Parkinson's Disease Support Groups in Northern and Central California

Here's a list of pandemic -time Parkinson's disease support groups in Northern and Central California.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, many support groups have gone virtual/online while others are on hiatus.   A few are meeting face-to-face.

Are you a caregiver to someone with PD or atypical parkinsonism (including Lewy body dementia) living in Northern or Central California?  Check out our list of caregiver-only support groups.

Are the meeting days/times below not ideal for you?  Or do you live outside of Northern and Central California?  Check out our lists of online support groups (meeting any time) and scheduled virtual nationwide support groups.


San Francisco

San Francisco - California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)

Contact: Sonia Ayunque, program manager, California Pacific Medical Center, phone 415-600-7820, option 1 

Currently on hiatus


San Francisco - SF VA

Contact: SF VA Movement Disorders Center, phone 415-379-5530

Facilitator: Annie Li Wong, GNP, movement disorders nurse practitioner, SFVA

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just VA patients
  • Leave message with name, email address, and phone number to receive virtual meeting link

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Tuesday, 4-5:30pm

RSVP: No


San Francisco - Newly Diagnosed PD/ UCSF

Contact:  Susan Heath, RN, UCSF, phone 415-475-3237

Notes:

  • Occasional speakers
  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients and caregivers
  • To be added to the monthly reminder email list and receive a link to the current meeting, provide your name, email address, and phone number to Susan Heath, RN, UCSF

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Tuesday, 1-2:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco - Young Onset PD/ UCSF

For info and to RSVP: Monica Volz, RN, UCSF, phone 415-353-7382

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually with guest speaker for first 45 minutes and then open discussion for last 45 minutes
  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients and caregivers
  • Leave message with name, email address, and phone number to receive virtual meeting link
  • For Young Onset PD patients -- 50 years and younger, and their caregivers
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list and a meeting link, provide email address to Monica Volz, RN, UCSF

Virtual meetings via video

1st Tuesday, 5:30-7pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Peninsula

Bay Area - LBD Caregiver-Only Support Group 

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the Lewy body dementia diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes: 

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of odd months, except May, which is the 3rd Sunday.
  • For caregivers coping with Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies who live in Northern or Central California.  (This is not a meeting for those with typical Parkinson's Disease.)
  • Phone/email "group contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Sundays, odd months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Bay Area - MSA (with Diagnosis) Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Self-led meeting of those with a multiple system atrophy diagnosis

Notes:

  • 2022 meeting dates
  • For those with a diagnosis of multiple system atrophy who live in Northern or Central California.  (Not for caregivers.)
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Sundays, odd months, 3-4pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Bay Area - MSA Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the multiple system atrophy diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes: 

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of odd months, except May, which is the 3rd Sunday
  • For caregivers coping with multiple system atrophy, atypical parkinsonism, or Parkinson's Plus who live in Northern or Central California
  • Phone/email "Contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Sundays, odd months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Bay Area - PSP and CBD (with Diagnosis) Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Self-led meeting of those with a progressive supranuclear palsy or corticobasal degeneration diagnosis

Notes:

  • 2022 meeting dates
  • For those with a diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, or corticobasal syndrome who live in Northern or Central California.  (Not for caregivers.)
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Sundays, odd months, 2-3pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Bay Area - PSP and CBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the progressive supranuclear palsy or corticobasal degeneration diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes: 

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of odd months, except May, which is the 3rd Sunday
  • For caregivers coping with progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, or corticobasal syndrome who live in Northern or Central California
  • Phone/email "group contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Sundays, odd months 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Belmont – PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Steven Russell, phone 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW

Notes:

  • Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

In-person meetings, indoors

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


Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Daly City – PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Steven Russell, phone 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW

Notes:

  • RSVP required before each meeting
  • Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Foster City Atria

Location: Atria Senior Living, 707 Thayer Lane, Foster City, CA 94404

Contact: Will Corkern, phone 650-534-7799

Notes:

  • Open to anyone, not just Atria residents.  Non-residents must show a card with evidence of two covid-19 vaccinations and a booster.
  • In-person meetings (with non-residents) resumed April 2022
  • 1st Tuesday:  talk and question-and-answer with movement disorder specialist Salima Brillman, MD
  • RSVP required before each meeting

