Support Groups

Our caring experts lead a wide range of support groups to help you and your loved ones handle medical challenges.

Manhattan Parkinson’s Support Groups
Geared to individuals to discuss living with Parkinson’s disease, we offer both open forum and invited speakers. 
Date and Time: Second Thursday of the month, 2 pm to 4 pm
Contact: Sheree Loftus, PhD, at 212- 844-8482

Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group
This group is designed for individuals who were diagnosed with Parkinson’s before age 55. 
Date and Time: Second Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Sheree Loftus, PhD, at 212- 844-8482

Movers and Shakers Group
People who are still working are welcome.
Date and Time: Various, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Sheree Loftus, PhD, at 212- 844-8482

Neurology

Adult Dystonia Support Group is a support group for patients with dystonia. The group was started in 2000 and is the only group of its type in New York City.
Date and Time: please call for information on dates, times, and location.
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at 212- 844-6134 or email BIMCMovDis@chpnet.org or Pam Sloate at pamsloate@yahoo.com

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Candidacy Support Group is open to all people who are considering DBS surgery. The meetings include both speakers and open discussion forums.
Date and Time: Please call for information on dates, times, and location.
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP at 212- 844-6134 or email BIMCMovDis@chpnet.org

Men’s Parkinson’s Support Group was started in 2008 and is designed to specifically address the needs of men living with Parkinson’s. The meetings include both speakers and open discussion forums.
Date and Time: First Monday of the month, with some exceptions, 2 pm to 4 pm. Please call for information on date, time, and location.
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Joan Miravite, FNP, at 212-844-6134 or email BIMCMovDis@chpnet.org

Parkinson’s Caregiver’s Support Groups specifically address the needs of caregivers with Parkinson’s patients. The meetings include invited speakers and open forums for discussion. We require registration and a brief phone interview prior to attendance.
Date and Time: Please contact Rita Golub, LCSW, for more information on date, time and location.
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Rita Golub, LCSW at 646- 335-2600 or email golub60@aol.com

Tri-State Ataxia Support Group is the Department’s newest support group. The group is being designed as an open forum for support and discussion on any new techniques/treatments being offered.
Date and Time: Please contact Denise Mitchell for information on dates, times, and location.
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Denise Mitchell at MarkMeghan2@gmail.com or Kathy Gingerelli at kgingerelli@msn.com

Essential Tremor Support Group for patients with Essential Tremor
The group was started in 2009 and is the only group of its type in the Tri-State area. The meetings include invited speakers and open forums for discussion.
Date and Time: First Thursday of every month, 1 pm to 3 pm
Location: Mount Sinai Downtown-Union Square, 5th Floor, Levy Conference Room, Room 5K04
Contact: Margaret Mackey at 212-673-8207 or peggymackey@nyc.rr.com