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

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

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Lots of Northern and Central California Parkinson’s support groups have guest speakers or programs planned for November 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.)

Happy November,
Robin
parkinsons.stanford.edu
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San Andreas (Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties)
Tuesday, 11/1, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Shevlin, manager of senior programs, Society for the Blind, Sacramento
Topic:  Vision changes in PD
RSVP?:  No.

Roseville
Tuesday, 11/1, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Rock Steady Boxing Roseville
RSVP?:  No.

Soquel (Santa Cruz County)
Wednesday, 11/2, 1-2:30pm
Program:  Six group members report on what they learned at the World Parkinson’s Congress
RSVP?:  No.

Chico
Wednesday, 11/2, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Mike Harper, Passages Caregiver Resource Center, Chico
Topic:  What’s new with Medicare in 2017
RSVP?:  No.

San Lorenzo (San Leandro)
Thursday, 11/3, 10-11:30am
Guest Speaker:  Karen Marshall, CRIL (Community Resources for Independent Living)
Topic:  Gadgets
RSVP?:  No.

Half Moon Bay
Thursday, 11/3, 3-4pm
Guest Speaker:  Evaldo dal Poggetto, voice coach and retired opera singer
Topic:  Voice coaching
RSVP?:  No.

San Jose/Willow Glen
Friday, 11/4, 10am-noon (program starts about 10:20am)
Guest Speaker:  Rob Karlovich, founder, LifeGlider Project, lifegliderproject.com
Topic:  Mobility devices
RSVP?:  No.

Visalia
Friday, 11/4, 10:30am-noon
Program:  Video on fall prevention
RSVP?:  No.

Santa Rosa (Sonoma County)
Saturday, 11/5, 1-3:15pm  (guest speaker 1-2pm)
Guest Speaker:  Maya Katz, MD, movement disorder specialist, UCSF
Topic:  Mood, cognition, and sleep issues with Parkinson’s
RSVP?:  No.

Lodi
Monday, 11/7, 10-11am
Guest Speaker:  Pretti Oza, PhD, University of the Pacific
Topic:  Results of the PD exercise study done last year
RSVP?:  No.

Bakersfield
Tuesday, 11/8, 2-4pm
Guest Speaker:  Jeri Williams, MD, movement disorder specialist
Topic:  PD Overview
RSVP?:  No.

Palo Alto Young Onset PD
Tuesday, 11/8, 6:30-8pm
Guest Speaker:  Randy Hoffman, SLP, speech therapist, The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale
RSVP?:  Preferred, if this is your first time.  RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to Martha Gardner, group leader.

Palo Alto/Avenidas
Wednesday, 11/9, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Poston, MD, movement disorder specialist, Stanford
Topic:  Mind, memory, and mood in Parkinson’s Disease
RSVP?:  No.

Millbrae/Magnolia
Thursday, 11/10, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Seiyu Kageyama
Topic:  Using acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat PD
RSVP?:  No.

Stockton
Thursday, 11/10, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Blair Hake, financial advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services
Topic:  Making decisions in retirement, planning for emergencies, and thinking of your legacy
RSVP?:  No.

Redding
Friday, 11/11, 1-3:30pm  (guest speaker 1:30-3pm)
Guest Speaker:  Steven Augustine, NP, neuroscience nurse practitioner, Mercy Medical Center
Topic:  Q&A on hospitalization for those with PD
RSVP?:  No.

Fresno
Saturday, 11/12, 10am-noon
Guest Speakers:  Dawn Crosson and Erin Singleton, speech therapists, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno
Topic:  LSVT LOUD to treat speech and voice in PD
RSVP?:  No.

Yuba City (Tri-County)
Monday, 11/14, 1-2:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Bryan Rodrigues, DPT, physical therapist, Sutter Medical Group
Topic:  Physical therapy for strength and balance that can be done at home
RSVP?:  No.

Lakeport
Monday, 11/14, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Sheila Good, speech therapist
Topic:  Speech therapy for PD speech, swallowing, and quality of life
RSVP?:  No.

Lincoln
Tuesday, 11/15, 10-11am
Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Lanni, PhD, neuropsychologist
Topics:  Mindfulness stress reduction
RSVP?:  No.

Auburn
Tuesday, 11/15, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Erica Byrd, MD, movement disorder specialist, Sutter Neuroscience, Roseville
Topics:  What’s new in research and treatment from the World Parkinson’s Congress
RSVP?:  No.

Modesto
Wednesday, 11/16, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Ray Guerra, certified massage therapist, Heavenly Healing, Modesto
Topic:  tai chi
RSVP?:  No.

Brentwood
Wednesday, 11/16, 6:30-9pm
Guest Speaker:  Bret Garduno, account executive, AbbVie
Topic:  Duopa – a new treatment for advanced PD
RSVP?:  Preferred, if this is your first time.  Email Sue Schnittker, group leader.

Walnut Creek (Mt. Diablo)
Saturday, 11/19, 9am-noon  (speaker 10:30-11:30am)
Guest Speaker:  Carol Fisher, RYT, instructor of yoga/movement classes for PD
Topic:  Mindfulness, meditation, and movement
RSVP?:  No.

Sacramento Post-DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)
Monday, 11/21, 10am-noon
Program:  Review of World Parkinson Congress
RSVP?:  Yes, required to Kaiser Sacramento Neuroscience Reception Desk, 916-973-6860

Fremont
Monday, 11/28, 7-9:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Seiyu Kageyama, King Hand Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Center, Cupertino
Topic:  Dance for PD
RSVP?:  No.