Parkinson's Events and Groups In and Around O.C.
Most Parkinson's events in Orange County are currently online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please consider joining one of the Parkinson's support groups or other events. Parkinson's is isolating enough. We don't want you to feel even more isolated during this time. The leaders in the OC Parkinson's community have really stepped up and changed their programs to keep us all safe. You can participate in online fitness classes and meet up with others right from your living room. Check back often as we will update the opportunities to participate on a regular basis.
The South OC group is continuing to hold its meetings virtually for now. This month the guest speaker will be Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Sandeep Thakkar, who will be speaking about the medication Gocovri. All are welcome. Please visit SOCPSG.com for more information. A link to the zoom meeting will be on that site prior to the meeting.
Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women - Jay Albert Ph.D.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cleveland Clinic researcher Jay Alberts, Ph.D, a 5-year, $3 million grant to conduct a multi-site clinical trial to study the long-term effects of aerobic exercise on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease. This project, using Peloton bicycles, will be the first long-term investigation of the potential for aerobic exercise to arrest disease progression. Register here to learn about this exciting study and find out how you can get involved.
Being a care partner can be difficult and stressful. Covid has made this stress worse for many. This group is meeting virtually on Zoom every other Monday at 4 pm. All Parkinson's caregivers/care partners are welcome. For more information and the zoom link, please email email@example.com.
Capriana Warriors Support Group
The Capriana Warriors are meeting on Zoom at 3:30. This month's speaker will be Cheryl Kyinn, PA. Cheryl works in Dr. Thakkar's office and will be talking about new treatments and answering questions. Email Connie Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to the Zoom meeting.
South OC Parkinson's Care Partner Support Group
All caregivers/care partners are welcome to join this virtual group meeting every other Monday at 4:00 pm. For more information and the zoom link, please email email@example.com.
This annual conference is going virtual this year. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Soania Mathur, recipient of the World Parkinson's Congress Distinguished Contribution Award. Many other renowned movement disorder specialists will be speaking. The $10 registration includes the conference, virtual exhibit hall, movement breaks, entry for contest prizes and the book Shaky Hands- A Kids Guide to Parkinson's Disease which will be mailed to all registrants. The conference runs from 8:30 am- 1:30 pm Pacific Time. Register Here.
Jump Start! Newly Diagnosed Program
PD Buzz is excited and honored to partner with Rogue PT & Wellness for our first program for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in and around Orange County. This class is designed to help people newly diagnosed with Parkinson's get started with the right information and support to live their best lives. Due to Covid restrictions, this class will be virtual and offered via Zoom on Saturday, Dec. 12th from 12:00-3:00 pm Pacific Time. Scripps Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Mindy Bixby will be discussing tips on the most important things to do when starting your PD journey. Other speakers include physical therapist and Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Claire McLean and several people with Parkinson's who will be sharing their stories. Several leaders in our local PD community will be introducing their programs and taking you through some stretch and movement breaks. This event is free to attend and sponsored in part by a community grant from the Parkinson's Foundation. Advance registration is required. Please register here.