Patient Resources

Overnight Stays

Several local hotels offer ‘caring’ rate discounts for patients and their families. Rates are set by the hotels. They are based on occupancy and can change at any time. Your physician can provide a note verifying a patient’s family, if needed. This can be provided by your physician’s office. Please call Patient Relations at University of Cincinnati Medical Center at (513) 584-6201 if you need assistance.

Support Groups & Exercise Classes

If you are attending a support group meeting for the first time, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm that no changes in the schedule have been made.

Parkinson Support and Wellness offers many support and exercise groups throughout region. Contact the Parkinson Support & Wellness with questions at (513) 558-0113 or (877) 489-1110 or by email at

Parkinson’s Disease Support Network, Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana offers four exercise groups in the Cincinnati area for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. There is also a support group at Dearborn County Hospital that meets the second Wednesday of the month (March through November) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Beth Bialick, LISW, at (513) 558-0113.

UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders offers two free support groups, one for caregivers and family members, and one for patients. Caregivers are welcome to attend the Caregiver Support Group without the patient, and patients are welcome to attend the Patient Education Group without their caregiver. The support groups take place on the second Thursday of every month (June through August) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UC Health Women’s Center Community Room, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 4000, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

Daniel Drake Center offers exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s disease will be held in 8-week sessions. The classes will take place at the Wellness Center, located on the A level. This is specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease and is based on the most current research and established exercise guidelines. It includes stretching, strengthening and coordination exercises and is appropriate for people at various stages of Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call (513) 418-5867.

Sunflower Revolution (Sunflower Rev It Up)

The Sunflower Revolution is an annual celebratory weekend event that raises funds for Parkinson’s research, promotes wellness within the Cincinnati area’s Parkinson’s disease community and heightens the public’s awareness of Parkinson’s disease. The Sunflower Revolution was named and founded by Kathleen Krumme, a Cincinnati cyclist and bicycle shop manager whose father suffered from Parkinson’s disease. The sunflower is not only a common sight at the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling event, it is also a symbol of hope.

You can review presentations from past Rev It Up Symposium & Expo events.


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