Coeur d'Alene Parkinson's Support Group

​Our Mission

As we reach out to North Idaho’s Parkinson’s community, we commit to increasing awareness and understanding of this disease​ while​ providing hope, education and connection with others traveling the same path.

Please help us provide service​ to our members.

We greatly ​appreciate all donations.

Coeur d'Alene​ Park​inson's Support Gr​oup, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Please take a look at our testimonials

Beth HatcherDiagnosed 2010
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"I joined this group in 2012. I have made some good friends, and it has been great to talk to people who are experiencing similar symptoms and know first-hand what it is like to have PD. We have a lot of fun in our exercise and singing groups and encourage each other to attend. I have also gained so much information at the Parkinson's Support Group and Women's Support Group meetings."
Pat GaymanDiagnosed 2016
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"The CdA Parkinson's Support Group provides me with great comfort and information. Comfort from other PWPs (People with Parkinson's) who need no explanation for my oddities. Information that our doctors have not provided and ways to improve quality of life are often learned from those living with PD. The friendships that have been formed from this group are invaluable to me."
Richard YamaokaDiagnosed 2017
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"When I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, I lost all hope that I could ever be happy again. A good friend heard about this group and practically dragged me to a support group meeting. I have met some great people who showed me understanding and compassion. Talking to others who really understand what I am experiencing physically and emotionally is inspiring."
Terri WisdomDiagnosed 2017
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"The Parkinson's support group is a wonderful tool for those suffering from PD. It provides a social outlet for us to get out and talk to people with like issues and similar symptoms. It enables us to make new friendships and share ideas regarding medications and other techniques for making Parkinson's easier to manage each day. Many of us meet regularly for exercise programs..."
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Our Meeting and Classes

Coeur d'Alene Parkinson's Support Group Meeting

We will help you to fin​d valuable resources such as webinars, movement disorder specialists in our area, and information on the newest medications and treatments. We have speakers from the medical community quite often. We also have a lending library of educational materials including books and CDs. Since we are all traveling on the same journey, we are here to provide compassionate understanding and methods of coping with this disease.

Caregiver's Support Group

This group is for people who care for people with Parkinson’s. Often that is the husband or wife, but not always. You will receive emotional support and information and be able to share helpful hints as well as frustrations. This group meets quite often during the free lunch that is served at 12:00 P.M. on the 1st Thursday of the month, at the Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie, Coeur d’Alene. Caregivers will get their lunch, if desired, and go into another room to meet. Then the support group meeting starts at 1:00 P.M.

Women with Parkinson's ​ Sup​port Group

This is a casual get-together to share information and lend emotional support. We usually meet at a restaurant and order lunch or a treat. This is a great group of women. We are currently meeting at MacKenzie River Pizza, 405 West Canfield Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in their conference room. We have a scholarship fund and our group can buy your lunch if there is a financial need. Just ask Bonnie or Beth when you arrive.

Mu​sic and Wellness

This is a great group for increasing the volume of your voice and helping with the clarity of your speech, also. This group is led by Carla Carnegie, MT-BC, NMT, BA, Music &Composition, BA, Music Therapy. She has many hours of working with people with Parkinson’s. She is a lot of fun and brings rhythm instruments for all! No singing ability needed. Just come and share some enjoyable time with other people traveling down this path.
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Moving to th​e Music

Yay! We’re are back! We found a great instructor, Kristi, from the CdA Kroc Center. She has 14 years experience teaching all kinds of dance. Come and​ join us for some easy dance moves to some really great music. We will adapt the routines to everyone’s ability level, even if you are in a wheelchair or use a walker or cane. Exercise and socialization have been proven to slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

Balloon Badminton

Yes, there really is a game called Balloon Badminton. It is a lot of fun when you get a lot of balloons going and a lot of people out there. Please join us on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month at the Elks Lodge, 1140 W. Prairie, CDA at 1:00 p.m.
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Upcoming Events

Coeur d'Alene Parkinson's Support Group & Caregivers Group

The Coeur d’Alene Parkinson’s Support Group is for men and women with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. It is free. We meet from 12:00 -2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Elks Lodge, 1170 West Prairie Avenue. We offer information and emotional support, and often have speakers from the medical community.

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