PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: Christian Rabitto, of Home Instead, will be the guest speaker when the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Esplanade I room of the Conference Center at East Jefferson Hospital, 4300 Houma Blvd., Metairie.

Also, Susan Sapir-Fields and Michelle Lane are forming a night group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, family and friends. This group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 13, at the Jewish Community Center, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. For information, call Sapir-Fields at (504) 432-0006.

EPILEPSY: Epilepsy Support Group offers short term counseling assistance in coping with the initial diagnosis of a seizure disorder, temporary and chronic difficulties and stress management. This group helps promote individual healthy functioning for people with epilepsy. For more information about dates and times, contact Kelly April at (800) 960-0587 or visit

SARCOIDOSIS: The Sarcoidosis Support Group is designed for individuals living with sarcoidosis, a chronic condition that often involves the lungs and causes difficulty breathing. For information about meeting dates and times, call (504) 454-4882 or (504) 780-0139.

SPINAL CORD INJURY: A Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meets at the Touro Infirmary’s Neuro Rehabilitation Center on the second Saturday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Coliseum Room, second floor. Call Jim Ghere at (504) 897-8419 or email James.Ghere@tourocom.

NEUROLOGY SUPPORT GROUP: The Neuro Rehabilitation Center of Touro Infirmary, offers a brain injury, CVA and stroke support group which meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m., in the M6 Conference Room. Contact Vera DeLuca at (504) 897-8476 or email