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Mission for Movement (formerly Capital Area Parkinson’s Activities Committee)

We, people with Parkinson's Disease and our community, offer support, resources, and connections for everyone.

Louisiana Parkinson’s Support Groups
Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, meeting dates and venue locations may change. Please contact the group leader before attending a meeting for the first time to verify date, time, and location.
Will update ASAP – No group at present time
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library
Meetings: 3rd Thursday at 1:00 pm (except June & December) 
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, 
Baton Rouge, LA, 70810 
Sally Palmer: 225-773-7892,
Greg Palmer: 225-772-3441,
Movers & Shakers of Baton Rouge
Sage Rehabilitation
Meetings: 4th Saturday at 10:00am – 12:00pm
6313 Picardy Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
Contact: Randy LeBlanc: 225-933-8294 or
Contact: Carmen Higgins: 225-936-1569 or
Facebook: Movers and Shakers of Baton Rouge
Krav Maga / Rock Steady Boxing
Meetings: 1st Friday of the month at 1pm.
2640 N. Hwy 190, Suite A
Covington 70433
Contact: Pat Thompson: 949-322-3815 or
Meetings: Not meeting at present time.
Contact: Mickey Roye: 985-974-3080 or
Harahan: Parkinson's Circle of Friends
The Blake at Colonial Club Senior Living Facility
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday each month @ 1pm
7904 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, LA, 70123
Contact: Susan Sapir-Fields: 504-432-0006 or
Contact: Michelle Lane: 504-952-6659 or
Terrebonne General Medical Center Parkinson’s Group
Terrebonne General Medical Center
8166 W. Main Street, Houma, LA, 70360
Contact: Alexis Westerman, LMSW  985-850-6043 or
City Club in River Ranch
Meetings: 3rd Monday at 6:00pm
1100 Camellia Blvd.
Lafayette, LA
Contact: Patrice Williams: 985-397-3648 or or
Lake Charles
Humana Market Place
Meetings: 3rd Thursday at 1:00pm (Every 3 months)
3625 Nelson Rd Suite B.
Lake Charles, LA, 70605
Contact: Eligha Guillory Jr., (337) 310-0083 
Contact: Sandy McNeeley Duhon (337) 515-9341
The Jim Altick Parkinson's Support Group
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday at 12:00pm (light lunch), 1:00pm presenter/program
2816 Deborah Dr., Monroe, LA, 71201
Contact: Cynthia Montcalm, LPC, LMFT: 318-348-1296
Morgan City
Bayou Vista Branch Library
Meetings: 2nd or 3rd Tuesday every 3 months (4 support groups a year)
1325 Bellview Street, Morgan City, LA, 70380
Contact: Mary Ann Adams: 985-395-9949 or
New Orleans
Touro Infirmary – Meeting Room Varies
Meetings: 3rd Monday at 3:00pm
401 Foucher St.
New Orleans, LA, 70115
Contact: Stephanie Gioe, Frannie Bienvenue or Keith Randazzo at 504-897-8135
Lamb Of God Lutheran Church
Meetings: 1st Wednesday at 6:30PM
57210 Allen Road
Slidell, LA
Contact: Mark Ellerman or
Community Trust Bank 
Meetings: Every 6 weeks at 10:00am
Community Room 1511
N. Trenton St.
Ruston, LA, 71270
Contacts: Bill Attebery: 318-255-2805
People with Parkinson’s & Care Partners Support Group
Meetings: 2nd Friday at 1:00pm
Willis-Knighton Eye Institute Auditorium
2611 Greenwood Rd.
Shreveport, LA, 71103
Contact: 318-212-2720
Westlake Recreation Center
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each Month @ 6pm
1221 Sampson St
Westlake, LA
Contact: Rick Johnston (337)842-2211
Louisiana Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Groups
Note: These support groups are to support the caregiver of a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease
Lake Charles (Caregivers Only)
Humana Market Place
Meetings: 3rd Thursday at 1:00pm (Every 3 months)
*Caregivers meet in separate room from person with Parkinson’s
3625 Nelson Rd Suite B.
Lake Charles, LA, 70605
Contact: Sandy Duhon: (337) 515-9341 or
Exercise and Wellness Classes
Baton Rouge
Dance for PD
Powell-Moise School of Dance
Thursdays, 9:30am-10:45am
2016 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Contact: Susan Perlis,
(225) 766-8379
Free to attend
Dance for PD
Neuromedical Center6th Floor
First Saturday of every month, 2:00pm-3:15pm
10101 Park Rowe Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Contact: Susan Perlis, (225) 766-8379, susan,
Free to attend
Sage Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services
Fridays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
8313 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Contact: Brittany Walker
(225) 906-4097 First class is FREE Then $5 per class
Modified Tai Chi
During LSU’s Fall and Spring Semesters – School of Kinesiology, LSU
University United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
3350 Dalrymple Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Contact: Jan M Hondzinski
(225) 578-9144
B.R. Moving Forward with Parkinson’s
Fit 365 in Drusilla Shopping Center
Mon and Wed at 11:00 am Tues and Thurs at 11:00 am
Contact: Gina Stonich, (225) 802-2307,
Rock Steady Boxing
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am – 9:30am
2640 Highway 190 (3rd Street)
Covington, LA 70430
Dry Prong
Rock Steady Boxing 
B22 Fit (indoor walking court)
Meets every Tuesday & Thursday 
801 Grove Street 
Dry Prong, LA
318-446-7400 8:30-9:30am
Rock Steady Boxing
Rise Physical Therapy
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Rodi or Kerry, 337-261-9188
 Lake Charles
 Walking Group
 Prien Lake Mall (meet up at the food court) 
Thursdays at 2pm 
Walk (just starting out) for ten minutes and build from there. 
Eljay Foundation Luncheons 
Fourth Thursday of the month. 
Contact: Peggy Woodson (337)496-4941,
Exercise Class
Tue and Thu at 2:30 pm
East Jefferson General Hospital
3726 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
Contact: Tina Gunaldo, (504) 503-6868
Dance for P
Monday from 10:30 am - 11:45 am September through May
Call for more information
Room 3 Pontiff Playground
1521 Palm St
Metairie, LA 70001
Contact: Millette White
(504) 522-0996 ext. 213
Rock Steady Boxing
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Baudry Therapy Center 504-840-0150
2620 Metairie Lawn Dr Metairie, LA 70002 Contact: Tom Douglass
(504) 416-4360
Contact: Greg Roniger
(504) 237-5105
A Comprehensive Training Program for professionals, staff, and caregivers that provide services to individuals with Parkinson's Disease, provide virtual seminars to students and the community-at-large and answer individual queries relating to Parkinson's Disease.
Location: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA – Meeting online
For more information, contact Anita Sharma at   Website:
New Orleans
Dance for PD®
Wednesdays at 11:00 am
JCC Uptown
5342 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
Contact: Millette White, (504) 522-0996 x213
LOUD for Life
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA
For more information, contact Rachel Rayes at
Louisiana Tech University
Music & Movement with the Parkinson Resource Center
Contact Donna Hood,
Louisiana Tech University (
North LA Parkinson's Chorale
Louisiana Tech University
Singing for enjoyment open to those with PD and care partners. Led by music faculty at Louisiana Tech University.
Ruston, LA 71270-2567
Contact Donna Hood at or 318-257- 4287
Rock Steady Boxing
Louisiana Tech University Location: Ruston, LA 71272
For more information, contact Skylar Temple at 318-257-4634 or
Ochsner Therapy and Wellness 104 Medical Center Drive Slidell, LA 70461
Phone: 985-646-5926 Fax: 985-646-5922
Physician’s Referral needed to set up appointment
Dancing for PD
Mandeville Community Center
Tuesdays 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Contact: Ellen Winchell
Rock Steady Boxing
For more information contact
BHP Billton YMCA  @ (318)674-9635 or
Raymond Lee
Thibodeaux Regional Fitness Center
Monday – Pedal for Parkinson’s
Tuesday – Parkinson’s Yoga
Thursday – Strength and Balance
All programs begin at 11am
726 N. Acadia Road
Thibodeaux, LA 70301
Contact: Louise Johnson
updated  8/9/2023 ml
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