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Classes & Groups

The following programs and services are offered to our members without charge due to the generosity of individual donors, corporate sponsors, receipt of grants and fundraising efforts of the American Parkinson Disease Association- Greater St. Louis Chapter.

Aquatic Exercise Classes

Special water exercise classes for people with PD focus on increased comfort, improving balance, increased range of motion, strengthen and tone muscles, improve functional mobility, improved quality of life, and decrease feelings of isolation. Sessions last for one hour and run for a 10 week session, one time per week.

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Exercise Classes

Special exercise classes for people with PD focus on improving balance, posture, functional mobility, and self-help skills.

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Support Groups

Monthly support groups offer people with PD and their care partners the opportunity to exchange thoughts and share concerns and solutions to problems. A special group is designed for those under the age 50.

Parkinson Education Programs (PEP)

The American Parkinson Disease Association- Greater St. Louis Chapter offers quarterly informational conferences, led by qualified healthcare professionals, for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners & other family members, and health providers, and anyone else who is interested in attending. The topics for PEP meetings vary according to the needs and requests of the Parkinson community in our area. Visit the PEP Talks page for a list of previous meeting topics & speakers.


PD 101 is an individual session led by Debbie Guyer, Executive Director of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the APDA, for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the last two years. Visit the PD101 page for more information.

APDA Webinar Series

The APDA has recently launched a webinar series. To view archived presentations, as well as upcoming events, visit the Webinar page.


Our organization offers free quarterly newsletters. To sign up to receive one, or for more information, visit the Newsletter page


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