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Neurological Classes & Support Groups

EvergreenHealth offers many resources for our patients and their families. Our Neurological Classes and Support Groups are geared at those recovering from, or living with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's Disease, MS, and stroke. We also offer support for those caring for loved ones living with those conditions.


Neuro-Nutrition Class

An interactive class and discussion group to learn more about how to:

  • Plan a good basic diet that provides the nutrition your body needs
  • Understand the calories needed to achieve or maintain a reasonable weight
  • Develop eating strategies to prevent GI issues like constipation and slow digestion
  • Schedule meals for best medication action
  • Protect your energy by planning and preparing meals

Class is for: people with all neurological disorders

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month either in-person or virtual offerings, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Fee: Free

Available dates and online registration

From-the-Ground-Up Strength and Flexibility

A mostly-mat based class designed to give a safe and effective workout. Class includes elements of yoga, tai chi, dumbbell exercise and exercise bands.

Class is for: people with neurological disorders such as MS, Parkinson's and stroke

Meets Mondays 2–3 p.m.

Fee: $20 for each four-week session

Available dates and online registration

Dance for Parkinson's

Join the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD® class to stretch and strengthen your body and use eyes, ears and touch to control movement through dance. Come prepared to move with live accompaniment and discover how exhilarating it is to dance - mentally, spiritually and physically. No dance experience necessary to participate. Learn more about Dance for Parkinson's

Meets on Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., for 8 weeks.

You can pre-register by calling (206) 518-5232, or register in person on your first day of class. Drop ins are welcome.

Fee: Free

Therapeutic Yoga for MS - Videos

Restore, renew and regenerate your energy. Therapeutic Yoga for MS develops mind-body awareness, stability, coordination, balance and calms your nervous system. Follow our videos in the comfort of your home.

View therapeutic yoga videos

Tremolos - Choir for Parkinson's

Please come enjoy 60 minutes of vocal exercises, fun and familiar tunes, and the camaraderie of PwP, care partners, family and friends. Please register via or via Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation,

Date: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Zoom.

Fee: Call for details
Contact: Judi Spencer, (425) 394-9244;

Support Groups

Living Mindfully with Chronic Illness

Support group for those wanting to live mindfully and with self-compassion. See website for more information

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6–7 p.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth, Room Tan 134, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland 98034

Fee: Free
To register, or for more information, call (425) 296-2705 or email

Living Well After Stroke

Join other stroke survivors and their care partners to support each other through recovery and learn valuable information about secondary stroke prevention.

Fee: Free
Group meets the first Wednesday of each month.
2–3 p.m.
Call (425) 899-3000 for location information

Parkinson's Care Partner Support Group

This support group is dedicated for family members or friends who have assumed the role of caregiver for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorder.

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Zoom.

Fee: No Charge
Contact: For more information or Zoom link - Sarah Winter, MSW, LICSW, (206) 946-6517

Women Living with Parkinson's

Though Parkinson’s disease is often associated with men, there are a great many women who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Women living with Parkinson’s have their own unique experiences, concerns and needs. Our women-centered support group provides as supportive environment to discuss topics and concerns with others who understand and can relate to your experiences.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Internet via web-conferencing.

Fee: No Charge
Contact: Pam Salas, BSN, RN: or T. Crandall, MSW:, (425) 899-5383

Men's PD Support Group

Feeling like your world is a little out of control? Your body and brain are in a conspiracy not to work together and make your life miserable? Come join other men with Parkinson’s Disease and other Parkinson’s Disease-related disorders to explore what is happening to our minds and bodies as we look for ways to cope and to thrive in spite of our limitations.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Time: 3–4:30 p.m.
Location: Contact Brad Tyson, PsyD for details:

Fee: No Charge

Kirkland MS Self-Help Group

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth Tan Room 117
Contact: Susan: (425) 822-0462 or Karen:
No registration required

Eastside MS Self-Help Group

Find comfort and strength with your peers as you learn new information and tips to get more out of your life. Guest speakers from many disciplines and areas of interest educate us each month.

Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Time: 9:30–11 a.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Room Red 552/554
Contact: Jerry Weiser (425) 868-6810

National MS Society Northwest Chapter Self-Help Groups

More than 40 self-help groups across Western and Central Washington, Montana, and Alaska give people with MS the chance to meet and talk with others who share their challenges and successes. The chapter also sponsors groups serving those with specific interests, such as caregivers, LGBT, men, mothers, and young adults.

For more information about self-help groups in your area:

Greater Northwest MS Telephone Support Group

Sponsored by National MS Society Northwest Chapter.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1–2 p.m.
Contact: 1 (888) 279-3775, code 4001#

One-to-One Peer Connections

MS affects everyone differently- that’s why it is important to have someone who understands to support you.

Through the Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has "been there" and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. You can connect with your peer via one-on-one ongoing telephone calls, email conversations or messages within our online community.

To find out more, please call 1 (800) 344-4867 and press option 1, or visit