Parkinson's Disease Support Groups in Northern and Central California

We hope to have this page updated by early November 2020.  Here's a list of pre-pandemic Parkinson's disease support groups in Northern and Central California.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, a few in-person support groups have gone virtual/online while others are on hiatus.


San Francisco

San Francisco - Young Onset PD/ UCSF

UCSF's Ambulatory Care Clinic - Neurology Conference Room, 8/F
400 Parnassus, San Francisco 94143 (click for map)

Parking? About $11.50 for parking at UCSF garage.

For info and to RSVP: Monica Volz, RN, UCSF, 415-353-7382.
For information: Christopher Gilbert

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients and caregivers
  • Open to Young Onset PD patients -- 50 years and younger, and their caregivers
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Monica Volz, RN, UCSF

1st Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco/CPMC

California Pacific Medical Center (Sutter)
1100 Van Ness Ave., 6th Floor, San Francisco 94118
(click for map)

Parking? Street parking for non-residents limited to two hours. Fee for CPMC garage parking.

Contact: RSVP to Sonia Ayunque, program manager, CPMC, 415-600-7820, option 1

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just CPMC patients and caregivers
  • Open question-and-answer and occasional lectures by Arshia Sadreddin, MD, movement disorder specialist, CPMC
  • Occasional other guest speakers

3rd Wednesday, 10:00am - noon

RSVP: Yes, required


San Francisco/Kaiser

Kaiser San Francisco - Room F2
4141 Geary Bldv., San Francisco 94109 (click for map)

Parking? Street parking for non-residents limited to two hours. Fee for CPMC garage parking.

Contact: Kaiser Neurology Department, 415-833-4555

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just Kaiser patients
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Group re-established July 2019

2nd Tuessday, 4:30 - 6:00pm

RSVP: No


San Francisco/SF VA

SF Veterans Affairs - Bldg 200, Room 1A-122 (Teak Room)
4150 Clement St., San Francisco 94121 (click for map)

Parking? Free parking by flag pole.

Contact: SFVA Movement Disorders Center, 415-379-5530

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just VA patients
  • Discussion coordinated by Annie Li Wong, GNP, movement disorders nurse practitioner, SFVA, and Carolyn Talmadge, MDiv, chaplain, SFVA
  • See 2019 dates

3rd Tuesday, 4:00 - 5:30pm

RSVP: No


Peninsula

Belmont - PD Caregivers Only

Silverado Senior Living Belmont Hills - Library
1301 Ralston Ave., Belmont 94002 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, cell 650-995-6379

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW, social worker

1st Thursday, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Daly City - PD Caregivers Only

Mission Villa Memory Care - Meeting Room
995 E. Market St., Daly City 94014 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, cell 650-995-6379

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Carley Rencher Chen, LCSW, social worker

2nd Tuesday, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Half Moon Bay ("PD Coastside")

Half Moon Bay Senior Center
925 Main St., Half Moon Bay 94019 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jeff Perls, 650-726-7199, and Virginia Stalder

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Dennis Paull

1st Friday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Los Altos - PD Caregivers Only

Foothills Congregational Church
461 Orange Ave., Los Altos 94022 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Denise Dagan, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, cell 650-867-7419

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Denise Dagan, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Susan Weisberg, LCSW, social worker

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am - Noon

RSVP: Yes, please!


Menlo Park - PD Caregivers Only

St Bede's Episcopal Church - library in parish office building
2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park 94025 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Robin Riddle, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Robin Riddle, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by by Natalie McKelvey, LCSW, social worker

3rd Tuesday, Noon - 2:00 pm

RSVP: Yes, required!


Millbrae

The Magnolia of Millbrae
201 Chadbourne Ave., Millbrae 94030 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking but expect some walking. Some underground parking.

Contact: Dorothy McAfee, 650-583-2332, and Don Arata, 650-347-5878

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Don Arata

2nd Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Mountain View - DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)

El Camino Hospital's Park Pavilion - Room A
2400 Grant Road, Mountain View (click for map)

Parking? Free parking.

Contact: Charmaine Eng, Parkinson's Patients Support Groups, 408-723-8116. Call for room confirmation.

