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Neurology Support Groups

South Florida Support Groups for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke Survivors, and Caregivers Support Group.

Please note that some of the in-person support groups have been canceled due to covid. Please call the group to confirm.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Groups

For additional information about Alzheimer's Association support groups, please call the Alzheimer's Association Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

Online Support Group
ALZConnected® by the Alzheimer's Association® is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia. Visit alzconnected.org

Tampa Caregiver Support Groups
RSVP 800-272-3900

Hyde Park United Methodist Church
2nd Tuesday, 12:00 pm
500 W Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606
(800) 272-3900

HCA Florida South Tampa
3rd Tuesday, 10:00 am
2901 Swann Ave., Tampa, FL33609

St. James United Methodist Church
3rd Wednesday, 12:00 pm
16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647

The Estates at Hyde Park
4th Tuesday, 12:00 pm
2301 W Palm Dr., Tampa, FL 33629

Palm Beach County Early-Stage Support Groups
RSVP 800-272-3900

The Madyson at Palm Beach Gardens
1st Wednesday, 1:00 pm
13465 Pasteur Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Brain Matters Research
2nd Wednesday, 2:00 pm
800 NW 17th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445

Palm Beach County Caregiver Support Groups
RSVP 800-272-3900

The Volen Center
4th Wednesday, 1:00 pm
1515 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33486

New Day Adult Care Center
4th Thursday, 6:00 pm
301 Ebbtide Dr., North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Monroe County Support Group
RSVP 800-272-3900

Poinciana Gardens
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 pm
1664 Dunlap Dr., Key West, FL

Miami-Dade County Caregiver Support Groups
RSVP 800-272-3900

The Plaza at Park Square
2nd Thursday, 12:30 pm
2940 NE 207th St., Aventura, FL 33180

Pinecrest Community Center
2nd Friday, 12:30 pm
5855 SW 111 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156

City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center
4th Thursday, 12:30 p.m.
2 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134

Easter Seal of South Florida
English and Spanish Support Groups:
1st Friday of the month: 4:30-6:30 pm.

1475 NW 14th Avenue (Behind the Miami VA Hospital) Miami, FL 33125

Easter Seal of South Florida, Hialeah Center
English and Spanish Support Groups:
2nd Friday of the month: 4:00-6:00 pm.
489 Hialeah Drive, Suite 7, Hialeah, 33010

FIU Student Health Center: Room #230
English Support Groups:
Last Friday of the month: 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, 33199

Broward Health North
Tuesday (Weekly): 10:30 - 12:00 pm
Tuesday (2nd & 4th Tues): 6:00 - 8:00 pm

201 E Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
(954) 786-7392

Northwest Focal Point
Wednesday (Weekly): 10:00 - 11:30 am
6009 NW 10th Street, Margate, FL 33063
(954) 973-0300

Covenant Village
Wednesday (1st & 3rd Wed): 1:00 - 2:00 pm
9211 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 328-6465

Virtual Caregiver Support Groups
CALL 800-272-3900

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Support Groups

CORAL SPRINGS
Parkinson’s Disease & Care Partners Support Group
Location: Coral Springs, FL 33065
For more information, contact Michael Brodie at 305-542-6303 or email mbseniorplacement@gmail.com

Parkinson’s Support Group
For people with Parkinson’s, family members, friends, care
Location: Coral Springs, FL 33071
For more information, contact Dr. Cassidy at 954-362-5456 or drcassidy@hgdoctor.com.

DAVIE
Nova Southeastern University
Parkinson’s Support Group
Location: Davie, FL 33328
For more information, contact NCCOA Program Coordinators at 954.262.5843.

FORT LAUDERDALE
Support Group for Caregivers
Support the PD Community with loved
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – Meeting In-person
For more information, contact Lenny Carneiro at 954-245-4798 or lenny@doctorphysiotw.com

Calvary Church (Movers and Shakers)
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
For more information, contact Jim Branhan at 954.263.7850.

POMPANO BEACH
Residents only Location: Pompano Beach, FL 33060
For more information, contact Dave Thomson at 954.366.4794

TAMPA
North Tampa Parkinson’s Action Group (NTPAG)
Location: Tampa, FL 33625
For more information, contact Valerie Herrero at 813-390-2662 or vherrero52@hotmail.com.

Parkinson’s Foundation Wellness Initiative Caregivers Support Group
Location: Tampa, FL 33625
For more information, contact Leight Harrell at 813-396-0796 or leighharrell@health.usf.edu. Or Pnina Levermore at 813-291-2253 or Pnina.Levermore@jewishtampa.com.

South Tampa Parkinson’s Support Group
Location: Tampa, FL 33611
For more information, contact Betsy Barber at (813) 787-2223 or betsy.barber@yahoo.com. Or Frank Marcia at (813) 240-5024.

MIAMI-DADE
The University of Miami South Florida
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group/Exercise Class Parkinson’s specific exercise program by LSVT-trained rehabilitation specialists
Location: Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018

PWP & Care partners | Peer-led
Location: Miami, FL 33176
For more information, contact Ivon & Abe Bertan at 786.683.0240 or irbertan@bellsouth.net.

BOYNTON BEACH
Parkinson’s Disease & Care Partners Support Group
Location: Boynton Beach, FL 33436
For more information, contact Susan Wachtel at 561.736.9992 or susan.wachtel@hcrmanorcare.com.

DELRAY BEACH
Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group
Location: Delray Beach, FL 33446
For more information, contact Melissa Morante at 631-766-1495 or mmorante@comforcare.com.

