Support group starts for movement disorders

March 22, 2019

A support group is forming in Ludington to help people who are struggling with symptoms and issues resulting from movement disorders, such as Tourette syndrome and Parkinson’s disease.

“I want people to feel welcome,” said Tami McCumber, who is starting the group. “It’s a no-judgement zone.”

Currently, she’s looking for people to join the support group. It will be free and open to adults and children with movement disorders and their family members.

The group will hold a meet-and-greet, informational meeting to recruit members from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Ludington Library in the Zonta Room. The general public is also invited to attend in order to ask questions and learn more about movement disorders.

The group will meet for its first regular meeting from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Ludington Library. After the April 16 meeting, the group will probably start meeting every other week instead of weekly, McCumber said.

She isn’t sure yet if there will be two separate support groups for adults and children. Details like that will be decided after the first meeting and as more members join. McCumber said that if adults and children are in the same group, she will make sure that activities and conversations are kid-friendly.

For more information about the Movement Disorder Support Group, call McCumber at (219) 386-6323.

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