Offered quarterly, this peer-led event is intended for persons recently diagnosed (0-5 years) with Parkinson’s, their spouses and caregivers, and adult children. Our facilitators share valuable information from their personal experiences with medication, exercise, nutrition, symptoms, and expectations. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.

The next GAPS Connect is

Saturday, February 8, 2020

10:00am - 3:00pm

(check-in begins at 9:30am) 

Fourth Presbyterian Church

703 E. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29601



Expert presentations on topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to the latest research as these relate to those people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Offered during weekday lunch hour to accommodate both retirees and those still in the work force.  

Registration is required. 

The next GAPS Lunch & Learn is

Thursday, March 19, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm

(check-in begins at 11:00am) 

Fourth Presbyterian Church

703 E. Washington St.

Greenville, SC 29601

The GAPS Social reaches out to those members still active in the workforce and the community!  This monthly social night is a fun way for everyone to come and meet other active PD members, our board, volunteers, and staff.  Come join us and help us grow awareness, support, and commitment to the PD community in Greenville. Light appetizers, cash bar, and an opportunity to connect with the Greenville community! No registration required. Join us!


We have 2 social opportunities in January!



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm 

Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery

197 E. St. John Street 

Spartanburg, SC 29306



Tuesday, January 28, 2020

5:30pm - 7:00pm 

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

(Stella Artois VIP Room)

 FREE Parking: VIP lot on Church St. 

GAPS Recharged is a weekly opportunity where caregivers, spouses, friends, and family can drop-off their loved one every Wednesday between 10:00am - 1:00pm to participate in planned activities. This program provides an opportunity for a person with Parkinson's Disease to socialize and stay active while providing needed time away for the caregiver to refresh and recharge!


A screening process is required to sign-up. To schedule a screening time, email Marla de Ruig at or call 864-905-2574.

Every week, GAPS facilitates local support groups for both the people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.  These are offered at different locations throughout the Upstate to accommodate members in all areas. These groups are a critical part of our community where members are able to share their challenges and triumphs as well as ask questions about symptoms, issues, and concerns from people who are walking a similar path. We encourage all members to find a group that suits their needs and plug in for encouragement and support.


Below is our schedule for GAPS Support Groups each month. These five locations have break out sessions for the people with Parkinson’s in one session and the caregivers in another session. View full calendar.



St. Francis Cancer Center  

First Thursday of every month

104 Innovation Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

2:00pm - 3:00pm


The Woodlands at Furman 

(sponsored by Home Care Assistance)

Second Thursday of every month

1500 Trailhead Ct

Greenville, SC 29617

11:00am - Noon


Rolling Green Village

Fourth Tuesday of every month

1 Hoke Smith Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29615




Seneca Presbyterian Church

(sponsored by Keowee Place)

Third Tuesday of every month

115 W. South 1st Street

Seneca, SC 29678




AnMed Rehabilitation  

Second Thursday of every month

1 Springback Way

Anderson, SC 29621 

2:00pm - 3:00pm

We strive to hold meetings consistently each month to help the members create a routine. However, events and support group dates, times, and/or locations may change. Please check our website/calendar frequently to avoid inconveniences in your schedule.

View our events calendar