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 for details.


We welcome friends from
Fairfax and surrounding areas.

Next meeting:
December 6, 2023

1st Wednesday of each month
From 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Insight Memory Care Center
3955 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.

Falls Church

We welcome friends from Falls Church and surrounding areas.

Next meeting:
December 18, 2023

Katie England with Fox Rehab will discuss Medicare and in-home therapy options.

3rd Monday of each month
from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hosted by: BalletNova Center for Dance
3443 Carlin Springs Rd,
Falls Church, VA 22041
In partnership with BrightStar Care of Fairfax.

This group will meet after the weekly Dance for PD® class with Lucy Bowen McCauley at BalletNova!

We welcome Dance for PD® dancers, their partners, and our other friends in our Parkinson community.
**Feel free to BYO lunch.


Next meeting:
December 14, 2023

2nd Monday of each month
from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Hosted by: Harper’s Station
15951 Loves Mill Lane
Gainesville, VA 20155

We welcome friends from Manassas/Gainesville
and surrounding areas.


Next meeting:
December 7, 2023

4th Thursday of each month
From 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please note our new starting time of 2:00 pm.

Hosted by: Insight Memory Care Center
45945 Center Oak Plaza, Suite 190
Sterling, VA 20166

We welcome friends from Sterling and surrounding areas.


We welcome friends from Woodbridge and surrounding areas.

Next meeting:
December 20, 2023

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.


We welcome friends from Lynchburg and surrounding areas.

Next meeting:
January 8, 2024
(2nd Monday due to New Years holiday)

Usually the 1st Monday of each month
from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by: Westminster Canterbury – Lynchburg
501 V.E.S. Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24503

Facilitated by:
By Jenifer Alty Massie, BrightStar Care of Lynchburg
Contact Jenifer at:
or (434) 300-3220

Allied Inova Groups

Stronger Together:
Inova POTS & Dysautonomia Support Group

Presented by Inova Loudoun Outpatient Specialty Rehabilitation Center

1st Wednesday of each month
from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
At: Patient Education Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital
South entrance (Door 10), 2nd floor, room is located on the right side at the top of the stairs.
Elevators are located further down the atrium on the left. When exiting the elevator, take a left and the classroom is at the end of the hallway on the left.
Virtual option available, email

Join us for a place to come together where you can learn, ask questions, and be with other people who understand living with similar medical conditions in a supportive, motivational, and inspirational environment.
Invitees: Individuals aged 18+ living with POTS or dysautonomia, their family, and caregivers.
For further questions, please contact: Sharon Stone, PT, DPT, CST-T at

Additional Community 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

Women with Parkinson’s
Support Group

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

Contact information:
Email: or

Parkinson’s Education & Support Group in Adams County, PA

3rd Thursday of each month
From 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Contact information:
Helen Stratton at or (864) 915.0710

There’s also a Care Partner / Friend Support Group.
Meets at 2:15 pm, same as the peer support.

Friends in Frederick Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Third Wednesday of each month (except July & August)
From 1:00 PM

At: Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club
8101 Crum Road, Walkersville, MD 21793

Contact: John Nicodemus (240) 815-0080
Contact: John Kraft (301) 703-1194

Four State Alliance for Parkinson’s Support

For a list of groups that are members, please check out:

Caregiver Support Group

Hosted by Pathways in Aging

Every other week beginning 11/2/23
Meetings will alternate with one in-person meeting,

and the other virtual.

In-person location:
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA

Contact: Herbert Burgart

Virtual Support Groups

Hosted by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging

For caregivers of people with memory loss
3rd Saturday of every month | 10:00 am
To register, please email
or call 571-258-3490
1st Wednesday of every month | 4:00 – 5:00 pm
For more information, please call 703-771-5334

For people with early stage dementia
2nd Wednesday of every month | 10:00 – 11:00 am
For more information, please email
or call 703-737-8741

Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC)

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

Insight Memory Care Center –
Support Groups

Led by Insight Memory Care Center’s Jennifer Denk, MSW, LMSW, CDP, these groups offer a safe, welcoming and private setting for carepartners to share their caregiving experiences, connect with others going through the same journey and receive insight from an expert.

Spousal Support Group

Open to all spouses who are caring for their partner, whether that partner is living at home or in a community.

2nd Monday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

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

For questions, please email Alexandra Ramsey,
Director of Sales & Marketing at

Let’s Talk
Care Partner Support Group

Open to all care partners whether that partner is living at home or in a community.

1st Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Chantilly Heights
3925 Downs Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

Please RSVP to Mariam Nabizad

Grief Support

Secure Senior Connections

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

Here is the their events calendar: