Here's link for local support groups for people with Parkinson's: www.parkinson.org/Search-Pages/Search.aspx?pSearchOpt=Local
Also, I used to work in Special Recreation & there were a couple of gentlemen who came to participate in arts & crafts who had Parkinson's. One of them enjoyed it; the other didn't (his daughter signed him up), but maybe it's something worth looking into. Generally Special Recreation is offered at the county level. You could try googling the name of your county and "special recreation association" or else you could contact your local park district & they can refer you. Depending on your SRA's budget, the activities can be pretty cool and might even include optional field trips every couple months. Typically the adult groups will meet 1-3 times per week depending on interest level, staff & budget. We did crafts, made simple no-cook snacks, grew plants, etc. My group wasn't able to get enough chaperons to do it, but in the past apparently they had done a night of modified bowling & everyone still raved about
it the next year.
SRA's include people with all different types of disabilities -- parkinsons, blind, deaf, paraplegic, downs, etc. But I couldn't have asked for a nicer group of people. I wanted to work only with the kids, but the adults were part of the package. As it turned out, often the adults were the highlight of my week b/c usually their SRA time was about
the only time they got to have fun & talk & enjoy working on something without having to worry about
the pace, or what people think, or trying to explain their disability or whatever. Maybe something to look into.
Hope that helps. I wish I had more to offer. I know I struggle with the same thing with my family a lot. My friends are sweeter, but I still feel badly that I'm holding someone back. The one thing I did find that helps with some people is explaining what you'd like to do & what you need from them in order to do it (for me it was: I'd like to go camping but I struggle to walk, so I'd like to find a campsite within 20 feet of the latrines, I need someone to walk slowly with me whenever we're not in our tents so I'm not alone & I'd like to go places where I can be around others for at least half the day: for example, we all go to the lake together & I can rest on the waters edge & still join in the conversation & splash water on you all! ;). It does take good friends to accommodate you, but beyond that they also need to clearly understand what you're asking for. Otherwise they either try to figure it out themselves, and usually fail, or else they just feel sad & frustrated, and fairly quickly give up even trying.
Sadly, explaining doesn't seem to work with family members. I've tried & I know lots of others who've tried. But it does seem to help with friends. Just 'cause I'm slow doesn't mean we can't have fun! :)
Here's hoping you can find some fun people to enjoy life & be more active with!!!