Yoga for PD
At local yoga studios in Oakland and Berkeley. Taught by Vickie Bell.
Yoga for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Advanced registration is required. For more info or to sign up for the waiting list, please call Gary Turchin at 510-220-8359 or email
Dance for PD®
Every Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:45 am at Danspace, 473 Hudson Street, Oakland
Classes combine elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing and improvisation to create an enjoyable, stimulating, non-pressured artistic experience. Presented in association with Mark Morris Dance Group. Dance classes are offered in two locations and participants may register for either series, space permitting. Open to all; no dance experience necessary; advance registration is required. To register or for more info, please call Mary Pat at 510-479-6119 or email
Every other 2nd Sunday (March, May, July, etc.), from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Please contact us for location.
An opportunity for those in the PD community to informally share writing, other art forms, and information about living with Parkinson’s Disease in a mutually supportive environment. Hosted in a Berkeley private home with refreshments provided. Open to all. For location & more information, please call (510) 848-8744 or email
PD Active Support Group
Every 3rd Thursday 3 pm – 5 pm: 1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo) Berkeley 94702
We meet at Berkeley Public Library WEST BRANCH meeting room. There’s metered street parking, and a large parking lot behind the Pet Food Express just a short way from the Library, entrances on University and San Pablo.
A space to share our experiences in a safe setting so we can learn from each other and become stronger. Open to anyone with PD. For more information, please call Jane Levy at (510) 823-6475 or email
* New PD Active Oakland Support Group – Starting August 4th, 2016
2 – 4 pm • First Thursdays of the month • Refreshments will be served
Rose Room • Mercy Retirement & Care Center • 3431 Foothill Blvd, Oakland
A space to share our experiences in a safe setting so we can learn from each other and become stronger. Open to anyone with PD. For more information, please call Jane Levy at (510) 823-6475 or email support(at)pdactive(dot)org
For a flier (in English) about the new support group, click HERE.
For a flier (in Spanish) about the new support group, click HERE.
(The original Support Group will continue to meet in Berkeley as usual on the 3rd Thursday of the month. PD Activists are welcome to attend either or both Support meetings.)
First Saturday 10:30 am – noon. At a south Berkley location close to BART. Call for location.
The relief and sweetness of sharing our lives with PD. These mornings we join together first in a guided meditation. Then follows a topic of mutual interest, a social tea & goodies, and then finally we sit together in friendship and speak from our hearts. Open to anyone with PD. For more info and location, please contact Scott Holloway (510) 967-5414 or email
Every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday, 10:30 am – noon, at Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st St. at Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Come and join our PD Active chorus, The Tremolos, led by Oakland music teacher and director Lauren Carley. Learn breath control, pronunciation and new songs; improve your speaking and sing! Open to all. For more info, please call Richard Cox at 510-526-4539 or email
PD Active Forum
Every other month on Saturday mornings, from 10:30 – 12:00 pm, Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita), North Berkeley
PD Active Forum hosts programs on Saturday mornings, every other month. Guest speakers present informational & educational topics relevant to the PD community. PD Forum is open to anyone impacted by PD. Reservations are requested. Please call Ann at 510-832-8029 or email
Care Partners Support Group
2nd Thursdays, 3 – 4:45 pm, North Berkeley Senior Ctr, 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley (at MLK, Jr. Way)
A space for caregivers to speak frankly about their concerns and challenges in caring for loved ones with PD. Open to family caregivers and carepartners only. Please RSVP if attending for the first time. For more information, please call Joyce Sakai at (510) 525-5166 or email
Hula for PD
Every Monday from 11 am – 12 noon, at the N. Berkeley Senior Ctr, 1901 Hearst Ave, Rm C, 2nd Floor at MLK Jr. Way
A deeply cherished and sacred Hawaiian tradition, hula involves calm, gentle movements of the arms and hands, legs and hips, and is danced to the rhythms of traditional, flowing music. Taught by master teacher Kumu Analu. Class size is limited to 20. For more information, please contact Jane Levy (510) 823-6475 or email
PD Active Cafe
2nd Tuesday of each month at Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley 2 – 4 pm
A no-host social gathering. Get to know others affected by PD. Look for “PD Active” sign on our table. Stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours. Family & friends welcome. For more information email
For more information about classes of interest to People with Parkinson’s (but not sponsored by PD Active), click on the following link: Other classes of interest to PWP
Photo by Fraser Bonnell