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PD Active is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by and for people with Parkinson’s disease 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 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.

In the past year we have continued our core classes of dance, yoga, and voice while introducing new classes:

      PWR!Moves  (an exercise program for people with PD)

      Chair Yoga for PD (for those no longer comfortable getting down on the floor)

To counter the isolation often encountered by those with PD, we continue to sponsor support groups, Salon, Heart Circle, Café, a Town Hall and Picnic. To enlarge our geographic reach we started:

      A new support group in East Oakland

To keep people informed and engaged we have:

      Expanded Forum, increasing attendance by 30%

      Enlarged monthly newsletter circulation by 25%

      Produced a new PD Active brochure for outreach

 

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

To become a member of PD Active, please click on the button below.  

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

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