Parkinson's Patients   
Support Groups, Inc.
   
of Northern &
 Central California  

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Support Groups

Support Group Brochure

PPSG maintains a brochure of support group listings by city.
Groups may be
  • Open to all
  • Caregiver only
  • DBS-oriented
  • Early onset-oriented
  • Patient only
Click here to view our brochure. 

Brochure is in PDF file format, which can be downloaded and printed. 




  

Parkinson's Patients Support Groups (PPSG) maintains a list of over 80 patient and caregiver support groups located throughout Northern and Central California.

Support groups provide a place for people impacted by Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism to share information and experiences.  This includes patients, families, caregivers, and friends. Groups may host presentations by professionals, such as neurologists with expertise in movement disorders, fitness trainers with PD experience, financial or legal planners who can help with medical billing and insurance issues, home care providers, etc.

Most PPSG support groups are open to all Parkinson's patients, families, caregivers, and friends. Some are for patients-only or caregivers-only, while others are oriented toward Deep Brain Stimulation or early-onset patients and their families. Although PPSG provides assistance with the formation and maintenance of these groups, each group is managed locally by its facilitator(s). Groups typically meet on a monthly basis.

Although we try to keep this list current, details may change, so please call ahead before attending.


SUPPORT GROUP CALENDAR

Click on a date and time to view location and organizer contact information.




SUPPORT GROUP LISTING

Open to All   Caregiver Only   DBS Patients and Families   Early Onset Patients and Families   Patient Only

Support group details provided below include: city, meeting day and time, meeting location, and organizer contact information.  Some groups require an RSVP prior to attending. Always check with the group leader to see if any of these details have changed before attending a meeting on this list.

Support Groups Open to All

Antioch SG 3rd Sat 10AM 149 Shady Ln Sheryl Wilson 925.778.1331 sheryl-wilson@att.net


Auburn SG 3rd Tue 1:30 PM-3:00PM Pioneer United Meth Church 1338 Lincoln Wy Cindy Christensen 530.889.2988 cindypoe2000@yahoo.com

Bakersfield/Kern County SG 2nd Tue 2:00PM-4:00PM First Presby Church Westminster Hall 1705 17th St Ron Bennett benmtnchlt@sbcglobal.net

Chester SG Last  Wed 12:45PM-1:45PM Wildwood Sr Center 366 Meadowbrook Loop Joan Sayre 530.258.2677 Trails1946@frontier.com

Chico SG 1st  Wed 1:30PM-3:00PM Sycamore Glen Retirement Comm 1190 Diablo Ave Bob Lane 530.342.3665 Della Nicola 530.624.6442

Davis SG 3rd Thu 1:30-3:00PM Davis Senior Ctr 646 A St Dorothy Ross 530.756.6024 brickroad@sbcglobal.net Karen Klimek 530.753.4988  

El Dorado Hills SG 2nd Tue Noon-2:00PM Four Seasons Comm Bldg Media Room 3186 Four Seasons Dr. Deon Batchelder 916.216.7103 deon@elderoptionsca.com

Eureka SG 2nd Fri 3:00PM-4:00PM Adorni Center 1011 Waterfront Dr Mary Kay 707.442.5245 immaryk@suddenlink.net

Folsom SG 3rd Mon 10:00AM Folsom Senior and Arts Center 48 Natoma St Ed and Yvonne Haskell 916.353.1301 yhaskell@juno.com

Ft Bragg SG 1st Fri 2PM Mendocino Coast Dist Hosp Redwood Room 700 River Dr Ruth Walsh 707.937.2269 dr.johnw@att.net

Fremont SG 4th Mon 7PM Fremont Senior Center 40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Lettie Webb 510.656.6393

Fresno (greater) SG 2nd Sat 10AM-12Noon  except Aug Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center 5340 N. Fresno St Doug and Sue Jackson 559.434.7928 dougandsuej@aol.com www.gfpsg.org