JUPITER
Location: Jupiter, FL 33458
For more information, contact Jupiter Support Group by email at parkinsonsjupiter@gmail.com or Laura Kremer, LCSW at 561.209.6124 or laurak@morselife.org

PALM BEACH GARDENS
Parkinson’s Support Group - Palm Beach Gardens
Location: Devonshire at PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
For more information, contact Melissa Morante at 631-766-1495 or mmorante@comforcare.com

WEST PALM BEACH
Parkinson’s Support Group - West Palm Beach
Location: West Palm Beach, FL 33409
For more information, contact Melissa Morante at 631-766-1495 or mmorante@comforcare.com

Epilepsy Support Groups

Epilepsy Parent Support Group - Epilepsy Alliance Florida
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/112134708865960/

Boca Raton Regional Hospital - Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Meets the 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 pm -8:30 pm
800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Complimentary valet parking. Call 561-478-6515 to RSVP and for more information.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Meets the 1st Monday of each month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3360 Burns Road, Conference Room #3
Call 561-478-6515 for more information.

Epilepsy Alliance Florida - Conference Room
Meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
801 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Call 561-478-6515 to RSVP and for more information.

Epilepsy Alliance Florida – 2nd Floor Conference Room
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
512 NE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Call 954-779-1509 for more information.

Cleveland Clinics Braathen Center Conference Room – 3121 5th Floor
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Cleveland Clinic Blvd, Weston, FL 33331
Call 954-779-1509 for more information.

Baptist Medical Arts Building - English Support Group
First Saturday of the month, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
8950 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 105, Miami, FL 33176
For more information call 305-670-4949

En Baptist Medical Arts Building - Spanish Support Group
Las reuniones en Español se llevan a cabo el primer sábado del mes de 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
8950 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 105, Miami, FL 33176
Para mas información llámenos al 305-670-4949

Brain Injury Support Groups

Delray Medical Center - Pinecrest General Gym
Meets the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
5360 Linton Blvd., Delray, FL 33484
(561) 495-3048
Contact Mary.Kaye@tenethealth.com

Memorial Regional Hospital
Meets on the third Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021
Cheri Surloff at 954-265-4725 or CSurloff@mhs.net

Jackson Memorial Hospital - Ryder Trauma Center
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Room 459 - Dining Room
1800 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Susan Ireland, Ph.D. at 305-585-1267

HealthSouth Rehab Hospital
Meets on the last Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
20601 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33189
James Nadell, Ph.D at 305-259-6433 or JNadell2000@yahoo.com
Rhonda Vivas at 305-259-6434

Tampa South Brain Injury Support - McFarland Park Barksdale Bldg.
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
1801 North Lincoln Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Bob Barrett at 813-908-1375 or bobjbarrett@msn.com

VA Brain Injury Survivor Support
James Haley Veteran Hospital - Poly Trauma Unit 5 North
TBI patients meet on Monday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Family Day Room.
Families meet on Saturday, 10:00 am to noon in the Conference Room, 2nd Floor Rehab Unit.
13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612
Steve Klemz at 913-972-2000 ex 6663 or steve.klemz@med.va.gov

Gulfstream Goodwill
4th Tuesday of the month (except December), 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
1715 Tiffany Drive East, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Ellise Johansen at 561-848-7200 or Johansen@gulfstreamgoodwill.com
Marsha Martino at 561-848-7200 or Martino@gulfstreamgoodwill.com

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups

MS Amigos - Bilingual Group
Coral Gables Adult Community Center
2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Contact Maria Zaldivar at mariatreserra@gmail.com or 305-710-2210

North Broward MS Afternoon Group
"Zoom" every Tuesday at 2:00 pm until further notice.
3250 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 340, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Contact Jason Oliva at nbmsg22@gmail.com or 954-702-4588 for information.

Boynton Beach Library *New location*
2nd Wednesday of the Month, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Contact Eliot Reinstein at 561-302-6913 or eliotr7@comcast.net

Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center
Second Saturday of the month from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
100 Sweet Bay Lane, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Contact Annie Joseph at 561-660-3660 or Manoj Joseph at 914-356-7306.

MS Online Communities

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Facebook Community Group
This community provides a space for everyone affected by MS to share, comment, and connect with other group members for advice and support while also learning about health and wellness, symptom management, and other MS-specific topics.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nationalmssocietycommunity

The Mighty: Multiple Sclerosis Connections
National MS Society is dedicated to providing a safe space for people to connect, share their MS experiences, discover resources, and provide support along the MS journey.
https://themighty.com/groups/multiplesclerosisconnections

Multiple Sclerosis Discord Group
The Multiple Sclerosis Discord Group offers a sense of community in an international space with open, live chatting 24/7. Accessible peer and group support for all stages of multiple sclerosis and separate support channels for families of people living with MS through Discord, a popular online communication platform.
https://discord.com/invite/FeuHa6K7as

Stroke Support Groups

STRIVE Support Group
Sister Innocent Conference Center at Holy Cross Health
1st Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
4725 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
954.776.3075

Stroke Support Group at Memorial South
Last Monday of the month, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3600 Washington Street, Hollywood, Florida 33024
Contact Victoria Sandoval at (954) 518-2111 or vsandoval@mhs.net

Mount Sinai Rehab Stroke Support Group
Meets Every 3rd Wednesday 11:00 am-12:00 pm
4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-22290

St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation Hospital
2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1050 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161
305-891-8850 ext. 4000

Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Support Group
St Marys Medical Center Cypress Room
4th Wednesday of the Month, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
901 45th Street, West Palm Beach
Contact Jenna Hallquist at 561-882-6107

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