Stanford-led Parkinson's Caregiver-only Support Group Meetings on SF Peninsula

Stanford is proud to lead five Parkinson's disease (PD) caregiver-only support group meetings on the San Francisco Peninsula.  We welcome caregivers who live or work in these areas to join us:

Daly City | Belmont | Menlo Park | Los Altos
 

Pre-pandemic, these groups meet face-to-face, in churches or care facilities.  During the pandemic, these groups are meeting virtually.  For some of the meetings, you are welcome to join by phone-only or video.  For other meetings, attendees join by video.  We hope to re-establish our face-to-face meetings (even masked face to masked face meetings) as soon as it is safe to do so.

Pre-pandemic, these groups met once a month.  During the pandemic, these Stanford-led groups are meeting twice or four times each month.

Contact the group leaders about being added to the meeting reminder email list for these meetings.  Our meetings are as follows:


Belmont – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Virtual meetings via video
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list 
Group contactSteven Russell, 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach
Facilitator: Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW

1st and 3rd Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm


Daly City – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Virtual meetings via video
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
Group contactSteven Russell, 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach
Facilitator: Carley Rencher Chen, LCSW

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11:30am-1:30pm


Los Altos – PD Caregivers Support Group

1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday, 10:30am-noon
Virtual meetings via video
Please contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
Group contactDenise Dagan, 650-867-7419, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach
Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW  

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-noon


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Virtual meetings via phone or video
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
Group contactRobin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090
Facilitator: Natalie McKelvey, LCSW

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 12:15-1:45pm


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Virtual meetings via phone or possibly video
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
Group contactRobin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090
Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

2nd and 4th Friday, 12:15-1:45pm


Why caregiver-only meetings?  Caregivers need to have their own support group meetings or gatherings because they need to vent, share, learn tips and resources, and receive support from others walking the same path. Ideally, a caregiver to someone with Parkinson's Disease can attend a PD-specific caregiver support group. Or someone dealing with Lewy Body Dementia can attend an LBD-specific caregiver support group. And so on.

Do you live or work outside of the SF Peninsula? Please check out our list of all PD caregiver-only support groups in Northern California.