Mission Statement

Provide assistance, information, education and personal support to our Members and their Caregivers including, but not limited to, our monthly Support Group meetings, email, phone and social media.


Join us in fun and friendship at our monthly meetings!

East Jefferson General Hospital
First Floor Crawford Conference Center Esplanade I Room
1:00-3:00 p.m., Last Monday of each month, September-May

Our next meeting is NOVEMBER 25, 2019

Speakers will be

Jerry White
Medronic Deep Brain
Stimulation Therapy Consultant


Future Meetings

January 27, 2020

****Please note**** 


The Big Easy Fleur De Lis Parkinson’s Support Group will begin to send text message reminders for upcoming meetings and events. If you would like to receive text messages from the Support Group please text befdlpd to 77948.  If you have already signed up, you do not need to do it again.  



Jayaraman Rao, M.D.
July 15, 1943 – October 13, 2019

A note from Mrs. Jayashree Rao

“Dear Bonnie and rest of the group,
Jerry gave me the card you had sent for my dear husband that was written in September.
I want you all to know that he cared about each and every one of his patients. For Jay there was no distinction between his patients, friends and his family. He had unlimited love and compassion to everyone he came in contact with. We are all lucky to have known him and loved by him. I miss him terribly and I know that you do as well.
Our best hope to keep his memory alive is to channel him with a smile, the twinkle in the eyes and the enormous good cheer and hope he created in people around him.
Thank you again for the lovely card and the warmhearted sentiments.
It means a lot to me that you have me and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
Much love,

Metairie (T)

Metairie Dance for Parkinson’s
September 9, 2019 – May 19, 2020
No cost to attend
Registration is required

Lead instructor: Kelly Harp Haber
Supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation, with additional support from the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, through a community health partnership program between the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and the Jefferson Parish Department of Parks & Recreation, modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD® program.

Room 3 at Pontiff Playground
1521 Palm St.
Metairie, LA 70001

For more information and to register, please contact Millette White-Lin at mwhite@nobadance.com or 504-522-0996 ext. 213. Click here for the class flyer.