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Parkinson's Events In and Around O.C.

Nov 15th

Empowerment for Parkinson's - San Diego

Join the Parkinson's Association of San Diego invites you to a day of empowerment.  Come to learn and have fun.  The day includes a resource fair, caregiver support, community resources, and discussion on new topics.  7:45-3:45 Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA $20 per person.  Please register online. Learn More.

Nov 21st

Understanding PD and its Therapeutic Approach - Hoag Newport Beach

The complex nature of Parkinson’s disease can seem daunting. Presented by Dr. Saulena Shafer, this course will offer an understanding of the disease pathology, progression and how therapy has been improved with longer acting extended medications.  Hoag Hospital, 3900 West Coast Hwy,  Newport Beach. 6 p.m. Please register online.  Learn more.

Nov 23rd

UCI Annual Parkinson's Symposium

The focus of this year's symposium will be physical activity in PD, the process of development of new therapies, and the role of the gut in PD.  UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom, 311 W. Peltason Irvine.  8:00-1:00 This event is free but RSVP is required.  Please register here.

Dec 5th

South County Support Group Holiday Social

Heading into the holidays can be stressful so we are taking some time to relax and catch up with friends.   Improv for Health comedienne, Nanciann Horvath, will be entertaining us this month.  Please join us for food, fun, and laughter.  4:00-6:00 Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veteran's Way, Mission Viejo.  Learn More.

Dec 7th

PMDA Getting Real-Straight Talk about Difficult Symptoms - Arcadia

PMDA has designed a workshop focused on activities of daily living and common symptoms that accompany disease progression. This workshop includes an intimate conversation with movement disorder physicians, tools to aid in communication about the disease progression so that people are able to continue to live their very best life, in spite of a diagnosis. This event is for care partners, adult children, family members and healthcare professionals. Embassy Suites  211 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia. 1:00-4:00 pm.  Attendance is limited to 50.  Please register here.

Dec 8th

Ho Ho Holiday Concert

Performances by the OK Chorale, a choir for people with dementia and their care partners, The Orange County Tremble Clefs, a therapeutic singing group for people with Parkinson's  and their care partners, and the music ministry of Laguna Country United Methodist Church.  3:00.  24442 Moulton Pkwy Laguna Hills   Learn More.  

Dec 13th

Irvine Coffee and Chat Group to  Host Michael J. Fox Foundation's Mary McQuillen

Join the Irvine Coffee and Chat group in hosting Mary McQuillen, Associate Director of Advancement at the Michael J Fox Foundation. Topics will include an overview of MJFF’s mission and business model, an update on promising Parkinson's disease research, a look at the latest symptomatic treatments on the market and those currently under FDA approval and information on how to get involved with clinical research through Fox Trial Finder and Fox Insight. The group meets at Atria Woodbridge, 1 Witherspoon, Irvine, CA. from 10:30-12:00 in the third floor conference room.

Dec 14th

Michael J Fox Foundation-Parkinson's IQ+You-Anaheim

Join us in Southern California on December 14th at a free Michael J Fox Organization event. Parkinsons IQ + You empowers people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones to connect with others while learning about the latest research and treatment options. Spots are limited!  Register online.  

Jan 18th

Parkinson's Foundation - Beyond the Diagnosis: Managing Changing Symptoms

After several years of good symptom management, controlling Parkinson’s disease may become more challenging. Join the Parkinson's Foundation to learn about these changes and strategies to help manage symptoms. After the lecture, this program will feature practical workshops and information on tools for building support systems to cope with new challenges. Please register online.   Oasis Senior Center, Corona del Mar 9:30-2:00.  Learn more.