This Coming Saturday, September 8th:
Forum on Next Generation Deep Brain Stimulation
Come learn how deep brain stimulation treatment works from UCSF Faculty Member Dr. Doris Wang and then learn about the latest developments and clinical trials from UCSF Researcher Coralie de Hemptinne.
Date : Saturday, September 8th
Time : 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ​
1606 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
*If you have trouble registering, please e-mail us at
Come Picnic in the Park - Friends, Food, Fun
Come be in great company and enjoy good food at PD Active's annual picnic potluck.

Date: Sunday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Live Oak Park, Picnic Area #2,
enter at 1245 Walnut Street, Berkeley

  • Bring a dish to share (with a serving utensil).
  • If you like, also bring something to throw on the grill.
  • Friends and family are welcome.
  • PD Active will provide the beverages, tableware and grill fixings.
  • Bring a lawn chair if you prefer a seat with a back.

Volunteer? Questions? E-mail PD Active at or call (510) 479-6119.
*Photo: Mary Pat Boersma and Warren Brunetti
Save the Dates
Forum on Medications with Dr. Rima S. Ash on November 10, 2018

Dessert Party and Mini-Info Fair on January 12, 2019

Forum with Author of "A Parkinson's Primer", John Vine on February 9, 2019

Forum on the Gut and PD with Dr. Ethan Brown on April 13, 2019
In The News
New Saturday Dance Class Starting this Month
Beginning September 22nd, Danspace, with financial support from PD Active, is piloting a Saturday Intergenerational Dance for PD ® class in partnership with dNaga Dance Company. The series will run through December 15th, 2018.

When: Saturdays, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Danspace, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland, CA 

This class is open to anyone with Parkinson's Disease along with family members and caregivers. Youth participants are by invitation only. Dancers with PD will be joined by youth members of dNaga Company. Classes offer basic dance technique in ballet and modern, improvisation, and composition.

For more information: call Danspace at (510) 420-0920 or visit the website at
Alan Alda CBS Interview on Living with Parkinson's Disease
Community Updates
Mission Accomplished: Tour de Fox Wine Country

PD Active's Tour de Fox team had a tremendous outing. They completed the 10.7 mile ride in record time and raised $5,000. Of the many participants last weekend, 5% to 8% were people with Parkinson's. Go team and thank you to Chad for organizing this effort!

*Photo courtesy of Rick Clark: Chad Zucker, Lee Tollefsrud, Jodeane Pringle, Michelle Cheeseman
Interested in being a Parkinson's Mentor?
You’re invited to a mentor orientation and training session. PD Peer Connect is a volunteer peer-mentoring project of PD Active based in the East Bay. We link recently diagnosed people (and care partners) with volunteers who have had mentor training and a few years of experience with PD, to help all of us better meet the challenges of the disease. Being a mentor involves a commitment to have 3 conversations with a mentee over 3 months.

When:  Saturday, October 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WhereNorth Berkeley Public Library, 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins)
What: Have fun and hone your skills with John Argue (Art of Movement pioneer) and Karen Garrison as they lead a review of the mentor training guide and share resources that can help you be an effective mentor.

If you can come, please RSVP to
If you have already served as a mentor and want to continue, but cannot attend the meeting, contact us at that email address.

This is the second round of our pilot mentoring program; we plan to launch the full program early next year.

*Photo: Karen Garrison and John Argue
Parkinson's Association of Northern California Conference
Parkinson Association of Northern California’s 2018 Annual Educational Conference is September 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The theme is "The Parkinson’s Journey" and the event will take place at the McClellan Conference Center on 5411 Luce Ave, Sacramento.

Dance for PD ® Now at New Location in San Francisco
Starting September 13, 2018, LINES Ballet welcomes the PD community with an authentic and accessible approach to movement. Dance for PD ® provides an encouraging environment for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their loved ones to explore creativity. Classes are tailored for varying abilities and begin seated in chairs. Build community through dance with gentle combinations and live accompaniment.

Held in the iconic studios of Alonzo King LINES Ballet and in partnership with PDSF Network, the official San Francisco Dance for PD ® class finds its new home.

Thank You, Donors
Suzanne Mounts, Steve Shatz, and Nina Rifkind 
Evie Wozniak 
Lydia Shih
How To Donate
PD Active is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

We rely on you, our generous PD Active members, and your friends and family members, for our core financial support. It's easier than ever to help:

  • To donate by credit card
  • To donate by postal mail: PD Active, P.O. Box 9246, Berkeley, CA 94709
  • To donate by PayPal

Contact Judith Lubman at   or call (510) 479-6119 for other types of donations such as:
  • Recurring credit card donations
  • Stock or Donor Advised Funds
  • Planned Giving - Property or other assets through your will or estate plan
  • Automobile
Monthly Calendar

The calendar includes classes initiated with financial support from PD Active.

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