In-person meetings

1st and 3rd Tuesday, 11:15am-12:15pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Half Moon Bay ("PD Coastside")

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

Currently on hiatus


Los Altos – PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: Los Altos United Methodist Church (LAUMC), 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024

Contact: Denise Dagan, phone 650-867-7419, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW  

Notes:

  • Please contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

In-person meetings, indoors

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Virtual meetings

4th Thursday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Location: Outside of group member's home, Menlo Park, CA

Contact: Robin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090

Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

Notes:

  • RSVP required before each meeting
  • Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

In-person meetings, outdoors

2nd Friday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Location: Outside of group member's home, Menlo Park, CA

Contact: Robin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, phone 650-724-6090

Facilitator: Stephne Lencioni, LCSW

Notes:

  • RSVP required before each meeting
  • Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

In-person meetings, outdoors

3rd Tuesday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Palo Alto

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

Notes:

Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto - Quarterly DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Stanford

Contact: Steven Russell, phone 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Currently on hiatus


Peninsula - Parkinson's Men's Support Group

Contact: Steven Russell, phone 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Notes:

  • For men with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD) who live on the San Francisco Peninsula
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Monday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto - Young Onset PD/Stanford

Contact: John Mamin, phone 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
  • Learn more about this group

Virtual meetings

2nd Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm

RSVP: No


Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support

Contact: Sarah Eitzman

Notes:

Virtual meetings

3rd Tuesday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - LBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the Lewy body dementia diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes:

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even months, except February, which is the 3rd Sunday.
  • Group meets on the outdoor patio of a restaurant.  (Indoors, if poor weather.)  Most attendees have dinner (separate checks).
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

In-person meetings, outdoors

2nd Sundays, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - MSA Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the multiple system atrophy diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes:

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even months, except February, which is the 3rd Sunday.
  • Group meets on the outdoor patio of a restaurant.  (Indoors, if poor weather.)  Most attendees have dinner (separate checks).
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

In-person meetings, outdoors

2nd Sundays, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - PSP and CBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, phone 650-814-0848

Facilitators: Caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the progressive supranuclear palsy or corticobasal degeneration diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation

Notes:

  • 2022 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even months, except February, which is the 3rd Sunday.
  • Group meets on the outdoor patio of a restaurant.  (Indoors, if poor weather.)  Most attendees have dinner (separate checks).
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

In-person meetings, outdoors

2nd Sundays, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


South Bay

Gilroy

Location: Merrill Gardens, 7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy, CA 95020

Contact: Christel Morley, phone 408-691-5982

Notes:

  • Required: masks, proof of vaccination, temperature check, and signing form stating no covid symptoms
  •  

In-person meetings

2nd Monday,
1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Hollister

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

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


San Jose - (The Villages) PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: The Villages, 5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose, CA 95135

Contact: Alice Pratte, phone 408-223-8033

  • Tell staff at the entrance gate you are attending the Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group.
  • Entrance gate staff and signage will direct attendees to the Montgomery Center.

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 10-11am

RSVP: No


San Jose/Willow Glen

Location: St. Francis Episcopal Church, 1205 Pine Street, San Jose 95125

Contact: Bart Narter, phone 408-634-2265

Notes:

  • Guest speakers at most meetings. Discussion at others.
  • No meeting: July.

In-person and virtual meetings

1st Friday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: No


San Jose (Willow Glen) PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Charmaine Eng, phone 408-723-8116

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the San Jose area
  • Phone "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


Parkinson's Grief Support Group

Location: Saint James Anglican Church 1565 Lincoln Avenue, Willow Glen

Facilitator: Dianne Growitz, 408-266-6045, dgrowitz@sbcglobal.net

Notes:

  • For caregivers who have lost a loved one to Parkinson's
  • Meetings are in Duncan Hall next to the main church

Meeting in person, indoors with masks

4th Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


East Bay

Albany/Berkeley/Oakland

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually and open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW (retired)
  • To register online, click on Virtual PD Support Group in the PD Active calendar for the date you want to attend.  Follow the instructions in the second paragraph.  If you have difficulty, email or call PD Active.

Virtual meetings

Every Thursday, 4-5:30pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Adult Children of People with Parkinson’s Support Group

Contact and facilitator: Rachel Goldstone, MD.

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually
  • Open to those who are adult children of people with Parkinson's

Virtual meetings

4th Monday, 7-8:30pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Care Partners Support Group - Mild-to-Moderate PD

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those with mild-to-moderate PD symptoms
  • Phone/email "contact" to obtain meeting link
  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Wednesday, 3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley Care Partners Support Group - Moderate-to-Advanced PD

Contact: Donna Mickelson, PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those with moderate-to-advanced PD symptoms
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting link
  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

3rd Thursday, 3pm-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley Forum ("PD Active Forum")

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually four times per year, with guest speakers
  • See PD Active calendar
  • Suggested $10 donation
  • Contact PD Active for online registration link.

Virtual meetings

Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm (schedule varies)

RSVP: Yes, required


Berkeley - Heart Circle

Contact: Jodeane Pringle, cell 650-814-8388, or PD Active, 510-479-6119

Facilitators: Michelle Johnston and Jodeane Pringle 

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually with guided meditation and sharing on topic of mutual interest

Virtual meetings

1st Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Salon

Contact: Herb Heinz, 510-821-4632, and Gary Turchin

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually, sharing moving writing and other creative works
  • Presentations by people with PD will have priority
  • Co-hosted by Phil Miller, Gary Turchin, and Herb Heinz

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday, 3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Young Onset PD

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For those diagnosed with PD in early fifties or younger, or those young at heart
  • Occasional socially-distanced hikes

Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, 5-6pm and 4th Friday, 10-11am

RSVP: No


Brentwood ("Delta Shadow Boxers")

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

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually, as of February 2021
  • Occasional guest speakers (who start speaking at 7pm)

Virtual meetings

1st Wednesday, 6-8pm

RSVP: No


Brentwood - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Sue Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the Brentwood area
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

No fixed schedule

RSVP: No


Fremont

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

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually, typically with guest speakers
  • No meetings: May and December

Virtual meetings

4th Monday, 7-9pm

RSVP: No


Oakland - Piedmont Gardens

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

Notes:

  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Pleasanton ("Tri Valley")

Contact: Mary Behrendt, 925-989-0209

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am

RSVP: No


Union City - PD Caregivers Support Group 

Contact: Robert Magbanua, 510-675-5600

Facilitator: Nancy Flores

Notes:

  • For Parkinson's caregivers within or outside Union City
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link
  • This group seeks to share experiences, empower, and lend support to fellow caregivers. 
  • This support group is also guided through mindful meditation and Yoga techniques that can be done with their partners or loved ones with Parkinson's.

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Mondays, 2-3pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek

Contact: Rick Stevens, 925-932-4210.

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually with guest speakers at most meetings
  • $50/year annual membership to Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, Noon-1pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Janice Ransley, 925-944-0162

Facilitators:  Jan Alioto, 925-890-8937, and Janice Ransley, 925-944-0162

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the Walnut Creek area
  • Phone/email "contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

3rd Saturday, 9:30-11am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Men's Group

Overall contact and co-facilitator of Group C: Derek Ransley, 925-944-0162

Notes:

  • Group A - 2nd and 4th Saturday, 9:30-11am.  Group B - 1st Saturday,  10-11:30am.  Group C - 2nd Tuesday, 2-3:30pm
  • Meeting virtually in three different groups for men with PD
  • Facilitated by Dennis Krauss (Group A), Mark Ouyang and Phil Hornig (Group B), and Derek Ransley (Group C)

Virtual meetings

See meetings schedule in notes

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Women's Group

Contact: Alexa Donahoe, 925-597-5099

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings

1st Saturday, 9:30-11am

RSVP: No


North Bay

Benicia

Location: Benicia Lutheran Church, 201 Raymond Dr, Benicia, CA 94510

Contact: Brad Miller, 707-515-9216

Notes:

  • In-person meetings resumed in May 2022
  • Usually guest speakers

In-person meetings

2nd Saturday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Kentfield ("PD-Connect")

