By & for those affected by Parkinson’s disease
May 2023
From The Board
Spring is Here and it's the Perfect Time to Get Together

Our Annual Info Fair is Sunday, May 7 at Lake Temescal and is the next in-person chance to renew old friendships, meet new people and learn more about PD Active. It's also an opportunity to speak with class instructors (including Yoga, Tai Chi, dance and boxing) and to chat with people from our PD Active support groups. Additionally, you can learn about other PD Active, on-going "live" outdoor events including Pickleball and Hiking. See you at the Fair!

PD Active in the News!

PD Active board member, Todd Morrish, was on CBS News TV Wednesday, April 26 along with Dr. Katrina Long to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease. You can see him here.
Save the Date
Annual Info Fair — Join Us!

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Lake Temescal Park – North Entrance
6500 Broadway, Oakland
North Temescal Picnic Site (map)
  • Learn about classes, activities, and resources in the community
  • Meet class instructors and Support Group coordinators
  • See old friends and meet new ones
  • Enjoy refreshments
All are welcome — Family and Friends too!
More information here.
PD Active depends on donations to bring programs like this to our members free of charge. We remain grateful for your contributions.
Classes & Programs
In-Person Zumba Class May 4
Join us for the final class of this popular three part series.

Taught in English and Spanish by Andreina Febres
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Where: 4834 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
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!
There is no fee to attend these classes. Find out more and register here.
In Case You Missed It

April Round Table: Occupational & Physical Therapy — Coping with PD On the Daily.
View the YouTube video here.

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
Are You Interested in Advancing Research
in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders?
The Bronte-Stewart Lab at Stanford University is seeking participants with Parkinson's for a study to help doctors to objectively measure and quantify movement impairment both in clinic and telehealth settings.
If you are interested, contact the Bronte-Stewart Lab at
Dr. Katrina Long of San Jose State University is seeking participants with early stage Parkinson's disease for a study on how to best support people to manage their PD and establish active routines that will increase neuroprotection in the brain. 

More information about participating here.
Thank You to our Recent Donors
Carole Ballachey
Grant Bennett
Christine and Steven Carr
Robin Duryee
Judi Ettlinger and Carl Gardeman
Jeff Greenwald
Ron and Carol Hofmann

Kerri and Mark Lubin
Sue Marek
Art Pulaski
Cathy Quides
Ingrid Ringel
Maria Servin
Chris and Annalisa Tay
Donations In Honor Of
Art Pulaski – in honor of Josie Mooney
Donations in Memory Of
Robert Blasier – in memory of Paula Fuchs Blasier
Daniel Jarmel – in memory of Lee Shapiro
Gail Kalver – in memory of Pat Needle
Stacey Macaluso – in memory of Dick Simon
Aliyah Steinin memory of Alan Lazere