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Parkinson's Disease Support Groups in Northern California

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Group format is open discussion unless indicated below
San Francisco
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
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 info 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
San Francisco/CPMC 3rd Wednesday
10:00am - noon

California Pacific Medical Center (Sutter)

1100 Van Ness Ave., 6th Floor, San Francisco 94109
(click for map)

Parking? Street parking for non-residents limited to two hours. Fee for CPMC garage parking.

RSVP to Sonia Ayunque [ayunqus sutterhealth.org], medical
assistant, CPMC, 415-600-7886, option 1
Yes, required
  • Open to anyone - not just CPMC patients
  • Open question-and-answer and occasional lectures by Arshia Sadreddin, MD, movement disorder specialist, CPMC
  • Occasional other guest speakers

 

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.

SFVA Movement Disorders Center,
415-379-5530
No
  • Open to anyone - not just VA patients
  • Discussion coordinated by Annie Li Wong, GNP, movement disorders nurse practitioner, SFVA, and Carolyn Talmadge, MDiv, chaplain, SFVA
  • See 2019 dates
San Francisco - Facing PD without Family Caregiver 1st Wednesday
11am - noon
Aquatic Park Senior Center - Room 13 (beach level)

890 Beach St., San Francisco 94109 (click for map)

Parking? Street or paid lot.

Lee Schwager [sensitivelee yahoo.com], 415-601-6456 No
  • Open to those with PD who do not have a family caregiver
  • Began February 2017
 
Peninsula
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Belmont - 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, 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
Daly 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, 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 Carley Rencher Chen, LCSW, social worker
Half Moon Bay ("PD Coastside") 1st Friday
1:00 - 2:00pm

Half Moon Bay Senior Center

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

Parking? Free.

Jeff Perls [japerls aol.com], 650-726-7199, and
Virginia Stalder [radvs yahoo.com]
No

 

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

Foothills Congregational Church

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

Parking? Free.

Denise Dagan [ddagan], Stanford Parkinson's
Community Outreach, cell 650-867-7419
Yes, please!
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Denise Dagan [ddagan], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Discussion facilitated by Susan Weisberg, LCSW, social worker

 

Menlo Park - PD Caregivers Only 2nd Friday
Noon - 2:00 pm
St Bede's Episcopal Church - library in parish office building

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
Menlo Park - PD Caregivers Only 3rd Tuesday
Noon - 2:00 pm
St Bede's Episcopal Church - library in parish office building

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 Natalie McKelvey, 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. Some underground parking.

Dorothy McAfee [ddmcafee icloud.com], 650-583-2332, and
Don Arata [dla_re yahoo.com], 650-347-5878
No
Mountain View - DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) 3rd Wednesday
1:30 - 3:30pm
El Camino Hospital's Park Pavilion - Room A

2400 Grant Road, Mountain View (click for map)

Parking? Free parking.

Charmaine Eng [ppsginfo yahoo.com], Parkinson's Patients
Support Groups, 408-723-8116. Call for room confirmation.
No
  • Occasional guest speakers (not necessarily related to DBS)
  • Room occasionally changes. Call for room confirmation.
  • No meetings: July, December
  • New location as of March 2019
Palo 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.)

John Mamin [jmamin sbcglobal.net], 650-248-7363 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 John Mamin [jmamin sbcglobal.net]
  • About eight guest speakers per year
  • Meeting location occasionally changes
  • Picnic in summer
Palo Alto 2nd Wednesday
2:30 - 4:00pm
Channing House - Auditorium

850 Webster St., Palo Alto 94301 (click for map)

Parking? Free in Channing House lot or on street (two hours).

Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's
Community Outreach, 650-724-6090
No
  • New meeting location as of October 2019
  • December may be a social gathering
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, contact Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach, 650-724-6090
  • Guest speakers
Palo Alto Quarterly DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)/Stanford

3rd Thursday
11:00am - 12:45pm

Three times per year (March, Sept., and Dec.)

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center - Wellness Center

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

Parking? For a fee in adjacent garage, or free parking at shopping center (caution crossing street!).

Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's
Community Outreach, cell 650-995-6379
Yes, required!
  • New meeting as of March 2019
  • Meets quarterly, except summer. No meeting: June
  • To be added to reminder email list, provide email address to Steven Russell [swrussell], Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
  • Lunch often provided
  • Speakers are Stanford movement disorder specialists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, etc.
Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support

Day varies
Noon - 2:00pm

Member homes on the Peninsula or at restaurants

 

Sarah Eitzman [sreitzman gmail.com] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Newspaper article
San Mateo - Atypical Parkinsonism ("Brain Support Network") Sunday
5:00 - 7:00pm

About every six weeks
(Call for schedule)
Restaurant in San Mateo - contact group leader for details

Parking? Free.
Robin Riddle [robin.riddle brainsupportnetwork.org], Brain Support Network,
cell 650-814-0848
Yes, required!
  • Caregivers to those with atypical parkinsonism -- an umbrella term referring to DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies), LBD (Lewy body dementia), PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy), MSA (multiple system atrophy), and CBD (corticobasal degeneration)
  • Discussion facilitated by caregivers whose loved ones have passed away and the diagnosis was confirmed through brain donation
  • Most attendees have dinner (separate checks)
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
 
South Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Gilroy 2nd Monday
1:30 - 2:40pm
Merrill Gardens at Gilroy - Activity Room

7600 Isabella Way, Gilroy 95020 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Christel Morley [camorley48 gmail.com], 408-691-5982 No
  • Occasional speakers
Hollister 2nd Friday
1:30 - 3:30pm
Jovenes De Antaño

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

Parking? Free.

Christina Andrade [chris hpcn.org], Del Mar Caregiver
Resource Center, 831-975-5841
No
  • New day as of January 2019
  • Occasional guest speakers
San 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
  • June and July meetings are often cancelled or held at other locations
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/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.
  • No meeting: 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
 
East Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Albany

("Berkeley/Albany Support Group")
3rd Thursday
2:00 - 4:00pm

Albany Community Center

1249 Marin Ave., Albany 94706 (click for map)

PD Active [support pdactive.org], 510-479-6119 No
  • Open to anyone with PD
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW
  • New location as of November 2019
Berkeley - Care Partners Only 2nd Thursday
3:00 - 4:45pm

West Berkeley Senior Center

1900 Sixth St., Berkeley 94710 (click for map)

Parking? Metered and non-metered street parking.

Joyce Sakai [carepartners pdactive.org], 510-525-5166 Yes, the first time
  • For care partners only
  • Usually open discussion
Berkeley - Forum ("PD Active Forum")

Saturday, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Schedule varies

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists - Fellowship Hall

1924 Cedar St., Berkeley 94709 (click for map)

Parking? Residential street parking only.

PD Active [info pdactive.org], 510-479-6119 Yes, required. Contact PD Active for online registration link.
  • Guest speakers
  • Three or four meetings per year
  • See PD Active calendar
  • Suggested $10 donation
Berkeley - Heart Circle

1st Saturday
10:00am - 12:30pm

Group Leader's Home, 1914 Oregon St., Berkeley 94703 (click for map)

Scott Holloway [heart pdactive.org], 510-967-5414 No
  • Guided meditation, sharing on topic of mutual interest, and social tea
Berkeley - Mild/Moderate Care Partners Only 2nd Thursday
3:30 - 5:00pm

Berkeley Chinese Community Church - United Church of Christ - Fellowship Hall

2117 Acton St., Berkeley 94702 (click for map)

PD Active [mildmoderatecare pdactive.org], 510-479-6119 No
  • For those caring for someone with mild to moderate symptoms
  • Usually open discussion
  • Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW
Berkeley - Salon 2nd Sunday 1:30 - 3:00pm

Group member's home - call for details

Herb Heinz [salonhost pdactive.org], 510-821-4632 Only if a microphone, VCR, or DVD is required
  • Share writing, other art forms, and info about living with PD
  • Presentations by people with PD will have priority
  • Bring snack to share
Berkeley - Young Onset PD Odd months - 3rd Saturday, 11:00am

Even months - 3rd Friday, 11:00am

Location varies

Chad Zucker [yopd pdactive.org], 415-987-1807 No
  • For those diagnosed with PD in early fifties or younger
  • Spouses/partners welcome
Brentwood ("Delta Shadow Boxers") 1st Wednesday
6:30pm - 9:00pm

John Muir Health Outpatient Center - Conference Room, second floor

2400 Balfour Rd, Brentwood 94513 (click for map)

Sue and Duane Schnittker [saresa comcast.net], 925-550-2756 Yes, the first time
  • Occasional guest speakers, social events, or activities
  • Occasional social gatherings at different location
  • No meeting: December
Brentwood - Caregivers Coffee/Breakfast 4th Friday
9:30am

Brentwood Cafe

8500 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood 94513 (click for map)

Sue Schnittker [saresa comcast.net], 925-550-2756 No
  • For caregivers of those with PD
  • New group as of summer 2019
East Bay - Parkinson's Women Support Usually 3rd Wednesday
Noon - 2:00pm
Member homes in the East Bay or at restaurants

 

Ann Boylan [annboylan aol.com] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
Fremont 4th Monday
7:00 - 9:00pm
Fremont Senior Center

40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont 94538 (click for map)
Bob Dickerson [bob_tennisguy yahoo.com], 510-490-7978
and Barbara DeGregorio [d.degregorio comcast.net], 510-657-2880
No
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • Picnic in July or August
  • Social event in December
  • No meetings: May and December
Oakland/Piedmont Gardens 2nd and 4th Wednesday
3:00 - 4:00pm

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

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

Parking? Metered street parking.

Elisabeth Middelberg [Elisabeth.Middelberg humangood.org], MFT,
Piedmont Gardens, 510-597-6733
Yes, the first time
  • Open to anyone - not just Piedmont Gardens residents
  • Best to call ahead to confirm
  • Usually open discussion
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 (entrance on 34th Ave.) or street parking.

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

5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton 94566 (click for map)
Norm Bardsley [jnbard pacbell.net], 925-831-9940 and Mary Behrendt, 925-989-0209 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 15 minutes is exercise
  • Potluck in June and December
  • No meeting: July and August
Union City 3rd Tuesday 2:45 - 4:00pm Mark Green Sports Center

31224 Union City Blvd., Union City 94587 (click for map)

Rob Magbanua [rmagbanua ci.union-city.ca.us] or Ann Boylan [annboylan aol.com] No
  • Occasional guest speakers (not always on regular meeting day)
  • Dedicated to exercise
  • Day change as of April 2019
Walnut Creek - Caregivers/Partners Only 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Sanctuary

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

Parking? Free.

Jan Alioto [jalioto comcast.net], 925-890-8937, Sara DeZerega [saradezerega aol.com], 925-377-1004, and Janice Ransley [jeransley comcast.net], 925-944-0162 No
  • Open discussion for caregivers/partners
Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Men's Group 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Fireside Room

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

Parking? Free.

Derek Ransley [dransley comcast.net], 925-944-0162 No
  • For men who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for longer
Walnut Creek - Parkinson's Women's Group 3rd Saturday
9:00 - 10:00am
Grace Presbyterian Church - Library

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

Parking? Free.

Rosemary Way [rose.way sbcglobal.net], 925-476-5661 No
  • For women who are newly diagnosed or have had PD for longer
Walnut Creek 3rd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
Grace Presbyterian Church - Oak Room

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

Parking? Free.

Abraham Raja [anraja att.net], 925-939-4210 No
  • 10-10:45am refreshments and announcements
  • 10:45-11:45am guest speaker or patient-only and caregiver-only groups.
  • Guest speakers at most meetings
  • $50/year annual membership to Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo
 
North Bay
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Benicia

2nd Saturday 10:00am - Noon

 

Benicia Lutheran Church

201 Raymond Dr., Benicia 94510 (click for map)

Brad Miller [bradfordmiller807 gmail.com], 707-515-9216 No
  • Started in October 2018
Kentfield ("PD Connect")

1st Monday 3:00 - 4:30pm

 

St. Sebastian Church

373 Bon Air Rd., Kentfield 94904 (click for map)

Parking? Enter at Bay Club but park in "Reserved for Church" spots

Lisa Oei, DPT [lisa pd-connect.org], 415-604-2477 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • When open discussion, split into men's and women's groups
  • Started summer 2018
Mill Valley ("Marin County")

4th Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm

Day may change in November

The Redwoods - 13/15 Lounge

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 and Elizabeth Mazariegos-Ramirez [elizabethr alegrecare.com]

 

 

No
  • 1-2pm guest speaker
  • 2-3pm patient-only and caregiver-only groups
  • August picnic
  • No meeting: December
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Katherine Jones [kathjones mac.com]
Mill Valley ("Marin County") - Caregivers Only

4th Friday 2:00 - 3:00pm

The Redwoods - 2/4 Lounge

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
  • Facilitated by Joann Katz, MFT
  • August picnic
  • No meeting: December
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
  • 3-4pm open discussion
  • 4-5pm guest 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
Petaluma - Caregivers Only First 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
  • Break-out from regular meeting for caregivers only
  • No meetings on holidays
  • Open discussion
Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") 1st Saturday - Feb., April, May, June, Oct. and Nov.
1:00 - 3:15pm

2nd Saturday - March, July, Aug., Sept., and Dec.
1:00 - 3:15pm
Christ Church United Methodist

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

Parking? Free.

Nancy Wilson [wroseland earthlink.net], 707-888-5174 and
Marc Alexander [malexander109 comcast.net]
, 707-431-8767
No
  • 1-2pm guest speaker and 2-3:15pm break-out groups (those with PD and caregivers)
  • No meeting: January
  • Meeting day may change (to 2nd Saturday only) in 2020
  • To be added to monthly reminder email list, provide email address to Nancy Wilson [wroseland earthlink.net]
Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Caregivers Only 2nd Tuesday
9:30 - 11:00am
East West Cafe

557 Summerfield Rd., Santa Rosa 95405 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Marie Kay Hansen [briza1 comcast.net], 209-836-5494 No
  • Discussion group for caregivers only
Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Caregivers Only 4th Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Whole Foods - Cafe

390 Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa 95401 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Marie Kay Hansen [briza1 comcast.net], 209-836-5494 No
  • Discussion group for caregivers only
Santa Rosa ("Sonoma County") - Women with Parkinson's 3rd Wednesday
12:30 - 2:00pm
Sunrise Villa Senior Living

4225 Wayvern Dr., Santa Rosa 95409 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Joanne Phipps [joannem.phipps gmail.com], 707-585-0669 No
  • Discussion group for women with PD
  • Location may change in fall 2019
Sonoma 2nd Thursday
10:00 - 11:00am
Vintage House

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

Jamie Escoubas [jescoubas councilonaging.com], Council on Aging,
cell 949-293-7616
 
  • Occasional guest speakers
Vacaville 4th Wednesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
McBride Senior Center

91 Town Square Place, Vacaville 95688 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Brenda DeMartini [brendaldemartini gmail.com],
707-330-1551
No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Meeting day may change in November and December
 
Santa Cruz and Monterey Areas
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Aptos - PWP Peer Support 1st and 3rd Friday 1:00 - 2:30pm Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist - Kenny Room

125 Canterbury Dr., Aptos 95003 (click for map)
Mavel Armijo, 831-331-6990 Yes if you are a first-time attendee  
Pacific Grove ("Monterey") 2nd Tuesday
3:00 - 4:30pm

Sally Griffin Active Living Center

700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove 93950 (click for map)
Monterey Parkinson's Support Group [mpsg montereyparkinsonssupport.com] No
Salinas 3rd Thursday 1:00 - 3:00pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1071 Pajaro St., Salinas (click for map)
Maria Martinez [info ccqlp.org], Central Coast Quality
of Life Programs, 831-333-9091
No

 

Santa Cruz - Caregivers 3rd Wednesday
2:00 - 3:30pm
Varies - contact group leader for location Audrey Trautwein [atrautwein gmail.com], 831-419-2995 Yes, preferred
Santa Cruz - Women with PD Lunch Day varies 11:30am
Varies - contact group leader for restaurant location Aura Oslapas [auraoslapas gmail.com], 415-527-7855 Yes to get meeting location  
Soquel (Santa Cruz County) 1st Wednesday
2:00 - 3:30pm
Congregational Church of Soquel - Parrish Hall

4951 Soquel Dr., Soquel 95073 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Karen Williams [williamk union.edu], 831-708-2906 and
Lynn Hawkinsons [lynnhawk pacbell.net], 831-335-4261
No
  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Audrey Trautwein [atrautwein gmail.com]
  • 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)

Bill Burgemaster [burgemaster sbcglobal.net], 661-343-2707,
and Linda Feist, 661-304-9227
No
  • Occasional guest speakers
Carmichael - Young Onset PD 1st Wednesday
6:30 - 8:00pm
Carmichael Presbyterian Church

5645 Marconi Ave., Carmichael 95608 (click for map)

Mary Beth Arjil [marjil sbcglobal.net], 530-409-4118 and
Tony Wong [acwong60 gmail.com]
, 916-730-6303
No
  • Open to anyone though focus is on those with young onset PD who are still working
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meetings: July, August
Carmichael

2nd Thursday
10:00 - 11:30am

Eskaton Village - Assisted Living Unit, Dining Room

3939 Walnut Ave., Carmichael 95608 (click for map)

Parking? Free.
Ron von Rajcs [evc.psg yahoo.com], 916-715-3920  
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)

Terry Connelly [tmdonnelly68 gmail.com], 650-743-6871 and Bob Murray [ordferry yahoo.com], 530-321-6157 No
  • Chair exercises - first ten minutes of each meeting
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly newsletter list, provide email address to Bob Murray [ordferry yahoo.com]
Clovis (Greater Fresno) 2nd Saturday
10:00am - Noon
St. Peter Lutheran Church

2550 Gettysburg Ave., Clovis 93611 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Patty Stratton [pattystratton21 gmail.com], 559-940-3752 and
Ron Schiller [schiller65 gmail.com], 559-287-2613
No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • Annual summit in January or February
  • No meeting: August
  • December is holiday party
  • Video story about group with group leader Patty Stratton
Clovis - Ladies with PD 1st Monday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Luna's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

349 Polasky Ave., Clovis 93612 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Susan Curtis [susanc50 live.com], 559-840-9585 and Sheron,559-412-4446 No
  • Lunch gathering for women with Parkinson's
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 and August
Davis 3rd Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Davis Senior Center

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

Susan Curry [smcurry sbcglobal.net], 530-304-9927 No
  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest spakers
El Dorado Hills 2nd Tuesday
Noon - 2:00pm
Oakmont Luxury Living

2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills 95762 (click for map)

Donna Rixmann [donna yogapeace.net], 916-712-9642, and
Larry Alver [ldalver sbcglobal.net], 916-933-2465
Usually no
  • Guest speakers about 6 times a year
  • New location as of November 2019
Elk Grove 3rd Wednesday
10:00am - 11:30am
Senior Center of Elk Grove

8830 Sharkey Ave., Elk Grove 95624 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Myron Jantzen [mpjantzen aol.com], 916-686-4555,
cell 916-804-6497
No  
Folsom 4th Monday
10:00am - 11:30am
Folsom Senior and Arts Center

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

Parking? Free.

Mary Cabaluna [cabalunaem comcast.net], 916-832-2885, and Donna Rixmann [donna yogapeace.net], 916-712-9642 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
Folsom - Caregivers Only 3rd Tuesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Round Table Pizza

2793 East Bidwell St., Folsom 95630 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Larry Alver [ldalver sbcglobal.net], 916-933-2465 No  
Lincoln 3rd Tuesday
10:00 - 11:30am
Granite Springs Community Church

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

Parking? Free.

Gary High [gwhigh wavecable.com], 916-434-5905 No
  • Mostly open discussion
  • No meeting: December
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, Robin Bray [brayent wwdb.org], 209-269-1080, or Pat Bray [brayent wwdb.org], 209-327-1549 No
  • Guest speakers 6 times a year
  • August picnic
  • December party
Lodi - PD Caregivers Only 3rd Monday
10:00am - Noon


Even months

Temple Baptist Church - Room 132

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

Parking? Free.

Jean Whitted [bjwhitted hotmail.com], 209-329-7075 No
  • Usually open discussion
Merced 3rd Wednesday
10:00am - Noon
Mission Gardens

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

Parking? Free.

Elizabeth Sisonethasy [elizabeth amiesseniorcare.com] or Amie Marchini [amie amiesseniorcare.com], Mission Gardens, 209-384-3300 No
  • New day as of April 2019
  • No meeting: December
Modesto 3rd Wednesday
1:30 - 3:30pm
Sutter Gould Health Education Center - room varies

1700 McHenry Ave., Modesto 95350 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Paul Vantress [modestoparkinsons gmail.com], 209-526-6184 No
Oroville 1st Thursday
1:30 - 3:00pm

Trinity Presbyterian Church

2350 Foothill Blvd., 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], 530-945-7628 No
  • 1-1:30pm social time
  • 1:30-3pm group meeting
  • 3-3:30pm 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]
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Annual all-day PD conference in April
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
Roseville/West 4th Tuesday
11:00am - Noon
St. John's Episcopal Church

2351 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville 95747 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ken Fujino [kfujino1 msn.com], 916-474-4688 and Diane Herold, 916-788-9110 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meetings: November and December
  • Social event in early December
Sacramento/Natomas 2nd Thursday
10:00am - Noon
Adventure Christian Church

1500 N. Market Blvd., Sacramento 95834 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Irene Duggan [parkinsons1018 gmail.com]

Yes,
preferred

  • Usually open discussion
  • Group began October 2018
  • No meeting: December

 

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.

David Teraoku, 916-685-4162 No
  • Usually open discussion
Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Kaiser 3rd Monday
10:00am - Noon

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

Kaiser Sacramento - Cottages A and B

3120 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

For information: Meghan Anderson [meghan.anderson kp.org], ANP, Kaiser Sacramento

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 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

Feb., June, and Oct.

UC Davis - Midtown Ambulatory Care Center, Room 1100, first floor

3160 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816 (click for map)

Parking? Free valet parking.

Meriah Horton [hs-DBS ucdavis.edu], UCD, 916-734-6841, and Laura Sperry, NP [laura.sperry ucdmc.ucdavis.edu], UCD,
facilitator, 916-734-6797
Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders and those interested in learning about DBS
  • Open to non-UCD attendees
  • To be added to monthly email reminder list, contact Meriah Horton [hs-DBS ucdavis.edu]
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Light refreshments served
  • Other post-DBS class locations are Kaiser Sacramento and Sutter Health
Sacramento - Post-DBS Group/Sutter 3rd Wednesday
2:30 - 4:30pm

April, Aug., and Dec.

Sutter Health - Suite 500, Conference Room 501, fifth floor

2800 L St., Sacramento, CA 95816 (click for map)
Linda Ramatowski [ramatoL sutterhealth.org], NP, Sutter Health,
916-454-6936
, mailbox 46936
Yes, required
  • For those with implanted DBS for movement disorders and those interested in learning about DBS
  • Open to non-Sutter attendees
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • See meeting schedule
  • Other post-DBS class locations are 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 [jimor1940 gmail.com], 916-359-4859, and
Keith Tronson [keithtronson sbcglobal.net], 916-395-2771
Sometimes
  • No meeting: 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: November and 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
Stockton - Parkinson's Women Support Day varies
Noon - 2:00pm
Member homes in Stockton or at restaurants

 

Leslie Sherman [leslie.sherman comcast.net] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
Tracy 2nd Monday
10:00am - Noon
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Life Center

1635 Chester Dr. (at Lowell), 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 No
  • 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 No
Woodland 4th Tuesday
1:00 - 2:00pm
Woodland Senior Center

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

Parking? Free.

Bernadette Murray [bemurray2008 gmail.com], 530-661-1950 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and 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.

Janice or Bob Herbert, 530-673-3064 No
  • Open discussion
 
Highway 49
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Auburn 2nd Tuesday
11:30am
Awful Annie's Cafe - Banquet Room

13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Karen Hancock [karen hancockonline.net], 530-885-0950 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: December
Auburn - Caregivers Only Lunch 3rd Tuesday
11:30am

Club Car

836 Lincoln Way, Auburn 95603 (click for map)

Karen Hancock [karen hancockonline.net], 530-885-0950  
  • Informal lunch and group discussion
  • Meeting began October 2019
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    
Placerville 1st Tuesday
1:30 - 3:00pm
Senior Center - Dining Room

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

Parking? Free.

Peggy Kline, MFT [pegkline103 gmail.com], 408-309-1125 No
  • Usually present a webinar or have a speaker, followed by 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.

Rex Whisnand [wisper.whise gmail.com], 209-785-8166 and
Judy Axtman [2jaxtman41 comcastl.net]
, 209-736-4687,
cell
925-818-9501
No
  • Usually, 10-10:30am is group business and announcements
  • Most meetings have guest speakers
 
Near Nevada Border
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
South Lake Tahoe 2nd Wednesday
3:00 - 4:00pm

Barton Center for Orthpedics and Wellness

2170B South Ave., South Lake Tahoe 96510 (click for map)

Parking? Free in garage.

Emily Barkley [ebarkley bartonhealth.org], 530-543-5712 Yes, preferred
  • Open discussion
Truckee 3rd Friday
1:00 - 2:00pm
Center for Health

10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee 96161 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ellen Roumasset [dr.eroumasset gmail.com], 650-759-3666 No
  • Guest speakers every other month or so
 
Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Eureka 2nd Friday
3:00 - 4:00pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church

3230 Harrison Ave., Eureka 95503 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Ken and Rose Bond [ken95524 suddenlink.net], 707-826-7764 No
  • Usually open discussion
  • New meeting location as of October 2019
Lakeport ("Lake County") 2nd Monday
2:00 - 3:30pm

United Christian Parish

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

Parking? Free.

Lin Pifer [linpifer pacific.net], 707-263-5728 Yes
  • Usually open discussion
 
Central Coast
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Arroyo Grande Caregivers Only ("North County") Last Wednesday
10:00 - 11:30am
Call group leader for location


Dixie Parker [dixieparker me.com], 805-474-1525 Yes, preferred!
  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center
Lompoc Last Tuesday
3:30 - 5:00pm
Lompoc Elks Lodge

905 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc

Parking? Free.
Jill Larson, 805-733-4421 and Jody Larson [j_slarson hotmail.com], 805-717-3280 No
  • Open discussion
Morro Bay/Los Osos 2nd Thursday
10:00 - 11:30am
Morro Bay Senior Center

1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay 93442 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Claudia Gahafer [gahafers gmail.com], 805-528-2064

No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Began in summer 2019
Paso Robles Caregivers Only Lunch Group ("North County") 2nd Friday
11:30am - 1:00pm

Paso Robles Golf Club

1600 Country Club Dr., Paso Robles 93446

Karen Howard [karen.eileen52 yahoo.com], 805-466-7080

No
  • Open discussion over lunch
Pismo Beach 1st Thursday
11:00am - 12:30pm

New Life Community Church

990 James Way, Pismo Beach

Parking? Free.

Rick Jenne, New Life Community Church, 805-489-3254, ext 500

No
  • Open discussion over lunch
Santa Barbara Caregivers Only Tuesdays
1:00 - 2:00pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.
Parkinson Association Santa Barbara [kttbell mypasb.org],
805-683-1326
No
  • Open discussion
Santa Barbara ("We are not alone") 1st Tuesday
2:15 - 3:15pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.
Parkinson Association Santa Barbara [kttbell mypasb.org],
805-683-1326
No
  • For those with Parkinson's
  • Open discussion
Santa Barbara 2nd Tuesday and 4th Tuesday
2:15 - 3:15pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

4575 Auhay Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.
Parkinson Association Santa Barbara [kttbell mypasb.org],
805-683-1326
No
  • 2nd Tuesday: Guest speakers (except not in July and December). Refreshments.
  • 4th Tuesday: Open discussions
Santa Barbara - Early Stage Parkinson's 3rd Sunday
3:00 - 4:00pm
The Free Methodist Church- upper room

1435 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara (click for map)

Parking? Free.
Parkinson Association Santa Barbara [kttbell mypasb.org],
805-683-1326
No
  • Open discussion
Santa Maria 4th Thursday
1:00 - 3:00pm
Grace Baptist Church

605 E. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria 93455

Parking? Free.
Margie Stokes [westoke aol.com], 805-878-9862 No
  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: May, June, and July
Templeton ("North County") 3rd Tuesday
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Templeton Presbyterian Church

610 S. Main St., Templeton 93465

Karen Howard [karen.eileen52 yahoo.com], 805-466-7080 No
  • Usually open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • No meeting: July and August
 
Highway 395
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Victorville ("High Desert") 2nd Thursday

10:00am - noon

Sterling Commons

17797 Lindero Rd., Victorville 92395

For meeting info: Inland Caregiver Resource Center [ablanco inlandcaregivers.org], 800-675-6694

For questions about PD: Ann Miner [eannminer yahoo.com]

No
  • Generally guest speakers
  • No meeting: August

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