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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) - Spivey Room

2100 Webster St., Suite 106, San Francisco 94115
(click for map)

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

RSVP to Gabrielle Godfrey [godfreyg 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- 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
Menlo 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 Natalie McKelvey, LCSW, social worker
Mid-Peninsula - Parkinson's Women Support Day varies
Noon - 2:00pm
Member homes on the Mid-Peninsula or at restaurants

 

Susan Foster [sfoster learningdesignsinc.com] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Newspaper article
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 O

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)
  • 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
Palo Alto 2nd Wednesday
2:30 - 4:00pm
Avenidas - room to be determined

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

Parking? Free in garage or on street.

Robin Riddle [rriddle], Stanford Parkinson's
Community Outreach 650-724-6090
No
  • New meeting location as of March 2019. (Group used to meet at Little House in Menlo Park during Avenidas renovation.)
  • New meeting time as of March 2019
  • 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

Quarterly (March, June, 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
  • 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.
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,
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 programs
  • Always group discussion
  • New time as of June 2018
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
South Bay - Parkinson's Women Support

Day varies
Noon - 2:00pm

Member homes in the South Bay or at restaurants

 

Susan Foster [sfoster learningdesignsinc.com] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
 
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], 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
Berkeley - Forum ("PD Active Forum")

Likely 2nd Saturday, every odd month
10:30am - Noon

Schedule varies

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists - Fellowship Hall

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

Parking? Residential street parking only.

Ann VanSteenberg [annvans sbcglobal.net], PD Active Yes, required
  • Guest speakers
  • $10 requested donation
  • No meeting: July
Berkeley

- Young Onset
Day/time varies

Location varies

Chad Zucker [yopd pdactive.org], 415-987-1807 No
  • Group forming in April/May 2018
  • For those with a young onset PD diagnosis
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
East Bay - Parkinson's Women Support Usually 3rd Wednesday
Noon - 2:00pm
Member homes in the East Bay or at restaurants

 

Susan Foster [sfoster learningdesignsinc.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 meeting: May and November
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.

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 No
  • Usually open discussion
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 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
  • 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
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
  • First hour is guest speaker. Second hour are 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
  • 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
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. 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.

Nancy Wilson [wroseland earthlink.net], 707-888-5174 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
Sonoma/Vintage House 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
 
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)
Monterey Parkinson's Support Group [mpsg montereyparkinsonssupport.com] No
Salinas 3rd Thursday 1:00 - 2:00pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1071 Pajaro St. (click for map)
Osiris Salgado [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
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
  • New location and time as of May 2018
 
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 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
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)

Bill Bragdon [tinmanb sbcglobal.net], 530-342-7272 No
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
 
  • Location change as of March 2018
  • To be added to monthly e-newsletter list, complete online request
  • No meeting: August
  • December is holiday party
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
Rolling Hills Christian Church - Multipurpose Bldg, Room 8

800 White Rock Rd, 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
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 - Noon
Folsom Senior and Arts Center

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

Parking? Free.

Mary Cabaluna [cabalunaem comcast.net], 916-987-1684 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
  • New group as of February 2018
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] No
  • Mostly guest speakers
  • Open discussion four times a year
  • 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.

Matthew Botright [matthew 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
Trinity United Presbyterian Church- The Telle Center, Fellowship Hall

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

Parking? Free.

Paul Vantress [modestoparkinsons gmail.com], 209-526-6184  
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
  • 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]
  • 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
2:30 - 3:30pm
Sierra Pointe Senior Living

5161 Foothills Blvd., Roseville 95747 (click for map)

Parking? Free.

Jim Morris [jimor1940 gmail.com], 916-359-4859 No
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Group began April 2018
  • Meeting location may change November 2018
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 (see note about location), May, July, Sept., and Nov.

Kaiser Sacramento - Cottages A and B

3120 Cottage Way, 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
  • March 2019 location: 2025 Morse Ave., Sacramento, Conference Rooms 1 and 2, in Basement (click for map)
  • 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.

Karla Lindstrom [karla.lindstrom ucdmc.ucdavis.edu], UCD, 916-734-6282, 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
  • 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

 

Susan Foster [sfoster learningdesignsinc.com] Yes, required
  • For women with Parkinson's (any age or any stage of PD)
  • Open discussion over lunch
Tracy 2nd and 4th 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
  • About eight guest speakers per year
  • 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
  • New meeting start-time as of August 2018
  • As of June 2018, no longer caregivers-only
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
 
Mendocino, Lake, and Humboldt Counties
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
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
 
Central Coast
Name Day/Time Location Contact RSVP? Notes
Arroyo Grande Lunch Group ("South County") 1st Thursday
noon - 1:00pm
Various restaurants

Parking? Free.
Patti Finucane [plfinucane gmail.com], 805-219-0201 No
  • Open discussion over lunch
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
3:00 - 4:30pm
Lompoc Elks Lodge

905 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc

Parking? Free.
Jill Larson, 805-733-4421 and Jody Larson [j_larson hotmail.com], 805-717-3280 No
  • Open discussion
Los Olivos 2nd Tuesday
4:30 - 6:00pm
St. Marks in the Valley Church

2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos

Parking? Free.

Linda Gordon [jaligordon me.com], 805-686-4757

Yes, preferred
  • Generally open discussion
  • Occasional guest speakers
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

Rosemary Dexter [rsmdxtr gmail.com], 805-466-7226 or
Jan Hirschler 805-238-5370 

No
  • Open discussion over lunch
San Luis Obispo Caregivers Only 1st Thursday
3:00 - 4:30pm
The Village at the Palms

55 Broad St., San Luis Obispo 93405

Parking? Free.
Central Coast Parkinson Association [myccpa yahoo.com] No
  • Open discussion
San Luis Obispo 3rd Thursday
11:00am - Noon
The Village at the Palms

55 Broad St., San Luis Obispo 93405

Parking? Free.
Central Coast Parkinson Association [myccpa yahoo.com] or Maria Allen, PT [mallenpt hotmail.com], 805-748-0357 No
  • Note: Group in a state of flux as of May 2019
  • Occasional guest speakers
  • Lunch available after meeting
  • No meeting: August
San Luis Obispo - Lunch Group 2nd Friday
11:30am - 2:00pm
IHOP - Community Room

212 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo 93405

Parking? Free.
Roy Nakai, 805-458-8855 No
  • Open discussion over lunch
  • Occasional guest speakers
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: 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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