Recently Diagnosed Support Group
In February 2010, PFNCA introduced a support group program for those who have been recently diagnosed, their carepartners and family members. Parkinson's patients who have been diagnosed within the past 18 months of each session should consider participating in the program.
Group members, both Parkinson's patients and their carepartners, that attend will learn about living with Parkinson's disease, coping methods, what the Foundation has to offer, and numerous other topics important to living a fulfilling life with Parkinson's disease. Each recently diagnosed support group session has for 8 bi-weekly meetings.
Based on the success of the first session, a second session opened in late Spring/early Summer 2010. The third session met throughout the Fall and early Winter. The fourth session is beginning in February 2012. A fifth group will begin when PFNCA has received backgrounder forms from a sufficient number of participants needed to fill another group. You can find a link to the form below. If you have questions regarding support groups or the newly diagnosed support group program, contact PFNCA at 703-734-1017.
If you decide that you are interested in joining the next Recently Diagnosed Support Group and would like to be contacted when a group is being formed, please fill out this form and mail it to:
Attn: Next Recently Diagnosed Group
7700 Leesburg Pike, #208
Falls Church VA 22043
Due to the number of meetings in each session, registration for each session will close after the first meeting has been held.