Gilroy SG 2nd Mon 1:00PM-3:00 PM Village Green of Gilroy 7600 Isabella Wy Randy Rodriquez 408.848.2240 roul36@verizon.net 

Hollister SG 1st Tue 1:30PM-3:30PM Jovenes De Antaño 300 West St Kim Harman 831.637.6700 k_harman.adcrc@yahoo.com

Lincoln SG 3rd Tue 10:00AM-11:00AM  Raley’s Comm Rm (inside store) 39 Lincoln Blvd Sharon Englehardt 916.408.4869 bobengle1@aol.com

Lakeport/Lake County SG 2nd Mon 2:00PM-3:30PM  United Christian Parish
749 Brush St Phil Myers 707.263.4624 phillip.e.myers@att.net Lin Pifer 707.263.5728

Lodi SG 1st Mon 10:00AM Temple Baptist Church Meeting Room 801 S Lower Sacramento Rd Betty Weatherman 209.333.9290 lodibetty@comcast.net

Los Altos/Young Parkinson's SG 2nd Sat 10:00AM-12 Noon United Methodist Church 655 Magdalena Ave Dean Prescott 408.738.2505 deanp53@yahoo.com  

Merced SG 3rd Thu (xDec) 10:00AM-Noon Mission Gardens 1450 E. 27th St Amie Marchini 209.384.3300 amie@amiesseniorcare.com      

Millbrae/Magnolia-Peninsula SG 2nd Thu 1:30PM-3:00PM Magnolia Apartments 201 Chadbourne Ave Dorothy McAfee 650.583.2332      

Mill Valley/Marin County SG 4th Tue 1:00PM-3:00PM Redwoods Auditorium
40 Camino Alto Eric Stoelting  415.383.5145

Modesto SG  3rd Wed 1:00PM-3:00PM Trinity United Presbyterian Church The Telle Center, Fellowship Hall 1600 Carver Rd John Snelling 209.529.2465, modestoparkinson@outlook.com

Monterey SG
2nd Tue 3:00PM-4:30PM Sally Griffin Senior Center 700 Jewell Ave Pacific Grove Kathy Warthan 831.372.7510 mpsg@montereyparkinsonssupport.com website: montereyparkinsonssupport.com

Napa SG 1st Mon 10:00AM-Noon Villas at the Meadows 2000 Atrium Wy Dorene Warchut  dwarchut@retirement.org  707.320.2175 Bob Winters, facilitator, rwinters2350@yahoo.com

Oakhurst SG 2nd Tue 10:00AM Yosemite Bank Community Conference Room 40061 Highway 49 Sharon Swanson 559.658.7798 emsswanson@sti.net  Please be prompt-join us at lunch after mtg

Oakland/PD Atypical Parkinsonism SG  1st Thu 1:30PM-3:00 PM Lakeside Park Senior Community 468 Perkins St mindfulness approach to care/stress reduction-sharing information on caring for partners with PD and atypical parkinsonism disorders Marguerite Manteau-Rao, LCSW 510.444.4684

Oakland/PD Forum 2nd Thu 1:30PM-3:00 PM The Point at Rockridge  4500 Gilbert St Joyce Sakai jk_sakai@yahoo.com  or Grant Bennett 510.234.5431 forum@pdactive.org

Orangevale SG 1st Thu 10:00AM-11:15AM Eskaton FountainWood Lodge 8773  Oak Ave Paula Farmer 916.988.2200  Paula.Farmer@eskaton.org  

Oroville SG 1st Thu 2:00PM-3:30 PM Greater Oroville Fam Res Ctr 1720 Daryl Porter Wy Laura Hudson 530.534.5519 LHudson@orohosp.com 

Palo Alto SG 2nd Wed 2:00PM-3:30PM Avenidas Senior Ctr 450 Bryant St Robin Riddle, APDA I&RC 650.724.6090  rriddle@stanford.edu   Judith Webb 650.289.5436 jwebb@avenidas.org 

