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. May 21

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


Tri-Valley in-person support group – Sat. May 14

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) 

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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April Virtual Program Link

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

🎯 The future of Parkinson’s Disease treatments by Jason Crowell MD, Norton Healthcare (Summary and full podcast)
🎯 Video log of the power of LSVT BIG exercise training (Lee Silverman Voice Training)
🎯 TED Talk by the “Bobble Head Nana”, Sue Edge of Mandurah, Australia, on Learning to Live with Parkinson’s
🎯 Hacking Your Memory with Sleep – a short TED talk on the science of sleep and memory


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


May Lunch and Learn Program:

Wednesday, May 18 – 12-1 pm

Topic: Adaptive equipment for Activities of Daily Living and Safe Transfers

Speaker: June Kim Ryujin – Occupational Therapist

June has been an Occupational therapist since 1992. June specializes in Neurological Rehabilitation, treating people who have had strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, and other neurological deficits such as Parkinson’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). June has advanced trainings in assessing and treating upper extremity motor coordination, visual and cognitive deficits as well as having experience in adaptive equipment training, splint fabrication, and wheelchair/seating.  Currently June works an an outpatient clinic with Kaiser Permanente. 

 

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

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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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