We have safe and supportive places to share experiences, including PD Support Groups, Care Partner Support Groups, and more.
Here is a list of our current live-streams of Virtual Support Groups.
Meeting every Thursday from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Description: These free weekly support group meetings are held from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or Parkinsonism. The meetings are facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW (retired).
Click here to register. If asked, the password is “pdactive20”. Please note that you may be required to register even if you have attended a previous meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (510) 479-6119.
Care Partners Support Group
Meeting third Wednesday 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. Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW (retired); coordinated by Donna Mickleson. Pre-registration required when attending for the first time. Email email@example.com or call (510) 479-6119.
Mild/Moderate Care Partners Support Group
Meeting 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Description: This Care Partners Support group addresses 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 (retired). Pre-registration required when attending for the first time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 479-6119.
Young Onset & Young at Heart PD Group
Meeting every 2nd week alternating between Wednesdays from 5:00 pm-6:00 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). Email email@example.com or call (510) 479-6119.
Adult Children of People with Parkinson’s
Meeting last Monday of every month from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Description: This group aims to create community for adult children of people with Parkinson’s Disease and provides a space to learn more about PD, discuss ways of supporting parents with PD, and offer support in navigating its challenges. Facilitated by Rachel Goldstone MD, clinical Professor at UCSF and in private practice. Email Rachel at RachelGoldstoneMD@gmail.com or call (510) 479-6119.
Meeting first Saturday of the month from 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Description: The relief and sweetness of sharing our lives with PD. We join together to open our hearts and emotions, using guided meditation, discussion, and a chance to speak directly from the heart. Open to anyone with PD. Facilitated by Scott Holloway. Email Scott Holloway at ScottHollowayArt@gmail.com or call (510) 479-6119.
Meeting second Sunday of the month from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm.
Description: An opportunity for people with PD to share creative works that moves them. You can present poetry, prose, art, music, dance, improv, paintings, etc. by you or any artist. Or you can just observe. All are welcome. to attend and observe, but presentations by people with PD will have priority. Phil Miller, Gary Turchin, and Herb Heinz, are the PD Salon co-hosts. Email Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 479-6119.