PD Active is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by and for people affected by Parkinson’s disease living in Berkeley, Oakland, and the East Bay. We provide programs shown to have clinical benefits not covered by Medicare or insurance.  These activities have proven to mitigate symptoms of PD that medication does not usually help. Exercise is the only thing that has been shown to slow down the progression of PD and, at the same time, improve gait and balance.

Entering our second decade, PD Active enriches the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s in the Bay Area. Our long-term programs continue to thrive: Dance for PD®; Yoga for PD; Tremolos; Salon; Heart Circle; Support Groups for those with PD; Support Groups for Care Partners. Recently we have added a mentoring program and a Young Onset PD (YOPD) group.

Newer programs to which we are supplying seed funding have expanded: Be Heard!; Chair Yoga; PWR!Moves®; Rock Steady Boxing®. In addition, Forum, featuring knowledgeable speakers on Parkinson’s-related subjects, draws increased attendance and the monthly newsletter is widely circulated.

We have more to do:

  1. Recognize the needs of those still in the workforce; and,
  2. Extend the capacity and reach of our programs to help those with PD avoid isolation.

For more information about PD Active classes, programs and support groups, please click here.

Complete our membership form if you wish to become a community member of PD Active. 


Contact Info

Phone: (510) 479-6119
Email: info@pdactive.org
Address: PD Active, P.O. Box 9246, Berkeley, CA 94709