Robin Riddle with Stanford’s APDA Information & Referral Center and Meg Rao with Stanford Health Care’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program are speaking at the Parkinson Network of Mount Diablo’s Lunch & Learn virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 16, starting at noon. They will talk briefly about Parkinson’s-related resources available for free through Stanford. Then, Yue Welchel will encourage audience participation in PD-specific exercise.
The Parkinson Network of Mount Diablo (PNMD) offers a monthly “Lunch & Learn” virtual meeting, on the third Wednesday, noon to 1pm. For details, visit the group’s website or email the group about the meeting link or to join their meeting announcement email list.
Robin Riddle is the coordinator of Stanford’s APDA Information & Referral Center, and leads Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach. She will share the most-visited webpages of Northern and Central California resources on the Stanford Parkinson’s website, including our list of PD support groups, in-person PD exercise classes, and fall prevention classes. And she will encourage participants to join the “Stanford PD Info” and “PD Caregivers” email lists. Finally, she will promote upcoming programs being offered by Stanford for the local Parkinson’s community.
Meg Rao is the coordinator of Stanford Health Care’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program (NSCP). She will share the wide variety of free exercise classes that NSCP offers. Most of these classes meet virtually. And she will mention the Stanford Health Library and its caregiver program as great free resources. These classes and programs are available to anyone in the community, regardless of where you are seen for neurological care.
One of the free exercise classes that NSCP offers is focused on PD exercise. The instructor is Yue Whelchel. For the last 30 minutes of the Lunch & Learn session, Ms. Whelchel will demonstrate some PD exercises, inviting audience members to participate. She will show exercises standing, using a chair back for support, and seated.
The Lunch & Learn session will be recorded and posted to the PNMD website.