Dec 2014, PD Support Groups – Guest Speakers/Programs, Northern and Central California

A few Northern and Central California Parkinson’s support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for December 2014. Here’s what’s happening at a support group near you.

Hollister
Tuesday, 12/2, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Ariane Chapple, fundraising manager, The Parkinson’s
Institute, Sunnyvale
Topic:  “Less Talk! More Walk!” Walkathon
RSVP?:  No.

Orangevale
Thursday, 12/4, 10-11:15am
Guest Speaker:  Shannon Guthrie, corporate dietitian, Eskaton
Topic:  Good foods to eat
RSVP?:  No.

San Jose/Willow Glen
Friday, 12/5, 10-11:45am
Program:  Break into two discussion groups — one for those with PD and
one for caregivers only
RSVP?:  No.

Lakeport
Monday, 12/8, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  representatives from Hospice Services of Lake County
Topic:  Overview of all of the services offered, in addition to assistance
to the dying
RSVP?:  No.

Palo Alto
Wednesday, 12/10, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Kyrstle Barrera, PhD, clinical neuropsychology post-
doctoral fellow, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Topic:  A Shared Journey — Balancing Loss and Connection in
Neurodegenerative Disease
RSVP?:  No.

Oakland
Thursday, 12/11, 1:30-3pm
Program:  Celebration of Creativity – Stories, Music, and Poetry by Tim
Gordon, Kevin Kihara, and Gary Turchin
RSVP?:  No.

Millbrae (Magnolia)
Thursday, 12/11, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Ariane Chapple, fundraising manager, The Parkinson’s
Institute, Sunnyvale
Topic:  “Less Talk, More Walk” program
RSVP?:  No.

Sunnyvale DBS
Wednesday, 12/17, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Casey Halpern, MD, neurosurgeon, Stanford University
Topic:  DBS overview and Q&A
RSVP?:  Preferred, if this is your first time attending, but not required.