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Support and Resources

Throughout the year, support groups and exercise classes around our region welcome patients and families affected by Parkinson's disease and movement disorders.

Support Groups and Activities
KANSAS CITY AREA

Women with Parkinson's Disease
Kansas City area—support group meets virtually
Contact: Mary Ann Woodward, 913-219-9395 for more information

ATCHISON COUNTY

Atchison Senior Village
Atchison, KS
4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Contact: Sandy 913-367-1905

BROWN COUNTY

Physical & Respiratory Therapy Services
Hiawatha, KS
3rd Monday (every other month, alternates with Netawaka), 3 p.m.
Contact: Katie Thompson, 785-742-7606

DICKINSON COUNTY 

Abilene Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab
Abilene, KS
3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Tonya Mills 785-263-3646

DOUGLAS COUNTY

First Presbyterian Church
Lawrence, KS
3rd Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Contact: LuAnn Wilcox 785-760-0634 lpsgkansas@gmail.com

Spiritual Support Group for Caregivers
West Side Presbyterian Church
1st Thursday, 1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Eileen 785-312-4364 roddyphillips@aol.com

Lawrence Parkinson's Speech Group
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium (Enter at the circle drive on Arkansas St.)
Lawrence, KS
Fridays, 9-10 a.m.
Cost: $15/session
Contact: 785-505-2886 or patricia.lemke@lmh.org to register

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Wellsville City Library
Wellsville, KS
2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Contact: Roberta Crooks 785-418-1275 or Bill Rogers 785-594-9828

GEARY COUNTY 

Brookdale
Junction City, KS
1st Thursday, 6 p.m.
Contact: Joy Gfeller 785-223-3679

HARPER COUNTY

Anthony Wellness and Education Center
Anthony, KS
Last Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Contact: Deanna Smithhisler 620-842-5190

HARVEY COUNTY

Schowalter Villa
Hesston, KS
3rd Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Contact: Reed Copeland 620-870-4384

JACKSON COUNTY

Physical & Respiratory Therapy Services at Netawaka Fitness Center
Netawaka, KS 66516
3rd Monday (every other month, alternates with Hiawatha), 3 p.m.
Contact: 785-991-1041

JOHNSON COUNTY

Westchester Village of Lenexa
Lenexa, KS
2nd Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Ashley Dawson 913-825-9920

Aberdeen Village - Brandt Memorial Chapel
Olathe, KS
1st Thursday, 11 a.m.
Contact: Chaplain Diane Gunsolley 913-599-6100 x2510

Parkinson's Exercise and Wellness Center
Overland Park, KS
Call for Details
Contact: Cailey Carney 913-276-4665

FAMILIES/CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE WITH LATE-STAGE PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Cedar Lake Village - Lodge Living Room
Olathe, KS
1st Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Michael Moore 913-633-6197

PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY/FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA CAREGIVER'S SUPPORT GROUP

Turning Point, The University of Kansas Health System
Leawood, KS
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

LYON COUNTY

Presbyterian Manor
Emporia, KS
3rd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.
Contact: June Hubert 620-794-2146

MCPHERSON COUNTY 

Prairie View - Community Room
McPherson, KS
2nd Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Contact: Marilyn Ediger 620-245-5000

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Windsor Place
Coffeyville, KS
3rd Thursday of even months, 4:30 p.m
Contact: Jaque Rooks 620-252-4956

NEOSHO COUNTY 

Horizon Hospice
Chanute, KS
2nd Thursday, 10 a.m.
Contact: Elinor Whaley 620-431-0297

RENO COUNTY 

Sunshine Meadows Retirement
Buhler, KS
Call for Details
Contact: LeNora Duerkson 620-543-2251

Hutchinson Public Library
Hutchinson, KS
2nd Thursday (except December), 11 a.m.
Contact: Sarah Willard 620-899-6610

RILEY COUNTY

Meadowlark Hills
Manhattan, KS
1st Thursday, 2 p.m. (Education)
2nd and 4th Friday 1 p.m. (Care Partners)
4th Friday - noon (Care Partners lunch)
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm (Young Onset - call for location)
Contact: Michelle Haub 785-323-3899

SALINE COUNTY

Arbour Court Retirement Community
Salina, KS
4th Thursday, 2 p.m.
Contact: Kristina Brunner & Tammie McArthur 785-825-4523 or 785-488-7978

SEDGWICK COUNTY

Club Parkinson's (call for membership details)
Wichita State University Heskett Center
Wichita, KS
Contact: Connie Urbanek, 316-252-1877 or info@clubparkinsons.org 

SHAWNEE COUNTY

Midland Hospice 
Topeka, KS
1st Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Northeast Kansas Parkinson Association, 785-478-9045

