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 

We are resuming in-person support groups on Saturday, Nov. 20 – 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 –

 

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November In-Person General Meeting
Saturday, November 20 – 10 am-Noon
Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek

Support Group Meetings – 10 – 11:15 am

Men’s Support Group – Fireside Room
Women’s Support Group – Library
Caregiver’s Support Group – Sanctuary

Coffee, Conversation, Library Table in
the Oak Room – 11:30 – Noon

Proof of vaccination is required.

Sign in at the Welcome Table in the Courtyard before going to your support group. Newcomers are welcome.


November Virtual Program Link

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

📌 Quick tour of Parkinson’s News Today. Learn how to make the most of this valuable resource.
📌 Parkinson’s 360: Looking Ahead with Parkinson’s Disease. Listen to Lisette’s story.
📌 Brené Brown’s Life Advice about complacency and self-acceptance.
📌 Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials: Part 1 (INTRODUCTION). Produced by Davis Phinney Foundation.
📌 Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials: Part 2 (EXERCISING TO LIVE WELL WITH PARKINSON’S). 
📌 Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver) | Playing For Change.

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


The Shaky Times Newsletter

November 2021 Shaky Times

  • Letter from the President
  • Tips for Caregivers
  • Am I Weird, or is it Just Parkinson’s
  • Activities at Home
  • Use of Psilocybin to Treat Parkinson’s

Previous issues of the Shaky Times


December Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, December 15 – 12-1 pm

Topic:  Singing: World Parkinson’s Coalition Choir

Speaker: Judi Spencer, Director

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

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

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