Support Groups

PD Support Groups

Support Groups are now online.
See details on our Calendar
and on our Overview of Virtual Support Groups.


Oakland – 1st Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Mercy Retirement & Care Center’s Rose Room
3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
Parking lot entrance on 34th Ave., and street parking available in the area.

Berkeley – 3rd Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
The Albany Community Center  (also known as the Albany Library)
1249 Marin Avenue , Albany
Street Parking is available in the area.

Spaces to share our experiences in a safe setting to learn from each other and to become stronger. Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW.  Open to anyone with PD.

Email or call (510) 479-6119.

Care Partners Support Group – 2nd Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
West Berkeley Service Center
1900 Sixth Street, Berkeley

This is a gathering where participants speak frankly about concerns and challenges in caring for loved ones with moderate to advanced PD symptoms. Open to family caregivers and care partners only. Convened by Joyce Sakai. RSVP (required) if attending for the first time.

Email or call (510) 479-6119.

Mild/Moderate Care Partner Support Group – 2nd Thursdays, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Berkeley Chinese Community Church – Fellowship Hall
2117 Acton St., Berkeley

A new Care Partners Support group formed to address the needs of those partners who are caring for someone with mild to moderate symptoms.
Facilitated by Roslyn Kleinsinger, LCSW. All care partners are welcome.

Email or call (510) 479-6119.

Young Onset & Young at Heart PD Group
Odd months (e.g. Jan., Mar., . . .): 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m.  
Even months (e.g. Feb., Apr., . . .): 3rd Fridays 10 a.m.   
Location varies every month. Schedule may sometimes vary.

Together on the Parkinson’s Journey.

Come share, laugh and learn, often in the great outdoors, with PD Active’s Young Onset PD (YOPD) group. This group is for you if you were diagnosed with PD in your early fifties or younger, or if you are simply young at heart. Spouses/partners are always welcome. To join or get more info, email or call Chad Zucker at (415) 987-1807.

Heart Circle – 1st Saturday
1914 Oregon St., Berkeley

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, and then, in friendship, we speak from our hearts.  Open to anyone with PD.

Email or call Scott Holloway at (510) 967-5414.

PD Salon – 2nd Sunday every 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.  All are welcome. to attend and observe, but presentations by people with PD will have priority. Hosted in a Berkeley private home. Bring a snack to share.

Email No RSVP required.