By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
December 2020
From The Board

More than ever, 2020 reminded us that PD Active is the lifeline that keeps us connected while we remain at a safe social distance. PD Active couldn’t have made it through this uniquely challenging year without you, our loyal and generous donors. You have made so much possible and we have never been more grateful for your donations. 

Please consider a year-end gift that will allow us to move confidently into 2021.
Save the Date
DECEMBER Round Table:

Exercise and Motivation During COVID, Avoiding Depression and Apathy

Date: Tuesday December 8, 2020
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30 pm
Ask the Experts Round Table by PD Active
Expert Panel led by Movement Specialists:
Claire McLean; PT, DPT, NCS Rogue Online PT and
Nate Coomer; PT, DPT, NCS Daily Dose PD

This will be a free-flowing conversation: Our panelists will share their views, information and experiences. Attendees are free to ask or submit questions on the topic. The session will be hosted and moderated by PD Active.

PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.

Claire McLean
Nate Coomer
You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registering. Contact us
(510) 479-6119 if you need assistance.
Speaker Forum: The Nutrition and Neuroscience of PD; 1/9/2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Dr. Laurie Mischely
Classes & Programs
November Forum Recording Available
On Saturday, November 14, Dr. Jaimie Henderson presented Surgical Options for PD: DBS and Beyond A Look at Pain and Pain Management
A recording of that session can be found here on the PD Active YouTube channel.
Our Round Table Webinars have been well received so if you haven't attended one yet, register for the next one on December 8!
Tai Chi Classes Every Friday at Noon  
Join teacher Otto Dittmer for Tai Chi.
Register here.

Tai Chi is a low-impact, relaxing form of exercise for the health of both mind and body. No previous experience is required for this class.

“There are always silver linings to challenging times. My silver lining for the pandemic is finding Otto’s Tai Chi class through PD Active. After each class, I feel a sense of calm, physically and mentally. I highly recommend Otto’s class.” Keri L.
For more information, contact
PD Active Online Video Archive
Have you missed some of our live Zoom classes? You can now watch them anytime on PD Active's YouTube channel.
Recent Speaker Forum and Round Table Webinars are available here as well.
Community Update
PD Active is on Facebook! 
We would love to connect with you so check out our Facebook page and share it with a friend. 

You can also become a member of the PD Active Community Group here. The Community Group is free and is intended to provide an online forum available to members only for lively, timely and thoughtful discussions.
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