All of our groups help educate, have occasional guest speakers, and give support for those with the disease and for those providing the care. Information on changes in medication, insurance, and community resources are also provided.
The Parkinson’s Disease and Family Caregiver Groups are all informal, roundtable discussions that offer helpful information and support in a relaxed and friendly environment. They are open to all Circle Center families and the community-at-large and are free-of-charge. We love first-time attendees and those just testing the waters to see if support groups are right for them!
Please contact Jay Burkhardt. Jburkhardt@circlecenterva.org, or 804.355.5717 x210 for more information.
Our Parkinson’s group has been meeting at Circle Center for over 20 years and has a core group of long-time attendees who offer a breadth of knowledge about PD and resources in the Richmond area. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Family Caregiver Group
This group is a wonderful resource for family members to talk with our Social Worker and one another about the challenges of caring for a loved one with cognitive impairments and other chronic illnesses. This group meets twice a month. To accommodate varying caregiver schedules, one session is the 2nd Thursday of every month via Zoom from 4:30-6 pm. The other session is the 4th Thursday of every month in person at Circle Center from 2:30-4 pm. Most members of this group are actively engaged in caring for an older adult who lives with them.