Support Groups

PD 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.
Berkeley Public Library West Branch
1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo), Berkeley
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.

E-mail support@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.


Care Partners Support Group – 2nd Thursdays, 3-4:45 p.m.
North Berkeley Senior Center, Rm C, 2nd Floor
1901 Hearst Ave., 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.
E-mail carepartners@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.


Mild/Moderate PD Care Partner Group – 2nd Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 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. Coordinated by Suzanne Falter and Richard Hom. We welcome all care partners who wish to attend.

E-mail mildmoderatecare@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119.


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

E-mail heart@pdactive.org or call Scott Holloway at (510) 967-5414.


Young Onset PD Group – Meeting dates and times vary

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Together on the Parkinson’s Journey.
Come share, laugh and learn in the 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.

To join or get more info, e-mail yopd@pdactive.org or call Chad Zucker at (415) 987-1807.