Welcome!

The mission of the Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo is to provide information, resources, and social interaction to support people living with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregiving community. 


Meetings and Activities 

Due to the continuing pandemic, in-person meetings and classes are suspended.  We are producing monthly recorded programs as well as live-streamed Lunch and Learn programs.  See information below for online exercise and activity classes, as well as support groups.  All of our recorded content is available on our YouTube channel.  Sample the content and subscribe!

The buttons below link to individual playlists –

 

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July Virtual Program Link

Multiple videos to keep you updated on important developments, resources and human stories in managing Parkinson’s Disease:

📌 Bill Clinch introduces our July program
📌 Understanding mindfulness: a quick tour
📌 How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains (TED Talk)
📌 Understanding our sleep cycle (animation)
📌 How sleep changes over time – conversation with Davis Phinney
📌 Buddy up – Ask the MD how to end isolation 
📌 Life is a walking – a well told tale

For links to previous recorded programs, see the Meetings page.


The Shaky Times Newsletter

August 2021 Shaky Times

  • What’s Next?
  • Letter from the President
  • Sleep Disorders
  • What is a Virus? – Part VI:  Viruses and the Central Nervous System
  • Tips for Caregivers
  • Perspectives on Parkinson’s:  Part 2

Previous issues of the Shaky Times


August Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, Aug 18 – 12-1 pm

Topic:  Managing the Return of Parkinson’s Symptoms
with a Unique Inhaled Treatment

Speaker: Arshia Sadredin, MD

Zoom meeting links will be sent in a PNMD email.  If you are not on our mailing list, please request the link by sending an email to web@pnmd.net.  


Support Group Meetings on Zoom

Although we cannot gather in person, we have organized Support Group meetings on Zoom so that we can connect with one another.

Women with Parkinson’s – first Saturday
Men with Parkinson’s – small groups – various times
Caregivers – third Saturday
Tri-Valley Chapter -first and third Wednesdays

Contact information for these groups on the Meetings page.


Parkinson Exercise, Movement, Communication Classes

  • Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery – Monday, Tuesday and Friday. 
    Gentle Yoga –
    Wednesday.  Contact Petra Fibrichova at 510-520-4523, fibrichova@gmail.com.
  • Yoga and Meditation   Yoga on Thursdays 10-11 am.  Free meditation on Friday, 10:30 – 11 am.  Call Jodi Barry at 415-328-4123 or jodibarry@jodi.yoga.
  • Communication Group:  Wednesday, 1-1:30 pm.  Contact Sarah Talach, 925-232-1868, talachspeechtheraphy@gmail.com.
  • Rock Steady Boxing – Varied days and times.  Locate a class
  • Alexander Technique Group Class:  Working on improving balance, walking, sitting, standing, and performing activities with greater ease.  Contact Lena Hart at 917-806-7929 or lessons@alexandertechinqueSFBayArea.com.  (On hiatus)
  • Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s:  Tuesdays, 3-4 pm on Zoom.
    Contact Debbie Sternbach,  510-653-8362, fasn8n@comcast.net.
  • Parkinson’s  & the Art of Moving – The John Argue Method: Fridays, 3-4 pm
    Contact Debbie Sternbach,  510-653-8362, fasn8n@comcast.net
  • Improv to Improve Parkinson’s Disease:  Monday and Friday, 2-3 pm.  Contact Robert Cochrane, robert@cszlasvegas.com, 702-575-8841.

 

Become a member today or renew your membership! Click on this link to join or renew online!

If you have any questions, please contact us at 925-939-4210, or email  president@pnmd.net.

To sign up for emails or re-subscribe to emails from the Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo,   Click Here

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-0127

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