The Parkinson's Support Group of Franklin County provides practical information and education on living with Parkinson’s disease and more importantly, members receive the support of others who truly understand.
Support groups meet bi-weekly or monthly. There are groups for individuals who are family caregivers and groups for individuals diagnosed at a young age or with conditions that share similarities to parkinsonism or Parkinson’s disease. Many groups receive guidance and support from social workers, nurses, psychologists, or other healthcare professionals.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) provides outstanding Parkinson’s disease patient services and educational programs, elevates public awareness about the disease, and supports research with the goal of ultimately putting an end to this disease. The APDA goals include:
- Better educate the general public about Parkinson’s disease.
- Develop necessary services for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers.
- Facilitate raising enough funds to find the cure for Parkinson’s disease.
- Provide resources for the leaders of Parkinson’s support groups in Massachusetts.
- Collaborate with the APDA Information & Referral Center to increase services throughout Massachusetts.
- Baystate Franklin Medical Center
- 164 High St.
- Greenfield, MA 01301