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers (not necessarily related to DBS)
  • Room occasionally changes. Call for room confirmation.
  • No meetings: July, December
  • New location as of March 2019

3rd Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto - Young Onset PD/Stanford

Lucille Packard Children's Hospital - Board Room
725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto 94304 (click for map)

Parking? $3 in LPCH garage or free parking across street at 730 Welch Rd. (enter via Vineyard Ln.). View parking directions

Contact: John Mamin, 650-248-7363

Notes:

  • Open to those diagnosed with PD by age 50 or younger
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to John Mamin
  • About eight guest speakers per year
  • Meeting location occasionally changes
  • Picnic in summer

2nd Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:15 pm

RSVP: Yes, the first time


Palo Alto

Channing House - Auditorium
850 Webster St., Palo Alto 94301 (click for map)

Parking? Free in Channing House lot or on street (two hours).

Contact: Robin Riddle, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090

Notes:

  • New meeting location as of October 2019
  • December may be a social gathering
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, contact Robin Riddle, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090
  • Guest speakers

2nd Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto Quarterly DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Stanford

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Center
213 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto 94304 (click for map)

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).

Contact: Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, cell 650-995-6379

Notes:

  • New meeting as of March 2019
  • Meets quarterly, except summer. No meeting: June
  • To be added to reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Lunch often provided
  • Speakers are Stanford movement disorder specialists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, etc.

3rd Thursday, 11:00am - 12:45pm, Three times per year (March, Sept., and Dec.)

RSVP: Yes, required!


Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support

Member homes on the Peninsula or at restaurants

Contact: Sarah Eitzman

Notes:

  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Newspaper article

Day varies, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Yes, required!


San Mateo - Atypical Parkinsonism ("Brain Support Network")

Restaurant in San Mateo - contact group leader for details

Parking? Free

Contact: Robin Riddle, Brain Support Network, cell 650-814-0848

Notes:

  • Caregivers to those with atypical parkinsonism -- an umbrella term referring to DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies), LBD (Lewy body dementia), PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), MSA (multiple system atrophy), and CBD (corticobasal degeneration)
  • Discussion facilitated by caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation
  • Most attendees have dinner (separate checks)

Sunday, 5:00 - 7:00pm, about every six weeks (Call for schedule)

RSVP: Yes, required!


Sunnyvale

First United Methodist Church
535 Old San Francisco Rd., Sunnyvale 94086 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Phyllis Ng, 408-733-5648

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

2nd Tuesday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


South Bay

Gilroy

Merrill Gardens at Gilroy - Activity Room
7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy 95020 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Christel Morley, 408-691-5982

Notes:

  • Occasional speakers

2nd Monday, 1:30 - 2:40pm

RSVP: No


Hollister

Jovenes De Antaño
300 West St., Hollister 95023 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Christina Andrade, Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center, 831-975-5841

Notes:

  • New day as of January 2019
  • Occasional guest speakers

2nd Friday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


San Jose/Berryessa

Berryessa Community Center
3050 Berryessa Rd., San Jose 95132 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Bob and Jane Pomeroy, 408-263-8485

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • June and July meetings are often cancelled or held at other locations

3rd Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30pm

RSVP: No


San Jose/The Villages - PD Caregivers Only

The Villages Golf and Country Club - Cribari Center, Redwood Room
5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose 95135 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Alice Pratte, 408-223-8033

Notes:

  • Access pass required to enter gated community. Contact group leader one day in advance.

1st Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:00am

RSVP: Yes, required!


San Jose/Willow Glen

St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking and small church lot.

Contact: Bart Narter, 408-634-2265

Notes:

  • Usually, first 10-15 minutes is group business and announcements
  • Guest speakers at most meetings. Discussion at others.
  • No meeting: July

1st Friday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


San Jose/Willow Glen - PD Caregivers Only

St. Francis Episcopal Church
1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking and small church lot.

Contact: Charmaine Eng, 408-723-8116

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

4th Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


East Bay

Albany - ("Berkeley/Albany Support Group")

Albany Community Center
1249 Marin Ave., Albany 94706 (click for map)

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW
  • New location as of November 2019

3rd Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Care Partners Only

West Berkeley Senior Center
1900 Sixth St., Berkeley 94710 (click for map)

Parking? Metered and non-metered street parking.

