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 

PNMD has cancelled in-person support groups for January, but on-line support groups continue – more information below. We are continuing to produce monthly recorded programs as well as live-streamed Lunch and Learn programs.  See information below for online exercise and activity classes, as well as continuing on-line 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 –



January In-Person General Meeting Cancelled

The PNMD Board of Directors decided that the surge in COVID-19 cases and the ease of transmission of the omicron variant make it too risky to hold in-person support groups in January. This includes both the general meeting at Grace Church in Walnut Creek and the Tri-Valley group in Pleasanton.

January Virtual Program Link

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

🎯 Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease found its inspiration in a recent article in Parkinson’s World Today. It focuses on exercise, but suggests much more.
🎯 Excellent exercise tutorial starting with how to do squats. Following a visit with my physical therapist, this video inspired me in how to do it right.
🎯 Understanding Parkinson’s is an exceptionally authoritative, well produced overview by Nature magazine. Share it with others who may not know much about PD.
🎯 The body scan technique is easy to follow with narrator’s melodic voice. If you keep your eyes open, it has great images.
🎯 Living into your 90’s originally aired on 60 Minutes. Meticulously researched. You don’t have to be 90 to learn from it.

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

The Shaky Times Newsletter

January 2022 Shaky Times

  • Life is Choice
  • Parkinson Tulip Project
  • Parkinson’s and Your Children
  • The Need for Patience
  • How to Improve Gait
  • PD Fit Club

Previous issues of the Shaky Times

January Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, January 19 – 12-1 pm

Topic:  Parkinson’s Disease: Transmitters and Proteins

Speaker: Peter Ralston
UCSF Professor Emeritus

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 Tuesdays

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.
  • 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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s