We have safe and supportive places to share experiences, including PD Support Groups, Care Partner Support Groups, and more.

PD Active is “By and For” our community. PD Active’s support groups are free. Funding for the support groups is dependent on your donations to PD Active. Please go to pdactive.org/donate and consider becoming a monthly donor.

All groups are currently meeting on Zoom, see below for details.

PD Support Group
Meeting every Thursday from 4:00pm – 5:30pm (PST)
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. Please note that you may be required to register even if you have attended a previous meeting.
Email programs@pdactive.org. or call (510) 479-6119.

Advanced Care Partners Support Group
Meeting 3rd Thursday of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (PST)
Description: This is a gathering where participants speak frankly about concerns and challenges in caring for loved ones with long term to advanced PD symptoms. Open to family caregivers and care partners only. Self-facilitated.
Pre-registration required when attending for the first time. Email carepartners@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.

Mild/Moderate Care Partners Support Group
Meeting 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (PST)
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. Self-facilitated.
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
Meeting 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:00pm – 6:00pm (PST) and 4th Friday of the month from 10:00am – 11:00am (PST)
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 yopd@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.

Adult Children of People with Parkinson’s
Meeting 4th Monday of the month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm (PST)
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.

Grupo de Conexión en Español (Spanish Group)       
Reunión el último miércoles del mes de 5:30pm a 6:30pm (hora del Pacífico)
Descripción: En este grupo rompemos el aislamiento, compartimos experiencias, nos conectamos y aprendemos en un lugar de confianza. Abierto a los que tienen la enfermedad de Parkinson´s y sus familias. Se ofrece sin costo. El último miércoles de cada mes, 5:30pm por llamada de video en ZOOM. Regístrese AQUÍ.  (Después deregistrarse, recibirá una confirmación por correo electrónico con la información para unirse a la reunión.)
Llame a ‪(510) 200-8044 o escribe a espanol@pdactive.org para más información o ayuda para registrarse.
Support Group in Spanish for those who have Parkinson’s and their families 
Meeting last Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm – 6:30pm (PST)
Description: In this group we will break the isolation, share experiences, connect and learn in a safe space.  Open to Spanish speaking people with Parkinson’s and their families.  No cost. This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month.  Register Here.  (After registering, you will receive a confirmation by email with the information on how to join the meeting.) 
If you would like more information, or for help with registration, call (510) 200-8044 or write to espanol@pdactive.org

DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) Support Group
Meeting the first Monday of the month from 5:00pm – 6:00pm (PST)
Description: This group is a place for those who are considering DBS, have questions about DBS and those living with DBS to talk. Participants can ask questions and share experiences. For more information or to participate in a meeting, please email Jane Summer at janewitkin@me.com.

Heart Circle
Meeting 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00am – 12:00pm (PST)
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 Michelle Johnston and Jodeane Pringle. For more information call 650-814-8388 (preferred) or email Jodeane at mjodeane@alum.mit.edu.

PD Salon
Meeting 2nd Sunday of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (PST)
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 garyturchin@gmail.com or call (510) 479-6119.

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