Contact: Joyce Sakai, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For care partners only
  • Usually open discussion

2nd Thursday, 2:30 - 4:30pm

RSVP: Yes, the first time


Berkeley - Forum ("PD Active Forum")

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists - Fellowship Hall
1924 Cedar St., Berkeley 94709 (click for map)

Parking? Residential street parking only.

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Guest speakers
  • Three or four meetings per year
  • See PD Active calendar
  • Suggested $10 donation

Saturday, 10:30am - 12:30pm, Schedule varies

RSVP: Yes, required. Contact PD Active for online registration link.


Berkeley - Heart Circle

Group Leader's Home
1914 Oregon St., Berkeley 94703 (click for map)

Contact: Scott Holloway, 510-967-5414

Notes:

  • Guided meditation, sharing on topic of mutual interest, and social tea

1st Saturday, 10:00am - 12:30pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Mild/Moderate Care Partners Only

Berkeley Chinese Community Church - United Church of Christ - Fellowship Hall
2117 Acton St., Berkeley 94702 (click for map)

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For those caring for someone with mild to moderate symptoms
  • Usually open discussion
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW

2nd Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Salon

Group member's home - call for details

Contact: Herb Heinz, 510-821-4632

Notes:

  • Share writing, other art forms, and info about living with PD
  • Presentations by people with PD will have priority
  • Bring snack to share

2nd Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: Only if a microphone, VCR, or DVD is required


Berkeley - Young Onset PD

Location varies

Contact: Chad Zucker, 415-987-1807

Notes:

  • For those diagnosed with PD in early fifties or younger
  • Spouses/partners welcome

Odd months - 3rd Saturday, 11:00am, Even months - 3rd Friday, 11:00am

RSVP: No


Brentwood ("Delta Shadow Boxers")

John Muir Health Outpatient Center - Conference Room, second floor
2400 Balfour Rd, Brentwood 94513 (click for map)

Contact: Sue and Duane Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers, social events, or activities
  • Occasional social gatherings at different location
  • No meeting: December

1st Wednesday, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

RSVP: Yes, the first time


Brentwood Cafe

8500 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 94513 (click for map)

Contact: Sue Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those with PD
  • New group as of summer 2019

4th Friday, 9:30am

RSVP: No


East Bay - Parkinson's Women Support

Member homes in the East Bay or at restaurants

Contact: Ann Boylan

Notes:

  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch

Usually 3rd Wednesday, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Fremont

Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 94538 (click for map)

Contact: Bob Dickerson, 510-490-7978 and Barbara DeGregorio, 510-657-2880

Notes:

  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • Picnic in July or August
  • Social event in December
  • No meetings: May and December

4th Monday, 7:00 - 9:00pm

RSVP: No


Oakland/Piedmont Gardens

Piedmont Gardens Retirement Community - Oakmont Bldg., 7th Floor Lounge
110 41st St., Oakland 94611 (click for map)

Parking? Metered street parking.

Contact: Elisabeth Middelberg, MFT, Piedmont Gardens, 510-597-6733

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just Piedmont Gardens residents
  • Best to call ahead to confirm
  • Usually open discussion

2nd and 4th Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: Yes, the first time


Oakland

Mercy Retirement and Care Center - Rose Room
3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland 94601 (click for map)

Parking? Free in lot (entrance on 34th Ave.) or street parking.

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW

1st Thursday, 2:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Pleasanton ("Tri Valley")

Pleasanton Senior Center
5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton 94566 (click for map)

Contact: Norm Bardsley, 925-831-9940 and Mary Behrendt, 925-989-0209

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

2nd Saturday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


San Lorenzo/San Leandro

San Lorenzo Community Church
945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580 (click for map)

Contact: Lona White, 510-276-3119

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • First 15 minutes is exercise
  • Potluck in June and December
  • No meeting: July and August

1st Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30am

RSVP: No


Union City

Mark Green Sports Center
31224 Union City Blvd., Union City 94587 (click for map)

Contact: Rob Magbanua or Ann Boylan

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers (not always on regular meeting day)
  • Dedicated to exercise
  • Day change as of April 2019

3rd Tuesday, 2:45 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Caregivers/Partners Only

