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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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, email@example.com.
- Caregivers Only: Caregivers discuss issues relating to their roles. Meeting location is the Sanctuary at Grace Church. Contact person is Norman Kibbe,
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:
October 20, 2018
Dr. Alana Stark
Presentation: Cognitive Rehabilitation
Dr. Stark is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at Kaiser, working with a wide range of neurologic, psychiatric and other medical issues. She performs patient evaluations and facilitates the CogSMART Group, a 6-week class that focuses on developing and implementing cognitive compensatory strategies. Dr. Stark has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute of the University of California at Berkeley and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Northern California VA Healthcare System.
November 17, 2018
Presentation: Parkinson’s and Cannabinoid Therapy