Programs and Classes

PD Active Activities of Interest for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Check monthly calendar for meeting times.

Dance for PD ®
Danspace, 473 Hudson St., Oakland
Thursdays
Classes combine elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing & improvisation to create an enjoyable, stimulating non-pressured artistic experience.  Presented in association with Mark Morris Dance Group.  Open to all; no dance experience is necessary.
email dance4pd(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-479-6119


The Tremolos
Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st St. at Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Wed 3 times per month

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! We have a lot of fun.  Open to all. 
email chorus(at)pdactive(dot)org or call Richard Cox at 510-526-4539


Yoga for PD
You and the Mat
(Mondays) Oakland
The Yoga Room
(Wednesdays) Berkeley

There is a wait list. Use email below to get on the wait list. Yoga for people with PD.  Advanced registration required. Monday classes are at You and the Mat, and Wednesday at the Yoga Room.
email administrator(at)pdactive(dot)org


PD Active Forum
Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St.(at Bonita), Berkeley

PD Active Forum hosts programs on Saturday mornings, 4 times/year.  Guest speakers present informational and educational topics relevant to the PD community. PD Forum is open to anyone impacted by PD.
Reservation requested.
email pdaforum(at)pdactive(dot)org or
call Ann at 510-832-8029


PD Active Cafe (Currently on pause)
Café Leila, 1724 San Pablo Av., Berkeley
2nd Tuesday

A no-host social gathering /coffee klatch.  Get to know others affected by PD. Order your goodies in the front and look for the “PD Active” sign on our table – on the patio out back if possible.  Stay for 10 minutes or the whole 2 hours. Family & friends are welcome.
email cafe(at)pdactive(dot)org


PD Support Groups
1st Thursday: 3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
3rd Thursday: 1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo) Berkeley

Spaces to share our experiences in a safe setting to learn from each other & become stronger.  On1st Thursdays of the month, we meet at Mercy Retirement & Care Center’s Rose Room.  Parking lot entrance on 34th Ave., and street parking available in the area.  On 3rd Thursdays we meet at Berkeley Public Library WEST BRANCH where there is street parking. Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW.  Open to anyone with PD.
email support(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-479-6119


Care Partners Support Group
North Berkeley Senior Center, Rm C, 2nd Flr., 1901 Hearst Ave. Berkeley
2nd Thursday

This is a gathering where participants speak frankly about concerns and challenges in caring for loved ones with PD.  Open to family caregivers and care partners only.  RSVP if attending for the first time
email carepartners(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-479-6119


Heart Circle
1914 Oregon St., Berkeley
1st Saturday

The relief and sweetness of sharing our lives with PD.  We join together in a guided meditation, followed by a topic of mutual interest, a social tea & goodies, and then, in friendship, we speak from our hearts.  Open to anyone with PD.
email heart(at)pdactive(dot)org or call Scott Holloway 510-967-5414


PD Salon
Please contact for location
2nd Sunday every other month

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. 
email salonhost(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-684-4846


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Photo by Fraser Bonnell