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, 415-600-7820, option 1

Currently on hiatus


San Francisco/SF VA

Group contact: SF VA Movement Disorders Center, 415-379-5530

Facilitators: Annie Li Wong, GNP, movement disorders nurse practitioner, SFVA, and Carolyn Talmadge, MDiv, chaplain, 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 - Young Onset PD/ UCSF

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

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 3:30-5pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Peninsula

Bay Area Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver-Only Support Group

Group contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, 650-814-0848

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

Notes:

  • 2021 meeting dates
  • For caregivers coping with Lewy body dementia, Parkinson's disease dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies who live in Northern or Central California
  • Phone/email "group contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings via video or phone

Occasional Sundays, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes


Bay Area Multiple System Atrophy Caregiver-Only Support Group

Group contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, 650-814-0848

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

Notes:

  • 2021 meeting dates
  • For caregivers coping with multiple system atrophy, atypical parkinsonism, or Parkinson's Plus who live in Northern or Central California
  • Phone/email "group contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings via video or phone

Occasional Sundays, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes


Bay Area Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration Caregiver-Only Support Group

Group contact: Robin RiddleBrain Support Network, 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:

  • 2021 meeting dates
  • 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 via video or phone

Occasional Sundays, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes


Belmont – PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact: Steven Russell, 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 via video

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Daly City – PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact: Steven Russell, 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Carley Rencher Chen, LCSW

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Half Moon Bay ("PD Coastside")

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

Currently on hiatus


Los Altos – PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact: Denise Dagan, 650-867-7419, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW  

Notes:

  • Please contact group leader to join meeting reminder email list

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-Noon

1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, please!


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Group contact: Robin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, 650-724-6090

Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via phone or video

2nd Friday, 12:15-1:45pm

Occasional 4th Friday, 12:15-1:45pm

RSVP: Yes, required!


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Group contact: Robin RiddleStanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, 650-724-6090

Facilitator: Natalie McKelvey, LCSW

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via phone or video

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

Occasional 1st Tuesday, 12:15-1:45pm

RSVP: Yes, required!


Millbrae

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

Currently on hiatus


Palo Alto

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

Notes:

Occasional 2nd Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto Quarterly DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Stanford

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

Currently on hiatus


Palo Alto - Young Onset PD/Stanford

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

Virtual meetings via phone or video

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

RSVP: No


Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support

Contact: Sarah Eitzman

Notes:

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Monday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required!


Sunnyvale

Contact: Phyllis Ng, 408-733-5648

Currently on hiatus


South Bay

Gilroy

Contact: Christel Morley, 408-691-5982

Currently on hiatus


Hollister

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

Virtual meetings via video

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

RSVP: No


San Jose (The Villages) PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Alice Pratte, 408-223-8033

Currently on hiatus


San Jose/Willow Glen

Contact: Bart Narter, 408-634-2265

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

1st Friday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: No


San Jose (Willow Glen) PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact: Charmaine Eng, 408-723-8116

Notes:

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


Virtual meetings via video

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

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
  • Pre-registration link

Virtual meetings via video

Every Thursday, 4-5:30pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley Adult Children of People with Parkinson’s Support Group

Group contact and facilitator: Rachel Goldstone, MD.

Group contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

Last Monday, 7-8pm

RSVP: No


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

Group contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Facilitator: Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Wednesday, 3-5pm

RSVP: No


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

Group contact: Donna Mickelson, PD Active, 510-479-6119

Facilitator: Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

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


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 via video

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Berkeley - Heart Circle

Contact: Scott Holloway, 510-967-5414

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

1st Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Salon

Contact: Herb Heinz, 510-821-4632

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 via video

2nd Sunday, 3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Young Onset PD

Contact: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Meeting every 2nd week alternating between Wednesdays from 5-6pm and Fridays from 10-11am
  • For those diagnosed with PD in early fifties or younger, or those young at heart
  • Occasional socially-distanced hikes

Virtual meetings via video

See notes for meetings schedule

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 via video

1st Wednesday, 6-8pm

RSVP: No


Brentwood PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact: Sue Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

No fixed schedule

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-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


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 via video

4th Monday, 7-9pm

RSVP: No


Oakland/Piedmont Gardens

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

Currently on hiatus


Pleasanton ("Tri Valley")

Contact: Mary Behrendt, 925-989-0209

Virtual meetings via video

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

RSVP: No


San Lorenzo/San Leandro

Contact: Lona White, 510-276-3119

 

Currently on hiatus


Union City

Contact: Rob Magbanua or Ann Boylan

Currently on hiatus


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 via video

3rd Wednesday, Noon-1pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek PD Caregivers Support Group

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 "group contact" to join meeting reminder email list and obtain meeting link

Virtual meetings via video

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 via video

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 via video

1st Saturday, 9:30-11am

RSVP: No


North Bay

Benicia

Contact: Brad Miller, 707-515-9216

Notes:

  • Usually guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Saturday, 10-Noon


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 via video

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

RSVP: No


Currently on hiatus


Napa PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact:  Teri Sandison, phone 707-318-7010

Notes: 

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

Holding physically-distanced outdoor meetings on group members' patios

3rd or 4th Thursday, 2-4pm

RSVP: Yes


Napa Young Onset PD

Contact: Colleen Winters, 209-602-1536

Notes:

  • With occasional guest speakers
  • Open to anyone, regardless of age diagnosed

Virtual meetings via video

4th Sunday, 3-5pm

Day may change around holidays

RSVP: No


Petaluma

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Virtual meetings via video

Every Friday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


Petaluma - Caregivers Only

Contact: Marie Kint, 707-795-7014

Virtual meetings via video

1st Friday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


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

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 via video

2nd Saturday, 1-3pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa PD Caregivers Support Group

