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Thanks for your support.

Eligha Guillory Jr.

Who would have thought 18 years ago this coming August, that a simple idea to start a support group among friends would blossom into what it is today.


Support Group Information:

The Orange County Parkinson Support Group, which is a fun group of “movers and shakers”, celebrated their 12th anniversary this year with fellowship, tributes, and brunch. Thanks to Wanda Simar and Ella Guillory for their tireless efforts over the years. The Eljay Foundation is very proud of you and glad to be a partner in service to those affected by Parkinson disease. For more information please contact Ella Guillory at 337-426-0778 or Wanda Simar at 409-779-2558.

The SWLA Parkinson Assembly Support Group, which is a great group of loving supportive members who understand what having Parkinson Disease is all about.  What a wonderful fellowship you will find there.  You will find them happy to meet and help new members, and provide education to those affected by Parkinson disease. This group provides light refreshments and water.  Parking is also free. For information please contact Eligha Guillory Jr. at 337-426-0778 or Sandy McNeely Duhon at 337-515-9341.

Southeast Texas (Beaumont Texas)
This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00am at Apostolic Church at 3333 Eastex Fwy. in Beaumont, Presently there are 31 members who meet to fellowship and share experiences and solutions. Guest speakers visit every other month and present noteworthy information to patients and families in attendance.
For more information, Meeting dates, or directions, call Charlotte Castel at 409-755-1755

The Jasper County Area Support Group is our newest Eljay Foundation group.  We are happy to announce that the group meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00 pm at Shultz Funeral Home at 1900 South Wheeler in Jasper, Tx 75951.  They provide information, and frequently have speaker meetings for anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease.  They also serve light refreshments and water.  They are a very supportive and welcoming group.  If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease this group is ready to help you.  For information contact Blake Sayers at 409-698-8101.

Coming Back Soon

We now have a walking group.  Several couples meet at one of the recreation centers to walk together.  There is so much information that tells us that exercise is the best thing you can do if you have Parkinson’s disease.  The group walks for about an hour, at each individual’s own pace. Some walk more slowly than others.  It’s not about how fast you walk, it’s more about being out and getting some exercise, taking it slowly at first and building up strength.  And being with others who are in the same situation.  The fellowship is very rewarding.  For information on where to meet contact Peggy Woodson at 337-496-4941.

Eljay’s Lunch Crew was created by the members of our support group who enjoy going out to lunch once a month together.  We meet the last Wednesday of each month at a restaurant chosen by the members of the support group.  We pick local restaurants who meet our group’s criteria.  They must have a good parking lot that is handicap accessible. They must be able to seat us together in groups of about 20.  The restaurant must also be handicap accessible. We meet at 1:00 pm at the chosen restaurant.  We usually have a great lunch and even greater fellowship.  It helps build comradery which is important.  We don’t want anyone to feel like they are alone.  For more information please call Eligha Guillory Jr at 337-426-0778 or Sandy McNeely Duhon at 337-515-9341.

If you are not currently a member of one of our support groups, we invite you to join us for lunch to ask questions and find out more about what we offer in our support group meetings. It will be a great opportunity for us to meet.
We will meet at a restaurant, on the last Wednesday of each month. The restaurant is selected by our support group members.
(please see the calendar of events for dates and locations)*




Our first luncheon
Our first luncheon was at La Voglia
Here we are at Seafood Palace!
Steamboat Bill’s on the lake


Buffi’s Po Boys
Seafood Palace is one of our favorites.

Here we were at O’Charlie