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:

 

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.

Contact the group leaders about being added to the meeting reminder email list for these meetings.  Our meetings are listed below.

Occasionally, our caregiver-only support group members are invited to virtual events. View recordings of these events.


Belmont – PD Caregivers Support Group 

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

Virtual meetings via video

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Daly City – PD Caregivers Support Group 

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

Virtual meetings via video

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Los Altos – PD Caregivers Support Group 

* 2nd Tuesday in-person meetings, indoors, well ventilated, and physically distanced at Foothills Congretational Church (461 Orange Ave., Los Altos)
* 4th Thursday virtual meetings
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
ContactDenise DaganStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-867-7419
Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

In-person, indoors

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-noon
Virtual meetings

4th Thursday, 10:30am-noon

RSVP: No


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

In-person meetings, outdoors and physically-distanced
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
ContactRobin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090
Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

In-person meetings, outdoors

2nd Friday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

In-person meetings, outdoors and physically-distanced
RSVP required before each meeting
Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list
ContactRobin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090
Facilitator: Natalie McKelvey, LCSW

In-person meetings, outdoors

3rd Tuesday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


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.