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

Walnut Creek in-person support groups – Sat. August 20
     Program:  Sleep Health in PD and Virtual Exercise

Support Groups start at 10 am
Speaker in Oak Room at 11:30: Angela Rusher, Samuel Merritt University

Grace Presbyterian Church
2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA

Tri-Valley in-person support group – Sat. August 13
     Program:  Sleep Health in PD and Virtual Exercise

Speaker:  Krissy Waller, Samuel Merritt University
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 –


July Virtual Program Link

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

🎯   Everyday hacks for living well with Parkinson’s (Summary and full video). Davis Phinney Foundation panel
🎯  How to take levadopa (with lots of water) and why it is important. Dr. Karunapuzha, Davis Phinney Foundation.
🎯  Smile Through Art – the creative side of combating Parkinson’s.
🎯  Preventing falls and falling “safely”. Davis Phinney Victory Summit : Motor Symptoms
🎯  Parkinson’s exercise: LSVT “BIG” movements. Parkinson’s Foundation.

The Shaky Times Newsletter

August 2022 Shaky Times

  • My Relationship with Sinemet
  • Tricky Vision in Parkinson’s
  • The Power of Dance
  • Strengthen Your Balance

Previous issues of the Shaky Times

August Programs are In-Person:

Saturday, August 13 at Tri-Valley Support Group
Saturday, August 20 at Walnut Creek Support Groups

Topic:  Sleep Health in PD and Virtual Exercise

Speakers: Krissy Waller and Angela Rusher 

Krissy Waller and Angela Rusher are board-certified clinical specialists in neurologic physical therapy and faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland.  Krissy’s clinical work is at Kentfield Hospital in Marin where she works with people with severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, and advanced neurodegenerative disorders. Angela is completing her PhD in Educational Leadership with a Health Professional Education Track at Pacific University in Portland, OR.  Her clinical background includes experience in inpatient, acute rehab, and outpatient PT. Angela is a PWR certified therapist who was instrumental in creating and implementing the Kaiser Walnut Creek Parkinson’s specific Physical Therapy patient programming.   

Krissy and Angela will share current information surrounding sleep health in people with PD and new evidence supporting virtual reality to improve balance and walking in people with PD. 

Support Group Meetings on Zoom

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 – first Friday


Contact information for these groups on the Meetings page.

Parkinson Exercise, Movement, Communication Classes

Details – Classes for Parkinson’s


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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