Brewster Place Support Group
Topeka, KS 
4th Wednesday, 2-3 p.m.
Contact: Dee Moore 785-274-3395

KANSAS CITY AREA

Women with Parkinson's Disease
Kansas City area—support group meets virtually
Contact: Mary Ann Woodward, 913-219-9395 for more information

BOONE COUNTY 

Broadway Christian - Fellowship Hall
Columbia, MO
First Thursday, 4 p.m.; chair exercise before at 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Patsy/David Dalton 573-356-6036 or 573-434-4569 or daltonsinc@aol.com

BUCHANAN COUNTY

Freudenthal Center for Parkinson's Disease
St. Joseph, MO
2nd Monday, 1:30 pm
Contact: Shelbe King 816-676-8050

CAMDEN COUNTY

Lake Ozark Christian Church
Lake Ozark, MO
3rd Thursday, Noon; chair exercises before at 11:30
Contact: David/Patsy Dalton 573-356-6036 or 573-434-4569

CASS COUNTY

Carnegie Village
Belton, MO
3rd Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Contact: Rosemary Sylvan 816-331-7848

Foxwood Springs
Raymore, MO
Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.
Contact: Kim Smith 816-318-2241

CLAY COUNTY 

Smithville Library
Smithville, MO
4th Monday, 10 a.m.
Contact: Pat Baker 816-891-1720

COLE COUNTY

Capital Region Medical Center, Turnell Conference Room
Jefferson City, MO
3rd Friday, 1 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer & David Urich 573-632-5440

GREENE COUNTY

Cox North Hospital
Young Onset Support Group
Springfield, MO
4th Thursday, 7 p.m.
Contact: Janice Briggs 417-269-3616

Cox Walnut Lawn Hospital-Meyer Fitness Center
Springfield, MO
Last Wednesday 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Judee Steward 417-269-3616

Cox Walnut Lawn Hospital - Admin Classroom
Ladies Only Care Partners
Springfield, MO
1st Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Contact: Judee Steward & Janice Briggs 417-269-3616

GREENE COUNTY 

Royal Inn Pizza
Trenton, MO
1st Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Contact: 660-359-6644

JACKSON COUNTY

John Knox Places Restaurant
Lee's Summit, MO

4th Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Contact: Dr. Kelly Lyons 913-588-7159

Ladies Only - Caregiver Support Group
Second Friday, 11 a.m.
Contact: Karen Duncan 816-537-5792

Woods Chapel-Ministry Room
Lee's Summit, MO
First Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Larry Gutekunst 816-224-4517

St. Joseph Medical Center-Abell/Lorenz Room
Kansas City, MO
Fourth Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
Contact: Kim Chalmers, 816-943-5755

JASPER COUNTY

Mercy Hospital
Joplin, MO
Mondays, 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Nancy Dunaway 417-556-8760

LEBANON/LACLEDE COUNTY

Lebanon-Laclede County Library
Lebanon, MO
Second Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.
Contact: 417-269-3616

NODAWAY COUNTY

Maryville, MO
Call for dates and location
Contact: Jenny Lamb 660-582-4468

PLATTE COUNTY

Christ Lutheran Church
Young Onset Parkinson Group
Platte Woods, MO
3rd Sunday, 3-4 p.m.
Contact: Rachel Almstedt 816-728-3599

Wexford Place Assisted Living - Media Room
Kansas City, MO
2nd Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Pam Wilson and Valerie Jaramillo-Babbitt 816-587-5400

TANEY COUNTY 

Cox Medical Center
Branson, MO
2nd Thursday, 2 p.m.
Contact: Charlene Stade 417-883-0637

Kansas City

Bank Midwest Building
Overland Park, KS
First meeting March 14, 10 a.m.
Contact: Dawanna Fangohr 913-689-2732 dawanna@essentialtremor.org

John Knox Places Restaurant
Lee's Summit, MO
4th Wednesday, odd months
Contact: John Martin 816-966-9496 mcaliberjon@aol.com

Wichita

Contact: Rita Sevart 316-796-0769

Parkinson's Disease Choir

Westchester Village of Lenexa
Weekly rehearsals begin August 18th 11-12 on Zoom
For more information contact judy.baxter@westchestervillagelenexa.com or rmorgan@soundscapingsource.com or call Judy at 913-825-9920

Parkinson's Disease Exercise Classes

Wellness Wheel KC North
5742 N. Broadway, Kansas City, MO
Chair Yoga
Mondays, 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 12:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeannine Becerra 816-309-5615

Garden Village
8550 Granby, Kansas City, MO
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9:30
Contact: Mary Jane Branch 816-436-5555

Primrose Retirement
8559 N. Line Creek Pkwy, Kansas City, MO
Monday - Friday 10:00 am
Contact: Jill Hershley 816-468-8282

Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO
Aquatics
Monday - Friday, 1:30
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00
Contact: Judy Hill 816-942-0994

