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

PNMD in-person support groups – Sat. June 18

10:00 am – 12 noon, Grace Presbyterian Church
2100 Tice Valley Blvd.,  Walnut Creek


Tri-Valley in-person support group – Sat. June 11

10:30 am – 12 noon, Lynnewood United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton, CA


PD Fit Club – in-person exercise class led by Petra Fibrichova
Mondays – 10:00 – 11:15 am, Oak Room at Grace Presbyterian Church
(Bring your mat)  No class on Memorial Day, May 30.

For additional information:
In-person meeting update March 2022

On-line support groups, exercise and activity groups continue – more information below. We are continuing to produce monthly recorded programs as well as live-streamed Lunch and Learn programs. 

 All of our recorded content is available on our YouTube channel.  The buttons below link to individual playlists –

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May Virtual Program Link

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

🎯   Soania Mathur interviews Michael Okun, MD on Emerging Therapies for Parkinson’s Treatments. Posted Feb 2022. (Summary and full interview)
🎯  Rachel Dolhun, MD explains key things about stem cells for potentially treating PD. 
🎯  Vibrating gloves developed at Stanford University are now in clinical trials. Exciting possibilities.

🎯  Light therapy is a promising emerging therapy.
🎯  Focused ultrasound is an alternative to deep brain stimulation.


The Shaky Times Newsletter

May 2022 Shaky Times

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Low Blood Pressure and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
  • How Are You?

Previous issues of the Shaky Times


June Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, June 15 – 12-1 pm

Topic: More Energy and Mental Clarity

Speaker: Dr. Kirsten Allott, Naturopathic Physician

Dr. Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician, international speaker, and author. As a pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition for the improvement of energy, mental clarity, decision making, and treatment of mental health and addiction disorders, Dr. Allott is passionate about achievable results. Over the two decades, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by treating the physical causes of mental health and addictions. In early 2021, New Harbinger Publishing released her new workbook, Fuel Your Brain, Not Your Anxiety: Stop the Cycle of Worry, Fatigue, and Sugar Cravings with Simple Protein-Rich Foods.

 

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 -Saturday, March 12
       Contact Mary Behrendt, mary.behrendt@pnmd.net

Contact information for these groups on the Meetings page.


Parkinson Exercise, Movement, Communication Classes

Details – Classes for Parkinson’s

classes


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.

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

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