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:
- 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, email@example.com.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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, email@example.com.
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:
February 16, 2019
Speaker: Janice Ransley, MD
Presentation: Treasures on the Library Table
Dr. Ransley is a retired pathologist and member of The Permanente Medical Group. She was Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Director at Kaiser Medical Center South San Francisco.
During her presentation Dr. Ransley will discuss the value of books helping those who are impacted by Parkinson’s Disease. Some of the books in the library will be highlighted regarding their content and particular value to the reader. She will emphasize how books are still an important resource in the digital age.