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North Brevard Parkinson's Support Group

Website: nbbd.com/npr/ParkinsonSupport/

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  

Contact: RSVP (808) 896-9640 and reach Cathy Moran or Jim Miles at the above number or email iampoidogmom@gmail.com  or jamesmiles08@gmail.com

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 majjak@cfl.rr.com

Caregiver Academy

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

IRCC Parkinson's Support Group at One Senior Place

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 at Home Safe Strides Program

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

or

2080 W Eau Gallie Blvd - Ste B, Melbourne, FL  32935    321-725-4799

Health South Sea Pines Parkinson's Rehabilitation Program

Address: 101 East Florida Avenue Melbourne FL 32901

Phone: 321-984-4633

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.

Rock Steady Boxing at Advanced Fitness

Website: rocksteadyboxing.org

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 advancefitness@rsbaffiliate.com

Rock Steady Boxing at Unlimited Kickboxing

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 on the Treasure Coast

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 taunya.foerster@me.com or (772) 559-769

Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation

For Parkinson's patients: services available include adult daycare, information line, and caregiver training.

 

Phone: 321-253-4430

 

Address: 4676 Wickham Road Melbourne FL 32935

Melbourne Terrace - LSVT BIG and LOUD Program

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

Phone: (321)-725-3990

More information about LSVT found at lsvtglobal.com/patient-resources

Health First Institute on Aging

Address: 3661 Babcock Melbourne FL 32955

Phone: 321-727-3370

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.

Brevard 211

Comprehensive onllne data base of all the services in the county. Case worker available for consultation. Just dial 211.

County Services Council of Brevard

Address: Community Care Programs Cocoa FL

Phone: 321-631-2746

 

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)

Florida Brain Bank

Address: 3661 S. Babcock Street Melbourne FL 32901

Phone: 321-768-9575

Accepting donations of brains for purpose of autopsy to determine disease. Also provides tissue for research. Pre-registration required.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brevard Parkinson's Support Group is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations fund group-sponsored initiatives throughout Brevard County, are 100% tax deductible, and greatly appreciated.

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