May 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for May 2016.  Here’s what happening at a support group near you.

Dance for Parkinson’s Class Offered on Fridays, 12:30-1:45pm, Stanford, Free

The Dance for Parkinson's class, held on Fridays 12:30-1:45pm, at Stanford is now free for those with Parkinson's, family, friends, and caregivers, through a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation. The class location has now changed to the new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center in the Wellness Center on the first floor. The instructor, Damara Vita Ganley, is a professional dancer and trained with the Mark Mark Dance Group's Dance for PD program.  Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s  Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Raise awareness of Parkinson's in April by speaking with your family, friends, and neighbors about it. Contact a local newspaper, radio station, or TV station about how you are coping with Parkinson’s Disease. Start a blog about positive and negative aspects of Parkinson’s — if you are living with it or caring for someone with PD.

April 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for April 2016.  Plus I added a couple of non-support group events I learned about.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

March 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for March 2016.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

Feb 2016, Parkinson’s Support Group Meetings, Guest Speakers and Programs, Northern and Central California

Many Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for February 2016.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.

Daly City Parkinson’s Caregiver-only Support Group Starts Feb. 9

Do you live or work within 30 minutes of Daly City? If you are a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Lewy Body Dementia, or parkinsonism, please join our support group! Our monthly meetings are facilitated by a clinical psychologist. The new group’s first meeting will be Tuesday, February 9 from noon to 2pm at Mission Villa Memory Care in Daly City.  Advance RSVP is required.

Deep Brain Stimulation presentation by two Stanford specialists, March 10th, 7pm

Register now for a talk on "Deep Brain Stimulation - Past, Present, and Future," presented by neurologists Melanie Lising, MD and Laurice Yang, MD, at the Stanford Health Library on Thursday, March 10th, starting at 7pm.

Tuesday, January 12, Young Onset PD Group to Discuss Sleep

Tuesday, January 12, Young Onset PD Group to Discuss Sleep

The topic for the next meeting of the Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson's support group is sleep and PD.  The group meets in the Boardroom of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto from 6:30 to 8pm.  The group leader has identified some background materials you can check out to prepare for a lively discussion.

January 2016, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

Happy New Year! Several Northern and Central California Parkinson's support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for January 2016.  Here's what happening at a support group near you.