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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are being hosted online through Zoom. Details and dates are below.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped STARS Rehab raise $5250 dollars for the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day Jacksonville event. Our November fundraising raffle was a huge success and our local beach walk, where some of our PD STARS walked 3 miles, was the perfect ending to celebrate the importance of movement!


Friday June 18th - Optimal Environments for Maximum Function, presented by Carol Chiang, Occupational Therapist

Location: IN PERSON at STARS Rehab Parkinson's Health Center. 4320 A1A South, Suite 3

Time: 330pm-500pm

Details: Carol has over 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and is a certified aging in place specialist. She has an executive certificate of home modifications and is a certified home assessment and modification specialist. Learn more about Carol on her Evolving Homes website. This meeting will have a CAP of no more than 20 people and you should be vaccinated to safely attend. Masks required. An RSVP will be sent out as the date approaches.

Friday June 25th - Nutrition Class on the Mediterranean Diet (TakeTwo), presented by Keri Bomarito, licensed dietician and nutritionist from Seaside Nutrition.

Location: IN PERSON at STARS Rehab Parkinson's Health Center. 4320 A1A South, Suite 3

Time: 330pm-600pm

Details: Learn all about the Mediterranean diet, including brain healthy recipes and diets to maintain weight. This event is a little longer than usual and we will take a 20min break to socialize and snack on some healthy food! This event is supported by a Parkinson's Foundation community grant and is free to participate! Please note this talk was previously presented in Jan via zoom so this event is a repeat presentation.

*Links to previously recorded meetings*: