Local Support Groups

Presented by the Central Coast Parkinson Association
What is a Support Group?

A Support Group offers information through meetings, newsletters, emails, speakers, and printed material.
At meetings, we share the latest information and learn how others have coped so that we can make our lives better.
We provide information through our webpage and facebook page.
We encourage optimism and hope by providing social contacts and sharing experiences.
Our goal is to empower you to get better and stay better and provide support along the journey.
People with PD, their Care Partners, friends, and Health Professionals are all welcome to attend any of our Support Group meetings.
Caregiver Support Groups

Parkinson Disease affects not only the person with the diagnosis, but their family, friends, and co-workers as well.
Caregivers have needs too!  We offer support groups for the care partners.  Social events such as lunch occur in Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande.  Coast Caregiver Resource Center (through Cottage Rehab) provides a Caregiver Support Group every month at Dixie's home in Arroyo Grande.

Bay  Osos Support Group

Morro Bay/Los Osos Support Group (2nd Thursday) 10 - 11:30 am, Morro Bay Senior Center
1001 Kennedy Drive, Morro Bay - Call Claudia Gahafer 805 528 2064 or gahafers@gmail.com

North County Parkinson Support

(3rd Tuesday) 1:00
First Presbyterian Church
610 S. Main, Templeton.
Karen Howard 805-466-7080 
(no meetings in July and August)

North County
Caregivers Lunch

(2nd Friday) 11:30am
 Paso Robles Country Club
1600 Country Club Dr.
Rosemary Dexter rsmdxtr@gmail.com
(805) 466-7226  

CCPA Board

CCPA Board Meeting (3rd Thursday) 9 - 11 am at the Mechanics Bank Community Room, 2276 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo.  Call (805) 994 0425 for information or gahafers@gmail.com

South County
Caregivers Group

(Last Wednesday) 10:00 to 11:30am
 at the home of Dixie Parker in Arroyo Grande 
Dixie Parker  dixieparker@me.com

(Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center out of Cottage Rehab)

Parkinson Support
Santa Maria

(4th Thursday) 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Grace Baptist Church, 605 E. McCoy, Santa Maria
Margie Stokes  805-878-9862 westoke@aol.com
(No meetings May, June and July)

Pismo Beach
New Life Group

(1st Thursday) 11:00 to 12:30pm
New Life Church
990 James Way, Pismo Beach
For questions contact Care & Counseling Center
805-489-3254 ext 500

Lompoc Support

(Last Tuesday) 4:30 to 5:30pm
Elks Lodge
905 E Ocean, Lompoc
Jill Larson 805-733-4421
Jody Larson 805-717-3280

San Luis Obispo Support Group

(4th Thursday) 10:30am
Coastal Peaks Coffee
3566 S. Higuera St., SLO
Call John Alongi 805-944-0425