Parkinson’s Support Group

St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is committed to giving patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their care partners access to researchers, health care practitioners, and each other.

The group meets monthly, hosting social gatherings and educational guest speakers. We also have special events to help fund raise and raise awareness to support our local Parkinson’s Community.

All of the meetings and events are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Communication about upcoming meetings and events occurs through our support group email list. Please contact the support group coordinator, Dr Melanie Lomaglio, via text, or voice message at (904) 501-8779. Alternatively, you can email her at


Jacksonville UPCOMING EVENT:

Parkinson's Foundation Florida Chapter Event:

Location: Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park, 4812 Deer Lake Drive West, Jacksonville, FL 32246, or watch the program at-home via Zoom. Please select which option you prefer during the registration process.

Date: Saturday, Sept 17th, 2022

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Speakers: Syed Asad, MD, Neurologist at Universal Neurological Care and Owen A. Ross, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Director of Neuroscience PhD Program Mayo Clinic Florida

Description: Participants will learn how research has shaped current treatment options and consider new care strategies to help manage Parkinson's symptoms. We will also explore the genetics of Parkinson's disease and how understanding genetics can help improve the management of an individual's disease in the future. All are welcome to join us!

This program is open to people with Parkinson's, their family, friends and the community. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. To Register for virtual or in-person:


Topic: Take Control of your disease with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and Movement

Location: The Parkinson's Health Center at STARS rehab: 4320 A1A South, Suite 3. St. Augustine Beach.

Date: Friday Sept 16th

Time: 3pm to 4:30pm

Speakers: Dr Kai McGreevy, MD and Melanie Lomaglio, DPT, Board certified in neurologic physical therapy. Hosted by Boston Scientific

Description: Dr McGreevy, neurologist at McGreevy NeuroHealth, will help us learn how advancements in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can be used to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Deep Brain stimulation involves implanting electrodes into specific areas of the brain to regulate abnormal electrical impulses created by Parkinson's disease. The more you know about available treatments the better you can advocate for yourself. Melanie, a STARS Rehab Physical Therapist, will chime in at the end to discuss the importance of targeted exercise prescription and the use of physical therapy to manage symptoms (with or without DBS) and improve your outcomes following DBS. This event is FREE and open to both people with PD and their care partners. No need to RSVP.

Please contact Melanie Lomaglio at 904-501-8779 or for questions about this event or to join our support group.


Location: Ron Parker Park, 607 Old beach Road, St. Augustine Beach. At the corner of Pope Rd and Old Beach Rd

Date: Sat Oct 1st, 2022

Time: 11:30am to 1pm

Description: Bring a lawn chair and small dish of food to feed 4 people. Socialize, meet other people, and discuss our October fundraising event! We will be bringing back our annual cash raffle and ending it with a local beach walk to celebrate the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day event on Sat Oct 22nd at 10:00am. More details to follow! For now just mark your calendars!

*Links to previously recorded meetings*: