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Parkinson Education and Support Group of Sussex County

Our Vision

To improve services available to treat Parkinson’s on the Delmarva Peninsula, we have identified four key capabilities that are essential – medical, therapy and exercise, mental health and whole patient oversight – in establishing a “virtuous cycle” of care. Viewed together these capabilities constitute a small but complete Parkinson’s clinic capable of meeting many or most of the needs of people with Parkinson’s. Participating in these programs should slow down the progression of the individual’s Parkinson’s condition, improve health outcomes and the individual’s quality of life, and permit people with Parkinson’s to stay in their homes longer. The Sussex County Parkinson Education and Support Group has used the funds raised at the 2013 “Walk on the Boardwalk” to jump start the “virtuous cycle” and will continue to build upon the 2013 accomplishments through future fundraising activities. 

Click HERE to read more about our vision.

Group Meeting Information

  • Day:  1st Monday of each month
  • Time:  Social (1:30 -2:00 p.m.) Meeting 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Lutheran Church of Our Savior
  • Address:  20276 Bay Vista Rd. 19971 (behind Big Fish Grill on Southbound Rt. 1)


Guest Speakers attend our monthly meeting to present up to date information on: Medicare, Nutrition, Aging in Place, Elder Law, Home Health Care, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Mental Health & Depression and Specialized Care for the Person with Parkinson’s. Information is provided by medical professionals with Parkinson Disease experience.


Everyone is busy keeping up with the activities to get ready for the long winter ahead! We need to remember to plan to participate in the events prepared for us by our fellow members. Some activities include:


Meetings: The 1st Monday monthly session begins with a social catch-up at 1:30pm followed by our education session starting at 2pm. The Lutheran Church of Our Savior Church, 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth, Delaware 19971 (behind "The Big Fish Grill" on Southbound Rte. 1) is our location. Please join us!




A Movement Disorder Specialist is a neurologist who has received additional training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Movement disorder specialists will work with other members of your care team to optimize your overall health.

There are several movement disorder specialists and movement disorder centers within a few hours of the Delmarva area. This listing is solely provided as a resource for locating a movement disorder specialist within the region. It is not meant to be an endorsement by neither the Parkinson's Education and Support Group of Sussex County nor the Delmarva Parkinson's Alliance. 

In Delaware -

Dr. Justin Martello, Christiana Care Neurology, 774 Christiana Road, Newark, 302-623-3017.

In Maryland -

Dr. Zoltan Mari, Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, 601 N. Caroline Street #5604, Baltimore, 410-955-8795.

Dr. Joseph Savitt, University of Maryland Parkinson's Disease Disorders Center, 16 Eutaw Street, Baltimore, 410-328-4323.

Dr. Shawn Smyth, Sinai Hospital, 2411 W. Belvedere Avenue, Suite 202, Baltimore, 410-367-7600.

Dr. Stephen Grill, Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center of Maryland, 8180 Lark Brown Road, Suite 101, Elkridge, 443-755-0030.

Dr. Karl Maki, Annapolis Neurology Associates, 122 Defense Highway, Suite 210, Annapolis, 410-266-9694.

In Pennsylvania -

University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Parkinson’s Disease & Movements Disorder Center, Philadelphia, 215-829-7273

Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, Philadelphia, 215-955-6000

In Washington, DC -

Georgetown University Movement Disorders Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, 7th Floor, 202-444-8525