About Us

"When I was diagnosed in 2010, I didn't know anyone else locally that had the disease. It was my hope that by telling my story, others would join me in this journey. Thankfully, they have." — George Manahan 

OUR STORY

The West Virginia Parkinson’s Support Network is a loosely affiliated organization of support groups in the state that promotes Parkinson’s-specific information, events and services in West Virginia. The website was created by George Manahan, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010.

The Charleston Parkinson’s Support Group, which manages the West Virginia Parkinson’s Support Network, is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization and we welcome your tax deductible donations. All donations are used to support our programs, which are free to anyone living with Parkinson’s disease.

OUR MISSION

If you live in West Virginia and are living with Parkinson’s disease, either as a caregiver, family member or a person with Parkinson’s, you are in the right place.

Our goal is to provide West Virginia specific information that will help you or your loved one live a fulfilling life with Parkinson’s disease. You can also join us on Facebook. We have set up an invitation-only Facebook page that allows members to pose questions to other members and learn about the latest research into finding a cure for the disease.

RESOURCES

"I've seen good improvement, not just in myself, but other people that participate in the Rock Steady Boxing program." — Tom Sporck

Support Groups

Support groups can often play an important role for people living with a chronic neurological disorder like Parkinson’s disease.  

Specialists

Movement disorder specialists are usually on the cutting-edge of knowledge and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. There is only one Parkinson’s

Exercise Classes

Research has shown that a regular exercise program can have a significant positive impact on the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Check out our calendar for upcoming events in your area. Have something to add? Let us know!

2018 Wine & Minds at Capitol Market

March 23, 2018 at 6:00 am to 9:00 am
Place: Capitol Market Wine Shop 800 Smith Street Charleston, WV 25301

2019 Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research – Saturday, March 23, 2019

March 24, 2018 at 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Place: Capitol Market, 800 Smith Street, Charleston, WV

West Virginia Parkinson’s Symposium – Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 23, 2017 at 8:00 am to 3:30 am
Place: University of Charleston (Ballroom)

Thursday’s Delay the Disease Exercise Class

January 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
Place: St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Road, Charleston, WV

Saturday’s Rock Steady Boxing Class

January 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 am
Place: Hometown Hero Boxing, 1714 #5 Seventh Avenue, Charleston, WV.

Tuesday’s Rock Steady Boxing Class

January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Place: Hometown Hero Boxing, 1714 #5 Seventh Avenue, Charleston, WV.

Next Charleston Support Group Meeting

February 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E Street, South Charleston, WV.

Our Partners

CONTACT

Do you have Parkinson's disease, or do you know someone who does? Are they in need of resources or support? Let us know how we can help. 

Get in touch

Contact Info

  • 222 Capitol Street, Suite 400, Charleston, WV 25301
  • (304) 343-2800
  • manahan@aol.com