Group contact: Marie Kay Hansen, 209-836-5494   

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Tuesday, 9:30-11am

4th Thursday, 11:30am-1pm


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 via video

3rd Wednesday, 12:30-2pm

RSVP: No


Sonoma

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

Notes:

  • With occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

2nd and 4th Thursday, 10-11am


Vacaville

Contact: Brenda DeMartini, 707-330-1551

Currently on hiatus


Santa Cruz and Monterey Areas

Aptos - PWP Peer Support

Contact: Mavel Armijo, 831-331-6990

Currently on hiatus


Currently on hiatus


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 via video

3rd Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Santa Cruz Women with PD Teatime

Contact: Aura Oslapas, cell 415-527-7855

Virtual meetings via video

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4-5pm

RSVP: Yes


Soquel (Santa Cruz County; "EASE PD")

Contact: Karen Williams, 831-708-2906

Notes:

Virtual meetings via video

1st Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


Central Valley

Bakersfield ("Kern County")

Contact: Paul Gipe, cell 661-472-1657

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

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 via video

1st Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

RSVP: No


Chico

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

Virtual meetings via video

1st Wednesday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Clovis (Greater Fresno)

Contact: Bruce McKee, cell 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 summit in February
  • Video story about group with group leader Patty Stratton

Virtual meetings via video

2nd Saturday, 10-Noon

RSVP: No


Clovis Women with PD

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

Notes:

  • Resuming virtually meetings in April 2021

Virtual meetings via video

First Monday, 11am-Noon

RSVP: No


Davis

Contact: Susan Curry, 530-304-9927

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest spakers

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Thursday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Davis PD Care Partners Support Group

Location: Willow Creek Park, Davis

Contact: Karen Eagan, 530-564-4323

Notes:

  • Masks required

Physically-distanced, outdoor meetings

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom

Contact: Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

Every Thursday, 10:30-11:30am

RSVP: Usually no


Elk Grove

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

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Wednesday, 10am-11:30am

RSVP: No


Lincoln

Contact: Gary High, 916-434-5905

Notes:

  • Meeting virtually as of March 2021

Virtual meetings via video

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

Notes:

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

Physically-distanced meetings

1st Monday, 10-11:30am

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 cell 209-329-7075

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings
  • Usually open discussion

Physically-distanced meetings

3rd Monday, 10-11am

RSVP: Yes


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 via video

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

RSVP: No


Redding

Location: Enterprise Park, Redding

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 via video

2nd Friday, 12-1:30pm



Physically-distanced outdoor meetings

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

RSVP: No


Roseville

Contact: Harry Butler, 916-837-3366

Notes:

  • meeting virtually with occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

1st Tuesday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Roseville/West

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

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

4th Tuesday, 11am-Noon

RSVP: No


Sacramento/Natomas

Location for outdoor meetings: North Natomas Regional Park, 2501 New Market Drive, Sacramento, 95835.

Contact: Irene Duggan, 916-710-6912

Notes:

  • Virtual meetings with occasional guest speakers
  • Requirements for outdoor meetings: wear masks

Occasional outdoor, physically-distanced meetings

2nd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Sacramento/South Area

Contact: David Teraoku, 916-685-4162

Currently on hiatus


Sacramento Post-DBS Support Groups

Group contacts:

  • Sutter Health:  Neurology 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
  • February, June, October: 3rd Wed, 2:30-4:30pm - facilitated by Sutter (Linda Ramatowski, FNP) but open to anyone
  • March, July, November: 3rd Mon, 2:30-4:30pm - facilitated by Kaiser (Meghan Anderson, ANP) but open to anyone
  • April, August, December: 2nd 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 via video

See meeting schedule in notes section

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento PD Caregivers Lunch Bunch

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

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Tuesday, 11-1pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento/Arden Arcade

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

Notes:

  • No meeting: October and December

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Sometimes


Sacramento/Northeast

Contact: Sean Tracy, 916-204-4529

Notes:

  • Small group discussion
  • No meeting: November and December

Virtual meetings via video

4th Thursday, 1-2pm

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 via video

4th Thursday, Noon - 2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Tracy

Contact: Kathryn Clark, 209-879-3108

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

Contact: Bernadette Murray, cell 530-405-9924

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and August

Virtual meetings via video

4th Tuesday, 1-2:30pm

RSVP: Yes


Yuba City ("Tri- County")

Contact: Janice Herbert, 530-673-3064

 

Currently on hiatus


Highway 49

Auburn

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

Currently on hiatus


Auburn Caregivers Only Lunch

Contact: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

 

Currently on hiatus


Grass Valley

Contact: Nancy Lockwood, 530-272-7950

 

Currently on hiatus


Grass Valley / Nevada City

Contact: Jennifer Westoby, 530 268-2563

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings via video

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

Meeting physically distanced in support group leader's home

1st Friday, 1:30-3pm


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, cell 925-818-9501

Currently on hiatus


Near Nevada Border

Truckee

Contact: Ellen Roumasset, 650-759-3666

Notes:

  • Guest speakers every other month or so

Virtual meetings via video

3rd Friday, 1-2pm

RSVP: No


Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties

Eureka

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

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

Virtual meetings via video

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 via video

Last Wednesday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: Yes


Lompoc

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion
  • Physically-distanced meetings beginning March 2021

Physically-distanced meetings


Last Tuesday, 3:30-5pm

RSVP: No


Morro Bay/Los Osos

Contact: Claudia Gahafer, 805-528-2064

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

Virtual meetings via video

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 via video

Tuesdays, 11am

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara Caregivers Only

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Virtual meetings via video

Tuesdays, 1-2pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara - Early Stage Parkinson's

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Virtual meetings via video

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 via video or phone

2nd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes



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