By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
January 2021
From The Board
Turning the Page
Like a page-turner novel, the year 2020 will be remembered as a suspenseful year filled with unexpected twists and turns, some good, some not so good.  One of the good twists was our capacity to offer classes, events and support groups virtually. We have “seen” more than 500 of you online. 

Even with the success of our virtual programming, we miss the spontaneous in-person encounters that allows us to deepen our ties to each other and the PD Active community.  With the advent of 2021, we turn the page in anticipation of seeing each other both online and in person.
Save the Date
January Speaker Forum:
Nutrition and the Neuroscience of PD

Date: Saturday, January 9
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm·

Join the PD Active live webinar to learn about nutrition and the neuroscience of PD. The presentation by Dr. Mischley will be followed by discussion and questions from participants.

Dr. Laurie Mischley studied naturopathic medicine (ND) at Bastyr University and epidemiology (MPH) and nutritional sciences (PhD) at the University of Washington. Her work is focused on identifying the nutritional requirements unique to individuals with neurodegenerative diseases. She has published on coenzyme Q10, lithium, and glutathione deficiency in Parkinson’s Disease (PD). As a clinical researcher, she has worked with the FDA, NIH, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation to administer intranasal glutathione, (in)GSH, to individuals with PD and attempting to determine whether (in)GSH boosts brain glutathione and improves health. Dr. Mischley maintains a clinical practice at Seattle Integrative Medicine focused on nutrition and neurological health. 

Dr. Laurie Mischley
You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registering. Contact us
(510) 479-6119 if you need assistance.
PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.
February Round Table: Tuesday, February 9, 4:30-6:00pm "Dying with Dignity".
Panelists: Sue Moss (PDA member), Thalia DeWolf (RN), Janet Thompson (Senior Living Counselor) Register HERE
Classes & Programs
December Round Table Recording Available
On Tuesday December 8, PD Active convened an Ask the Experts Round Table; "Exercise and Motivation During COVID: Avoiding Depression and Apathy" 
with panelists Claire McLean, DPT and founder of Rogue in Motion and Nate Coomer, DPT and founder of The Daily Dose PD.

The conversation was lively and informative. Did you miss the Round Table or want to revisit it? The recording is available on PD Active's YouTube channel at this link.
Pilates & Mindfulness Meditation Classes

Every Thursday at 12:00pm  

Join teacher Lila Heller for Pilates at 12:00pm and meditation at 1:00pm. Register here.

"Through PD Active I found Lila's Pilates and meditation classes. She is knowledgeable of the stages of PD, she is a certified Pilates instructor, and she is a warm and caring person".

Deborah W.
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
Adult Children of Parents with PD Support Group

Meeting time: Last Monday of the month at 7pm

The group facilitated by Dr. Rachel Goldstone provides community and brings together adult children of people with Parkinson's disease. This group offers a space to learn more about PD, discuss ways of supporting parents with PD, and offers support in navigating its challenges.
For more information and to register for the support group, please contact Dr. Goldstone;

Dr. Goldstone has long had an interest in the topic of coping with chronic illness. She has worked facilitating groups for many years and is excited about using the power of the group to help people facing the challenges of Parkinson's Disease. She is a clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and has a private practice in adult psychiatry in Oakland.
Donate to PD Active whenever you shop on Amazon

Do you have an Amazon account? If so, please consider making PD Active your non-profit through Amazon Smile. Click this link HERE, login and follow the instructions. Any time you place an order Amazon will donate .05% of your purchases to PD Active.
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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Donated In Honor Of

Kim Bancroft - in honor of Ann Van Steenberg
Daymon Beach - in honor of Hope Tollefsrud
Suzanne and Italo Calpestri - in honor of Judi Ettlinger
Penelope Chase - in honor of Sarah Chase Hardesty
George and Sheri Clyde - in honor of Judith and Stanley Lubman
Geoffrey Darby - in honor of Karen B. Garrison
Catherine and David Diepenbrock - in honor of Adam Mizock
Suzanne Drolet - in honor of Marilynn Drolet
Daniel Ettlinger - in honor of Judi Ettlinger
Petra Fibrichova - in honor of “All members of PD Active community”
Mary and Stan Friedman - in honor of Judith and Stanley Lubman
Neil Goldstein - in honor of Greg and Ann Wasson
David Goldstein - in honor of Michelle Shoshani
Debra Hanavan - in honor of Ann Van Steenberg
Marjorie Hilsenrad - in honor of Judy Huerta
Rebecca Janski - in honor of Paul Hathaway
Murthy Jarugumilli & Veena Achar - in honor of “Our dear friends and teachers working in the PD community”
Amy Kaminer - in honor of Karen B. Garrison
Allen and Hannah King - in honor of Adam Mizock
Carol Kusmierski - in honor of Eva Yarmo
Benjamin Lerman and Judith Hahn - in honor of Adam Mizock
Drs. Theodore Levin and Rona Bar-Din - in honor of Adam Mizock
Sarah Lubman - in honor of Stanley Lubman
Susan Marinoff and Tom Schrag - in honor of Eva Yarmo
Bonnie Mizock - in honor of Adam Mizock
Julianna Moniz - in honor of Cathy Ball
Jane Okuma and Chris Gordon - in honor of Tim Gordon & Donna Mickleson
Nancy Park - in honor of Lauren Livingston
Barbara Phillips - in honor of Ann Van Steenberg
Andrew Stoloff - in honor of Adam Mizock
The Peleh Fund - in honor of Adam Mizock
William and Jane Wittmann - in honor of Tim Gordon & Donna Mickleson

Donated In Memory Of

Harriet Charney - in memory of Larry Sirott
Gregory Gelfan and Lucy Butler - in memory of Lee Shapiro
Jack Gordon - in memory of Lee Shapiro
Phyllis Hoffman and Charlotte McCaffrey - in memory of Ann Chandler
Judith and Stanley Lubman - in memory of Fred Sondheimer
Stanley and Judith Lubman - in memory of Michael Ballachey
Susan Moss - in memory of Robert "Bob" Moss
Mudita Nisker - in memory of Ruth Anne Grove
Randy Schekman - in memory of Nancy Walls
Benjamin and Jane Simon - in memory of Lee Shapiro