Parkinson's Disease Support Groups in Northern and Central California

Here’s a list of Parkinson’s disease support groups in Northern and Central California.  Many have resumed in-person meetings.  If there’s a “location” listed, the group meets in-person.  Assume the meetings are indoors, unless indicated.  Many groups are still meeting virtually.  All virtual meetings are via video.  In all cases, to be added to a meeting reminder email list and to obtain meeting information (such as the virtual meeting link), follow up with the group “contact.”

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

Location: Sutter Pacific, Room 312B - Classroom 30, 1101 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109

Contact for meeting details: Gabrielle, 415-600-3175 (regular business hours), Sutter Pacific (California Pacific Medical Center) Neurology Clinic

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just Sutter Pacific (CPMC) patients

 

In-person meetings

3rd Wednesday, 10-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required


San Francisco - Care Partner Support Group

Contact: Lisa Oei,  415-604-2477, PD-Connect

Notes:

Virtual Meetings

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

In-Person Meetings
On hiatus

RSVP: No


San Francisco

Contact for meeting details: Movement Disorders Center, 415-379-5530

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

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just VA patients

Virtual meetings

3rd Tuesday,
4-5:30pm

RSVP: No


San Francisco - Newly Diagnosed PD

Contact for meeting details:  Susan Heath, RN, 415-475-3237, UCSF

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients and caregivers
  • For those diagnosed within the last five years
  • Occasional speakers

Virtual meetings

2nd Tuesday,
1-2:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco - Young Onset PD

Contact for meeting details: Monica Volz, RN, 415-353-7382, UCSF 

Notes:

  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients and caregivers
  • For those diagnosed at age 50 and younger, and their caregivers
  • Guest speaker for first 45 minutes and then open discussion for last 45 minutes

Virtual meetings

1st Tuesday,
5:30-7pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco Bay Area - LBD Caregiver-Only Support Group 

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes: 

  • 2024 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of odd numbered 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 caregivers to those with typical Parkinson’s Disease.)

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday, odd months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Francisco Bay Area - MSA (with Diagnosis) Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes:

  • 2024 meeting dates. 2nd Sunday, except in February and May, which are the 3rd Sunday
  • For those with a diagnosis of multiple system atrophy who live in Northern or Central California.  (Not for caregivers.)

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday,
3-4pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco Bay Area - MSA Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes: 

  • 2024 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

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday, odd months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


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

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes:

  • 2024 meeting dates. 2nd Sunday, except in February and May, which are the 3rd Sunday
  • For those with a diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, or corticobasal syndrome who live in Northern or Central California.  (Not for caregivers.)

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday,
2-2:30pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


San Francisco Bay Area - PSP and CBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes: 

  • 2024 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

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday, odd months 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required

Peninsula

Belmont – PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: Silverado Belmont Hills Memory Care, 1301 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA 94002

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

Facilitator: Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW

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 for meeting details: Steven Russell, 650-995-6379, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Foster City

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

Contact for meeting details: Will Corkern, 650-534-7799

Notes:

  • Open to anyone, not just Atria residents
  • 1st Tuesday:  talk and question-and-answer with movement disorder specialist Salima Brillman, MD
  • In-person meetings (with non-residents) resumed April 2022

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Half Moon Bay ("PD Coastside")

Location: Senior Coastsiders (senior center), 925 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Contact for meeting details: Jeff Perls, 650-726-7199

Notes: 

  • In-person meetings resumed May 2023
  • Watch video of PD-related talk for first 45 minutes and then open discussion for 15 minutes

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: No


Los Altos – Adult Child PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Denise Dagan, 650-867-7419, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Alanah Rosenbloom, MSW

Notes:

  • For adult child PD caregivers who live/work on the San Francisco Peninsula or in the South Bay or whose parent lives/receives medical care here

Virtual meetings

4th Tuesday,
7-8:30pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Los Altos – PD Caregivers Support Group

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

Contact for meeting details: Denise Dagan, 650-867-7419, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Facilitator: Alanah Rosenbloom, MSW 

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the Los Altos area

In-person meetings, indoors

2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required


Menlo Park – PD Caregivers Support Group 

Location: Outside of group member's home, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

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

Facilitator: Susan Weisberg, LCSW

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, 94025

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

Facilitator: Stephne Lencioni, LCSW

In-person meetings, outdoors

3rd Tuesday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Palo Alto

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

Notes:

  • View archived recordings of previous speakers on Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach website
  • Meetings with local guest speakers resumed as of March 2021

Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, 2:30-4pm

RSVP: No


Palo Alto - DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Stanford

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle and Denise Dagan, 650-724-6090, Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach

Notes:

  • Meetings resumed as of August 2023

Virtual Meetings

Quarterly


Palo Alto - Young Onset PD/Stanford

Contact for meeting details: John Mamin, 650-248-7363

Notes:

Virtual meetings

2nd Tuesday,
7-8:30 pm

RSVP: No


Peninsula - Parkinson's Men's Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Steven Russell, 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

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Monday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support

Contact for meeting details: Sarah Eitzman

Notes:

Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, Noon-2pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - LBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Location: Restaurant, San Mateo, CA 94401

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network,

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

Notes:

  • 2024 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even numbered 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).

In-person meetings, possibly outdoors

2nd Sunday, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - MSA Caregiver-Only Support Group

Location: Restaurant, San Mateo, CA 94401

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes:

  • 2024 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even numbered 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).

In-person meetings, possibly outdoors

2nd Sunday, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


San Mateo - PSP and CBD Caregiver-Only Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Robin Riddle, 650-814-0848, Brain Support Network

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

Notes:

  • 2024 meeting dates.  2nd Sunday of even numbered 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).

In-person meetings, possibly outdoors

2nd Sunday, even months, 5-7pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Stanford - Grupo de Parkinson en Español

Contacto para detalles de la reunión y facilitador: Carla Abdelnour, MD, PhD,  Stanford Neurology

Contacto para información acerca del grupo: Robin Riddle (no habla Español)

Notes:

  • A partir de agosto de 2023
  • Abierto a personas con enfermedad de Parkinson y sus familias - no solo familias de Stanford
  • Abierto a personas con enfermedad de Parkinson y sus familias que residen en las partes central y norte de California
  • En este grupo rompemos el aislamiento, compartimos experiencias, conectamos y aprendemos en un lugar de confianza
  • Durante los primeros 15 minutos, el facilitador presentará información educativa sobre un síntoma de Parkinson

Reuniones virtuales

Tercer miércoles, 5:30-6:30pm

RSVP: No


South Bay

Gilroy

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

Contact for meeting details: Christel Morley, 408-691-5982

Notes:

  • Open to anyone, not just Merrill Gardens residents.  Non-residents must sign in at the front desk.
  •  

In-person meetings

2nd Monday,
1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Hollister

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

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


San Jose/The Villages - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: 5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose, CA 95135, Cribari Center Forum Room

Contact for meeting details: Alice Pratte, 408-223-8033,  or Madhu Goyal, MD (retired)

Notes:

  • 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 Cribari Center

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday,
10-11am

RSVP: No


San Jose/Willow Glen

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

Contact for meeting details: Dave Lambert, 408-505-4398, or Pat Flanigan, 408-313-1271

Notes:

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

In-person meetings

1st Friday,
10am-Noon

RSVP: No


San Jose/Willow Glen - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Charmaine Eng, 408-723-8116

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the San Jose area

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


East Bay

Albany/Berkeley/Oakland - General PD Support

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Facilitator: Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW (retired)

Notes:

Virtual meetings

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Thursday,
4-5:30pm

RSVP: Yes, required


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

Contact and facilitator: Rachel Goldstone, MD

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings

4th Monday,
7-8:30pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - African Americans Living with Parkinson's (AALP)

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Improve quality of life and decrease well-documented health disparities within the AALP community

Virtual meetings

1st Friday,
12:30-1:30pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Berkeley - Mild / Recently Diagnosed Care Partners Support Group

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those who have been recently diagnosed or have mild PD symptoms
  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, 3:30-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Moderate Care Partners Support Group

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those with moderate PD symptoms
  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Wednesday,
3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Care Partners Support Group/Advanced PD

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • For caregivers of those with moderate-to-advanced PD symptoms
  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

3rd Thursday,
3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Contact for meeting details and moderator: Jane Summer, PD Active member

Notes:

  • For those considering getting DBS and those who have had DBS and would like to talk to others living with DBS

Virtual meetings

1st Monday,
5-6pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley Forum ("PD Active Forum")

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Four to six times per year with guest speakers or round table discussion
  • Advance registration required.  When scheduled, registration link will be posted to PD Active calendar
  • Suggested $10 donation

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: Yes, required


Berkeley - Grupo de Conexión en Español

Contacto para detalles de la reunión: espanol@pdactive.org, 510-200-8044

Facilitadora: trabajadora social

Notes:

  • En este grupo rompemos el aislamiento, compartimos experiencias, conectamos y aprendemos en un lugar de confianza. Abierto a personas con enfermedad de Parkinson y sus familias. 
  • Organizado por PD Active
  • Regístrate para la teleconferencia

Reuniones virtuales

El último Miércoles, 5:30pm PT

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Heart Circle

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

Facilitators: Michelle Johnston and Jodeane Pringle 

Notes:

  • Includes guided meditation and sharing on topic of mutual interest

Virtual meetings

1st Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Salon

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

Notes:

  • Present poetry, prose, art, music, dance, improv, paintings, etc. by you or any artist.  Or just observe.  Presentations by people with PD will have priority.

Virtual meetings

2nd Sunday,
3-5pm

RSVP: No


Berkeley - Women with PD

Contact for meeting details: PD Active, 510-479-6119

Notes:

  • Open to anyone in the East Bay with any stage of Parkinson's who identify as female.

Virtual meetings

1st Tuesday,
4:30-6pm

RSVP: Yes


Berkeley - Young Onset PD

Contact for meeting details: 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")

Location: Merrill Gardens, 2600 Balfour Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513

Contact for meeting details: Sue Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers (who start speaking about 2:30pm)
  • No meeting in July or December
  • In-person meetings resumed January 2023 

In-person meetings

1st Wednesday,
2-5pm

RSVP: No


Brentwood - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: various restaurants in the Brentwood area

Contact for meeting details: Sue Schnittker, 925-550-2756

Notes:

  • In-person monthly lunches resumed January 2023

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday, 11:30am

RSVP: No


Brentwood - Women with Parkinson’s

Location: Zephyr, 613 First Street #100, Brentwood, CA 94513

Contact for meeting details: Lorrie Brunell, 925-848-4189

Notes:

  • In-person monthly lunches began April 2023

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 11:30am


Fremont

Contact for meeting details: 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 - General PD Support

Location: North Oakland Senior Center Activity Room, 5714 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609

Contact for meeting details: PD Active Program Director, Cathy Ball, 510-479-6119

Facilitators: Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW (retired) and Adam Mizock 

Notes:

In-person meetings

4th Thursday,
1-2:30pm

RSVP: No


Pleasanton ("Tri Valley")

Location: Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Contact for meeting details: Mary Behrendt, 925-989-0209

In-person meetings

2nd Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek (“Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo”)

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Contact for meeting details: Rick Stevens, 925-932-4210

Notes:

  • Prior to this meeting, there are meetings for men with PD, women with PD, and caregivers
  • In-person meetings resumed May 2023
  • $50/year annual membership to Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo

In-person meetings

3rd Saturday, 11:30-12:30pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - “Lunch and Learn”

Contact for meeting details:  Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo (PNMD)

Notes:

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, Noon-1pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Men with Parkinson’s

Contact for meeting details:

Notes:

  • Three different groups  

Virtual meetings
1st Saturday,
10-11:30am
Virtual meetings
1st Saturday, 10:30am-Noon
Virtual meetings
2nd Tuesday,
2-3pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Men with Parkinson’s

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Contact for meeting details: Mitch Morrison, 781-964-2345

In-person meetings

3rd Saturday,
10-11:15am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact for meeting details, and Facilitators:  Lorie McGuinness, 925-980-4011, and Donna Campo, 925-324-0998

Notes:

  • For caregivers living/working in the Walnut Creek area

Virtual meetings

1st Friday,
1-2:15pm

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd.,  Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Contact for meeting details, and Facilitators:  Jan Browne, 925-899-6685, and Linda Leong, 925-944-3582

In-person meetings

3rd Saturday,
10-11:15am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Women with Parkinson’s 

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Contact for meeting details:  Rosemary Way,  925-476-5661

In-person meetings

3rd Saturday,
10-11:15am

RSVP: No


Walnut Creek - Women’s with Parkinson’s

Contact for meeting details: Alexa Donahoe, 925-597-5099

Notes:

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

Virtual meetings

1st Saturday,
10-11am

RSVP: No


North Bay

Benicia

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

Contact for meeting details: Brad Miller, 707-515-9216

Notes:

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

In-person meetings

2nd Saturday,
10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Kentfield ("PD-Connect")

Contact for meeting details: Lisa Oei, DPT, 415-604-2477, PD-Connect

Notes:

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


Mill Valley PD Caregiver Support Group

Location: The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Contact for meeting details: Debby Thurlow, 415-302-0362

Notes:

  • Periodic guest speakers
  • Room 5-7L
  • Parking is more available across the street at Safeway

In-person meetings

1st Wednesday,
2-4pm

RSVP: No


Napa 

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

Contact for meeting details: Colleen Winters, 209-602-1536

Notes:

  • Guest speakers
  • Day may change around holidays

In-person meetings

2nd Sunday,
4-5:30pm

RSVP: No


Napa - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location: Napa Senior Center, Oak Room, 1500 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559

Contact for meeting details:  Teri Sandison, 707-318-7010

Notes: 

  • RSVP required before each meeting

In-person meetings, indoors

3rd Thursday, 2:45-4:45pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Petaluma

Contact for meeting details:  Judy Jeri, 707-766-8521

Virtual meetings

Each Friday,
1-2pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa

Contact for meeting details: Peter Karp, 707-318-9102 and Paula Marsh, 408-813-8743

Notes:

Hybrid meetings (in-person and virtual)

2nd Saturday,
1-3pm

RSVP: No


Santa Rosa (“Sonoma County”) - PD Care Partners Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Paula Marsh, 408-813-8743

Notes: 

  • Self-facilitated

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Friday, 10:45am-12:15pm

RSVP: No


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

Contact for meeting details: Anne Hatfield

Notes:

  • Virtual discussion group for women with PD

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, 1-2pm

RSVP: No


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

Contact for meeting details: Paula Marsh

Notes:

  • Virtual discussion group for men with PD

Virtual meetings

1st Thursday, 11:30am-1pm

RSVP: No


Sonoma Parkinson's Support Group

Location: Sonoma Community Center, 276 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476, Room 110

Contact for meeting details: Joy Bennett

Notes:

  • A discussion group for people with PD and care partners

In-person meetings

4th Friday,
10am-noon

RSVP: No


Sonoma Parkinson's Care Partner Support Group

Location: Sonoma Hills Retirement Home, 405 W MacArthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Contact for meeting details: Joy Bennett

Notes:

  • A discussion group for Parkinson's care partners

In-person meetings

3rd Wednesday, 3-4pm

RSVP: No


Vacaville

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

Contact for meeting details: 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 (Santa Cruz County) - Peer Support for those with Parkinson’s

Contact for meeting details: Steven Barisof, 831-426-6575

Facilitators: Mavel Armijo, 831-331-6990, and Steven Barisof, 831-426-6575

Notes:

  • Open to PwP in Santa Cruz County only

Virtual meetings

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

RSVP: No


Aptos (Santa Cruz County) - Flying Solo

Contact for meeting details: Helena, 408-656-4763 (accepts texts)

Notes:

  • Open to PwP in Santa Cruz County only
  • You may be living alone, in a family unit, partnered, or involved at your church or synagogue but feel the loving folks in your life just don’t “get” or “relate” to your needs and wants as they are now.

Virtual meetings

2nd and 4th Thursday, 4-5pm

RSVP: Yes, required


Pacific Grove - Monterey Parkinson's Support Group

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

Contact: Kip Hudson,  831-372-4982

Notes:

  • Guest speakers four times/year
  • No December meeting

In-person meetings

2nd Tuesday,
3-4pm

RSVP: No


Santa Cruz - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Audrey Trautwein, 831-419-2995

Notes:

  • There's also a 2nd and 4th Wednesday (2-3:30pm) virtual group that is closed to new members

Virtual meetings

3rd Wednesday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Santa Cruz - Women with PD Lunch

Location:  Restaurants in the Santa Cruz area

Contact for meeting details: Aura Oslapas, 415-527-7855

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 1pm

RSVP: Yes


Santa Cruz - Women with PD Teatime

Contact for meeting details: Aura Oslapas, 415-527-7855

Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, 4-5pm

RSVP: Yes


Soquel (Santa Cruz County)

Location: Congregational Church of Soquel, Parish Hall, 4951 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073

Contact for meeting details: Karen Williams, 831-708-2906

Notes:

Hybrid meetings (in-person and virtual)

1st Wednesday,
2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


Central Valley

Anderson/Redding

Location: Anderson Church of Christ, 3434 North St., Anderson, CA 96007

Contact for meeting details: Kim Hawkins, RN, 530-945-7628

Notes:

  • Usual format:  First 30 minutes is social time.  Then 90-minute meeting (often with a guest speaker).  Then 30 minutes of speech therapy.

In-person meetings

2nd Friday,
1-3:30pm

RSVP: No


Bakersfield

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St., Bakersfield 93301

Contact for meeting details: Paul Gipe, 661-472-1657

Notes:

  • For in-person meeting, first-time attendees must obtain code for locked church gate

In-person meetings

2nd Tuesday,
2-3pm
Virtual meetings

4th Tuesday,
2-3pm

RSVP: Preferred first time


Carmichael

Location: Eskaton Village Assisted Living Recreation Room, 3939 Walnut Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608

Contact for meeting details: Mary Ann Cardy, 925-451-0995

2nd Thursday, 10-11:30am


Carmichael - Young Onset PD

Location:  St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2140 Mission Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608

Contact for meeting details: Susan Lopez-Payan and Danielle Hand-Nicholls 


Notes:

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

In-person meetings

1st Tuesday,
6:30-8pm

RSVP: No


Chico

Location: Faith Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 667 E. 1st Ave. Chico, CA 95926

Contact for meeting details: Terry Donnelly, 650-743-6871, and Bob Murray, 530-321-6157


Notes:

  • At the time of the virtual meeting, click the link to join.  
  • Password: 886801, Meeting ID: 367 849 214
  • To join by phone, dial 669-900-6833
  • RS Boxing follows immediately after the in-person meetings

In-person meetings

4th Wednesday,
1-2:30pm
Virtual meetings

2nd Wednesday, 1-2:30pm

RSVP: No

Chico - Care Partners

Location: Different coffee shop every month

Contact for meeting details: Bob Murray, 530-321-6157

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 10:30am

RSVP: Yes


Clovis ("Greater Fresno")

Location: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 2550 Gettysburg Ave., Clovis, CA 93611

Contact for meeting details: Lisa Jones

Notes:

  • Guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • Annual summit in February, possibly hybrid (in-person and virtual)
  • November 2018 video story about group with previous group leader Patty Stratton
  • Resumed in-person meetings March 2023.  Attendance may be limited to accommodate social distancing.

In-person meetings

2nd Saturday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required


Clovis - Women with PD ("Greater Fresno")

Location:   Luna’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, 349 Pollasky Ave., Clovis, CA 93612

Contact for meeting details: Susan Curtis, 559-840-9585

In-person meetings

1st Monday, 11:30am-1pm

RSVP: No


Davis

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

Contact for meeting details: Ken Hale, 530-913-7068

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Davis caregivers

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

Contact for meeting details: Karen Eagan, 530-564-4323

Notes:

  • Masks required

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom

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

Contact for meeting details: Donna Rixmann, 916-712-9642

Notes:

  • Usually guest speaker once a month

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday,
1-2:30pm
In-person meetings

4th Monday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


El Dorado Hills/Folsom - Caregiver Lunch

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

Contact for meeting details: Larry Alver, 916-933-2465

 

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: No


Elk Grove

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

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

In-person meetings

3rd Wednesday, 11am-12:30pm

RSVP: No


Fresno ("Movers and Shakers of Fresno")

Location: Move Up Health and Fitness, 3706 W Swift Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

Contact for meeting details: Jessica Tax, 559-369-4284

Notes:

  • Guest speakers
  • Enter email to be added to monthly e-newsletter list
  • No meetings July and December
  • Began February 2023

Hybrid (in-person and virtual)

1st Saturday, 11am - Noon

RSVP: Preferred (in-person) and Required (virtual)


Lincoln

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

Contact for meeting details:  Christine Grmolyes, 916-769-0449 

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday,
10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Lodi

Location:  GracePoint Church, Meeting Room, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi, CA 95242

Contact for meeting details: Maureen Olsen, 209-329-1185, and Robin Bray, 209-269-1080

Notes:

  • Physically-distanced meetings resumed March 2021

In-person meetings, physically distanced

1st Monday, 10am-12pm

RSVP: No


Lodi - PD Caregivers Support Group

Location:  GracePoint Church, Room 132, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi, CA 95242

Contact for meeting details:  Charlene Martin, 916-600-5769 

In-person meetings

3rd Monday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required


Merced

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

Currently on hiatus


Modesto

Location:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, Room 505, 1600 Carver Rd., Modesto, CA 95350

Contact for meeting details: Linda Casale, 209-214-5574

Notes:

  • No meeting in July or December

In-person meetings

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

RSVP: No


Redding - Coffee in the Park

Location: Enterprise Park, North Entrance, Redding, CA 96002   

Contact for meeting details: Kim Hawkins, RN, 530-945-7628

Notes:

  • Look for signs to the meeting spot and bring a chair

In-person meetings, outdoors

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

RSVP: No


Roseville/Maidu Park

Location:  Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville, CA  95661

Contact for meeting details:  Kati Rozak, 916-799-9381

Notes:

  • Group re-started in February 2023

In-person meetings

1st Tuesday,
1:30-3pm

RSVP: No


Roseville/West

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747

Contact for meeting details: 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/Arden-Arcade

Location: Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825

Contact for meeting details: Jim Morris, 916-359-4859, and Betty Tronson, 916-395-2771

In-person meetings

4th Thursday, 9:30am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, preferred


Sacramento/Gold River - Lewy Body Dementia Care Partner Group

Contact for meeting details: Denise Davis, 916-930-9080, Alzheimer’s Association

 

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Sacramento - Grupo de apoyo para los Hispanos con la enfermedad de Parkinson

Ubicación: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Dr., Sacramento 95831

Contacto para detalles de la reunión: Kimberly Arredondo Blanco (habla español), 916-884-7767

Notes:

Reuniones en persona

3er martes,
6-7:30pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento/Natomas

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

Notes:

  • Group re-starting in summer 2023

Currently on hiatus


Sacramento - PD Caregivers Lunch Bunch

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

Virtual meetings

3rd Tuesday, 11am-1pm

RSVP: No


Sacramento - Post-DBS Support Groups

Contact for meeting details: Kandis Kaltenbach, 916-731-1055

Notes:

Virtual meetings

See meeting schedule in notes section

RSVP: Yes, required


Sacramento/South Area

Location: ACC Senior Services, 7334 Park City Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831

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

In-person meetings

2nd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: No


Stockton (San Joaquin County)

Contact for meeting details: Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC), 916-357-6641

Notes:

  • Group re-starting in summer 2023

Currently on hiatus


Stockton - Parkinson's Women Support

Contact for meeting details: 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

Location: Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E 9th Street, Tracy, CA 95376

Contact for meeting details: Kathryn Clark, 209 879 3108.

Notes:

  • Group re-starting in fall 2023
  • Occasional speakers
  • For people with PD age 50+ and care partners
  • Conversation is geared toward health and education of what Parkinson's is, what to expect, and peer support.

In-person meetings

3rd Wednesday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Turlock

Contact for meeting details: Paul Barnes, 209-216-5620

Currently on hiatus


Visalia ("Central Valley")

Location:  Visalia United Methodist Church, Preschool Center, 5200 West Caldwell, Visalia, CA 93277

Contact for meeting details: Marilyn Swanson, 559-732-1056

Notes:

  • Those vaccinated are not required to wear masks.  Those not vaccinated are required to wear masks.

In-person meetings

1st Friday, 10:30am-Noon

RSVP: No


Woodland

Location: Woodland Community and Senior Center, Meeting Room 1, 2001 East St., Woodland, CA 95776

Contact for meeting details: Steven Briscoe,  510-759-3030

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

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 for meeting details: 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 for meeting details: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

In-person meetings

2nd Tuesday, 11:30am

RSVP: No


Auburn - Caregivers Only Lunch

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

Contact for meeting details: Karen Hancock, 530-885-0950

 

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday 11:30am

RSVP: No


Nevada City/Grass Valley

Location:  Nevada County Library, Gene Albaugh Room, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959

Contact for meeting details: Jennifer Westoby, 408-313-3524 or 530-268-2563

Notes:

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

In-person meetings

3rd Thursday, 1:15pm

RSVP: No


Nevada City/Grass Valley - Carepartners Group

Location:  The Communal Cafe, 233 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Contact for meeting details: Jennifer Westoby, 408-313-3524 or 530-268-2563

In-person meetings

4th Thursday, 11am

RSVP: No


Placerville

Location:  First Lutheran Church, 1200 Pinecrest Ct., Placerville, CA 95667

Contact for meeting details: Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC), 916-357-6641

Notes:

  • In-person meetings resumed February 2023

In-person meetings

3rd Tuesday,
2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


San Andreas ("Calaveras County")

Location: San Andreas Community Covenant Church, Recreation Room (downstairs), 261 Treat Ave., San Andreas, CA 95249

Contact for meeting details: JoAnn Ebbett, 209-304-3901

Notes:

  • Presentations, guest speakers, and group discussion on a different topic each month
  • After a group meeting, people with PD and caregivers meet separately
  • Members from Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Amador counties
  • In-person meetings resumed December 2021

In-person meetings

2nd Wednesday, 10am-12pm


Sonora

Location:  Discover Life Seventh-day Adventist Church, 40 N. Forest Road, Sonora, CA 95370

Contact for meeting details: Shaun McWhinney, 206-755-7127

Notes:

In-person meetings

2nd Monday, 10:30-11:30am


Near Nevada Border

Truckee

Location: Tahoe Forest Center for Health, 10710 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA 96161

Contact for meeting details: Ellen Roumasset, 650-759-3666

Notes:

  • Guest speakers every other month or so

In-person meetings

1st Friday,
11:45-1pm

RSVP: No


Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties

Eureka (“Humboldt County”)

Contact for meeting details: Thomas Bethune, 707-822-7923

Notes:

  • Usually open discussion

Virtual meetings

Every Wednesday,
9-10am

RSVP: No


Eureka (“Humboldt County”) - PD Caregivers Support Group

Contact for meeting details: Rose Bond, 707-826-7764  

Virtual meetings

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 11am-Noon

RSVP: No


Central Coast

Virtual meetings

Last Wednesday, 10-11am

RSVP: Yes, required


Lompoc

Location: Dick Dewees Community Center, 1120 West Ocean, Lompoc, CA 93436

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

Notes:

  • Open discussion

In-person meetings

Last Wednesday, 2-3:30pm

RSVP: No


Morro Bay/Los Osos

Location: Morro Bay Senior Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Contact for meeting details: Claudia Gahafer, 805-528-2064

Notes:

  • Occasional guest speakers

In-person meetings

2nd Thursday, 10-11:30am

RSVP: No


Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande

Location: New Life Church Care Center, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Contact: Contact Rick Jenne, 805-801-9839

Notes:

  • Opposite side of the street from the main church building,
    past the Post Office.

In-person meetings

1st Thursday, 11am

RSVP: No


San Luis Obispo

Location: Spirit Winds Physical Therapy, 1257 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Contact: Trainer Dave, 805-459-9530

In-person meetings

2nd Saturday, 10:30-11:30am

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara

Location: Valle Verde Retirement Community, 900 Calle de Los Amigos,  Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact for meeting details: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • For those with PD, caregivers, and people wanting to know more aoubt PD

In-person meetings

1st Thursday, 10am


Santa Barbara - PD Caregivers Transitions Grief Group

Contact for meeting details: Lynda Fairly, 805-705-1006

Notes:

  • Meets at group member's home
  • For those who have lost loved ones

In-person meetings

Every Tuesday, 11am

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara PD Care Partners

Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4575 Auhay Drive at Arroyo, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Contact for meeting details: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • Discussion facilitated by counselors from the Center for Successful Aging

In-person meetings

Every Tuesday,
1-2:15pm
Virtual meetings

Every Tuesday,
2:30-4pm

RSVP: No


Santa Barbara - Early Stage Parkinson's

Contact for meeting details: Parkinson Association Santa Barbara, 805-683-1326

Notes:

  • Open discussion

Virtual meetings

3rd Sunday,
3-4pm

RSVP: No


Highway 395

Victorville ("High Desert")

Contact for meeting details: Inland Caregiver Resource Center, 800-675-6694. 

For questions about PD: Ann Miner.

 

Virtual meetings

2nd Thursday, 10am-Noon

RSVP: Yes, required



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