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Support Group


Tell Your Parkinson’s Story

Start Time

Wed, Aug, 07 2024 - 6:30PM

End Time

Sat, Dec, 21 2024 - 8:00PM


Eric Espinoza

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Tellin’ Tales of Parkinson’s Disease: Storytelling for Psychosocial Support


The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders program is bringing Tellin’ Tales Theatre to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to help you tell your Parkinson’s story. Tellin’ Tales Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to shatter the barriers between the disabled and non-disabled worlds through the transformative power of storytelling. Tellin’ Tales Theatre brings together adults and youth from both communities to share their stories in theatrically innovative productions and programs to promote awareness, understanding and acceptance.

About the Program


We are forming three different groups that will run sequentially for a total of seven weeks, including a performance at the end of each group where you will have the opportunity to tell your story to family and friends. We will meet once a week for up to two hours. 

  • Group 1: Living with Parkinson’s, for those who have been living with Parkinson’s for a couple of years.
    • Wednesday, August 7–September 11, 2024, and a performance on Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Group 2: Adjusting to Parkinson’s, for those with early-stage Parkinson’s and are still adjusting to their diagnosis.
    • Wednesday, September 18–October 23, 2024, and a performance on Saturday, November 2, 2024
  • Group 3: Adjusting to Caregiving, for care partners and caregivers of those with Parkinson’s
    • Wednesday, October 30–December 11, 2024, and a performance on Saturday, December 21, 2024 (might change)

Recruiting for all groups:


  • Time: 6:30–8 pm
  • Where: Meetings will be virtual via Zoom

Register for the Telling Your Parkinson's Story Event

For more information, contact Eric Espinoza at

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