Contact: Lisa Oei, DPT, 415-604-2477

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually with guest speakers followed by question-and-answer session
  • Open to anyone with advance registration
  • See calendar for meeting registration link

Virtual meetings

1st Monday, 2:30 -3:30pm

RSVP: No


Napa - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: Outside of group member's home, Napa, CA

Contact:  Teri Sandison, 707-318-7010

Notes: 

  • RSVP required before each meeting
  • Contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

In-person meetings, outdoors

3rd or 4th Thursday, 3-5pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Napa 

Location: New Life Napa Church, 2625 First St., Napa, CA 94558

Contact: Colleen Winters, 209-602-1536

Notes:

  • With occasional guest speakers

In-person meetings

4th Sunday, 4-5:30pm

Day may change around holidays

RSVP: No


Petaluma

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Virtual meetings

Every Friday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


Petaluma - Caregivers Only

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Virtual meetings

1st Friday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa - Parkinson's Support Group of Sonoma County (PSGSC)

Contact: Tess Lorraine, 707-363-7936, and Marc Alexander, 707-431-8767

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually with guest speakers, 1-2pm
  • Virtual break-out rooms of those with PD (same meeting link as 1-2pm meeting) and those who are caregivers (different link), 2-3pm
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Tess Lorraine

Virtual meetings

2nd Saturday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Marie Kay Hansen, 209-836-5494   

Notes:

  • Email/phone "contact" to join obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Tuesday, 9:30-11am

4th Thursday, 11:30am-1pm

RSVP: No


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

Contact: Joanne Phipps, 707-585-0669, June North

Notes:

  • Virtual discussion group for women with PD

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, 12:30-2pm

RSVP: No


Sonoma

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

Notes:

  • With occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Thursday, 10-11am

RSVP: No


Vacaville

Location: McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville, CA 95688

Contact: Rick Newman, 707-999-6845, and John Alonso, 707-689-6613

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: No


Santa Cruz and Monterey Areas

Aptos - PWP Peer Support

Contact: Mavel Armijo, 831-331-6990

Currently on hiatus


Pacific Grove ("Monterey")

Location: Sally Griffin Senior Center (Meals on Wheels Center), 700 Jewell, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Contact: Monterey Parkinson's Support Group, Barbara Rosenthal, 831-373-8202

Notes:

  • Resumed in-person meetings October 2021
  • Guest Speakers four times/year
  • May occasionally have virtual meetings
  • No December meeting

In-person meetings

2nd Tuesday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Santa Cruz - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Audrey Trautwein, 831-419-2995

Notes:

  • To be added to monthly meeting reminder list and obtain meeting link, provide email address to Audrey Trautwein

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Santa Cruz - Women with PD Teatime

Contact: Aura Oslapas, 415-527-7855

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4-5pm

RSVP: Yes


Soquel (Santa Cruz County; "EASE PD")

Contact: Karen Williams, 831-708-2906

Notes:

Virtual meetings

1st Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


Central Valley

Bakersfield ("Kern County")

Contact: Paul Gipe, 661-472-1657

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 2-3pm

RSVP: No


Carmichael

Contact: Ron von Rajcs, 916-715-3920

Currently on hiatus


Carmichael - Young Onset PD

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

Virtual meetings

1st Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

RSVP: No


Chico

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

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Bob Murray

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 1-2:30pm

RSVP: No


Davis

Location: Davis Senior Center, 646 A. Street, Davis, CA 95616

Contact: Susan Curry, 530-304-9927

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest spakers

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Davis - PD Care Partners Support Group

Location: Davis City Park, corner of 5th and B Streets, Davis, CA 95616

Contact: Karen Eagan, 530-564-4323

Notes:

  • Masks required

In-person meetings, outdoors, physically-distanced

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 11am-12:30pm

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom

Contact: Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642, and Cathy Johnson, 916-791-2425

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually, with a guest speaker once a month (which Thursday for the guest speaker varies)
  • Email "contact" for meeting link

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 1-2:30pm

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom

Location: Folsom Senior Center, 48 Natoma Dr., Folsom, CA 95630

Contact: Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642, and Cathy Johnson, 916-791-2425

 

In-person meetings

4th Monday, 10:30am-12pm

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom - Caregiver Lunch

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2793 E. Bidwell St., #100, Folsom, CA 95630

