The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Support Group has moved again! Join us at Channing House, second Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4pm.

The Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group meeting is moving again!  Our Wednesday, October 9th support group meeting will be in our new home at Channing House, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto.  Read more on how to find the new meeting location and join our email reminder list.

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Driving Rehabilitation session scheduled on Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session that will discuss the topics of the aging driver and requirements by the California DMV if a driver has had a change in medical status (such as being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease), suspended license, or let his or her license expire  The session will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is piloting a new program for people with Parkinson’s, “Connecting Through Art,” on Friday, October 11. With instruction from the Art Cart, the session will be focused on providing those living with Parkinson’s the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activities of drawing and painting. The session is free, but advance registration is required.

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

Adaptive Driving Workshop scheduled on Thursday, October 3, 10:30-11:30am, Stanford

This workshop will cover the referral process for a driving evaluation; identify the needs for adaptive driving controls; types of adaptive controls- mechanical vs electronic; costs associated with installing these adaptations; DMV requirements, and outline time frames associated with achieving competency for using adaptive controls.  The workshop will be held at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center.  The program is free but advance registration is required.

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Casey Halpern, Neurosurgeon, Stanford Medicine, will discuss “Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do when the Meds Stop Working,” at the Stanford Quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) support group on Thursday, September 19, from 11:00-12:45 at the Wellness Room, Neuroscience Health Center. An RSVP is required to attend.

Check out the “Share Your Insights” Survey

Check out the “Share Your Insights” Survey

The American Parkinson Disease Association is conducting its annual survey of those in the Parkinson's Disease community.  Please complete the brief survey by September 18, 2019. 

Stanford Specialist to discuss Urological Issues and Parkinson’s, Palo Alto, July 10

Stanford Specialist to discuss Urological Issues and Parkinson’s, Palo Alto, July 10

Ekene Enemchukwu, MD, Urologist in Stanford’s Urology Department, will be speaking about “Urological Issues in Parkinson’s Disease” at the Palo Alto Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, July 10, from 2:30-4:00pm at Avenidas. No RSVP is required to attend.

Register now for “Stepping On” fall prevention program at Stanford, 7 Thursdays, beginning April 11

Register now for “Stepping On” fall prevention program at Stanford, 7 Thursdays, beginning April 11

Stepping On is an evidence-based program for older adults who have fallen or are at risk of falling. The program looks at falls and fall risks, safe footwear, vision, home and community safety, medication management and bone health. Exercises are introduced in class by a physical therapist and focus on strength and balance. Stepping On meets for 7 sessions for 2-hours each, and starts on Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Read more..

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

Parkinson's Awareness Month is about bringing attention to the Parkinson's community.

Davis Phinney Victory Summit coming to Reno, NV, Saturday, March 9, from 10:00am-2:30pm

Davis Phinney Victory Summit coming to Reno, NV, Saturday, March 9, from 10:00am-2:30pm

The Victory Summit – Reno.  A free educational event where you will learn from national and regional movement disorder specialists, clinicians, and therapists to help you on your path to living well with Parkinson’s. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. A light lunch will be provided.