By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
June 2023
From The Board
We Want to Hear From You! Take the PD Active Survey.

PD Active’s strength lies in the fact that our programs and priorities are set "by and for" those affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Bay Area.

We invite you to complete our annual survey and tell us what PD Active programs, classes and events are most important to you, what you value, and what programs we don't currently have that you would like to see PD Active offer.

Your opinions matter.

The Board of Directors will use the results of the survey in our planning and budgeting going forward.

The survey only takes about 10 minutes — please fill it out today!
Save the Date
July Virtual Ask the Experts Round Table
Building Your Parkinson's Care Team

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Featuring: Kathe & Daniel Friel and Kerrie Halmi. 

Hear from PD Active member, Kerrie Halmi, on her experiences building her Kaiser PD care team; as well as Kathe and Dan Friel on their non-Kaiser experiences. This topic is especially appropriate for newly-diagnosed patients as well as helpful for those who are looking to fill out their full team. Not sure what a full PD team is? You'll find out here!
May Info Fair a Success!

The Annual Info Fair on May 7th in Temescal Park was a fun, informative and well-attended event. The Fair brought our community together to learn first-hand about all that PD Active offers and provided a wonderful opportunity for new people and members alike to meet up.  
Watch for information about our next gathering, PD Active’s Annual Picnic, on Sunday, October 15. 
PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.
Classes & Programs
Tech Tips Drop-In Session
Getting the Most Out of Your Phone or Tablet
In-person support, Tuesday, June 6

Stop by and get help maximizing your technology.
PD Active family member Natalie Does (from the May Info Fair) will be on hand to answer questions, assist in setting up medical ID, review accessibility functions, and provide useful tips like how to set reminders, use shared calendars, and store/tag/find photos. (Most helpful for Apple iPhone users, limited support for Android phones.) 

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm 
Location: Ada Cafe, 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley (Ed Roberts Campus)
At Ashby BART, ample street parking
June In-Person Zumba — Back By Popular Demand! 

Date: Thursdays in June beginning June 1, 2023
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Where: 4834 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Taught in English and Spanish by Andreina Febres

ZUMBA, set to Latin American and world rhythms is a fun and active way to improve fitness, flexibility, and balance. This class is designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. All abilities welcome!

Find out more and register here. There is no fee to attend these classes. PD Active relies on donations from our members.
Have you seen the PD Active Youtube Channel? View videos of presentations, exercise classes and more.

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

For more information, contact
Community Updates
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

PD Active members recommend the new documentary about Michael J. Fox and his life with Parkinson’s disease. This compelling film is available on Apple TV which has a free trial subscription. Informative for carepartners and family as well.

See the trailer here.
Thank You to our Recent Donors
Grant Bennett
William Brown and P. Barini
Chris and Kathryn Dann
Becky Dowdakin and Flora McMartin
James Duff and Valerie Yasukochi
Lou Fox-Hanson

Shirley Goodman
Barbara Hadenfeldt
Tim Ma
Susan and Ted Oppenheimer
Cheryl Snow
Donations In Honor Of
Karen Garrison and David Edelson – in honor of Judi Ettlinger
Priscilla Yonemura – in honor of Thomas Jennings
Donations in Memory Of
Adam and Lauran Mizock – in memory of Alan Lazere
Judith Aliyah Stein – in memory of Alan Lazere
Anonymous – in memory of Bob Shimshak
John Turngren – in memory of Emerson Mitchell
Daniel Jarmel – in memory of Lee Shapiro
New Monthly Donors
Ethel Radsek
Carolyn Yale