By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
March 2022
From The Board
Let’s Get Together In-Person & Outdoors

With Spring almost here and COVID receding, we can look forward to getting off Zoom and gathering in person. We are delighted to be able to hold the PD Active Info-Fair outdoors this year. This social event, to be held on Saturday, May 14 at Temescal Park in Oakland, is a great opportunity to see old friends and to meet new members of the community. We will feature refreshments and local resources of interest to fellow travelers on the Parkinson’s Highway. We look forward to seeing you in person soon.
Save the Date
March Virtual Speaker Forum
Movement Problems in Parkinson’s Disease: Understanding Dyskinesia & Gait and How to Treat Them

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm PT

Speaker: Dr. Salima Brillman

Dr. Salima Brillman is a board-certified neurologist with a fellowship in movement disorders, which includes Parkinson’s disease, Atypical Parkinsonism, Drug Induced Parkinsonism, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Lewy Body Dementia and other Neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Brillman has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all forms of movement disorders and is proficient in DBS, Duopa and Neurotoxin therapies. She is not only interested in the motor aspects of movement disorders, but the vast non-motor elements that accompany each disease state and recognizes the importance of following those as well.
Dr. Salima Brillman
You should receive a confirmation e-mail after registering. Contact us at or (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.

Virtual Round Table
Ask The Experts Round Table: "Long Term Disability, Estate Planning & Trusts”
Date: Tuesday, April 12
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm PT
Speakers: Dan Feinberg & Travis Neal; Attorneys
Info Fair
In-Person at Temescal Park
Date: Saturday, May 14
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm PT
Virtual Round Table
A Caregiver's Journey, An Open Conversation with soon to be published Winter Stars Author Dave Iverson
Date: Saturday, June 11
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm PT
Classes & Programs
On February 12, PD Active hosted Dr. Soania Mathur for a discussion on "Tips for Living Well with Parkinson's Disease." Dr. Mathur is highly regarded in her field and her story on positively addressing shared challenges in the PD community is an inspiration to us all.

You can view the February 12 presentation with Dr. Mathur here.

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
William Behrendt
Christine and Steven Carr
April Gray
Donato Grimaldi
Vincent Harrington
Maria and Tu Jarvis
Nordson Corporation

Donations in Honor Of
Betsy Chotin – in honor of Judi Ettlinger
Leslie Chatham – in honor of Dr. Frances Tobriner
Martin Schiffenbauer – in honor of Ken Gray

Donations in Memory Of
Ann-Marie Hogan – in memory of Ann Chandler
and Marty Rabkin
Daniel Jarmel – in memory of Lee Shapiro