Grace Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary
2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jan Alioto, 925-890-8937, Sara DeZerega , 925-377-1004, and Janice Ransley, 925-944-0162

Notes:

  • Open discussion for caregivers/partners

3rd Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Men's Group

Grace Presbyterian Church -  Fireside Room
2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Derek Ransley, 925-944-0162

Notes:

  • For men who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for longer

3rd Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Women's Group

Grace Presbyterian Church - Library
2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Rosemary Way, 925-476-5661

Notes:

  • For women who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for longer

3rd Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek

Grace Presbyterian Church - Oak Room
2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Abraham Raja, 925-939-4210

Notes:

  • 10-10:45am refreshments and announcements
  • 10:45-11:45am guest speaker or patient-only and caregiver-only groups.
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • $50/year annual membership to Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo

3rd Saturday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


North Bay

Benicia

Benicia Lutheran Church
201 Raymond Dr., Benicia 94510 (click for map)

Contact: Brad Miller, 707-515-9216

Notes:

  • Started in October 2018

2nd Saturday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Kentfield ("PD Connect")

St. Sebastian Church
373 Bon Air Rd., Kentfield 94904 (click for map)

Parking? Enter at Bay Club but park in "Reserved for Church" spots

Contact: Lisa Oei, DPT, 415-604-2477

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • When open discussion, split into men's and women's groups
  • Started summer 2018

1st Monday, 3:00 - 4:30pm

RSVP: No


Mill Valley ("Marin County")

The Redwoods - 13/15 Lounge
40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 94941 (click for map)

Parking? Few spots in parking lot. Otherwise, street parking. Free.

Contact: Katherine Jones, 415-927-7647 and Elizabeth Mazariegos-Ramirez

Notes:

  • 1-2pm guest speaker
  • 2-3pm patient-only and caregiver-only groups
  • August picnic
  • No meeting: December
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Katherine Jones

4th Friday, 1:00 - 3:00pm, Day may change in November

RSVP: No


Mill Valley ("Marin County") - Caregivers Only.

The Redwoods - 2/4 Lounge
40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 94941 (click for map)

Parking? Few spots in parking lot. Otherwise, street parking. Free.

Contact: Joann Katz, MFT

Notes:

  • Facilitated by Joann Katz, MFT
  • August picnic
  • No meeting: December

4th Friday, 2:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Napa - Caregivers Only

Group members' homes - Call for details

Contact: Kathay Smith, 707-738-2366

Notes:

  • Open discussion for caregivers only

3rd Thursday, 3:00 - 5:00pm, Day may change around holidays

RSVP: Yes, preferred (so you know the meeting location)


Napa - Young Onset PD

Covenant Presbyterian Church
1226 Salvador Ave., Napa 94558 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Colleen Winters, 209-602-1536

Notes:

  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • 3-4pm open discussion
  • 4-5pm guest speaker
  • Open to anyone, regardless of age diagnosed

4th Sunday, 3:00 - 5:00pm, Day may change around holidays

RSVP: No


Petaluma

Petaluma Senior Center
Lucchesi Park, 211 Novak Drive, Petaluma 94954 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Notes:

  • No meetings on holidays
  • Typically open discussion and/or exercise
  • See exercise list for regular exercise classes

Every Friday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Petaluma - Caregivers Only

Petaluma Senior Center
Lucchesi Park, 211 Novak Drive, Petaluma 94954 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Notes:

  • Break-out from regular meeting for caregivers only
  • No meetings on holidays
  • Open discussion

First Friday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County")

Christ Church United Methodist
1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa 95405 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Nancy Wilson, 707-888-5174 and Marc Alexander, 707-431-8767

Notes:

  • 1-2pm guest speaker and 2-3:15pm break-out groups (those with PD and caregivers)
  • No meeting: January
  • Meeting day may change (to 2nd Saturday only) in 2020
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Nancy Wilson

1st Saturday - Feb., April, May, June, Oct. and Nov., 1:00 - 3:15pm

2nd Saturday - March, July, Aug., Sept., and Dec., 1:00 - 3:15pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Caregivers Only

East West Cafe
557 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa 95405 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Marie Kay Hansen, 209-836-5494

Notes:

