By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
August 2022
From The Board
Speak Up and Speak Out

When we say PD Active is "by and for" those affected by PD, we mean that your ideas inform our choices about programs, support groups and classes. The Adult Children of PwP (see article below) began with your suggestion.

More recently, your responses to the Annual Survey provided good ideas about speakers and forum topics as well as other support groups. We count on your participation when we consider new directions or programs for PD Active and we thank you for your valuable contributions.
Save the Date
August Virtual Round Table
The Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab's Ongoing Clinical Trials

Date: Tuesday, August 9
Time: 5:30pm7:00pm PT

We are pleased to welcome research assistants from Helen Bronte-Stewart's Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab, Stanford University. They will present on the field of Parkinson's research and discuss ongoing and recruitment of clinical trials at the Human Motor Control and Neuromodulation Lab, with an emphasis on the technology that enables their research.
PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.
September Virtual Speaker Forum
Hope and Reality on the Path to Curing Parkinson’s disease:
My perspective as a patient, scientist, and entrepreneur with Matt Jacobson

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 10:30am12:30pm

For more information click here.

Classes & Programs
PD Active’s Support Group for Adult Children of People with Parkinson’s

This unique group meets monthly to provide valuable support and community for adult children of family members with PD. In 2020, the need for support for caring family members
was brought to the attention of the PD Active board. After requests by some younger members and with the assistance of several community members, PD Active started a group for adult children of people with PD.

The group is led by skilled facilitator Dr. Rachel Goldstone who notes, "It can be very challenging to have a parent with PD and it is so helpful to find a community of people who understand, and who can find creative ways to face the challenges. The highlights of the group are the deep moments of connection and the ability to laugh and find the joy and love amidst the pain."

To learn more about this support group, please contact, (510) 479-6119.
PD Active Launches Support Group in Spanish

The first meeting of the Grupo de Conexion y Apoyo Mutuo will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11am on Zoom. Spanish speaking people with Parkinson’s and their families are welcome to attend.

Register here.
Contact Jen at 510-200-8044 or for more information.
Classes & Activities Updates

New Schedule for PD Active Pickleball
PD Pickleball meets at the following days and times:
1st Thursday of the month at 2:30pm 
3rd Monday of the month at 3:30pm
Updated Meeting Time for Tai Chi
Tai Chi with Otto Dittmer meets on Zoom 11am on Fridays.
For more information regarding pickleball and Tai Chi, please contact;, (510) 479-6119.

Dance for PD® at Berkeley Ballet Theater Time Change
Beginning on Monday, August 8, in-person Dance for PD® classes at BBT will be held from12:301:45pm.

For more information, please call Susan Weber at (925) 457-8170.

Check out the PD Active Monthly Calendar for listings of upcoming live-stream movement classes such as Tai Chi, boxing, yoga and voice. 

For more information, contact
Thank you to our Recent Donors
We are grateful to the estate of Tim Gordon for its generosity in sustaining PD Active.
Tim's bequest will help to ensure that PD Active programs are accessible to everyone. Tim was an avid participant in Dance for PD® and Tremolos. His humor enlivened every class he attended.
Monthly Donors
We celebrate our monthly sustainers who help provide a solid foundation for PD Active.
We welcome all members who wish to join the growing list.
Grant Bennett
Gabriel Griego and Monique Buffler
Michael Clancy and Caryn Dombroski
Susan Felter and Bill Mastin
Daniel Jarmel
Michelle Johnston
Janet and Robert Kohne
Mitch Landy
Stanley Leibowitz and Paula Millman
Lauren Livingston
Donna Mickelson
Josie Mooney
Ilana Novak
Cathy Quides
Ronald Rioux and Marianne Glaspey
Alan and Ruth Tobey
Gary Turchin
George Turner
Donations in Honor Of
Judith and Stanley Lubman – in honor of George Kaplan's 80th Birthday
Adam and Laran Mizock – in honor of Judi Ettlinger
Maile Morrish – in honor of Todd Morrish

Donations in Memory Of
Joan Chambliss Bossart – in memory of Jenifer Peale
Fred Lonsdale – in memory of Celeste Hill
Donna Mickleson – in memory of Jenifer Peale
Adam and Laran Mizock – in memory of Jenifer Peale
Deanne Stone – in memory of Jenifer Peale
Hope and Lee Tollefsrud – in memory of Dean Tollefsrud

Gabriela Giacchino
Ron and Carol Hofmann
Sal and Betty Kadri
Evelyn Kawahara and Stefan Highsmith
Ray and Sandra Ponce
Mike Gabel and Amy Scheinbaum
PayPal Giving Fund