Yoga for PDAt Yoga Room (2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley), taught by Vickie Bell two classes: Mondays 2 pm – 3:15 pm, and Wednesdays 1 pm – 2:15 pm
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 yoga(at)pdactive(dot)org
Every Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:45 am at Danspace (473 Hudson Street, Oakland)
Dance for PD®
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 dance4pd(at)pdactive(dot)com
Every 2nd Sunday, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Please contact us for location.
A monthly opportunity for people in the PD community to share writing and other art forms – current or from earlier times – with a generous audience of fellow parkies, family and friends. Hosted by Toby Simon in a Berkeley private home with refreshments provided. Details to come! Open to all.
For location & more information, please call (510) 848-8744 or email salonhost(at)pdactive(dot)org
PD Support Group
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
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 heart(at)pdactive(dot)org
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 contact Paula Spurlock at (510) 919-6434
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PD Active Forum
PD Active Forum, which has been on hiatus since June, will reconvene on November 14, 2015 at a new venue (see above). Programs will be hosted on Saturday mornings, every other month (6 times a year) and are open to all persons affected by PD. Guest speakers present informational and educational topics relevant to the PD community. More information to be announced soon! Reservations are requested. Please call Herb at 510-479-6119 or email forum(at)pdactive(dot)org
Care Partners Support Group
4th Thursdays, 3 -4:30 pm, North Berkeley Senior Ctr, 1901 Hearst Ave. (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 caregivers only. For more information, please call Joyce Sakai at (510) 525-5166 or email carepartners(at)pdactive(dot)org
Every Monday from 11 am – 12 noon, at the North Berkeley Senior Ctr, 1901 Hearst Ave, Rm C, 2nd Floor (at MLK, Jr. Way)
Want try something new and fun? Hawaiian Hula dance classes for PWP will continue through January. The Instructor, Mr. Analu Akao, who is from Hawaii, has volunteered to give lessons for People with Parkinson’s (PWP). Class size is limited to 20.
Hula for PD
For more information, please contact Jane Levy (510) 823-6475 or email hula(at)pdactive(dot)org
For information on other classes of interest to People with Parkinson’s (but not sponsored by PD Active), click on the following link: 2015Classes_of_Interest
Photo by Fraser Bonnell