Orange County Parkinson's Support Groups
Whether you are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's or have been living with PD for years, it helps to talk to others who are going through the same thing. Not every group is right for every person. They may serve certain populations also (caregivers, young onset, religious affiliation) so we urge you to visit more than one group if you aren't feeling a comfortable match. Most of Orange County's Parkinson's support groups are not currently meeting in person due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are several groups that are meeting virtually. Please see our events page for current virtual meetings.
Before visiting any of the support groups below, it is advised that you verify the time and location with the contact. To find groups outside the Orange County area, check the Resource page on the Parkinson Movement Disorder Alliance site.
Support Groups for People with PD and Caregivers
The following groups are meeting virtually during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please visit our events page for more details on guest speakers or special events.
Capriana Warriors Support Group
Meets the third Monday of each month at 3:30 pm PST. This group normally meets in north Orange County but is meeting using Zoom during the pandemic. Contact Connie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link and more information. All are welcome.
North OC Support Group
This group is sponsored by Professional Nurse Partners and meets the first Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6:00 pm Pacific Time. Contact Autumn at email@example.com for more information.
Saddleback Church Support Group
This faith based group is currently meeting online the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm Pacific Time. For more information and to get the zoom link, please email Bob Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or Manny Johnston at email@example.com.
South OC Care Partner Support Group
This group typically meets in Mission Viejo. Due to Covid, they are meeting online. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm PST. This group is for care partners and caregivers only. If you are a person with Parkinson's, you are welcome to join the general South OC Support Group. Donna Clervi administrates this group and Renee Lorch LMFT is the group's facilitator.
South OC Support Group
This group meets the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm PST. Meetings are usually held at the Murray Senior Center in Mission Viejo but the group is currently meeting on Zoom during the pandemic. Donna Clervi is the facilitator. See the link below for information on upcoming guest speakers. All are welcome.
Virtual Support Group with Kyle Vanderheide
Kyle Vanderheide is facilitating an online support group the first Thursday of each month at 3:00 pm PST. All are welcome. Use Zoom meeting code 82526401789.