease led by the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Caregivers are welcome.Come learn effective speech strategies, practice communication skills, and SING!

Held Mondays, 2-3 p.m. at the Integrative Medicine Building within the Duke Center for Living Campus, Workshop Room C (3475 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705). For more information, contact the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at 919-684-3451.

The next events will be held on the following dates:

  • December 9, 2019
  • January 13, 2020

  • February 10, 2020

  • March 9, 2020

  • April 13, 2020

  • May 11, 2020

  • June 8, 2020

  • July 13, 2020

  • August 10, 2020

  • September 14, 2020

  • October 12, 2020

  • November 9, 2020

  • December 14, 2020

Other 2020 Events

In 2020 we will continue offering community support groups for those impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
Keep an eye out for an announcement on our annual Parkinson’s disease awareness month event in April, 2020 - Meet the Researcher!
PD Care Partners - mark your calendar for the PF Care Partner Summit events in the triangle on May 16, 2020!