Petaluma SG  4th Fri 1:00PM-3:00PM Exercise programs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Fri Petaluma Senior Center (Lucchesi Park) 211 Novak Dr Lance Cerny 707.765.1117 lance10@sonic.net Lloyd Larsen 707.763.4525 alvarlarsen@gmail.com

Placerville/El Dorado County SG  1st Tue 1:30PM-3:00PM Senior Center Dining Rm 937 Spring St Tom & Nancy Schulz 530.644.3473 macschulz@aol.com

Pleasanton Tri-Valley SG 2nd Sat 10:00AM-12Noon Pleasanton Senior Center 5353 Sunol Blvd Norman & Jackie Bardsley 925.831.9940 jnbard@pacbell.net   

Redding SG  2nd Fri 12:30PM-3:00PM First United Methodist Church 1825 East St. Kim Hawkins 530.229.0878 rickiel2010@gmail.com (12:30-1PM social, 1-3PM speaker or resource sharing, 3-3:30PM Loud Crowd speech therapy)

Rio Vista Trilogy Movers and Shakers SG  Group meets TH every 4 weeks or so at 7PM Call for location date and directions. Audrey Kinser 707.374.7506 Kinser2@frontiernet.net

Roseville SG 1st Tue 1:30PM-3:00PM Maidu Community Center 1550 Maidu Dr Harry Butler 916.837.3366 hapbutler@comcast.net

Sacramento/Arden Arcade SG 3rd Thu 10:00AM Arden Christian Church 4300 Las Cruces Wy Berardine Ford 916.247.4856 Jim Morris 916.359.4859

San Andreas/Calaveras County SG 1st Tue 10:00AM-12Noon Calaveras Central Library 1299 Gold Hunter Rd Rd Barbara Pollard 209.754.5360 Joe Fleishman 209.728.8605 jastajoe35@sbcglobal.net

San Francisco/Parkinson’s SG 2nd Tue 4:30PM-6:00PM  Kaiser Permanente 4141 Geary Blvd room schedule: http://www.livingwellah.com/events.php Elke Tekin 650.678.4221

San Francisco/PD Patient and CaregiverSG 3rd Tue 4:00PM-5:30PM SF VA Bldg 200 Room 1A-122  "Teak Room" 4150 Clement St Susan Heath, RN MS 415.379.5530
susan.heath@va.gov  

San Jose/Berryessa SG 3rd Wed 1:00PM-2:30PM Berryessa Community Center 3050 Berryessa Rd Bob & Jane Pomeroy 408.263.8485    

San Jose/Willow Glen SG 1st Fri 10:00AM-12 Noon St. Francis Episcopal Church 1205 Pine Ave Clyde Cummings 650.575.7820 clydec52@att.net Jane Fox 408.265.3991

San Jose/The Villages SG 3rd Tue 2:00PM The Villages Golf and Country Club George Pratte 408.223.8033  Access Pass Required  

San Leandro Parkinson's Disease and Information SG 1st Thu 10:00AM-11:30AM San Lorenzo Community Church 945 Paseo Grande  Lona White 510.276.3119

Santa Cruz SG 1st Wed 12:30PM-2:00PM Inner Light Ctr Social Hall 5630 Soquel Ave Soquel Mary Haynes 831.477.9412 marykhaynes@gmail.com  or Karen Williams 831.708.2906 williamk@union.edu

Santa Cruz/New to PD SG1st Wed 11:00AM-12:00PM St. Stephen's Lutheran Church 2500 Soquel Ave Mary Haynes  831.477.9412 call to confirm marykhaynes@gmail.com

Santa Rosa Oakmont Vlg SG3 3rd Sat 1:00PM-2:30PM  Oakmont Vlg Ctrl Act Ctr Rm B 6575 Oakmont Dr Richard Duncan 707.225.0661 rgduncan4@comcast.net (spec OPD in subject)