Kingswood Senior Living
10000 Wornall Rd. Kansas City, MO
Balance & Coordination
Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm
Contact: Judy Hill 816-942-0994

NPFH
13451 Briar St., Suite 202
Leawood, KS 66209
Wellness
Tuesdays, 10:30 am, $5 per class
Contact: Kathy Mayer 913-707-5132

Learning 2 Fly Studio
4711 Lamar, Mission, KS
Body & Brain Fitness
Monday & Wednesday, 11:00 am
Sumya & Matt Anani 913-262-2600

Fitness Alliance
15445 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Body Rolling
Call for dates and times
Melanie Crawford 816-509-1288

Brookdale Shawnee
11400 W. 65th St. Shawnee, KS
Movers and Shakers
Fridays, 1:30 pm
Roni Eker 913-248-1500

Kineseology Clinic of KC
10000 Marshall Dr., Lenexa, KS
Kineseology
Call for details
Adam Rogers 785-341-0707

Brighton Gardens
7105 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS
Wellness
Daily, 10:30 am
Sally Stuart 913-262-1611

Jewish Community Center
5801 W. 115th St., Leawood, KS
Call for details
Monday-Sunday, Varies
Dawn Aronoff 913-327-8081, dawna@thejkc.org 

Core Wellness Institute
3483 NE Ralph Powell Rd., Lee's Summit, MO
General Fitness
Call for details
Melanie Crawford 816-509-1288

Core Balance Yoga
929 NE Woods Chapel Rd., Lee's Summit, MO
Call for details
Alison John & Leah Morgan 816-213-1014

Core Balance Yoga
3545 SW Market St., Lee's Summit, MO
Call for details
Alison John & Leah Morgan 816-213-1014

Elite PT
13157 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO
Monday & Thursday, 10:00 - Core Foundations
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 - Balance
Erin Ward 913-888-0014

North Kansas City Hospital
2700 Clay Edwards Dr., Professional Building, NKC, MO
Gentle Yoga
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
Cole Bedell 816-691-5467

Transverse Living
101 W. 151st St., Olathe, KS
Gentle Yoga
Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
Jonae Meyer 913-791-0020

The Culture House - Stage and Studio
Oak Park Mall by Nordstrom's
Parkinson's Movement Class
Call for details
Tiffany Best 913-393-3141

Pure Balance Lab
9201 W. 133rd St., Overland Park, KS
BioFit - Therapy Based Fitness
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Justin Prier 913-469-0949

Studio 7 Pilates and Barre
7500 State Line Rd., Prairie Village, KS
Pilates and Barre
Call for details
Shelby Lewer 913-529-7005

Foxwood Springs
1500 W. Foxwood Dr.
Raymore, MO 64083
Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m.
Contact: Kim Smith 816-318-2241

New Body Revolution
Lee's Summit, MO
Tuesdays 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Contact: Melanie Crawford 816-509-1288

IncreMental Golf
6800 W. 91st St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
Contact: 913-732-3435 or

https://incrementalgolf.business.site/

The IncreMental Golf® School for Parkinson’s provides an instructional training program specifically for those battling Parkinson’s disease. A golf swing, properly instructed, places significant demands on the body that help maintain and build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. Students of the school work to improve their golf swing using simple, relatively lightweight, non-golf equipment while at the same time challenging and stimulating their body through the motor learning process. The school allows the individual to traverse through an environment specifically suited to their motor learning capabilities with the intent to provide periods of movement discovery. As the body builds a better golf swing, it builds the qualities so important to an improved life for those battling Parkinson’s. The IncreMental Golf® School for Parkinson’s is suitable for both golfers and non-golfers alike.

Olathe Medical Center
Birth Place: Parent Education Room
20333 W. 151st St.
Olathe, KS
BIG for LIFE
Open to anyone who has completed the individual LSVT BIG treatment protocol with a physical or occupational therapist.
Mondays, March 16 - May 4, 11:30 - 12:30
Cost: $90/8 weeks
Contact: 913-791-4325, option 2

 

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Rock Steady Boxing at the J
The Jewish Community Center
5801 W. 115th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211 (117th and Nall)
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Contact: Brandy Ventre 913-327-8081 or brandiv@thejkc.org

JQ's Parkinson's Training Center
4563-4567 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66207
Contact: Gary Withall
Email: jqs@rsbaffiliate.com
Phone: 913-742-0026

North Kansas City Hospital
Aerobics Room, 3rd Floor (Main Level), Professional Building
2700 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City, MO
Cost: $50/month
Contact: 816-691-5020
E-mail: NKCHospital@RSBaffiliate.com

Rock Steady Boxing Overland Park
Title Boxing
7812 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS
Call for details
Contact: Jason Campbell
Phone: 913-433-2582

