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Parkinson Society British Columbia has a network of more than 50 volunteer-led support groups throughout BC. We maintain ongoing contact with the groups to provide support, current information and resources.

The benefits of belonging to a Support Group include
  • Providing people with Parkinson's, their caregivers and families an opportunity to meet in a friendly, supportive setting.
  • Offering a place to share with others who are experiencing similar difficulties. There is comfort in knowing you are not alone in your struggle.
  • Access to a variety of local professionals with knowledge of Parkinson's and related healthcare concerns who may periodically come to meetings.
  • Exercise sessions (in certain groups only).

Find a support group in your area

Cariboo

100 Mile House
Public Health – 100 Mile Hospital
3rd Tuesday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Quesnel
Aveline Place Clubhouse
490 Lewis Drive
2nd Wednesday of each month
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fraser Valley

Abbotsford
Matsqui/Abbotsford Recreation Centre
3106 Clearbrook Road
1st Monday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chilliwack
Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
2nd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Langley
Douglas Recreation Centre
20550 Douglas Crescent
3rd Friday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Langley (YOPD & Young at Heart)
Willoughby Community Centre at Langley Events Centre
7888 200 Street
3rd Sunday of each month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
Ridge Meadows Senior Centre (Activity Room)
12148 224 Street, Maple Ridge
2nd Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows (Caregivers)
Fraserview Village Community Hall
22610 116 Avenue, Maple Ridge
1st Thursday of each month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information, please contact PSBC

Kootenay

Cranbrook
Heritage Inn
803 Cranbrook Street North
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July, August or December)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Kootenay Lake East Shore
Community Corner Building, Crawford Bay Park
1st Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nelson
Kiwanis Villa
700 Gordon Road
3rd Tuesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Sparwood/Elk Valley (Switches each month)
Sparwood Public Library
110 Pine Street
3rd Wednesday of each month
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

OR 

Senior Citizens Drop-In Center
562 3 Ave, Fernie
3rd Monday of each month
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Trail/Castlegar
Colander Restaurant
1475 Cedar Avenue, Trail
3rd Tuesday of each month
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lower Mainland

Burnaby
Confederation Park Community Centre
4585 Albert Street
2nd Monday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Burnaby (Chinese Speaking)
Crystal Mall, Ching Seen Centre
4500 Kingsway, 2nd Floor
3rd Saturday of each month (no meeting in August and December)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coquitlam
Tri-Cities (Caregivers)

Residences at Belvedere
750 Delestre Avenue (Near Our Lady of Fatima Parish on the corner of Delestre Ave and Walker St.)
2nd Thursday of each month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Coquitlam
Tri-Cities

Eagle Ridge United Church
2813 Glen Drive
3rd Monday of each month
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

New Westminster
Century House
620 8th Street
1st Tuesday of each month (no meeting in January, July and August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Richmond (Caregivers)
Minoru Place Activity Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
3rd Wednesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Richmond
Minoru Senior's Centre
7660 Minoru Gate
2nd Monday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tsawwassen
Kin Village Community Centre
5410 10th Avenue, Delta
3rd Monday of each month
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Vancouver Arbutus
Tapestry at Arbutus Walk, Media Room
2799 Yew Street (near 12th Avenue)
2nd Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vancouver (Caregivers)
Sunrise Senior Living
999 West 57th Avenue (4th floor)
3rd Thursday of each month
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vancouver (Newly Diagnosed)
Parkinson Society British Columbia
600-890 West Pender Street
1st Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Vancouver West Side
St. Mary's Anglican Church
2490 West 37th Avenue
Last Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Vancouver Working Professionals with PD
Law Courts Inn – Downtown Vancouver
800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor
2nd Tuesday of each month
Informal lunch

West Vancouver (Caregivers)
Amica at West Vancouver
659 Clyde Avenue
4th Wednesday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

White Rock
Crescent Gardens Retirement Community
1222 King George Blvd., South Surrey
2nd Monday of each month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Nechako

Prince George
Spruce Capital Senior's Recreation Centre
3701 Rainbow Drive 
2nd Saturday of each month
2:00 pm

North Coast/Northeast

Terrace
McDonald's Restaurant (Community Room)
4740 Lakelsie Avenue
3rd Friday of each month
1 pm

Fort St. John
McDonald's Restaurant
10920 Alaska Road North
Last Wednesday of each month
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sunshine Coast

Powell River
United Church (Activity Hall)
6932 Crofton Street
2nd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

South Sunshine Coast/Sechelt
St. Hilda's Church
5838 Barnacle Street
3rd Thursday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:15 am – 11:45 am

Quadra Island
Community Centre
West Road, Quathiaski Cove
3rd Tuesday of each month
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Thompson/Okanagan

Kamloops
Desert Gardens Senior Centre
540 Seymour Street
3rd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July, August and December)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Kelowna
First Mennonite Church
1305 Gordon Drive
1st Thursday of each month 
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kelowna (Caregivers)
Sandalwood Retirement Resort
580 Yates Road
4th Friday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – noon

Osoyoos/Oliver
Sunnybank Centre
6553 Park Drive, Oliver
1st Monday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Penticton
The Concorde
3235 Skaha Lake Road
1st Monday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Salmon Arm
United Church
450 Okanagan Avenue
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
9:50 am – 11:30 am

Vernon
People Place
6-3402 27th Avenue
3rd Thursday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vancouver Island

Campbell River
Baptist Church
260 Dogwood Street South
2nd Wednesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Courtenay/Comox
Stevenson Place
1683 Balmoral Avenue
4th Tuesday of each month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duncan/Cowichan Valley
United Church (Fellowship Room)
246 Ingram Street
Last Monday of each month (no meeting in July, August and December)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nanaimo
Nanaimo Alliance Church
1609 Meredith Road
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July or August)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Parksville/Qualicum
St. Columba Presbyterian Church
921 Wembley Road, Parksville
1st Tuesday of each month
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Parksville/Qualicum (Caregivers)
Parksville Community Conference Centre
132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville
3rd Tuesday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:00 am – noon

Port Alberni
Smitty's Restaurant
3426 3rd Avenue
1st Monday of each month (no meeting in July and August)
10:30 am – noon

Victoria
For information on Victoria Support Groups, please visit: Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre

Yukon

There is currently no support group in the Yukon Region.


Interested in starting a new group?

If you are interested in starting a new support group in this area, please contact us at:

604.662.3240 | 1.800.668.3330 | Email

ONLINE

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)
Parkinson Society British Columbia is offering an online YOPD support group facilitated by Myriame Lépine Lyons. 

A valid internet connection will be required to participate.

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:00pm – 8:30pm

You must register to attend this support group by contacting:

Myriame Lépine Lyons 
mlepinelyons@parkinson.bc.ca or 1 800 668 3330


Carepartner Support Group
This new monthly online support group is especially geared for individuals who care for someone with Parkinson’s disease. Whether you are a spouse, partner, adult child, or friend, Parkinson Society British Columbia invites you to join our growing online community of support.

A valid internet connection will be required to participate.

3rd Wednesday of each month beginning September 20, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am

You must register to attend this support group by contacting:

Myriame Lépine Lyons 
mlepinelyons@parkinson.bc.ca or 1 800 668 3330