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 melanie@starsrehab.org

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!

UPCOMING EVENTS 2021

Support Group Social: Friday February 26th, 2020; 330-430pm via zoom where we will be playing B I N G O !!!

That's right - virtual BINGO. To celebrate becoming an affiliate with ROCK STEADY BOXING the winner or winners will get a free month of boxing classes. Right before the meeting I'll send a link where you can retrieve your BINGO card.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82167214904?pwd=QzB2dTZwTXA0cDZLaHltNzVyOVRiQT09
Meeting ID: 821 6721 4904
Passcode: 396696

Support Group Meeting: Friday March 12th; 330pm-430pm at your home via zoom - presented by neurologist (TBD). The doctor will discuss a medication called Apoynk. APOKYN is used by injection, as needed, to treat loss of control of body movements in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). This condition is also called hypomobility or "off" episodes. An off episode may include symptoms such as muscle stiffness, slow movements, and difficulty starting movements. APOKYN may improve your ability to control your movements when it is used during an "off" episode. This may help you walk, talk, or move around easier. APOKYN does not take the place of your other medicines for PD.

Support Group Meeting: Friday April 23, 2021; 3:30pm-4:30pm at your home via zoom. Mistee Richards from Medtronic will present on the new Percept neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy. The new technology will help doctors personalize your DBS stimulation and it can also track when you take your meds to give you the best outcomes.

*Links to previously recorded meetings*: