”Parkinson’s Disease can be a very isolating disease. Attending the support group lets you know that you are not alone. We learn from each other, we support each other and the journey becomes easier.”

Alan L., PD Active Member

PD Active, a Bay Area non-profit by and for people with Parkinson’s Disease, offers several weekly and monthly Support Groups for people affected by PD. Meetings are held online through Zoom.

Young Onset & Young at Heart PD Group Hike 2018

Below is a list of our current live-streams of Virtual Support Groups.

East Bay PD Support Group

Meetings are held every Thursday from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Description: Meeting to generate community and positive interactions. Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW. Open to anyone with PD. Pre-register for this free meeting:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Yvduqrrz8uXWsUoeNT
You may need to download the free Zoom application so please try to sign in ahead of time. Zoom may ask you to register for the meeting, but registration is free. You will receive a confirmation email. Please allot yourself extra time to register and sign-in for the meeting. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, email programs@pdactive.org.

Care Partners Support Group

Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Description: This is a gathering where participants speak frankly about concerns and challenges in caring for loved ones with moderate to advanced PD symptoms. Open to family caregivers and care partners only. Convened by Joyce Sakai. Pre-registration required when attending for the first time.
Email carepartners@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.

Mild/Moderate Care Partners Support Group

Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Description: A Care Partners Support group formed to address the needs of those partners who are caring for someone with mild to moderate symptoms. All care partners are welcome. Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW. Pre-registration required when attending for the first time. Email mildmoderatecare@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119

Young Onset & Young at Heart PD Group

Meetings are held every 2nd week of the month alternating between Wednesdays from 5 pm-6 pm and Fridays from 10:00 am-11:00 am.
Description: This group is for you if you were diagnosed with PD in your early fifties or younger, or if you are simply young at heart with PD. We traditionally have had fun, active outings (walks, hikes, Pickleball, bowling, etc), all in the East Bay. We now meet online via Zoom (and occasionally sneak out for a “socially-distanced” hike). For more information please contact yopd@pdactive.org.

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