  • Discussion group for caregivers only

2nd Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:00am

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Caregivers Only

Whole Foods - Cafe
390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa 95401 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Marie Kay Hansen, 209-836-5494

Notes:

  • Discussion group for caregivers only

4th Thursday, 11:30am - 1:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Women with Parkinson's

Sunrise Villa Senior Living
4225 Wayvern Dr., Santa Rosa 95409 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Joanne Phipps, 707-585-0669

Notes:

  • Discussion group for women with PD
  • Location may change in fall 2019

3rd Wednesday, 12:30 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Sonoma

Vintage House
264 First Street East, Sonoma 95476 (click for map)

Contact: Jamie Escoubas, Council on Aging, cell 949-293-7616

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

2nd Thursday, 10:00 - 11:00am


Vacaville

McBride Senior Center
91 Town Square Place, Vacaville 95688 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Brenda DeMartini, 707-330-1551

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Meeting day may change in November and December

4th Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Cruz and Monterey Areas

Aptos - PWP Peer Support

Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist - Kenny Room
125 Canterbury Dr., Aptos 95003 (click for map)

Contact: Mavel Armijo, 831-331-6990

1st and 3rd Friday, 1:00 - 2:30pm

RSVP: Yes if you are a first-time attendee


Pacific Grove ("Monterey")

Sally Griffin Active Living Center
700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove 93950 (click for map)

Contact: Monterey Parkinson's Support Group

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Monterey Group
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: December

2nd Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30pm

RSVP: No


Salinas

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1071 Pajaro St., Salinas (click for map)

Contact: Maria Martinez , Central Coast Quality of Life Programs, 831-333-9091

3rd Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Cruz - Caregivers

Varies - contact group leader for location

Contact: Audrey Trautwein, 831-419-2995

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly meeting reminder list, provide email address to Audrey Trautwein
  • Open discussion

3rd Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Santa Cruz - Women with PD Lunch

Varies - contact group leader for location

Contact: Aura Oslapas, 415-527-7855

Day varies, 11:30am

RSVP: Yes to get meeting location


Soquel (Santa Cruz County)

Congregational Church of Soquel - Parrish Hall
4951 Soquel Dr., Soquel 95073 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Karen Williams,  and Lynn Hawkinsons, 831-708-2906831-335-4261

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Audrey Trautwein
  • Usually guest speakers
  • If 1st Wednesday is January 1 or July 4, meeting is postponed for one week typicallyTo be added to monthly meeting reminder list, provide email address to Audrey Trautwein
  • Open discussion

1st Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


Central Valley

Bakersfield ("Kern County")

First Presbyterian Church - Westminster Hall
705 17th St., Bakersfield 93301 (click for map)

Contact: Bill Burgemaster, 661-343-2707, and Linda Feist, 661-304-9227

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

2nd Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Carmichael - Young Onset PD

Carmichael Presbyterian Church
5645 Marconi Ave., Carmichael 95608 (click for map)

Contact: Mary Beth Arjil, 530-409-4118 and Tony Wong, 916-730-6303

Notes:

  • Open to anyone though focus is on those with young onset PD who are still working
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meetings: July, August

1st Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00pm

RSVP: No


Carmichael

Eskaton Village - Assisted Living Unit, Dining Room
3939 Walnut Ave., Carmichael 95608 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Ron von Rajcs, 916-715-3920

2nd Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30am


Chester

Wildwood Senior Center
366 Brook Loop, Chester 96020 (click for map)

Contact: Joan Sayre, 530-258-2677

Notes:

  • Open discussion
  • Meeting day occasionally changes. Call before attending.

Last Wednesday, 12:45 - 1:45pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Chico

Sycamore Glen Retirement Community - 2nd floor theater
1199 Diablo Ave., Chico 95973 (click for map)

Contact: Terry Connelly, 650-743-6871 and Bob Murray, 530-321-6157

Notes:

  • Chair exercises - first ten minutes of each meeting
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Bob Murray

1st Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Clovis (Greater Fresno)

St. Peter Lutheran Church
2550 Gettysburg Ave., Clovis 93611 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Patty Stratton, 559-940-3752 and Ron Schiller, 559-287-2613

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • Annual summit in January or February
  • No meeting: August
  • December is holiday party
  • Video story about group with group leader Patty Stratton

