Social & Supportive

The in-person programs listed here are for the Northern Virginia area.

IPMDC Parkinson Friends

There’s a ‘new normal’ for Parkinson’s, and it’s all about working with the right doctors to get the right treatments for you, so you can live your best life.

Our friends with Parkinson’s and their care partners are venturing out to meet in person again, in locations that follow CDC guidelines to keep us all safe and healthy.

We hope you’ll join us to meet other people with Parkinson’s and their families as we learn from local experts and encourage each other, and that you’ll leave with a feeling of hope and purpose that you can get the most out of life, maintain your independence, and continue to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Please contact sonia.gow@inova.org for details.

Fairfax

We welcome friends from
Fairfax and surrounding areas.

1st Wednesday of each month
From 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Hosted by Insight Memory Care Center
3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100,
Fairfax, VA 22030

This group will meet after the weekly Dance for PD® class with Lucy Bowen McCauley at Center for Ballet Arts which is right next door!

We welcome Dance for PD® dancers, their partners, and our other friends in our Parkinson community.
**Feel free to brown-bag it, or grab a bite from the nearby Chef’s Cafe deli.


Manassas/Gainesville

We welcome friends from Manassas/Gainesville and surrounding areas.

2nd Monday of each month – in person
from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by: Harper’s Station
15951 Loves Mill Lane
Gainesville, VA 20155

2nd Thursday of each month – on Zoom
From 11:00 am – 12 noon
Please contact sonia.gow@inova.org to receive meeting updates and reminders.


Sterling

We welcome friends from Sterling and surrounding areas.

4th Thursday of each month
From 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by: Insight Memory Care Center
45945 Center Oak Plaza Suite 190
Sterling, VA 20166


Woodbridge

We welcome friends from Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

3rd Wednesday of each month
From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (includes lunch**)
Hosted by: Potomac Place Assisted Living
2133 Montgomery Avenue
Woodbridge, VA 22191
In partnership with Synergy HomeCare.


Additional Local Groups

Parkinson’s Piedmont Support Group

3rd Monday of each month
From 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
At: Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club
6379 Airlie Road, Warrenton, VA 20187

Contact: Kendal Blaser
Phone: +1 540-222-6000
Email: blaserx4@aol.com
Website: https://parkinsonspiedmont.org/

Women with Parkinson’s Support Group

1st Wednesday of each month
From 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Reston, VA

Contact information:
Email: womenwarriorspd@gmail.com or 1ww.pd777@gmail.com
Website: https://womenwithparkinsons.com


Insight Memory Care Center

Click here for details.

Insight Memory Care Center has several support groups
virtual, and at both locations (Fairfax and Sterling):

  • Community
  • Early Stage Care Partners
  • Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers
  • FTD Caregivers
  • Bereavement
  • Caring for Your Parent
  • MCI Care Partners
  • Parkinson Friends

Kensington Reston / Insight Memory Care Center

LOCATION:
The Kensington Reston –
11501 Sunrise Valley Drive,
Reston, VA 20191

For questions, please email Alexandra Ramsey,
Director of Sales & Marketing at
aramsey@kensingtonsl.com

Spousal Support Group

The Kensington Reston is thrilled to partner with Insight Memory Care to introduce our new monthly Spousal Support Group in-person at our community! Please join us on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Led by Insight Memory Care’s Jennifer Denk, MSW, LMSW, CDP, this group will offer a safe, welcoming and private setting for spouses to share their caregiving experiences, connect with other spouses going through the same journey and receive insight from an expert. Our Spousal Support Group is open to all spouses who are caring for their partner, whether that partner is living at home or in a community.


Grief Support

Secure Senior Connections

There is a Zoom Grief Support Group we’ve heard about from a friends with Parkinson’s. He’s found it very helpful. It’s through Secure Senior Connections.

Here is the their events calendar: https://events.secureseniorconnections.com/