Meetings

PNMD general support group meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM until 12:00 noon at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595. General questions may be directed to Abraham Raja at (925) 304-2064, or Lance Gershen at (925) 932-1028.

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Except as otherwise noted, each meeting will follow the agenda below:

9:00 to 10:15 a.m. – Three concurrent meetings.  No RSVP’s needed. All are welcome, and there is no charge:

  1. Men with Parkinson’s Disease Only: For men newly diagnosed or who’ve had PD for years:  time to share, laugh, and learn from each other.  Meeting location is the Fireside Room at Grace Church.  Contact person is Derek Ransley, 925-944-0162, dransley@comcast.net.
  1. Women with Parkinson’s Disease Only: For women newly diagnosed or who’ve had PD for years:  time to share, laugh, and learn from each other.  Meeting location is the Library at Grace Church.  Contact person is Rosemary Way, 925-476-5661, rose.way@sbcglobal.net.
  1. Caregivers Only: Caregivers discuss issues relating to their roles. Meeting location is the Sanctuary at Grace Church.  Contact person is Jan Alioto, 925-890-8937, jalioto@comcast.net.

10:15 to 10:45 – Assemble in the Oak Room for refreshments, welcoming new members, and announcements. The general meeting is moderated by Bill Clinch.  The PNMD Library with books, flyers, and videos is open at this time.

10:45 to 11:45 – Guest speaker.

11:45 to noon – Q&A and wrap-up.


Upcoming Guest Speakers:

 

December 15, 2018

Speaker:  Kaitie Warren
Presentation:  Vocal Health

Kaitie’s background in theater brought her over 20 years of vocal training and knowledge of vocal health. When her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she discovered just how important this work was to a population in need. Already a certified RYT-200 yoga teacher and community choir director, KT worked with both Carol Fisher and John Argue, masters in the Parkinson’s therapy community, before developing Be Heard! which launched in March 2017.   www.VoiceforParkinsons.com for more info.

 FOR THE DECEMBER HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, A HOT LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE PARKINSON NETWORK MT DIABLO FOUNDATION.  MEMBERS:  PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE “DESSERT” OR “CUT UP FRUIT” TO SHARE AT THE LUNCHEON. THANK YOU, HOSPITALITY CHAIR: RYNETTE RAJA

 

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