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

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


Only a few Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups have a guest speaker or program planned for December 2017. Lots are having parties and many are not meeting in December.  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,

* group doesn’t have its regular meeting this month (Brentwood, Pacific
Grove, Millbrae, Stockton, Lincoln, Sunnyvale DBS, Modesto, and Mill

* group has a social event (Lodi, San Andreas, Roseville, Santa
Cruz/Soquel, San Lorenzo, Visalia, Napa YOPD, Santa Rosa, Yuba City,
Bakersfield, San Francisco/Kaiser, Palo Alto YOPD, Redding, Fresno,
Auburn, Sacramento Post-DBS, Davis, Hollister, Walnut Creek, and Fremont),

* 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.)

Have a great December,
Robin Riddle


San Jose/Willow Glen
Friday, 12/1, 10am-noon
Program:  Divide into discussion groups – those with PD and caregivers
RSVP?:  No.

Placerville (El Dorado County)
Tuesday, 12/5, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Allison Maffei, PT, physical therapist and Rock Steady
Boxing instructor
Topic:  Non-contact boxing for Parkinson’s
RSVP?:  No.

San Francisco Young Onset Parkinson’s
Tuesday, 12/5, 6:30-8pm
Guest Speaker:  Salima Brillman, MD, movement disorder specialist, and a
person with PD
Topic:  Duopa therapy
RSVP?:  Yes, preferred to Monica Volz

Wednesday, 12/6, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker (for first half):  Feather River Hospital Hospice
RSVP?:  No.

Menlo Park/Little House  (New meeting location!  No longer at Avenidas
in Palo Alto.)
Wednesday, 12/13, 2-3:30pm
Guest Speaker #1:  Freddy Silva, Rock Steady Boxing
Topic #1:  Demo of RSB, a non-contact boxing program for Parkinson’s
Guest Speaker #2:  Elaine Sang, pilates instructor
Topic #2:  Parkinson’s exercise class, based on Delay the Disease. Wear
comfortable clothes and join in, either standing or seated.
RSVP?:  No.