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

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

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

Do you need to know the support group meeting location, day/time, contact info, and how to RSVP if required?  Please refer to the Stanford Parkinson’s website for all Northern and Central California support groups.

What does it mean if a support group you sometimes attend isn’t listed below?  It might mean that the group doesn’t have a guest speaker or specific program, the group doesn’t have its regular meeting this month, the group has a social event, or that the guest speaker info didn’t arrive from the group in time to be added here. Last but not least, it could mean that I messed up.  If you are not a regular attendee of a group, it’s always a good idea to call the group leader to confirm the meeting!  (See the link above for the group leader’s contact info.)

Enjoy the last days of summer,
Robin
parkinsons.stanford.edu

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Half Moon Bay
Thursday, 9/1, 3-4pm  (new time)
Guest Speaker:  Ruth Horsfall, speech therapist
Topics:  Effects of PD on speech and swallowing
RSVP?:  No.

San Jose/Willow Glen
Friday, 9/2, 10am-noon (program starts about 10:20am)
Guest Speaker:  Diron Cassidy, physical therapist
Topic:  Physical therapy for PD
RSVP?:  No.

Visalia
Friday, 9/2, 10:30am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Rochelle Dardeau
Topic:  Dementia
RSVP?:  No.

Lodi
Tuesday, 9/6, 10-11am  (Different day for September meeting only)
Guest Speaker:  Randy Rosa, elder law expert
Topics:  MediCal – law, eligibility, and protecting your home
RSVP?:  No.

San Andreas (Calaveras County)
Tuesday, 9/6, 10am-noon  (programstarts about 10:30am)
Program:  Watching “Delay the Disease,” an exercise video featuring
David Zid
RSVP?:  No.

Placerville
Tuesday, 9/6, 1:30-3pm
Program:  Discussion on how your life is going – triumphs over PD and disappointments with PD
RSVP?:  No.

Roseville
Tuesday, 9/6, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Nancy Barcal, Granite Bay Speech Therapy
Topic:  SpeechEasy – anti-stuttering device for PD speech
RSVP?:  No.

Soquel (Santa Cruz County)
Wednesday, 9/7, 1-2:30pm
Program:  Living with PD – panel of group members sharing their experiences
RSVP?:  No.

Stockton
Thursday, 9/8, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Mi Seitelman, corrective exercise specialist, Stockton
Topics:  Exercise for better balance and movement
RSVP?:  No.

Redding
Friday, 9/9, 1-3:30pm  (speaker starts at 1:30pm)
Guest Speaker:  Shanhong Lu, MD, PhD, Mt. Shasta Integrative Medicine, Mt. Shasta
Topics:  Silent epidemic of broken brains – stress and toxins
RSVP?:  No.

Fresno
Saturday, 9/10, 10am-noon
Program:  Two small groups for discussion and support – people with PD and their caregivers
RSVP?:  No.

Berkeley/PD Active Forum
Saturday, 9/10, 10:30am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Maya Katz, MD, movement disorder specialist, UCSF
Topics:  Delaying PD Progression – review of current and potential
future treatments
RSVP?:  Yes to PD Active, email pdaforum@pdactive.org.
Note:  Contact PD Active for info on location and suggested donation ($10).

Yuba City (Tri-County)
Monday, 9/12, 1-2:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Gaurett Duckhorn, physical therapist, Sutter Roseville
Topic:  LSVT BIG
RSVP?:  No.

Pacific Grove (Monterey County)
Tuesday, 9/13, 3-4:30pm
Program:  Two discussion groups – PWPs and care partners
RSVP?:  No.

Palo Alto YOPD (Young Onset PD)
Tuesday, 9/13, 6:30-8pm
Program:  Discussion of personal PD challenges and how you work through them
RSVP?:  Preferred, if this is your first time.  RSVP at least 24 hours
in advance to Martha Gardner, group leader, mgapda@gmail.com.

Palo Alto/Avenidas
Wednesday, 9/14, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Stephne Lencioni, LCSW, geriatric care manager, Pathways Health
Topics:  How long can I live at home with PD?  Why would I need to
move?  Where to?  How can a geriatric care manager help?
RSVP?:  No.

Merced
Thursday, 9/15, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Billy Hemphill, speech therapist, Hy-lond Healthcare Center
RSVP?:  No.

Walnut Creek (Mt. Diablo)
Saturday, 9/17, 9am-noon  (speaker 10-11am)
Guest Speaker:  Susan O’Grady, PhD, psychologist, Walnut Creek
Topic:  How to keep your marriage healthy while coping with a chronic illness
RSVP?:  No.

Sacramento Post-DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Kaiser
Monday, 9/19, 10am-noon
Discussion Topic:  Lifestyle health
RSVP?:  Yes, required.  RSVP to Kaiser Sacramento Neuroscience Reception Desk, 916-973-6860

Lincoln
Tuesday, 9/20, 10-11am
Guest Speaker:  John Koehler, retired mental health clinician
Topic:  Mindfulness and stress-reducing practices
RSVP?:  No.

Auburn
Tuesday, 9/20, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Beth Lendrum, WAVE Energy Healing
Topics:  Self-help tools for feeling better and toxicity in the home
RSVP?:  No.

Modesto
Wednesday, 9/21, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Kim Viviano, director of health, wellness, and fitness,
Healthy Aging Association, Modesto
Topic:  Fall prevention
RSVP?:  No.

Fremont
Monday, 9/26, 7-9:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Cynthia Eaton, Parkinson’s movement class instructor (at Kaiser Hayward)
RSVP?:  No.

If you know of a PD support group meeting with a guest speaker, please pass the info along!

Finally….if you copy this guest speaker information elsewhere, please
give credit to:  Robin Riddle, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach Program.  Credit is always appreciated 🙂