The UConn Health Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center hosts a monthly support group facilitated by Kristen Vavrek, LCSW. The group meets to exchange ideas, share experiences, and connect with one another about life with Parkinson’s disease. Attendees include people with Parkinson’s disease, family members, caregivers, and friends. The group is open to anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease, not only patients of UConn Health.
Parkinson's Foundation Ambassador
Our movement disorders nurse has been granted the title of Parkinson's Foundation Ambassador and is dedicated to patient and caregiver education. This program is also responsible for outreach programs that will allow for early identification of symptoms and improved management of Parkinson’s disease.