Contact: Larry Alver, 916-933-2465

 

In-person meetings

1st and 3rd Friday, 11:30am

RSVP: No

Elk Grove

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove, 8230 Civic Center Dr., Suite 100, Elk Grove, CA 95757

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

In-person meetings

3rd Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm

RSVP: No


Fresno (Greater Fresno)

Contact: Bruce McKee, 559-850-6159, and Kelly Darakjian, 559-593-1576

Notes:

  • Resumed meeting virtually in January 2021
  • Guest speakers at all meetings
  • Attendance limited to local area
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • Annual (virtual) summit in February
  • Video story about group with group leader Patty Stratton

Virtual meetings

2nd Saturday, 10-Noon

RSVP: No


Fresno - Women with PD

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

Notes:

  • Resuming meeting virtually in April 2021

Virtual meetings

First Monday, 11am-Noon

RSVP: No


Lincoln

Location: Lincoln Hills Community Church, 950 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln, CA 95648

Contacts: Gary High, 916-434-5905, and Susan Feldman, 916-919-0063

 

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Lodi

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

Parking? Free.

Contact: Maureen Olsen, 209-329-1185, Robin Bray 209-269-1080

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings resumed March 2021
  • Requirements - wear a mask, have temperature scanned at the door, and stay physically-distanced

In-person meetings, physically distanced

1st Monday, 10am-12pm

RSVP: No


Lodi - PD Caregivers Support Group

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

Parking? Free.

Contact: Jean Whitted 209-329-7075

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings
  • Usually open discussion

In-person meetings, physically distanced

3rd Monday, 10am-12pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Merced

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

Currently on hiatus


Modesto

Contact: Beth Bollinger, 209-668-9434, and Ray Patterson, 209-604-7870

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


Redding

Location: Enterprise Park, Redding, CA 96002

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

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings are "coffee in the park." There are signs directing people to meeting location.
  • Virtual meetings with occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Kim Hawkins

Virtual meetings

2nd Friday, 12-1:30pm



Physically-distanced outdoor meetings

1st and 3rd Fridays, 9:30-11am

RSVP: No


Roseville/West

Location: St. Johns Episcopal Church, 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747

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

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

In-person meetings

4th Tuesday, 11am-Noon

RSVP: No


Sacramento - PD Caregivers Lunch Bunch

Contact: Gain Saetern, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, 916-728-9333, ext. 109

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday, 11am-1pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento - Post-DBS Support Groups

Contacts:

  • Sutter Health:  Neurology phone 916-454-6936 (messages only)
  • Kaiser Sacramento:  Neuroscience Reception Desk 916-973-6860 (messages only)
  • UC Davis:  Kandis Kaltenbach, 916-731-1610
  • Dignity Health:  Neurology, 916-453-7942 (messages only)

 

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually, as of February 2021, often with guest speakers
  • 2022 Schedule Flyer with meeting topics
  • February, June, October: 3rd Wed, 2:30-4:30pm - facilitated by Sutter (Linda Ramatowski, FNP) but open to anyone
  • March, July, November: 3rd Mon, 10:30-12:30pm - facilitated by Kaiser (Meghan Anderson, ANP) but open to anyone
  • January, April, August: 3rd Wed, 2:30-4:30pm - facilitated by UC Davis (Laura Sperry, ANP) but open to anyone
  • May and September: 3rd Mon, 10:30am-Noon - facilitated by Dignity Health (Linda Trettin, PhD) but open to anyone

Virtual meetings

See meeting schedule in notes section

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento - Arden Arcade

Location: Arden Christian Church, 4300 Las Cruces St., Sacramento, CA 95864

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

Notes:

  • No meeting: October and December

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Sacramento - Gold River Lewy Body Dementia Care Partner Group

Contact: Denise Davis, 800-272-3900

Notes:

  • Video via Google Meets (like Zoom)
  • Call or email for login details

 

 

 

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Sacramento/Natomas

Contact: Parkinson's Association of Northern California (PANC), 916-357-6641

Notes:

  • Looking for a new facilitator

Currently on hiatus


Sacramento/Northeast

Contact: Sean Tracy, 916-204-4529, and Judy Tracy

Notes:

  • Small group discussion
  • No meeting: November and December

Currently on hiatus


Sacramento/South Area

Location: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento

Contact: Jerry Miyamoto, 916-441-1020, Faye Boyd-Wright, Phone: 916 910-5152, and David Teraoku, 916-685-4162

In-person meetings

2nd Thursday, 10am-noon

RSVP: No


Grupo de apoyo para los Hispanos con la enfermedad de Parkinson

Ubicación: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento

Para obtener mas información, contáctenos al 916-884-7767.

