Support Groups

PD Support Groups
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.

3431 Foothill Blvd., Oakland
1st Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at Mercy Retirement & Care Center’s Rose Room.  Parking lot entrance on 34th Ave., and street parking available in the area.

1125 University Ave. (at San Pablo) Berkeley
3rd Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

Meet at Berkeley Public Library West Branch where there is street parking.

E-mail or call (510) 479-6119.

Care Partners Support Group
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. Convened by Joyce Sakai.

North Berkeley Senior Center, Rm C, 2nd Flr., 1901 Hearst Ave. Berkeley
2nd Thursday, 3-4:45 p.m.

RSVP if attending for the first time
E-mail or call (510) 479-6119.

New Support Group For Care Partners
Inaugural/Exploratory Meeting
An inaugural/exploratory meeting is scheduled for a Care Partners Support Group for care partners who are new or relatively new to PD.  The group will be primarily for those who are dealing with mild and moderate symptoms.

When:  Thursday, September 27th, 2018; 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Where:   Classroom C (upstairs), North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. (at MLK, Jr. Way)

If you have an interest in taking an active role please let us know.  A few people will need to step up to make this happen.
If you know others who you think might be interested, please pass this message on or ask them to contact us at

Heart Circle
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.

1914 Oregon St., Berkeley
1st Saturday

E-mail or call Scott Holloway (510) 967-5414.

Young Onset PD Group

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.

E-mail or call Chad Zucker at (415) 987-1807.