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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

Young Onset PD Group
Contact: Shelley Savoy, 913-669-0964

ATCHISON COUNTY

Atchison Senior Village
Atchison, KS
Contact: Sandy 913-367-1905

BROWN COUNTY

Physical & Respiratory Therapy Services
Hiawatha, KS
Contact: Katie Thompson, 785-742-7606

DICKINSON COUNTY 

Abilene Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab
Abilene, KS
Contact: Tonya Mills 785-263-3646

DOUGLAS COUNTY

First Presbyterian Church
Lawrence, KS
Contact: LuAnn Wilcox 785-760-0634 lpsgkansas@gmail.com

FRANKLIN COUNTY

Ottawa, KS
2nd Wednesday, 2 p.m.
Contact: Roberta Crooks 785-418-1275

HARPER COUNTY

Anthony Wellness and Education Center
Anthony, KS
Contact: Deanna Smithhisler 620-842-5190

HARVEY COUNTY

Schowalter Villa
Hesston, KS
Contact: Reed Copeland 620-870-4384

JACKSON COUNTY

Physical & Respiratory Therapy Services at Netawaka Fitness Center
Netawaka, KS 66516
Contact: Katie Thompson, 785-991-1041

JOHNSON COUNTY

Westchester Village of Lenexa
Lenexa, KS
Contact: Judy Baxter 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: Chloe Seim 913-276-4665
E-mail: info@thepewc.org 

Rehabilitation Hospital of Overland Park
5100 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66207
4th Tuesday 2pm
Contact: Ashley Mahoney 913-222-4514
Amahoney@pamrehab.com

Brookdale Overland Park

Contact Sally Carpenter 913-345-9339

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
jmichaelmoore@yahoo.com 

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
Contact: June Hubert 620-794-2146

MCPHERSON COUNTY 

Prairie View - Community Room - Alzheimer's Disease for caregivers
McPherson, KS
2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Contact: 620-245-5011

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Windsor Place
Coffeyville, KS
Contact: Jaque Rooks 620-252-4956

NEOSHO COUNTY 

Horizon Hospice
Chanute, KS
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
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

Eaglecrest Retirement Community
Salina, KS
Tuesday 1pm
Contact: Regina 785-309-1501

SEDGWICK COUNTY

Club Parkinson's (non-profit organization)
For Parkinson Connect (Build Medicare Part B)
Contact: Shannon 316-252-0445 or www.parkinsonsconnect.org

Wichita State University Heskett Center
Wichita, KS
Contact: Connie Urbanek, 316-252-1877 or www.clubparkinsons.org

SHAWNEE COUNTY

Midland Hospice 
Topeka, KS
1st Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Jean Barton 785-478-9045 jbarton505@aol.com 
Northeast Kansas Parkinson Association

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 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: 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
Second Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Dick & Marian Stables, 912-507-4073

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

Parkinson's Disease Exercise Classes

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

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
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am
Julie Robinson - 913-248-1500

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 Balance Yoga
905 SW Langsford Rd., Lee's Summit, MO
Call for details
Leah Morgan 816-213-1014

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

Pure Balance Lab
9201 W. 133rd St., Overland Park, KS
BioFit - Therapy Based Fitness
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. (11am - online)
Justin Prier 913-469-0949

IncreMental Golf, LLC
Contact: 913-732-3435 or instruction@incrementalgolf.com 

www.IncreMentalGolfSchool.com

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

 

Find a class at rocksteadyboxing.org

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: Dawn Aranoff - 913-327-8028 or dawna@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: Jill
Phone: 816-691-5020
E-mail: NKCHospital@RSBaffiliate.com

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 or wellness4parkinson@lmh.org 

Manhattan, KS

Meadowlark Hills
2121 Meadowlark Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Monday and Thursday, 1:00 - Call for type of class
Boxing - Wednesday 3:00
Voice class - call for info
Contact: Michelle Haub 785-323-3899

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

Wichita, KS

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

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

Junction City, KS

Rock Steady Meadowlark at Juncion City
935 E. 4th St.
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00
Contact: Michelle Haub 785-323-3899

Colby, KS

Parkinson's Families of Northwest Kansas
Contact: Elaine Ptacek 785-443-3439 or parkinsons@movingtolive.org 

St. Joseph, MO

BIG Exercises and Boxing
Freudenthal Center for Parkinson's
2425 N. Woodbine St. A
When: Evaluations by appointment
For a calendar of exercise classes, visit www.freudenthalhh.com/fcpd-calendar
Contact: Shelby - 816-676-8050

Columbia, MO

Rock Steady Boxing
MU Human Performance Institute
2902 Forum Blvd., Ste 104
Contact: muhumanperformance@health.missouri.edu 573-882-3189
Website: http://columbia.rsbaffiliate.com

Springfield, MO

Rock Steady Boxing at the Bodysmith
1136 E. St. Louis
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) 574-0900

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.

CostPlus Drug Company

Offers low-cost medications

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