Reuniones en persona

3er martes, 6-7:30pm

RSVP: No


Stockton (San Joaquin County)

Contact: Christy Carruthers, 209-478-2731

Currently on hiatus


Stockton - Parkinson's Women Support

Contact: Leslie Sherman, 209-483-3345

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings

4th Thursday, Noon - 2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Tracy

Contact: Kathryn Clark, 209-879-3108

Notes:

  • Looking for a new facilitator

Currently on hiatus


Turlock

Contact: Paul Barnes, 209-216-5620

Currently on hiatus


Visalia ("Central Valley")

Contact: Marilyn Swanson, 559-732-1056

Currently on hiatus


Woodland

Location: Woodland Community and senior Center, Meeting Room 1, 2001 East St., Woodland, CA

Contact: Steven Briscoe, hellostevebriscoe@gmail.com, 510-759-3030

Notes:

  • A talking group with occasional speakers
  • Open to all persons with Parkinson’s as well as Care Partners

In-person meetings

1st Wednesday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Yuba City ("Tri- County")

Location: Sutter North, 969 Plumas St., Room 208, Yuba City, CA 95991

Contact: Susan Vantress, 530-701-0039

Notes:

  • Open discussion with occasional guest speakers

In-person meetings

2nd Monday, 1pm

RSVP: No


Highway 49

Auburn

Location: Awful Annie's Cafe, 134 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

In-person meetings

2nd Tues 11:30am

RSVP: No


Auburn - Caregivers Only Lunch

Location: Club Car Restaurant, 836 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

 

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday 11:30am

RSVP: No


Grass Valley

Contact: Nancy Lockwood, 530-272-7950

 

Currently on hiatus


Grass Valley / Nevada City

Contact: Jennifer Westoby, 408-313-3524

Notes:

  • Presentations, guest speakers, and group discussion on a different topic each month

Virtual meetings

3rd Saturday, 9-10am

RSVP: No


Loyalton

Contact: Betty Ferguson, 530-993-4002

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings in support group leader's home; masks required

In-person meetings

1st Friday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Placerville

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

 

Currently on hiatus


San Andreas ("Calaveras County")

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

Currently on hiatus


Near Nevada Border

Truckee

Location: Wellness Center, 11012 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA 96161

Contact: Ellen Roumasset, 650-759-3666

Notes:

  • Guest speakers every other month or so

In-person meetings

1st Thursday, 11am

RSVP: No


Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties

Eureka

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

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

Virtual meetings

2nd Friday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Central Coast

Arroyo Grande - Caregivers Only ("North County")

Contact: Kiersten Arnaudin, Coast Caregiver Resource Center, 805-451-2450

Notes:

  • Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Virtual meetings

Last Wednesday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: Yes, required


Lompoc

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion
  • Physically-distanced meetings beginning March 2021

In-person meetings


Last Tuesday, 3:30-5pm

RSVP: No


Morro Bay/Los Osos

Contact: Claudia Gahafer, 805-528-2064

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Currently on hiatus


Santa Barbara - Caregivers - Grief Group

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

Notes:

  • For those who have lost loved ones

Virtual meetings

Tuesdays, 11am

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara Caregivers Only

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Virtual meetings

Tuesdays, 1-2pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara - Early Stage Parkinson's

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Virtual meetings

3rd Sunday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Santa Maria

Contact: Scott Greenwood, 949-923-8154

Currently on hiatus


Highway 395

Victorville ("High Desert")

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

 

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required



Last updated June 2022 by Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach. Are you a support group leader who would like to contact us about this page? Email Robin Riddle