Rock Steady Boxing at Fight Back KS
19425 W. 151st Terr.
Olathe, KS 66062
Contact: Marco Recalde
Phone: 913-709-0402
Email: fightbackkc@rsbaffilliate.com

Parkinson's Exercise & Wellness Center
3665 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66206
Monday - Saturday
Contact: Chloe Seim
Phone: 913-276-4665
Email: info@thepewc.org  

Lawrence, KS

Sports Pavillion - Lawrence Memorial Hospital
100 Rock Chalk Ln.
Tuesday & Thursday - call for times
Suzie Craig 785-505-5840

Manhattan, KS

Meadowlark Hills
2121 Meadowlark Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Monday and Friday, 1:00 - Call for type of class
Boxing - call for info
Voice class - call for info
Contact: Michelle Haub 785-323-3899

Combative Sports Center
116 S. 4th St.
Rock Steady Boxing
Wednesday - 3:00 p.m., Saturday - 9:00 am

Pittsburg, KS

Rock Steady Boxing
1315 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Contact: Jeni and Rich White
Email: pittsburg@rsbaffiliate.com
Phone: 620-704-9591
Website: http://pittsburg.rsbaffiliate.com

Topeka, KS

Rock Steady Boxing
Pinnacle Fitness
907 SW 37th Terr.
Topeka, KS 66609
Fridays 12:30 and 2:00
Contact: Adam Schroeder 785-633-5405
Email: topeka@rsbaffiliate.com

Southwest YMCA
3635 SW Chelsea Dr.
Topeka, KS 66614
MP Room
Monday and Wedesday 1:30-2:30
Cost: $25/6 week session
Contact: Joe Hodgson 785-435-8659
Email: joeh@ymcatopeka.org

Wichita, KS

Club Parkinson's
Wichita State University
Heskett Center
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260
Call for more information
Contact: 316-252-1877
www.clubparkinsons.org 

Williamson Wellness Center
9340 E. 21st St. N., Ste 900, Wichita
Type of Class:  Call for details
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:45
Contact: Wendy Williamson 316-295-4366

Rock Steady Boxing
Valor Martial Arts
1836 S. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67218
Monday and Wednesday 1:30-3:00, Saturday 11
Contact: Erin Carpenter, Mannie Brown, Marcia Navarro
Email: wichita@rsbaffiliate.com
Phone: 316-500-3828
Website: http://wichita.rsbaffiliate.com

Hughes Metroplex Auditorium
29th and Oliver
InMotion Parkinson's fitness program
Jennifer Sanders 316-771-6550

St. Joseph, MO

BIG Exercises and Boxing
Freudenthal Center for Parkinson's
3702 Frederick Ave., St Joseph, MO 64506 (East Hill Shopping Center, next to Maurice's)
When: Evaluations by appointment
For a calendar of exercise classes, visit www.freudenthalhh.com/fcpd-calendar
Contact: 816-676-8050

Columbia, MO

Rock Steady Boxing
4004 Peachtree Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Contact: Becky Edwards or Courtney Meyers
Email: columbia@rsbaffiliate.com
Phone: 573-777-4417
Website: http://columbia.rsbaffiliate.com

Springfield, MO

Rock Steady Boxing at the Bodysmith
317 East Walnut
Springfield, MO 65806
Contact: Shauna Smith Yates
Email: bodysmith@rsbaffiliate.com
Phone: 417-865-0500
Website: http://bodysmith.rsbaffiliate.com

Resources
Parkinson's Foundation

(800) 473-4636
E-mail: contact@parkinson.org

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System
(913) 383-8700

Parkinson's Foundation, Heartland Chapter

(913) 341-8828

American Parkinson Disease Association

(800) 223-2732

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

(800) 708-7644

Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance

(800) 256-0966
info@PMDAlliance.org

Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation

Provides financial assistance to eligible individuals with PD. Funds are available to assist with medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs and canes, as well as funding for home health care.

Patient Access Network Foundation

Provides assistance to individuals with PD who have insurance but cannot cover their out-of-pocket expenses to pay for their medications.

The Assistance Fund

Provides funding for medications for several conditions, including PD, to eligible individuals.  Financial assistance is available to help cover co-pay costs of medications after insurance has paid its portion.

Lewy Body Dementia Association

Caregiver Helpline (800) 539-9767

Information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The MSA Coalition

(866) 737-5999

National Dysautonomia Research Foundation

(651) 267-0525
E-mail: ndrf@ndrf.org

CurePSP (The Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)

(800)457-4777
E-mail: info@curepsp.org

Information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

Phone: (512) 366-9109
E-mail: info@rls.org

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center

University of Kansas Medical Center
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Center
Mailstop 3042
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City KS 66160
Appointments: 913-574-0038