August 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

August 2019 – Parkinson’s Support Group Mtgs – Guest Speakers/Programs – Northern and Central California

Some Northern and Central California Parkinson’s Disease (PD) support groups meetings have speakers or discussion programs planned in August 2019.  See the list below of what is happening 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?  Generally, it means that there is no speaker at the meeting.  So, it’s an open discussion format.  In August, many groups are NOT meeting or are having social events.  So, these groups are not part of this email list.  

It might mean that the guest speaker info didn’t arrive from the group in time to be added here.  Or, 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 this list for the group leader’s contact info.)

Robin Riddle

San Jose – Willow Glen
Friday, 8/2, 10am-noon  (program begins about 10:15am)\
Guest Speaker:  Barbara Leudtke, PT, 
Topic:  The PD Diet – why it is more than the food we eat
RSVP?:  No.

Half Moon Bay
Friday, 8/2, 1-2pm
Guest Speaker:  Bart Narter, representing the Davis Phinney Foundation
Topic:  “Every Victory Counts” manual
RSVP?:  No.

San Andreas (Calaveras County)
Tuesday, 8/6, 10am-noon  (guest speaker starts about 10:30am)
Guest Speaker:  Rylee Thompson, Boston Scientific
Topic:  Treatment options for PD, highlighting DBS
RSVP?:  No.

Tuesday, 8/6, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Victor Golmitz, SLP, speech/language pathologist, Marshall Hospital
Topic:  Parkinson’s Voice Project’s Speak Out program
RSVP?:  No.

Tuesday, 8/6, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Salvador Avila, sales, Acadia Pharmaceuticals
Topic:  Nuplazid – treatment for Parkinson’s psychosis
RSVP?:  No.

Sonoma/Vintage House
Thursday, 8/8, 10-11am
Guest Speaker:  Cherian Karunapuzha, MD, neurologist, Oklahoma City
Topic:  Taking ‘on’ PD
RSVP?:  No.

Thursday, 8/8, 1:30-3pm
Guest Speaker:  Khashayar Dashtipour, MD, movement disorder specialist, Loma Linda University, Murrietta
Topic:  Inbrija
RSVP?:  No.

Friday, 8/9, 1-3pm (guest speaker 1:30-3pm)
Guest Speaker:  Khashayar Dashtipour, MD, movement disorder specialist, Loma Linda University, Murrietta
Topic:  Inbrija
RSVP?:  No.

Saturday, 8/10, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Daniel Burkhardt, coach, Rock Steady Boxing
Topic:  Rock Steady Boxing for PD
RSVP?:  No.

Santa Rosa (Sonoma County)
Saturday, 8/10, 1-2pm
Topic:  Exercises to fight PD.  Demonstrations by three local PD exercise programs — ATA Senior Strong Martial Arts, classes based on Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery, and Rock Steady Boxing 
RSVP?:  No.

Monday, 8/12, 1:30-2:40pm
Speaker:  Sourcewise Community Resource Solutions representative
Topic:  Community services in the area
RSVP?:  No.

Tuesday, 8/13, 11:30am
Speaker:  Christopher Lovelace, OT, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
Topic:  Exercise and rehab programs for PD at the hospital
RSVP?:  No.

Tuesday, 8/13, 2-4pm
Guest Speaker:  Sarah Osborne, community program manager, Parkinson’s Foundation
RSVP?:  No.

Pacific Grove (Monterey County)
Tuesday, 8/13, 3-4:30pm
Guest Speaker:  POP (Power over PD) representatives
Topic:  Promoting wellness for people with Parkinson’s
RSVP?:  No.   

Palo Alto/Avenidas
Wednesday, 8/14, 2:30-4pm
Guest Speaker #1:  Leslie Kefer, Home Instead Senior Care, Sunnyvale (serving Belmont to Cupertino)
Topic #1:  Options for Parkinson’s care, how to select a home care agency,
how to interview home care aides, and the 70/40 discussion
Guest Speaker #2:  Erica Buhl, Amedisys Home Health, Campbell (serving
Palo Alto to Gilroy)
Topic #2:  Overview of home health, therapies (PT, OT, ST), and
family/caregiver training during home health visits
Guest Speaker #3:  Nancy Dudley, RN, PhD, Stanford researcher
Topic #3 (brief):  Study on the experience of those with PD and their
RSVP?:  No.

Sacramento/Arden Arcade
Thursday, 8/15, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Andrew Ray, pharmacist, Pathways to Wellness
Topic:  Parkinson’s medications
RSVP?:  No.

Walnut Creek (Mt. Diablo)
Saturday, 8/17, 10am-noon  (speaker begins at 10:45am)
Guest Speaker:  Katie Ty Warren
Topic:  Be Heard – using relaxation, exercise, games, muscle training, and music to speak up and be heard
RSVP?:  No.

Tuesday, 8/20, 10-11am
Guest Speaker:  Liz Stehula, Abbott DBS
Topic:  Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
RSVP?:  No.

Elk Grove
Wednesday, 8/21, 10-11:30am
Guest Speaker:  Andrew Ray, pharmacist, Pathways to Wellness
Topic:  Parkinson’s medications
RSVP?:  No.

Wednesday, 8/21, 10am-noon
Guest Speaker:  Mark Samber, MD, urologist, Dignity Health, Merced
Topic:  Urinary incontinence
RSVP?:  No.

Mountain View Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Wednesday, 8/21, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Salima Brillman, MD
RSVP?:  Yes, preferred to PPSG

Wednesday, 8/21, 1:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Rose Garcia, police officer, Modesto Police Department
Topic:  Current scams
RSVP?:  No.

Sacramento Post-Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)/Sutter
Wednesday, 8/21, 2:30-4:30pm
Topic:  Cognitive wellness and brain health
RSVP?:  Yes, required to Sutter, phone 916-454-6936

West Roseville
Tuesday, 8/27, 2:30-3:30pm
Guest Speaker:  Eric Egli, PhD, psychologist, Auburn
RSVP?:  No.