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EAST TEXAS SUPPORT GROUPS

Page Updated:  2/19/13

ATHENS, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Athens  - (Call to see if this group is meeting - Location Pending)
2:00 p.m.
Meets 1st Wednesday every alternate month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. - No December Meeting)
Location:  TBA   
Facilitator:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
 or call 903-596-3618 for more information
*Non-APDA affiliated support group

CARTHAGE, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Carthage - (Call to see if this group is meeting - Location pending)
1:30 p.m.
Meets 4th Tuesday every alternate month (Mar., May, Jul., Sept., Nov. - No December Meeting)
Location:  TBA
Leaders:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
 or call 903-596-3618 for more information
*Non-APDA affiliated support group

GREENVILLE, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Greenville
6:00 p.m.
Meets every 2nd Thursday of every month
Location:  Hunt Regional Medical Center @ Greenville, 4215 E. Joe Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, TX
Leader:  Terri Rodriguez at (903) 455-5002, 6525 Woodchuck, Greenville, TX
Email:  N/A

Or contact Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
*APDA non-affiliated support group

HENDERSON, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Henderson - (Call to make sure that this group is meeting)
2:00 p.m.
Meets every 1st Thursday of every alternate month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. - No Meeting in December)
Location:  ETMC (Founders Room), 300 Wilson St., Henderson, TX
Leader:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org

*APDA non-affiliated support group

LONGVIEW, TX

Pineywoods Parkinson's Disease Support Group
5:30 p.m.
Meets every 4th Thursday of the month except for December
Pinetree Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 2132 Dundee Rd., Longview, TX
Leaders:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC (903) 596-3618 or Roy White (903) 240-3327
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org

*Non-APDA affiliated support group

LUFKIN, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Lufkin
2:00 p.m.
Meets 4th Wednesday every alternate month (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct. - No December Meeting)
Woodland Heights Medical Center, 302 Medical Park Dr., Suite 103, Lufkin, TX
Leaders:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC

Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org

*Non-APDA affiliated support group

MINEOLA, TX

Parkinson's Support Group of Mineola, Texas
12:00 or 5:30 p.m. (This may change from time to time accomodate for speakers, so please call for appropriate times)
Meets every 3rd Monday of each month
Broad Street Church of Christ, Broad Street, Mineola, Texas
Facilitators:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC or call 903-596-3618 for more information or Betty Carr at bcarr@banktexas.org

Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org

*Non-APDA affiliated support group

NACOGDOCHES, TX

Parkinson's Support Group of Nacogdoches, Texas - (Call to check to see if this group is meeting - Location & Time Pending)
Time:  TBA
When:  TBA

Location:  TBA
Leader:  TBA
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org or call 903-596-3618 for more information

*APDA non-affiliated support group

PARIS, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Paris
11:30 a.m.
Meets every 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location:  Sirloin Stockade Restaurant, 3525 NE Loop 286, Paris, TX
Leader:  Jack Dodd at (903) 632-5436
Email:  jackd@1starnet.com

Or contact Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
*APDA non-affiliated support group

PITTSBURG, TX  (COMING IN SPRING/SUMMER 2012)

SHERMAN, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Sherman
1:30 p.m.
Meets every 1st Tuesday of every month
Location:  Texoma Council of Governments Building, Texoma Room, 1117 Gallagher Dr., Sherman, TX
Leader:  Judy Conner at (903) 813-3575
Email:  jconner@texoma.cog.tx.us

Or contact Kelly Pierson, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
*APDA non-affiliated support group

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX

Sulphur Springs Parkinson's Disease Support Group
6:00 p.m.
Meets every 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location:  Steps 2 Strides, 614 Bill Bradford Rd., #101, Sulphur Springs, TX
Leader:  Rachell Harris
Email:  rachell.harris@steps2strides.com

Or contact Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Email:  kmboutin@etmc.org
*APDA non-affiliated support group

TEXARKANA, TX

Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Texarkana
1:30 p.m.
Meets 2nd Wednesday every month
Health South Rehab Hospital, 12th & Olive St.
Leaders:  Nancy Bailey - Southwest Arkansas Area Aging/Magnolia, AR (870-234-7410 or 800-272-2127) Email:  nbailey@aaaswa.net

*Non-APDA affiliated support group

TYLER, TX

Parkinsonians of East Texas (P.E.T.)
2:00 p.m.
East Texas Medical Center - Pavilion Room #1 on 801 Clinic Drive, Tyler, TX
Monthly, 4th Thursday (Except for February & November:  2/27/13 & 11/21/13)
New guest speakers on selective topics of interest to all Parkinson's Disease patients
For more information, call Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Leader:  Opal Slusser (903-845-3276) or Bud Wulf (903-561-3939)
*APDA non-affiliated support group

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) Support Group - (For PD patients usually less than 60 years of age & still employed)
6:00 p.m.
East Texas Medical Center - Pavilion on 801 Clinic Drive, Tyler, TX
Monthly, Usually 3rd Thursday (Except for April, June, September & October:  4/16/13, 6/13/13, 9/12/13 & 9/10/13)
New guest speakers on selective topics of interest to all Parkinson's Disease patients alternate months (Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., Dec.)
For more information, call Kelly M. Boutin at (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
Leader:  Kelly M. Boutin, CCRC
*ADPA affiliated support group

DBS Interest Group - (By Invitation Only)
11:30 p.m.
ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Dr., Tyler, TX
Thursday, 3/14/13 - Thursday, 5/30/13 - Monday, 11/11/13
"Celebration of Living" - August 2013 (Held at ETMC Pavilion - By Invitation Only)
New guest speakers on selective topics of interest to all Parkinson's Disease patients who want to learn more about DBS Therapy
Leader:  Kelly Boutin, CCRC - APDA Parkinson's Coordinator and Helen Cassel, RN, NP-C
For more information, call (903) 596-3618 or (866) 491-2732
EMAIL:  kmboutin@etmc.org
NOTE:  This group is designed for PD patients who have had DBS surgery or planning to have in the future and would like additional information first-hand from DBS patients.
*APDA non-affiliated support group