Santa Rosa/Spring Lake Village SG 3rd Mon 11:00AM-Noon Spring Lake Village 5555 Montgomery Dr Renee Hayward 707.579.6971

Santa Rosa/Sonoma County SG 1st Sat (xAug/Dec, then 2nd Sat-no mtg Jan/Jul/Sep) 1:00PM-3:00PM Christ Church United Meth Church 1717 Yulupa Ave Kathy Osbun 707.538.5178 osbun@aol.com

Saratoga SG  3rd Tue 2:00PM-4:00PM   Lois McPherson 408.867.1807     

Stockton SG  2nd Thu 1:30PM O'Connor Woods West Hall 3400 Wagner Heights Rd Mary Ann Behrens 209.477.6496 mbehrens64@gmail.com

Sunnyvale SG 2nd Tue 1:00PM-3:00PM First United Methodist Church 535 Old San Francisco Rd Call 408.733.5648

Tracy/Sharing and Caring SG 2nd Mon 10:30AM-Noon Lolly Hansen Senior Ctr 375 E 9th St Kathryn Clark 209.879.3108 classieladyat63@yahoo.com        

Turlock/Parkinson's Patients and CarePartners SG 2nd Wed 1:00PM Covenant Village Berg Conf Room 2125 N Olive Ave Paul Barnes 209.216.5620 pabarnes@convenantretirement.org

Vacaville SG
1st Sat (unless holiday then 2nd Sat) 1:30PM-3:00PM Community Presbyterian Church 425 Hemlock St Theresa Pate 707.642.2173  Marlene Roberts  707.446.3862

Vallejo SG 1st Sat 10:30AM-11:30AM Community Presbyterian Church Room 2 2800 Georgia St Theresa Pate 707.642.2173

Visalia/Central Valley Parkinson's SG 1st Fri 10:30AM United Methodist Church 5200 W. Caldwell Ave Marilyn Swanson 559.732.1056 tms259@comcast..net  

Walnut Creek/Parkinson’s Network of Mt Diablo SG  3rd Sat 10:00AM-Noon Grace Presbyterian Church 2100 Tice Valley Blvd  Ronnie Wanetick 925.933.6357 lhwanetick@aol.com www.pnmd.net  Howard Zalkin 925.939.4210 hzalk510@gmail.com

Yuba City/Tri County Parkinson’s SG 2nd Mon 1PM Sutter Medical 969 Plumas St Ste 208 Joe Carmona 530.521.3729 celina-carmona@sbcglobal.net  Janice Herbert 530.673.3064
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Caregiver-Only Support Groups

Auburn/Caregiver  Lunch SG 2nd Tue 12:00 Denny's Restaurant Bel Air Shopping Center 1489 Grass Valley Sally Horst 530.878.2226 kandshorst@suddenlink.net

Belmont/Parkinson’s Caregiver-Only SG 1st Thu 12:00PM-2:00PM Library Silverado Senior Living 1301 Ralston Ave Steven Russell 650.995.6379(m) 650.724.6090(o) swrussell@stanford.edu   Mary K Stegner, facilitator.  Please contact leader before attending.

Berkeley/Care Partner  Only SG 4th Thu 3:00PM-4:00PM North Berkeley Senior Ctr 1901 Hearst Ave Grant Bennett 510.234.5431 caregivers@pdactive.org 

Davis Caregiver SG 2nd Tues 1:30PM-3:00PM Davis Senior Center 646 A St John Shaw 530.759.0143

Fremont/Caregivers SG 2nd Mon 4th Mon 1PM-2:30PM 1st Wed 11AM-12Noon City Hall-Bldg B Large Conference Rm 3300 Capitol Ave Nancy Rothschild 510.574.2035  for all diseases.

