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The purpose of the support group is to provide help and advice to those afflicted, care givers, and their families in any way possible.
When: The 3rd Friday of each month from 2-4pm.
Address: Heritage Hall, 931 North Washington Ave, Titusville, Florida 32796
Contact: Call Janet Rooks at 321-268-6800 or email Janet.Rooks@Parrishmed.com for more information.
Parkinson's Support Group of Central Brevard
Join fellow Parkinson's patients and their care partners for discussion, fellowship and support in a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment where all are welcomed, heard and valued.
When: The second Monday of each month from 2-4 pm.
Where: Central Brevard Library, 308 Forest Ave, Cocoa, Florida 32922
The South Brevard Parkinson's Care Partner Group
The South Brevard Parkinson's Care Partner Group is a separate support group for friends, family members and anyone helping to care for someone with Parkinson's.
When: The first Friday of every month at 10am.
Where: RiverView Senior Resort Living, 340 W. Gran Ave. (Off of Hwy 1 in Palm Bay)
Contact: Jack Bibb at (321) 432-0667 or
Caregiver Academy is lead/taught by Janet Rooks. It is open to all caregivers, not solely Parkinson's. The group meets in Titusville at Heritage Hall. Information is dispensed on a wide variety of topics, some of which have included: Healthy Eating, Preventing Falls, Alzheimers Behavioral Tips, Self Care for the Caregiver, Hospice, Legal topics.
When: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10-11am.
Where: Heritage Hall, 931 North Washington Ave, Titusville, Florida 32796
Contact: Janet Rooks at (321) 268-6800 or email Janet.Rooks@Parrishmed.com
Care Giver Support Group of Merritt Island
The public is invited and te group is open to anyone. It is not specifically a Parkinson's group.
When: Every Monday
Where: Room 200 of the Education Building
Contact: Barbara Rowe at (321) 452-3973
Address: One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd Viera FL 32940
The IRCC Parkinson's Support Group meets at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera, FL the second Tuesday of every month from 4:15-5:30pm. The group originator is Larry Smith and the One Senior facilitator is Barbara Fradkin. People with Parkinson's as well as their care partners are encouraged to attend.
If planning to attend, please RSVP to Barbara Fradkin at 321-751-6771.
Kindred's Safe Strides Program is a progam for people with PD focusing on the prevention of falls. It includes comprehensive evaluation and training as well as inner ear evaluation.
There are 2 locations in Melbourne:
8247 Devereau Dr., Suite 103, Melbourne, FL 32940 321-255-9995
2080 W Eau Gallie Blvd - Ste B, Melbourne, FL 32935 321-725-4799
Address: 101 East Florida Avenue Melbourne FL 32901
Physical, speech and occupational therapy; rehab nursing; medication review; equipment evaluation; swallowing and voice programs; home health cares and community resource development. Inpatient and outpatient services are provided.
Instructor Janice Moia leads the Rock Steady Boxing classes at Advance Fitness and has many years of experience as a physical therapist assistant and working with Parkinson's patients. Come and observe a class. There is no cost for doing so. And then the first class is free! Cost of classes are $70 per month for unlimited classes. An assessment and doctor approval is required before you can begin taking classes.
Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact nationally recognized exercise program designed specifically for people with Parkinson's Disease. It has been shown to be affective in reducing symptoms and enhancing the quality of life of PD patients thru building strength, balance, flexibility, and speed.
When: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 11am, 1:30pm, and 3pm
Where: 2176 Sarno Rd Melbourne Florida 32935
Contact: Janice at 321-693-9246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a nationally recognized exercise program for people with Parkinson's Disease, helping people to better manage some of the symptoms of the disease.
Cost is $10 - $15 per class depending on the number purchased.
When: Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2-3pm
Where: Unlimited Kickboxing, 55 Goodwin Dr. Merritt Island Florida
Contact: David at (321) 368-9307 or Courtney at (321) 720-4167
Rock Steady Boxing Treasure Coast enables people with Parkinson’s and other neurological disease to fight their disease by providing non-contact boxing-style fitness programs that improve their quality-of-life and sense of efficacy and self-worth.
Trainer Taunya Foerster is based in Vero Beach.
Contact: Email email@example.com or (772) 559-769
For Parkinson's patients: services available include adult daycare, information line, and caregiver training.
Address: 4676 Wickham Road Melbourne FL 32935
Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center offers two programs devised specifically for Parkinson's patients with the goal of improving their quality of life, LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG.
LSVT LOUD helps Parkinsons patients to be better understood verbally, while LSVT BIG provides them with an exercise program that will helps with gait and balance.
Address: 251 Florida Avenue East Melbourne Florida 32901
More information about LSVT found at lsvtglobal.com/patient-resources
Address: 3661 Babcock Melbourne FL 32955
For Parkinson's patients: services available include neuropsychological analysis for dementia, comprehensive medical analysis using a team approach, consultation with social workers and nurses to develop a care program and caregiver training.
Comprehensive onllne data base of all the services in the county. Case worker available for consultation. Just dial 211.
Address: Community Care Programs Cocoa FL
List of services titled “Brevard County Services for Elders and Caregivers.” It includes living assistance (day care, residential, in-home, emergency and caregiver), Health Care (home healthcare, hospice, rehab, nursing homes, medical equipment, and support groups), insurance and legal assistance, financial adviser and funeral and cremation services (including brain bank)
Address: 3661 S. Babcock Street Melbourne FL 32901
Accepting donations of brains for purpose of autopsy to determine disease. Also provides tissue for research. Pre-registration required.