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Group format is open discussion unless indicated below

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San Francisco
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
San Francisco/Kaiser 1st Tuesday
4:30 - 6:00pm
Kaiser Permanente French Campus - Room F2 (main floor)

4141 Geary Blvd., San Francisco 94118 (click for map)

Parking? About $5 for parking in Kaiser garage. Very limited street parking.

Elke Tekin [elke livingwellah.com], Living Well Assisted Living At Home, 650-678-4221, and Tiffaney Rae Adams [tiffaney livingwellah.com], Living Well Assisted Living At Home, 415-671-6556 No
  • Open to anyone - not just Kaiser patients
  • See 2016 meeting dates
  • Guest speakers 6 times a year. Meetings led by Rima Ash, MD, Kaiser.
  • Therapy sessions 5 times a year. Meetings facilitated by Living Well Assisted Living At Home staff.
  • Light snack provided
San Francisco - Young Onset PD/ UCSF 1st Tuesday
6:30 - 8:00pm

UCSF's Ambulatory Care Clinic - Neurology Conference Room, 8/F

400 Parnassus, San Francisco 94143 (click for map)

Parking? About $11.50 for parking at UCSF garage.

For information and to RSVP: Monica Volz, RN [monica.volz ucsf.edu], UCSF, 415-353-7382.

For information: Christopher Gilbert [christopher.j.gilbert gmail.com]

Yes, preferred
  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients
  • Open to Young Onset PD patients -- 50 years and younger, and their caregivers
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Monica Volz, RN [monica.volz ucsf.edu], UCSF
  • Began August 2015
San Francisco - DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/UCSF 2nd Thursday
6:00 - 8:00pm

Every other month, starting with January
UCSF's Ambulatory Care Clinic - Neurology Conference Room, 8/F (New location as of Jan. 2013)

400 Parnassus, San Francisco 94143 (click for map)

Parking? About $11.50 for parking at UCSF garage.

For information and to RSVP: Monica Volz, RN [monica.volz ucsf.edu], UCSF, 415-353-7382.

For information: Lee Schwager [sensitivelee yahoo.com], 415-601-6456

Yes, preferred
  • Open to anyone - not just UCSF patients
  • Open to those interested in learning about DBS as well as current DBS alumni, family and friends
  • To be added to reminder email list, provide email address to Monica Volz, RN [monica.volz ucsf.edu], UCSF
San Francisco/SF VA 3rd Tuesday
4:00 - 5:30pm
SF Veterans Affairs - Bldg 200, Room 1A-122 (Teak Room)

4150 Clement St., San Francisco 94121 (click for map)

Parking? Free parking by flag pole.

Susan Heath, RN [susan.heath va.gov], SFVA Movement Disorders Center, 415-379-5530 No
  • Open to anyone - not just VA patients
  • Discussion coordinated by Susan Heath, RN, SFVA, Elaine Lanier, RN, SFVA, or Chaplain Caroline Talmadge
  • See 2016 dates
 
Peninsula
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
APDA affiliatedBelmont - PD Caregivers Only 1st Thursday
Noon - 2:00pm
Silverado Senior Living Belmont Hills - Library

1301 Ralston Ave., Belmont 94002 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach 650-724-6090, cell 650-995-6379 Yes, required!
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW, social worker
APDA affiliatedDaly City - PD Caregivers Only 2nd Tuesday
Noon - 2:00pm
Mission Villa Memory Care - Meeting Room

995 E. Market St., Daly City 94014 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach 650-724-6090, cell 650-995-6379 Yes, required!
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW, social worker
  • Began February 2016
Half Moon Bay 1stThursday
3:00 - 4:00pm

Half Moon Bay Senior Center

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

Parking? Free.

Anne and Ian Scott [anne.scott47 comcast.net], 650-560-8666 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Time change as of July 2016

 

Los Altos - PD Caregivers Only 2nd Tuesday
10:30am - Noon

Foothills Congregational Church

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

Parking? Free.

Sue Buff [skb815 yahoo.com], 650-483-6409 Yes, please!
  • New day as of September 2016

 

Los Altos - Young Parkinson's 2nd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
United Methodist Church

655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos 94024 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Dean Prescott [deanp53 yahoo.com], 408-738-2505 No
  • Usually open discussion
APDA affiliated Menlo Park - PD Caregivers Only 2nd Friday
Noon - 2:00 pm
St Bede's Episcopal Church- Wyatt Hall meeting room

2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park 94025 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach 650-724-6090 Yes, required!
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Susan Weisberg, LCSW, social worker
APDA affiliatedMenlo Park - PD Caregivers Only 3rd Tuesday
Noon - 2:00 pm
St Bede's Episcopal Church- Wyatt Hall meeting room

2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park 94025 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach 650-724-6090 Yes, required!
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by by Ann Blick Hamer, LCSW, social worker
Millbrae 2nd Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm
The Magnolia of Millbrae

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

Parking? Free street parking but expect some walking.

Dorothy McAfee [ddmcafee icloud.com], 650-583-2332, and Don Arata [dla_re yahoo.com], 650-347-5878 No
APDA affiliatedPalo Alto/ Avenidas 2nd Wednesday
2:00 - 3:30pm
Avenidas Senior Center - Dining Room

450 Bryant St., Palo Alto 94301 (click for map)

Parking? Free three-hour spaces available in city parking garage across street.

Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach 650-724-6090 No
  • To be added to monthly reminder postcard mailing list, provide mailing address to Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090
  • Guest speakers at most meetings; discussion at 1-2 meetings per year
Palo Alto - Parkinson's Women 3rd Tuesday
Noon - 1:30pm
Usually at a Palo Alto restaurant

 

Susan Foster [sfoster learningdesignsinc.com], 408-530-8100 Yes, please
Palo Alto - Spanish-language group (Grupo de Apoyo para personas con Parkinson) 3rd Wednesday
6:00 - 7:30pm
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Center (Room 1511), Ground Floor

213 Quarry Rd., Palo Alto 94304 (click for map)

Parking? Free or $2/hour.

TC Cowles, RN, Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program, 650-721-8500 Yes, the first time
  • Open discussion (in Spanish)
  • Families and those with Parkinson's welcome, regardless of whether seen at Stanford or not
  • Facilitated by Lorna Oyarce, Spanish medical interpreter, Stanford Neurosciences
  • Began July 2016
APDA affiliatedPalo Alto - Young Onset PD/ Stanford 2nd Tuesday
6:30 - 8:15 pm
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital - Board Room

725 Welch Rd., Palo Alto 94304 (click for map)

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

Martha Gardner, RN [mgapda gmail.com], 408-464-8718 Yes, the first time
  • Open to those diagnosed with PD by age 50 or younger
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Martha Gardner, RN [mgapda gmail.com]
  • About 8 guest speakers per year
  • Meeting location occasionally changes
APDA affiliatedSan Mateo - Atypical Parkinsonism ("Brain Support Network") Sunday
5:00 - 7:00pm

About every six weeks
(Call for schedule)
Mimi's Cafe

2208 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo 94404 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Robin Riddle [robin.riddle brainsupportnetwork.org], Brain Support Network, 650-814-0848 Yes, the first time
  • Caregivers to those with atypical parkinsonism -- an umbrella term referring to PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies), MSA (multiple system atrophy), and CBD (corticobasal degeneration)
  • Call for support resources for those diagnosed with PSP, DLB, MSA, and CBD
Sunnyvale 2nd Tuesday
1:00 - 3:00pm
First United Methodist Church

535 Old San Francisco Rd., Sunnyvale 94086 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Phyllis Ng, 408-733-5648 No
  • Usually open discussion
Sunnyvale - DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) 3rd Wednesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
The Parkinson's Institute

675 Almanor Ave., Sunnyvale 94085 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Group Leader [DBSsupport-group ppsg.org], Parkinson's Patients Support Groups, Inc., 408-542-5610 Yes, the first time and for some meetings
 
South Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Gilroy 2nd Monday
1:00 - 3:00pm
Village Green of Gilroy

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy 95020 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Randy Rodriguez [roul36 verizon.net], 408-427-2155 No
  • Mostly group discussion
Hollister 1st Tuesday
1:30 - 3:30pm
Jovenes De Antaño

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

Parking? Free.

Kim Harman [k_harman.adcrc yahoo.com], 831-637-6700 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
APDA affiliatedSan Jose/ Berryessa 3rd Wednesday
1:00 - 2:30pm
Berryessa Community Center

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

Parking? Free.

Bob and Jane Pomeroy [jane.pomeroy prodigy.net], 408-263-8485 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
San Jose/The Atrium Last Tuesday
10:15 - 11:15am
The Atrium at San Jose

1009 Blossom River Way, San Jose 95123 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Marcia Fasbinder [mfasbinder brookdaleliving.com], The Atrium, 408-445-7790 No
  • Open to anyone - not just Atrium residents
  • Check with front desk for meeting room upon arrival
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
San Jose/The Villages 3rd Tuesday
2:00 - 3:30pm
The Villages Golf and Country Club - Cribari Center, Conference Room

5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose 95135 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

George and Alice Pratte, 408-223-8033 Yes, required!
  • Access pass required to enter gated community. Contact group leader one day in advance.
  • Often meetings in summer months are cancelled
San Jose/The Villages - PD Caregivers Only 1st Wednesday
10:00 - 11:00am
The Villages Golf and Country Club - Cribari Center, Redwood Room

5000 Cribari Lane, San Jose 95135 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Alice Pratte, 408-223-8033 Yes, required!
  • Access pass required to enter gated community. Contact group leader one day in advance.
San Jose/Vintage Silver Creek 1st Monday
3:00 - 4:30pm
Vintage Silver Creek

4855 San Felipe Rd., San Jose 95135 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Gesine Schaffer, PhD [drgesine gmail.com], 408-431-7990 No
  • Usually open discussion
San Jose/Willow Glen 1st Friday
10:00am - Noon
St. Francis Episcopal Church

1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking and small church lot.

Bart Narter [bart.narter gmail.com], 408-634-2265, and
Jane Fox [jfoxes gmail.com], 408-265-3991
No
  • Usually, first 10-15 minutes is group business and announcements
  • Guest speakers at most meetings. Discussion at others.
  • See meeting schedule
  • No meeting in July
San Jose/Willow Glen - PD Caregivers Only 4th Wednesday
1:30 - 3:30pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church

1205 Pine Ave., San Jose 95125 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking and small church lot.

Charmaine Eng, 408-723-8116 No
  • Usually open discussion
South Bay - Working Stiffs 1st Tuesday

Odd months for dinner

Private homes in the South Bay Rich Simone [rbsimone pacbell.net], 408-505-3423 Yes, required
  • For those with Parkinson's who are working or recently retired, and their spouses
 
East Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Berkeley

3rd Thursday
2:00 - 4:00pm

West Branch of Berkeley Public Library - meeting room

1125 University Ave., Berkeley 94702 (click for map)

Parking? Metered street parking.

PD Active [support pdactive.org], PD Active, 510-479-6119 No
  • Open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW
Berkeley - Care Partners Only 2nd Thursday
3:00 - 4:45pm
North Berkeley Senior Center

1901 Hearst Ave., Berkeley 94709 (click for map)

Joyce Sakai [caregivers pdactive.org], 510-525-5166 Yes, the first time
  • Usually open discussion
Brentwood ("Delta Shadow Boxers") 3rd Wednesday
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Home of group leader

1036 Pacific Grove Ct., Brentwood

Sue and Duane Schnittker [saresa comcast.net], 925-550-2756 Yes, the first time
  • Occasional guest speakers, social events, or activities
  • New day/time as of May 2016
Fremont 4th Monday
7:00 - 9:00pm
Fremont Senior Center

40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 94538 (click for map)
Rex Elwell [mrelwell comcast.net], 510-656-6042, and Bob Dickerson [bob_tennisguy yahoo.com], 510-490-7978 No
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • Picnic in August and social event in December
  • No November or December meeting
Oakland 1st Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Lakeside Park Senior Community

468 Perkins St., Oakland 94610 (click for map)

Parking? Free street parking.

Marguerite Manteau-Rao [margueriterao gmail.com], and Lakeside Park, 510-444-4684 Yes
  • Open to anyone - not just Lakeside Park residents
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Discussion facilitated by Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW
Oakland/Piedmont Gardens 2nd and 4th Wednesday
3:30 - 4:30pm

Piedmont Gardens Retirement Community - Oakmont Bldg., 7th Floor Lounge

110 41st St., Oakland 94611 (click for map)

Parking? Metered street parking.

Elisabeth Middelberg, 510-597-6733 Yes, the first time
  • Open to anyone - not just Piedmont Gardens residents
  • Usually open discussion
  • New group as of June 2016 and new time as of August 2016
Oakland

1st Thursday
2:00 - 4:00pm

Mercy Retirement and Care Center - Rose Room

3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland 94601 (click for map)

Parking? Free in lot.

PD Active [support pdactive.org], PD Active, 510-479-6119 No
  • Open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW
  • Began August 2016
Pleasanton ("Tri Valley") 2nd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
Pleasanton Senior Center

5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton 94566 (click for map)
Norm and Jackie Bardsley [jnbard pacbell.net], 925-831-9940 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
San Lorenzo/San Leandro 1st Thursday
10:00 - 11:30am
San Lorenzo Community Church

945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo 94580 (click for map)
Lona White, 510-276-3119 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • First 30 minutes is exercise
  • Potluck in June and December
  • No meetings in July or August
Union City 4th Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00pm Pacifica Senior Living

33883 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City 94587 (click for map)

Marvin Bowerman [marvtherapist yahoo.com], 510-589-5173 No  
Walnut Creek - Caregivers Only 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary

2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Norman Kibbe [nkibbe aol.com], 925-935-9322 No
  • Open discussion for caregivers
Walnut Creek - Extended Parkinsonians Only Men's Discussion Group 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Fireside Room

2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Gregg Riehl [jgriehl gmail.com], 925-254-8349 No
  • For men who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for years
Walnut Creek - Extended Parkinsonians Only Women's Discussion Group 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Library

2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Sandy Clark [sandchu aol.com], 925-944-0769 No
  • For women who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for years
Walnut Creek 3rd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
Grace Presbyterian Church - Oak Room

2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek 94595 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ronnie Wanetick [lhwanetick aol.com], 925-933-6357 and Howard Zalkin [hzalk510 gmail.com], 925-939-4210 No
  • First 45 minutes are refreshments and announcements. Next 75 minutes is a guest speaker or patient-only and caregiver-only groups.
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
 
North Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Mill Valley ("Marin County")

4th Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00pm

The Redwoods- Auditorium

40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 94941 (click for map)

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

Katherine Jones [kathjones mac.com], 415-927-7647 No
  • First hour is guest speaker. Second hour are patient-only and caregiver-only groups.
  • August picnic
  • No December meeting
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Eric Stoelting [ericjs sonic.net]
Mill Valley ("Marin County") - Caregivers Only

4th Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00pm

The Redwoods- Meeting room at rear of auditorium

40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley 94941 (click for map)

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

Joann Katz, MFT [joannkatzmft gmail.com] No
  • August picnic
  • No December meeting
Napa - Young Onset PD 4th Sunday
3:00 - 5:00pm

Day may change around holidays

Covenant Presbyterian Church

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

Parking? Free.

Joe Burger [jeburger99 gmail.com], 707-266-6156 No
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • First hour is open discussion. Second hour is group speaker.
  • Open to anyone, regardless of age diagnosed
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Joe Burger [jeburger99 gmail.com]
Petaluma Every Friday
1:00 - 3:00pm
Petaluma Senior Center

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

Parking? Free.

Marie Kint [gmakint gmail.com], 707-795-7014 No
  • No meetings on holidays
  • Typically open discussion and/or exercise
  • See exercise list for regular exercise classes
Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") 1st Saturday - Feb. to June, Oct. and Nov.
1:00 - 3:00pm

2nd Saturday - Aug. and Dec.
1:00 - 3:00pm
Christ Church United Methodist

1717 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa 95405 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Kathy Osbun [osbun aol.com], 707-538-5178, and Marc Alexander [malexander109 comcast.net], 707-431-8767 No
  • First hour is guest speaker. Second hour are patient-only and caregiver-only groups.
  • No meeting: January, July, and September
Santa Rosa/Oakmont Village 3rd Saturday
1:00 - 2:30pm

Oakmont Village - Central Activity Center, Room B

6575 Oakmont Drive, Santa Rosa 95409

Richard Duncan [rgduncan4 comcast.net], 707-225-0661. (If you email, specify "OPG") No
  • Usually open discussion
  • No meeting: July and August
Santa Rosa/Spring Lake Village 3rd Wednesday
2:00 - 3:00pm
Spring Lake Village - SNF Garden Room

5555 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa 95409 (click for map)

Renee Hayward [rhayward jtm-esc.org], Spring Lake Village, 707-579-6971  
  • Usually open discussion
Sonoma/Vintage House 3rd Friday
10:00am - 11:00am
Vintage House

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

Marissa Fitrakis [programs vintagehouse.org], Vintage House, 707-996-0311  
  • Occasional guest speakers
Vacaville 1st Saturday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Community Presbyterian Church

425 Hemlock St., Vacaville 95688 (click for map)

Theresa Pate [theresa3842 sbcglobal.net], 707-642-2173 or Marlene Roberts [rrx comcast.net], 707-446-3862

 

Yes, preferred
  • Usually open discussion
Vallejo 1st Saturday
10:00 - 11:30am
Community Presbyterian Church - Room 2

2800 Georgia St., Vallejo 94591 (click for map

Theresa Pate [theresa3842 sbcglobal.net], 707-642-2173 No
  • Usually open discussion
Yountville Every Thursday
9:00 - 10:00am
Veterans Home - Eisenhower Annex 2, TV Room

200 California Dr., Yountville 94599 (click for map)

Richard Lindsey, LCSW [richard.lindsey calvet.ca.gov], 707-944-4591 No
  • Usually open discussion
 
Santa Cruz and Monterey Areas
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Pacific Grove ("Monterey") 2nd Tuesday
3:00 - 4:30pm

Sally Griffin Active Living Center

700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove 93950 (click for map)
Kathy Warthan [mpsg montereyparkinsonssupport.com], 831-372-7510
No
Soquel (Santa Cruz County) 1st Wednesday
1:00 - 2:30pm
Inner Light Center - Social Hall

5630 Soquel Dr., Soquel 95073 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Karen Williams [williamk union.edu], 831-708-2906, and
Mary Haynes [marykhaynes gmail.com], 831-477-9412
No
  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Larry Anderson [l-ander sbcglobal.net]
  • Usually guest speakers
  • If 1st Wednesday is January 1 or July 4, meeting is postponed for one week typically
 
Central Valley
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Bakersfield ("Kern County") 2nd Tuesday
2:00 - 4:00pm
First Presbyterian Church - Westminster Hall

1705 17th St., Bakersfield 93301 (click for map)

Karla Cruz-Thoman [karlacruzin yahoo.com] No
  • Occasional guest speakers
Carmichael - Post-DBS Group/Mercy San Juan 3rd Monday
10:00 - 11:00am in Jan.

3rd Thursday 2:30 - 3:30pm in June

Mercy San Juan Medical Center - Lukens Auditorium, Suite 150

6555 Coyle Ave., Carmichael 95608 (click for map)
Linda Trettin, PhD [linda.trettin dignityhealth.org], Mercy San Juan, 916-453-7942 Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders
  • Open to non-Mercy attendees
  • Facilitated by Linda Trettin, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Kaiser Sacramento, UC Davis, and Sutter Health
Chester Last Wednesday
12:45 - 1:45pm
Wildwood Senior Center

366 Brook Loop, Chester 96020 (click for map)

Joan Sayre [trails1946 frontier.com], 530-258-2677 Yes, required
  • Open discussion
  • Meeting day occasionally changes. Call before attending.
Chico 1st Wednesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Sycamore Glen Retirement Community - 2nd floor theater

1199 Diablo Ave., Chico 95973 (click for map)

Della Nicola [Mrs.Nicola4 gmail.com], 530-624-6442 No
Davis - Care Partners Only 2nd Wednesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Davis Senior Center

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

Karen Eagan [keagan747 gmail.com], 530-564-4323 No
  • Open discussion
  • No meeting July or August
Davis 3rd Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Davis Senior Center

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

Dorothy Ross [parkofdavis gmail.com], 530-756-6024 No
  • Usually open discussion
El Dorado Hills 2nd Tuesday
Noon - 2:00pm
Four Seasons Community Building - Media Room

3186 Four Seasons Dr., El Dorado Hills 95762 (click for map)

Donna Rixmann [donna yogapeace.net], 916-712-9642 Usually no
  • Guest speakers about 6 times a year
Folsom 4th Monday
10:00am - Noon
Folsom Senior & Arts Center

48 Natoma St., Folsom 95630 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Mary Cabaluna [cabalunaem comcast.net], 916-987-1684 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • New day as of January 2016
Fresno 2nd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center

5340 N. Fresno St., Fresno 93710 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ken Rivera and Karen Shaver [info gfpsg.org]

 

 

 
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • No August or November meeting
Lincoln 3rd Tuesday
10:00 - 11:00am
Granite Springs Community Church

1170 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln 95648 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Brenda Cathey [bjcathey gmail.com], 916-253-7537 or Marsha Kilian [marshakilian me.com], 530-263-6828 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
Lodi 1st Monday
10:00am - Noon
Temple Baptist Church - Meeting Room

801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi 95242 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ron and Maureen Olsen [molsen softcom.net], 209-745-1011 or John and Jean Whitted [jtwhitted hotmail.com], 209-368-2809 No
  • Guest speakers 6 times a year
  • August picnic and December party
Lodi - PD Caregivers Only 2nd Monday
10:00am - Noon


Even months

Home of group leader Jean Whitted [bjwhitted hotmail.com], 209-368-2809 No
  • Usually open discussion
Merced 3rd Thursday
10:00am - Noon
Mission Gardens

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

Parking? Free.

Stephanie Galvan [stephanie aimiesseniorcare.com] or Amie Marchini [amie amiesseniorcare.com], Mission Gardens, 209-384-3300 No
  • No December meeting
Modesto 3rd Wednesday
1:30 - 3:30pm
Trinity United Presbyterian Church- The Telle Center, Fellowship Hall

1600 Carver Rd., Modesto 95350 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Debra Watson [modestoparkinson outlook.com], 209-552-9043  
Oroville 1st Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm

Feather River Senior Center

1335 Myers St., Oroville 95065 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Carol Rawlins, 530-282-8769 Yes
  • Usually open discussion
Redding 2nd Friday
1:00 - 3:30pm
First United Methodist Church

1825 East St., Redding 96001 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Kim Hawkins, RN [rickiel2010 gmail.com], volunteer, Passages Caregiver Resource Center, 530-945-7628 No
  • First half hour is social time. Following 90 minutes is for meeting. Last half hour is group speech therapy, faciliated by speech therapist Susan Whitaker or communications professor Shelley Von Berg, PhD.
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Kim Hawkins [rickiel2010 gmail.com]
  • Meeting facilitated by Kim Hawkins, RN
  • Occasional guest speakers
Roseville 1st Tuesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Maidu Community Center

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

Parking? Free.

Harry Butler [hapbutler comcast.net], 916-837-3366 No
  • Guest speakers six times a year; otherwise, group discussion
  • December luncheon
Sacramento - Men's Group 1st Thursday
10:00am - Noon
Carlton Crown Plaza of Sacramento - Theater Room

1071 Fulton Ave., Sacramento 95825 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Arnold Loveridge [arnoldvl surewest.net], 916-485-0150, and
Jim Morris [jgmo winfirst.com], 916-359-4859
No  
Sacramento/South Area 2nd Thursday
1:00 - 2:30pm
Meals on Wheels by ACC (Asian Community Center)

7375 Park City Dr., Sacramento 95831 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Casey Jones [francesellen310 comcast.net], 916-422-7407 No  
Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Kaiser 3rd Monday
10:00am - Noon

March, May, July, Sept., and Nov.

Kaiser Sacramento - Conference Rooms 1 and 2, in Basement

2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

For information: Catherine Nitafan-Young [catherine.nitafan-young kp.org], NPIII, Kaiser Sacramento, 916-973-5558

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

Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders
  • Open to non-Kaiser attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Mercy San Juan, UC Davis, and Sutter Health
Sacramento - PD Caregivers Lunch Bunch 3rd Tuesday
11:00am - 1:00pm
Ettore's

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

Parking? Free.

Anne Spaller, MFT [aspaller deloro.org], Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, 916-728-9333 No  
Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/UC Davis 3rd Wednesday 2:30 - 4:30pm

April and Oct.

UC Davis - Lawrence J. Ellison Bldg., Room 3015B, third floor

4860 Y St., Sacramento, CA 95817 (click for map)

Karla Lindstrom [karla.lindstrom ucdmc.ucdavis.edu], UCD, 916-734-6282, and Laura Sperry, NP [laura.sperry ucdmc.ucdavis.edu], UCD, 916-734-6797 Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders
  • Open to non-UCD attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Mercy San Juan, Kaiser Sacramento and Sutter Health

 

Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Sutter 3rd Wednesday
2:30 - 4:30pm

Feb., Aug., and Dec.

Sutter Health - Sutter Capitol Pavilion, fourth floor

2725 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95816 (click for map)
Linda Ramatowski [ramatoL sutterhealth.org], NP, Sutter Health, 916-454-6936 Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders
  • Open to non-Sutter attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Mercy San Juan, Kaiser Sacramento and UC Davis
Sacramento/Arden Arcade 3rd Thursday
10:00am - Noon
Arden Christian Church

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

Parking? Free.

Jim Morris [jgmo winfirst.com], 916-359-4859, and
Keith Tronson [keithtronson sbcglobal.net], 916-395-2771
Sometimes
  • No meeting in October and December
Sacramento/Northeast 4th Thursday
1:00 - 2:00pm
St. Marks Unified Methodist Church

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

Parking? Free.

Sean Tracy [sstfam winfirst.com], 916-482-7014 No
  • Small group discussion
  • No meeting in November or December
Stockton (San Joaquin County) 2nd Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm
O'Connor Woods - West Hall

3400 Wagner Heights Rd., Stockton 95209 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Mary Ann Behrens [mbehrens64 gmail.com], 209-477-6496 No
Tracy 2nd and 4th Monday
10:00am - Noon
Astoria Gardens

1960 W. Lowell Ave. (at Corral Hollow, Tracy 95376 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Kathryn Clark [classieladyat63 yahoo.com], 209-879-3108 No
  • Open discussion
Turlock 2nd Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00pm
Covenant Village - Berg Conference Room

2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock 95382 (click for map)

Paul Barnes [pabarnes covenantretirement.org], 209-216-5620  
  • Usually open discussion
Visalia ("Central Valley") 1st Friday 10:30am - Noon United Methodist Church

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

Parking? Free.

Marilyn Swanson [tms259 comcast.net], 559-732-1056  
  • To be added to reminder postcard mailing list, provide mailing address to Marilyn Swanson [tms259 comcast.net]
  • Light lunch is served at noon - $3 donation requested
  • No meeting in July
Woodland 4th Tuesday
1:00 - 2:00pm
Woodland Senior Center

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

Parking? Free.

Gary Wright [gwright2 pacbell.net], 530-219-6676, and Russ Qualis [rnqualis sbcglobal.net], 530-666-3779 No
  • About eight guest speakers per year
  • No meeting in July or August
Yuba City ("Tri- County") 2nd Monday
1:00 - 2:00pm
Sutter Medical

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

Parking? Free.

George Chumbley [gchum syix.com], 530-671-0767,
Mary Lou Chumbley [lchum icloud.com], 530-671-0767, and
Janice Herbert, 530-673-3064
No
  • About eight guest speakers per year
 
Highway 49
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Auburn 3rd Tuesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Pioneer United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall

1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Cindy Christensen [cindypoe2000 yahoo.com], 530-889-2988 No
  • Guest speakers about 6 times a year
  • Social events in June and December
Auburn - PD Caregivers Lunch 2nd Tuesday
Noon
Awful Annie's Cafe - Banquet Room

13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Sally Horst [sallyhorst1254 gmail.com], 530-878-2226 No
  • Usually open discussion
  • "Bring your helpful suggestions and questions"
Grass Valley 2nd Friday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Atria Grass Valley - Second Floor Activity Room

150 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 95945 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Nancy Lockwood [nmlockwood aol.com], 530-272-7950 No
  • Open to everyone (not just Atria residents)
  • Occasional guest speakers
Loyalton 1st Friday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Golden West Restaurant

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

Parking? Free.

Betty Ferguson [fergi45 gmail.com], 530-993-4002    
Oakhurst 2nd Tuesday
10:00am - Noon
Yosemite Bank - Community Conference Room

40061 Highway 49, Oakhurst 93644 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Sharon Swanson [emsswanson sti.net], 559-658-7798  
  • Please be prompt
  • Some gather for lunch after the meeting
Placerville 1st Tuesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Senior Center - Dining Room

937 Spring St., Placerville 95667 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Tom and Nancy Schulz [macschulz aol.com], 530-644-3473 No
  • Usually open discussion
San Andreas ("Calaveras County") 1st Tuesday
10:00am - Noon
San Andreas Central Library

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

Parking? Free.

Joe Fleischman [jastajoe35 sbcglobal.net], 209-728-8605, and
Rex Whisnand [drrwhisnand yahoo.com], 209-785-8166
No
  • Usually, 10-10:30am is group business and announcements
  • Most meetings have guest speakers
 
Mendocino, Lake, and HumboldtCounties
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Eureka 2nd Friday
3:00 - 4:00pm
Adorni Center

1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka 95501 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Mary Kay [immaryk suddenlink.net], 707-442-5245 No
  • Usually open discussion
Fort Bragg

1st Friday
2:00 - 3:00pm
Mendocino Coast District Hospital - Redwoods Conference Room

700 River Dr., Fort Bragg 95437 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Joe Mayfield [mayfield mcn.org], 707-937-2707 No
  • Open discussion
Lakeport ("Lake County") 2nd Monday
2:00 - 3:30pm

United Christian Parish

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

Parking? Free.

Phil Myers [phillip.e.myers att.net], 707-263-4624, and Lin Pifer [linpifer pacific.net], 707-263-5728 Yes
  • Occasional guest speakers

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