Our Mission
Socialization ~ Education ~ Sharing ~ Hope ~ Empowerment ~ Motivation ~ Action

We extend a helping hand to offer hope and wellness to all those impacted by Parkinson’s throughout the Hudson Valley. We embrace all people living with Parkinson’s, their care partners, family, and friends.

Serving the Mid-Hudson Valley since 1985, the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley fulfills its mission of education, support, and advocacy in three ways:

  • Monthly meetings with expert speakers, free educational materials, and social time.
  • A monthly newsletter with timely articles on the newest in research, tips for independent living, and upcoming events.
  • Special programs and our annual fund-raiser, “Walk Over Water”, that promotes awareness, expands our knowledge, and creates positive

Mission Reflections

“This meeting was terrific! I finally understood what my doctor has been telling me.”

“We understand each other like no one free of this disease can.”

“I think I may have helped someone today…. So ‘thank you’ for sending (a member) to me. I don’t feel so helpless anymore….”

“My family and I take part in the “Walk Over Water” every year! We love it! The music, the booths, the people – we just have a great time together for a great cause. We like that all the money goes to the Parkinson’s Foundation for research. That’s a good feeling.”

“Parkinson’s can also bring you a gift. The members of the Mid-Hudson Parkinson’s Support Group are excellent examples of “fighting the fight…together”. Thank you for this gift.” – Person with Parkinson’s for 21 years

“I am always looking for a way to help others with Parkinson’s and (helping in) your class (physical therapy doctoral students) offered a window to the future. They were great and made me feel welcome and useful. Those are rare emotions for those of us with PD. Their knowledge offers hope for Parkinson’s patients.” – Person with Parkinson’s for almost 30 years

A neurologist gives a presentation at a monthly meeting of the PDSGMHV.

Mission Statement

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of the Mid-Hudson Valley (PDSGMHV) provides moral support and fellowship to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their families and care partners. PDSGMHV raises awareness and disseminates information regarding Parkinson’s Disease and acts as a resource center for members and others who would like to know more about Parkinson’s.