Support Groups

Exercise and Support Groups

No matter where you live in South Dakota, Parkinson's disease exercise &
support groups welcome your attendance.

There are support groups in Aberdeen, Brookings, Canton, Huron, Luverne, Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Viborg, Watertown, and Yankton. Before you plan to attend, check with the support group coordinator for location and to ensure the group’s plans haven’t been altered by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.


Below, you will find a detailed listing of the support groups that are available to help.

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2nd Thursday of the Month | 1:30pm Parkside Retirement Community 1324 12th Avenue SE Contact: Christa Weber 605-622-5717


1st Thursday of the Month | 1:30pm First Bank & Trust, Lower Level Room 520 6th St Contact: Marly or Wendell Thompson 605-692-9189


3rd Tuesday of the Month | 3pm Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center 440 N. Hiawatha Drive Contact: Melissa Schutte & Andrea Flyger 605-764-1480


4th Wednesday of the Month | 1:30pm HRMC Legacy Plaza Auditorium 4th Street & Kansus Avenue Contact: Jenny Sorben 605-352-8241


1st Thursday of the Month | 2:00pm Poplar Creek Care Center Contact: Dianne Karlstad 507-530-3307


Contact: Laurie Young


2nd Saturday of the Month | 1:00pm West Hills Village 255 Texas Street Contact: Laurie VanHeukelem 605-348-4787 Mary Mastel 605-791-0714


3rd Wednesday of the Month* | 1:00pm Edith Sanford Cancer Center 1309 W 17th Street Contact: Lori Jones 605-328-4227 *Except August & December Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2:30pm Avera Therapy/Support Group 810 East 23rd Street Contact: Stephanie Myers or Matt Leedom 605-322-5150 2nd Thursday of the Month | 1:15 pm Women Living with PD First Presbyterian Church 2300 S West Avenue Contact: Mary Tidwell 605-338-9365 Parkinson's Care Partner Support 3rd Thursday. | 11:00 am Avera Education Center 2nd Floor Conference Room 810 East 23rd Street Contact: Patty (605) 201-3790


1st Wenesday | 11:30am WeCare (Sanford) 20 S Plum Contact: Jill Smolczyk 605-677-3590


2nd Tuesday of the Month | 2pm Pioneer Memorial Hospital Conference Room 2 315 N Washington Contact: Amanda Marts 605-326-3009


2nd Wednesday of the Month | 2pm Edgewood Senior Living 901 14th Ave NE Contact: Glenda Meyer & Liz Nutsch 605-881-0610


*No meetings at this time.


3rd Wednesday | 7:00pm St. John Lutheran Church Contact: Kathi Eisenbeis & Sally Wolf

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