2nd Saturday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Clovis - Ladies with PD

Luna's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
349 Polasky Ave., Clovis 93612 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Susan Curtis, 559-840-9585 and Sheron, 559-412-4446

Notes:

  • Lunch gathering for women with Parkinson's

1st Monday, 11:30am - 1:00pm

RSVP: No


Davis - Care Partners Only

Davis Senior Center
646 A St., Davis 95616 (click for map)

Contact: Karen Eagan, 530-564-4323

Notes:

  • Open discussion
  • No meeting: July and August

2nd Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Davis

Davis Senior Center
646 A St., Davis 95616 (click for map)

Contact: Susan Curry, 530-304-9927

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest spakers

3rd Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills

Oakmont Luxury Living
2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills 95762 (click for map)

Contact: Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642, and Larry Alver, 916-933-2465

Notes:

  • Guest speakers about 6 times a year
  • New location as of November 2019

2nd Tuesday, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Usually no


Elk Grove

Senior Center of Elk Grove
8830 Sharkey Ave., Elk Grove 95624 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Myron Jantzen, 916-686-4555, cell 916-804-6497

3rd Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:30am

RSVP: No


Folsom

Folsom Senior and Arts Center
48 Natoma St., Folsom 95630 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Mary Cabaluna, 916-832-2885, and Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

4th Monday, 10:00am - 11:30am

RSVP: No


Folsom - Caregivers Only

Round Table Pizza
2793 East Bidwell St., Folsom 95630 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Larry Alver, 916-933-2465

3rd Tuesday, 11:30am - 1:00pm

RSVP: No


Lincoln

Granite Springs Community Church
1170 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln 95648 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Gary High, 916-434-5905

Notes:

  • Mostly open discussion
  • No meeting: December

3rd Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30am

RSVP: No


Lodi

Temple Baptist Church - Meeting Room
801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi 95242 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Ron and Maureen Olsen, 209-745-1011, Robin Bray, 209-269-1080, or Pat Bray, 209-327-1549

Notes:

  • Guest speakers 6 times a year
  • August picnic
  • December party

1st Monday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Lodi - PD Caregivers Only

Temple Baptist Church - Room 132
801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi 95242 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jean Whitted, 209-329-7075

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

3rd Monday, 10:00am - Noon, Even months

RSVP: No


Merced

Mission Gardens
1450 E. 27th St., Merced 95340 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Elizabeth Sisonethasy or Amie Marchini, Mission Gardens, 209-384-3300

Notes:

  • New day as of April 2019
  • No meeting: December

3rd Wednesday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Modesto

Sutter Gould Health Education Center - room varies
1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto 95350 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Paul Vantress, 209-526-6184

Notes:

  • New meeting location as of September 2019
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Paul Vantress
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and December

3rd Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


Oroville

Trinity Presbyterian Church
2350 Foothill Blvd., Oroville 95065 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Carol Rawlins, 530-282-8769

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

1st Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: Yes


Redding

First United Methodist Church
1825 East St., Redding 96001 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Kim Hawkins, RN, 530-945-7628

Notes:

  • 1-1:30pm social time
  • 1:30-3pm group meeting
  • 3-3:30pm group speech therapy, faciliated by speech therapist Susan Whitaker or communications professor Shelley Von Berg, PhD
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Kim Hawkins
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Annual all-day PD conference in April

2nd Friday, 1:00 - 3:30pm

RSVP: No


Roseville

Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville 95661 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Harry Butler, 916-837-3366

Notes:

  • Guest speakers six times a year; otherwise, group discussion
  • December luncheon

1st Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Roseville/West

St. John's Episcopal Church
2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville 95747 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Ken Fujino, 916-474-4688 and Diane Herold, 916-788-9110

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meetings: November and December
  • Social event in early December

4th Tuesday, 11:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Sacramento/Natomas

Adventure Christian Church
1500 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento 95834 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Irene Duggan

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Group began October 2018
  • No meeting: December

2nd Thursday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Sacramento/South Area

Meals on Wheels by ACC (Asian Community Center)
7375 Park City Dr., Sacramento 95831 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: David Teraoku, 916-685-4162

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

2nd Thursday, 1:00 - 2:30pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Kaiser

Kaiser Sacramento
Meeting locations are TBD.