Lodi/Caregivers SG 2nd Mon odd months  10AM-11AM  Temple Baptist Church Prayer Room 801 S Lower Sacramento Rd Betty Weatherman 209.333,9290 lodibetty@comcast.net

Los Altos/Mid Peninsula Caregivers SG Last Tue (x Dec) 10:30-12:00 Neutra House 181 Hillview Ave  Sue 650.483.6409 skb815@yahoo,com

Menlo Park/Stanford PD Caregiver-Only SG 2nd Fri Noon-2:00PM and 3rd Tue Noon-2:00 PM St Bede's Episcopal Church past Wyatt Hall Mtg Room 6th door on left 2650 Sand Hill Rd (enter on Monte Rosa) Robin Riddle,APDA I&RC 650.724.6090 rriddle@stanford.edu. Please RSVP before attending for the 1st time

San Jose/Caregiver SG 4th Wed 1:30PM-3:30PM St. Francis Episcopal Church 1205 Pine Ave Charmaine Eng 408.723.8116    

San Jose/The Villages Caregiver SG 1st Wed 10:00AM-11:00AM The Villages Golf and Country Club Alice Pratte 408.223.8033  Access Pass Required  

Santa Cruz Care Partners SG 1st Mon 1;30PM-3:00PM 133C Southampton Ln Darrell McLeod 408.828.6745 gdmc13@comcast.net 

Walnut Creek/Parkinson’s Network of Mt Diablo Caregiver Only SG 3rd Sat  9:00AM-10:00AM  Grace Presbyterian Church Oak Room 2100 Tice Valley Bvd Norman Kibbe 925.935.0322 nkibbe@aol.com
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DBS Support Groups

Sacramento/ DBS SG 3rd Mon (/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Oct/Dec only) 10:00AM-Noon Kaiser Sacramento (basement conf rooms 1-2) 2025 Morse Ave Catherine Nitafan-Young RN FNP RSVP (required) to 916.973,6860 or email catherine.nitafan-young@kp.org

San Francisco DBS SG 2nd Thu 6:00PM-8:00PM  every other month Neurology Conf Room Ambulatory Care Clinic 8th Fl 400 Parnassus Ave Lee Schwager  (email pref) sensitivelee@yahoo.com  415,601.6456

Sunnyvale/DBS SG 3rd Wed 1:30PM-3:00PM Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Ctr 675 Almanor Ave Call 408.542.5610 ppsginfo@yahoo.com    Please RSVP if new to the group.

Walnut Creek/Parkinson’s Network of Mt Diablo DBS SG Meets periodically. Call for date and location. Art Fowler 925.314.1875 betzenart@aol.com
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Early Onset Support Groups

Napa Young Onset SG 4th Sun 3:00 PM Covenant Presbyterian Church 1226 Salvador Ave  Joe Burger 707.266.6156, jeburger99@gmail.com . All welcome-regardless of age at diagnosisOcto

Palo Alto/ Young Onset SG  2nd Tue 6:30PM-8:00PM Board Rm Lucile Packard Children's Hosp. 725 Welch Rd Martha Gardner 408.464.8718 mgapda@gmail.com  Open to anyone diagnosed with PD before age 50

Walnut Creek/Parkinson’s Network of Mt Diablo Young Onset PD SG If interested and you have Young Onset PD a specific meeting time can be arranged by YOPD Chair Krystin Radke 925.336.9554 krystinradke@yahoo.com  
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Patient-Only Support Groups

Berkeley /PD Active SG 3rd Thu 3-5PM 1914 Oregon St.  Jane Levy 510.479.6119 support@pdactive.org

Palo Alto/Parkinson’s Women SG 3rd Tue Noon-1:30PM RSVP for location Susan Foster 408.530.8100  sfoster@learningdesignsinc.com

Walnut Creek/Extended Parkinsonians only discussion group 3rd Sat 9:00 AM-10:00AM Grace Presbyterian Church Library 2100 Tice Valley Blvd Gregg Riehl 925.254.8349 jgriehl@gmail.com Sandy Clark 925.944.0769 sandchu@aol.com

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