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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 & 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; advance registration is required.
email dance(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-479-6119
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
Hawaiian Hula dance class for PWPs meets Monday mornings at 11am. A deeply cherished & sacred Hawaiian tradition, hula involves, calm, gentle movements of the arms & hands, legs & hips, and is danced to the rhythms of traditional, flowing music. Taught by master teacher Kumu Analu.
email hula(at)pdactive(dot)org or call Lonnie McAllister at 510-654-1949
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! 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) 3966 Piedmont Av., Oakland
The Yoga Room (Wednesdays) 2530 San Pablo Av., Berkeley
There is a wait list.
Yoga for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Advanced registration required. Monday classes are at You and the Mat, and Wednesday at the Yoga Room.
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 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
2nd Tuesday of each month at Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley 2 – 4 pm
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.
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 so we can learn from each other & become stronger. On1st Thursdays of the month, our new group meets 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 meeting room, where there’s metered street parking, and a large parking lot behind the Pet Food Express just a short way from the Library entrance on University and San Pablo. 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
2nd Thursdays, 3 – 4:45 pm, North Berkeley Senior Center, Classroom C, 1901 Hearst Av., Berkeley
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
First Saturday 10:00 am – noon. At a south Berkeley 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.
email heart(at)pdactive(dot)org or call Scott Holloway 510-967-5414
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.
email salonhost(at)pdactive(dot)org or call 510-684-4846
Click HERE to view and download a list of Local Classes for People with Parkinson’s Disease (Classes not underwritten by PD Active)
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