When the Big Easy Fleur de Lis Parkinson’s Support Group held its first meeting back in 2009, eleven people attended.  Currently, we have over 175 members on our roster and an increasing rate of 6 new members a month!


Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at East Jefferson Hospital in the Esplanade I room on the first floor Conference Center.  Refreshments are served at 1pm and the meeting is from 2-3 pm.


At each meeting we welcome Parkinson Patients at all stages of their journey with PD.  All are welcome – PD patients, family, friends, care partners.   We share tips & tricks for easier living with PD.   We share news about medications, treatments, and current Parkinson research clinical trials, with an emphasis on living well with Parkinson.  There is no fee.


“We enjoy our time together and love a good laugh –and there are usually plenty of those to go around at each meeting!  We gain strength & encouragement from each other and have become almost an extended family.”


Meetings are free and open to the public.


For details call Bonnie at 504-905-6355 or send an email to .

The next meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 25, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  

East Jefferson General Hospital

First Floor Crawford Conference Center
Esplanade I Room 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Refreshments Meet and Greet--1:00-1:30 p.m.


Our topic for our speaker panel this month is:

“Non- Motor PD Issues”


How is PD affecting each of these senses ?


1. Optics - Dr. Catherine Fitzmorris


2. Hearing - Dr. Tripp Griffith


3. Dental -   LSU Dental


                                    MEETINGS ARE FREE OF CHARGE

Parkinson's patients, their families, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend these monthly meetings where we hear news from professionals about medications, treatments, current Parkinson's research, and tips and tricks for making life easier each day, with emphasis on living well with Parkinson's!  

Newly diagnosed patients are given a special information tote.



                                      For more information, contact Bonnie: <  >





 Seek out JOY in your life: Have fun, LAUGH, share your dreams and goals with your spouse, family and friends. Tackle your bucket list and live each day with a grateful heart and positive attitude. After all, everyone is challenged in life and although PD may be your challenge-NEVER let it define you or lose sight of YOU!                                                            ******************************************************

                                          THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS BENEFACTORS...                                            

TOULOUSE GOURMET CATERING * Copeland's Restaurant *Mr. Ed's Restaurant---Eddie McIntyre   

Sam's Club * Michael Joyner Catering * US WorldMeds---Jill Seimssen  

We appreciate your commitment, support and the delicious food !!


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                            Providing assistance, information & support while actively advocating,                                                                  "LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON'S"