Parkinson's Disease Support Group

If you are living with Parkinson’s disease, or another neurological condition, you might feel isolated from your peers and looking for support. At Decatur County Hospital, we believe that support for community members living with these conditions should be accessible, and improve your quality of life. Because of this belief, we are proud to host a monthly Parkinson’s disease support group for community members living with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions.

Each month at Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa, our Neurologist, Dr. Maher Loutfi, MD, and our Patient Advocate, Jen Barker, COTA, LPN, will host a Parkinson’s disease support group for those living with neurological conditions, and their caregivers. If you are living with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, neuropathy, epilepsy, seizures, or other conditions, you are welcome to join this group to discuss coping strategies and treatments, and to connect with others in the same situation.

During each gathering, Dr. Loutfi and our Patient Advocate, Jen Barker, will facilitate conversation to talk about living with a neurological condition, and line up guest speakers. Group members will have an opportunity to share coping strategies for surviving the day-to-day reality of living with a neurological condition.  This group is FREE to anyone who RSVPs, and a meal will be provided. Meetings will be held on Thursday during the 3rd full week of each month. The meal will be served starting at 5:00 pm, and group discussion will start at 5:30 pm.

2021 Meeting Dates:

  • Thursday, May 20
  • Thursday, June 24
  • Thursday, July 22
  • Thursday, August 19
  • Thursday, September 30
  • Thursday, October 21
  • Thursday, November 18
  • Thursday, December 16

To learn more, and sign up to attend the monthly meetings, call Jen Barker, Patient Advocate, at 641-446-2229. If you are living with a neurological condition and looking to receive personal care close to home, call the DCH Outpatient Clinic at 641-446-2285 to schedule a consultation with our Neurologist, Dr. Maher Loutfi, MD.

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A photo shows Jen Bark, Patient Advocate at Decatur County Hospital