Location 1: 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento. Rooms 1 and 2, Basement.

Location 2: 3120 Cottage Way, Sacramento. Cottages A and B.

Parking? Free.

Contact: For information and to learn meeting location: Meghan Anderson, ANP, Kaiser Sacramento

To RSVP: Kaiser Sacramento Neuroscience Reception Desk, 916-973-6860.

Notes:

  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders
  • Open to non-Kaiser attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Meeting start-time changed in 2020
  • Other post-DBS class locations are UC Davis and Sutter Health

3rd Monday, 10:30am - Noon

July, Sept., and Nov.

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento - PD Caregivers Lunch Bunch

Ettore's
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento 95846 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Anne Spaller, MFT, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, 916-728-9333

3rd Tuesday, 11:00am - 1:00pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/UC Davis

UC Davis - Midtown Ambulatory Care Center, Room 1100, first floor
3160 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 (click for map)

Parking? Free valet parking.

Contact: Meriah Horton, UCD, 916-734-6841, and Laura Sperry, NP, UCD, facilitator, 916-734-6797

Notes:

  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders and those interested in learning about DBS
  • Open to non-UCD attendees
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Meriah Horton
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Light refreshments served
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Kaiser Sacramento and Sutter Health

3rd Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:30pm

April, August, and December

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Sutter

Sutter Health - Suite 500, Conference Room 501, fifth floor
2800 L St., Sacramento, CA 95816 (click for map)

Contact: Linda Ramatowski, NP, Sutter Health, 916-454-6936, mailbox 46936

Notes:

  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders and those interested in learning about DBS
  • Open to non-Sutter attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Kaiser Sacramento and UC Davis

3rd Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:30pm

Feb., June, and October

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento/Arden Arcade

Arden Christian Church
4300 Las Cruces Way, Sacramento 95846 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jim Morris, 916-359-4859, and Keith Tronson, 916-395-2771

Notes:

  • No meeting: October and December

3rd Thursday, 10:00am - Noon

Feb., June, and October

RSVP: Sometimes


Sacramento/Northeast

St. Marks Unified Methodist Church
2391 St. Marks Way, Sacramento 95864 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Sean Tracy, 916-482-7014

Notes:

  • Small group discussion
  • No meeting: November and December

4th Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Stockton (San Joaquin County)

O'Connor Woods - West Hall
3400 Wagner Heights Rd., Stockton 95209 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Mary Ann Behrens, 209-477-6496

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, provide email address to Mary Ann Behrens
  • No meeting: July

2nd Thursday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Stockton - Parkinson's Women Support

Member homes in Stockton or at restaurants

Contact: Leslie Sherman

Notes:

  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch

Day varies, Noon - 2:00pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Tracy

St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Life Center
1635 Chester Dr. (at Lowell), Tracy 95376 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Kathryn Clark, 209-879-3108

Notes:

  • Open discussion

2nd Monday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Turlock

Covenant Village - Berg Conference Room
2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock 95382 (click for map)

Contact: Paul Barnes, 209-216-5620

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

2nd Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Visalia ("Central Valley")

United Methodist Church
5200 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia 93277 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Marilyn Swanson, 559-732-1056

Notes:

  • To be added to reminder postcard mailing list, provide mailing address to Marilyn Swanson
  • Light lunch is served at noon - $3 donation requested
  • No meeting: July

1st Friday, 10:30am - Noon

RSVP: No


Woodland

Woodland Senior Center
2001 East St., Woodland 95776 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Bernadette Murray, 530-661-1950

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and August

4th Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Yuba City ("Tri- County")

Sutter Medical
969 Plumas St., Ste. 208, Yuba City 95991 (click for map)

Parking? Free

Contact: Janice or Bob Herbert, 530-673-3064

Notes:

  • Open discussion

2nd Monday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Highway 49

Auburn

Awful Annie's Cafe - Banquet Room
13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: December

2nd Tuesday, 11:30am

RSVP: No


Auburn - Caregivers Only Lunch

Club Car
8 36 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

Notes:

  • Informal lunch and group discussion
  • Meeting began October 2019

3rd Tuesday, 11:30am


Grass Valley

Atria Grass Valley - Second Floor Activity Room
150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Nancy Lockwood, 530-272-7950

Notes:

  • Open to everyone (not just Atria residents)
  • Occasional guest speakers

2nd Friday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Loyalton

Golden West Restaurant
711 Main Street, Highway 49, Loyalton 96118 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Betty Ferguson, 530-993-4002

1st Friday, 1:30 - 3:00pm


Placerville

Senior Center - Dining Room
937 Spring St., Placerville 95667 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Peggy Kline, MFT, 408-309-1125

Notes:

  • Usually present a webinar or have a speaker, followed by open discussion

1st Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


San Andreas ("Calaveras County")

San Andreas Central Library
1299 Gold Hunter Rd., San Andreas 95249 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Rex Whisnand, 209-785-8166 and Judy Axtman, 209-736-4687, cell 925-818-9501

Notes:

  • Usually, 10-10:30am is group business and announcements
  • Most meetings have guest speakers

1st Tuesday, 10:00am - Noon

RSVP: No


Near Nevada Border

South Lake Tahoe

Barton Center for Orthpedics and Wellness
2170B South Ave., South Lake Tahoe 96510 (click for map)

Parking? Free in garage.

Contact: Emily Barkley, 530-543-5712

Notes:

  • Open discussion

2nd Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Truckee

Center for Health
10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 96161 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Ellen Roumasset, 650-759-3666

Notes:

  • Guest speakers every other month or so

3rd Friday, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties

Eureka

Immanuel Lutheran Church
3230 Harrison Ave., Eureka 95503 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Ken and Rose Bond, 707-826-7764

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • New meeting location as of October 2019

2nd Friday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Lakeport ("Lake County")

United Christian Parish
745 N. Brush St., Lakeport 95453 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Lin Pifer, 707-263-5728

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

2nd Monday, 2:00 - 3:30pm

RSVP: Yes


Central Coast

Arroyo Grande Caregivers Only ("North County")

Call group leader for location

Contact: Dixie Parker, 805-474-1525

Notes:

  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Last Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:30am

RSVP: Yes, preferred!


Lompoc

Lompoc Elks Lodge
905 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jill Larson, 805-733-4421 and Jody Larson, 805-717-3280

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Last Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:00pm

RSVP: No


Morro Bay/Los Osos

Morro Bay Senior Center
1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay 93442 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Claudia Gahafer, 805-528-2064

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Began in summer 2019

2nd Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30am

RSVP: No


Paso Robles Caregivers Only Lunch Group ("North County")

Paso Robles Golf Club
1600 Country Club Dr., Paso Robles 93446

Contact: Karen Howard, 805-466-7080

Notes:

  • Open discussion over lunch

2nd Friday, 11:30am - 1:00pm

RSVP: No


Pismo Beach

New Life Community Church
990 James Way, Pismo Beach

Parking? Free.

Contact: Rick Jenne, New Life Community Church, 805-489-3254, ext 500

Notes:

  • Open discussion over lunch

1st Thursday, 11:00am - 12:30pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara Caregivers Only

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara ("We are not alone")

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • For those with Parkinson's
  • Open discussion

1st Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:15pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • 2nd Tuesday: Guest speakers (except not in July and December). Refreshments.
  • 4th Tuesday: Open discussions

2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:15pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara - Early Stage Parkinson's

The Free Methodist Church- upper room
1435 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Contact: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • Open discussion

3rd Sunday, 3:00 - 4:00pm

RSVP: No


Santa Maria

Grace Baptist Church
605 E. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria 93455

Parking? Free.

Contact: Margie Stokes, 805-878-9862

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: May, June, and July

4th Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Templeton ("North County")

Templeton Presbyterian Church
610 S. Main St., Templeton 93465

Contact: Karen Howard, 805-466-7080

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and August

3rd Tuesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

RSVP: No


Highway 395

Victorville ("High Desert")

Sterling Commons

17797 Lindero Rd., Victorville 92395

Contact: For meeting info: Inland Caregiver Resource Center, 800-675-6694, for questions about PD: Ann Miner

Notes:

  • Generally guest speakers
  • No meeting: August

2nd Thursday, 10:00am - noon

RSVP: No