November 2017 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

November 2017 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

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Many Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for November 2017. Here’s what’s happening at a support group near you…

Note that one group has changed location though the meeting day/time remains the same:  the Palo Alto group now meets in Menlo Park at Little House.

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. It might mean that the
group meeting (example – Mill Valley) is too close to Thanksgiving so
the group meeting has been pushed to December.  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.)

Stay warm,
Robin Riddle

parkinsons.stanford.edu

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Soquel (Santa Cruz County)
Wednesday, 11/1, 1-2:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Helen Garvy, group member
Topic:  Cannabis (medical marijuana) for PD
RSVP?:  No.

Brentwood
Wednesday, 11/1, 6:30-8pm
Guest Speaker #1:  Keith Harband, NewEnamal.com
Topic #1:  Oral health and lessening dry mouth
Guest Speaker #2:  Group member
Topic #2:  Essential oils
Program #3:  Video on PD and occupational therapy from Parkinson’s
Disease Care New York
RSVP?:  No.

San Lorenzo
Thursday, 11/2, 10-11:30am
Guest Speaker:  Carol Evans, nurse practitioner (retired)
RSVP?:  No.

San Jose/Willow Glen
Friday, 11/3, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Dedra Jize
Topic:  Life care planning
RSVP?:  No.

Half Moon Bay
Friday, 11/3, 1-2pm
Guest Speaker:  Christina Howard, DPT, physical therapist, Sequoia Hospital
Topic:  LSVT BIG
RSVP?:  No.

Santa Rosa (Sonoma County)
Saturday, 11/4, 1-3:15pm  (guest speaker 1-2pm)
Guest Speaker:  Paul Larson, MD, neurosurgeon, UCSF
Topic:  Surgical treatments for PD (other than DBS)
RSVP?:  No.

Lodi
Monday, 11/6, 10-11am
Guest Speakers:  Karen Fabreo-Hittle, PT and Teresa Lohr, PT, physical
therapists, O’Connor Woods, Stockton
Topic:  LSVT BIG
RSVP?:  No.

San Andreas (Calaveras County)
Tuesday, 11/7, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Allison Maffei, PT, Fitzpatrick Physical Therapy, Jackson
Topics:  Benefits of PT and increasing daily activity on PD
RSVP?:  No.

Placerville (El Dorado County)
Tuesday, 11/7, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Peggy Kline, MFT, family therapist, private practice, Campbell
Topics:  Overcoming depression and anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy
RSVP?:  No.

Roseville
Tuesday, 11/7, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Andrea Rosenblume, certified healthcare advocate
Topic:  Advocacy for the PD patient – helping navigate complex
healthcare systems to achieve the highest quality of care
RSVP?:  No.

Turlock
Wednesday, 11/8, 1-2pm
Program:  Make goodie bags for the homeless
RSPV?:  No.

Menlo Park/Little House  (New meeting location!  No longer at Avenidas
in Palo Alto.)
Wednesday, 11/8, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Stephanie Happe, corrective exercise specialist, Little
House and Revitalize Integrated Body Systems, Menlo Park
Program:  PWR! Parkinson’s-specific exercise demonstration class, seated
or standing
RSVP?:  No.

Stockton
Thursday, 11/9, 1:30-3pm
Discussion topic:  Advance healthcare directives – Five Wishes, HIPAA,
and POLST
Discussion leaders:  Mary Ann Behrens and Christy Carruthers
RSVP?:  No.

Millbrae/Magnolia
Thursday, 11/9, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Poston, MD, movement disorders specialist, Stanford
Topic:  Mind, memory, and mood
RSVP?:  No.

San Francisco/Deep Brain Stimulation Group
Thursday, 11/9, 6-8pm
Program:  “Keeping your balance – caring for mind and body with PD”
video by Partners in Parkinson’s
RSVP?:  Yes, preferred to Monica Volz

Redding
Friday, 11/10, 1-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Brandon Behringer, Rock Steady Boxing, Redding
Topic:  Rock Steady Boxing for PD
RSVP?:  No.

Fresno
Saturday, 11/11, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Jeri Williams, MD, movement disorders specialist,
Bakersfield
Topic:  Non-motor symptoms of PD (including hallucinations and delusions)
RSVP?:  No.

Pleasanton
Saturday, 11/11, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Kathleen Poston, MD, movement disorders specialist, Stanford
Topic:  Mind and memory
RSVP?:  No.

Berkeley
Saturday, 11/11, 10:30am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Katie Parafinczuk, DPT, NCS, physical therapist, Kaiser
Redwood City
Topic:  Exercise as medicine – The role of rehabilitation professionals
in helping treat PD
RSVP?:  Yes, required to PDActive, 510-479-6119
Fee:  $10 (suggested)

Yuba City (Tri-Counties)
Monday, 11/13, 1-2pm
Guest Speaker:  Stephanie Fiola, RN, AbbVie
Topic:  Treatment option for advance PD
RSVP?:  No.

Gilroy
Monday, 11/13, noon-1:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Keith Harband, NewEnamel.com
Topic:  Oral health and lessening dry mouth
RSVP?:  No.

Bakersfield (Kern County)
Tuesday, 11/14, 2-4pm
Guest Speaker:  Jeri Williams, MD, movement disorders specialist,
Bakersfield
Topic:  New medication update
RSVP?:  No.

Union City/Mark Green Sports Center
Tuesday, 11/14, 2:45-4pm
Guest Speaker:  Jaya Faye Paley
Topic:  Pole Walking for exercise, balance, maintaining mobility and
independence
RSVP?:  No.

Pacific Grove (Monterey County)
Tuesday, 11/14, 3-4:30pm
Program:  Potluck
Guest Speaker:  Trina Frometa, Dance for PD
RSVP?:  No.

Palo Alto Young Onset Parkinson’s
Tuesday, 11/14, 6:30-8pm
Guest Speaker:  Neng Huang, MD, PhD, movement disorder specialist, Valley Parkinson Clinic, Los Gatos
Topic:  Updates on PD treatments – medications and surgical options
RSVP?:  Yes, if this is your first time attending.  Please RSVSP to
Martha Gardner, group leader, mgapda@gmail.com, at least one day in advance

Modesto
Wednesday, 11/15, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Tamyra Ruzicka, SLP, speech therapist
Topic:  LSVT speech therapy
RSVP?:  No.

Merced
Thursday, 11/16, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Janelle Beckman, SLP, speech therapist
Topics:  Speech therapy
RSVP?:  No.

Walnut Creek (Mt. Diablo)
Saturday, 11/18, 9am-noon  (speaker 10:45am-11:45am)
Guest Speaker:  Susan O’Grady, PhD, psychologist, private practice
Topic:  Finding emotional balance when dealing with difficult feelings –
communication tools and mindfulness practices
RSVP?:  No.

Sacramento Post-Deep Brain Stimulation/Kaiser
Wednesday, 11/20, 10am-noon
Topic:  Behavioral concerns
RSVP?:  Yes, preferred.  Call Kaiser Sacramento Neuroscience, 916-973-6860

Auburn
Tuesday, 11/21, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Felicia Juntunen, care manager, Elder Care Management of
Northern California
Topic:  Advanced healthcare directives
RSVP?:  No.