Moving Day San Jose — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Northern California

Through your participation in Moving Day, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:

Center of Excellence – Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center

Free Resources

Moving Day San Francisco and San Jose events helps provide free resources in your community:

  • Aware in Care hospitalization kits
  • Educational Books
  • Toll-free Helpline
  • Wellness Classes

Community Programs

Moving Day San Francisco and San Jose help support existing programs and launch new ones to help people with Parkinson’s live life well. Click on a link below to find more information about the program.

  Education

  Support

    Research

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 Education

Increasing Education and Resources Opportunities for Caregivers of Parkinson’s Patients

How to sign up: Contact Aaron Daley or Theresa Devine to find out more

Dates: Dates of programs will be spread over the course of 2018, contact PDCRC to find out when the next program will take place

Location: Most programs will be held at the UCSF – Parnassus campus, however other SF / East Bay locations are being explored

Contact: Aaron Daley, aaron.daley@ucsf.edu, 415-476-9276 or Theresa Devine, Theresa.devine@ucsf.edu, 415-502-1672


   Support

JFCS Seniors at Home

We will provide comprehensive services to Bay Area residents living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, including: home care, care management, healthcare advocacy, caregiver respite, counseling, and connection to other community/government resources.

How to sign up: Participants can call our intake department at 1-844-222-3212 or visit www.seniorsathome.org

Dates: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: We have offices in San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Rafael and Sonoma

Contact: Traci Dobronravova, tracid@jfcs.org, 415-449-3808

Parkinson’s Women Support – Women and PD Conference

The Women and PD Conference seeks to share news on the latest research in Parkinson’s disease with women who have the disease, through an outreach to diverse regions of California that can’t always provide informative programs.
a. Bring public awareness to research for Parkinson’s disease
b. Give women with PD an opportunity to meet each other
c. Encourage support groups
d. Acknowledge organizations that fund them and other local programs
e. Praise and encourage researchers and doctors working on our behalf

Event details: TBA

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is working to develop free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive care. The program is currently creating a dynamic outreach engagement program for people with Parkinson’s in order to serve their needs for exercise, community and meaningful exchange. Our intention is that these programs be free of cost in order to make them readily available for underserved and financially strained community members.  Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program offers essential engagement programming for our Parkinson’s community. We are committed to fostering opportunities for cultivating well-being and community as well as access to exercise programming clinically proven to support the health and wellbeing of people with Parkinson’s.

How to sign up: Interested Participants can sign up by calling Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program Line number at 650-721-8500 or through email at SCP@stanfordhealthcare.org

Dates: We offer weekly classes at various times.

Location: Stanford Neuroscience Health Center – Wellness Room 213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact: TC Cowles, tcowles@stanfordhealthcare.org, 650-206-0342


  Research

A Novel Telerehabilitation Strategy to Prevent Falls in Parkinson’s Disease

This is a novel gait and balance “telerehabilitation” program for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients who have had a history of falls and whose access to specialized physical therapists with PD expertise would otherwise be limited. We plan to enroll 25 patients who will receive 2 in-person physical therapy evaluations at UCSF (1 initial evaluation, 1 final evaluation) and 4 weekly virtual home visits via live telemedicine technology with a PD-specialized therapist. The goal of this novel program is determine whether a remote “telerehabilitation” intervention is feasible and can be efficacious in reducing falls and improving balance in PD patients.

How to sign up: Participants deemed appropriate for the study will be recruited from the UCSF Movement Disorders clinics, SF Bay Area PD support groups, and community neurologists.

Dates: Participants will be recruited starting on 1/31/2018 with a goal to complete recruitment by 7/31/2018, and complete the entire program by 10/31/2018.

Location: UCSF Faculty Practice at Mount Zion campus

Contact:
Monika Patel, DPT, NCS, MSCS
Monika.Patel@ucsf.edu
Nicholas Galifianakis MD, MPH
Nicholas.Galifianakis@ucsf.edu
415-476-8200 and 415-353-2311

Delivery of Psychiatric Care to Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Using Telemedicine

Delivery of psychiatric care via telemedicine. Patients with Parkinson’s disease have a high rate of comorbid psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety and depression. These prevalent non-motor symptoms affect daily activities and may increase the severity of motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center (MDNC) provides comprehensive care for patients with movement disorders and has recently added a psychiatrist to its multidisciplinary team. In 2016, approximately 10% of psychiatric follow-up visits at MDNC were conducted using telemedicine (video conferencing through a secure, institutionally sponsored online connection). This modality increases access to psychiatric care for patients who live far away, who otherwise may not be able to access mental health services due to limited availability of local providers with expertise in movement disorders, insurance, financial, or other barriers. Informal feedback to date has shown high patient satisfaction with this service delivery modality.

Through this project, we will be able to expand delivery of psychiatric services via telemedicine to more patients with Parkinson’s disease, and ultimately hope to improve their quality of life. Increasing access to mental health care for patients with Parkinson’s disease will result in timely evidence-based treatment of comorbid psychiatric conditions, also aimed at reducing caregiver burden for patient families. Once we demonstrate the feasibility of this intervention, we intend to disseminate the results of our study through scientific meetings and publications, which we hope will encourage other centers to develop similar programs.

How to sign up: Participants are patients receiving ongoing psychiatric care.

Dates: Throughout 2017 (1/1/17-12/31/17) every Wednesday and Friday

Location: UCSF Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation Center – 1635 Divisadero St., Suite 520, San Franscisco, CA 94115

Contact: Sarah Wang, sarah.wang@ucsf.edu, 415-353-2311


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Exercise Program

Expansion of Parkinson’s specific group exercise programs in Southern Alameda County, CA.

How to sign up: In person at the Mark Green Sports Center in Union City or via website at www.UnionCity.org.

Dates: Varies on weekdays between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. New sessions start every 2-3 months.

Location: Mark Green Sports Center – 31224 Union City Blvd., Union City, CA 94587

Contact: Rob Magbanua, RMagbanua@Unioncity.org, 510-675-5600

Rock Steady Boxing

Training classes include an exercise program that attacks Parkinson’s at its vulnerable neurological points. While focusing on overall fitness, workouts include: ring work, focus mitts, heavy bags, speed bags, double-ended bags, jump rope, core work, calisthenics and circuit weight training. No boxing experience is necessary and people of all ages are invited to participate.

How to sign up: Sign up by calling 209-544-1615 or visiting Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness at 518 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA 95356.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Program will begin in late April to early May.

Location: Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness – 518 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA 95356

Contact: Jackie Mendoza, Manager, 209-544-1615

Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Class

A high-intensity, Parkinson’s-specific, community-based group exercise class for newly-diagnosed or high-functioning people with Parkinson’s. It incorporates the components of aerobic exercise, cognitive training, strength training, core strengthening, balance and flexibility training, high intensity interval training (HIIT), voice training, taekwondo, Pilates, boxing, and Parkinson’s education.  The 60-minute class is a combination of circuit training, team competition, group movements, and a high dose of camaraderie. Spouses, friends, and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

How to sign up: Drop-in basis, but it is recommended to email instructor for more information.

Dates: Mondays from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Marin County

Contact: Lisa Oei, PT, MSPT, DPT, Lisa@NeuroPlasticiTeam.com, 415-806-6338

PWR! Moves Class

This movement class is for those living with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor or balance issues.  The movements are designed to increase strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and posture.  The goal is to enhance motor, cognitive and emotional functions and daily quality of life. Funded by The Parkinson’s Foundation! Led by Joan Comendant, a certified PWR!MOVES and Senior Exercise Trainer.

How to sign up: For both the St. Helena & Calistoga PWR!Moves, call Rianda House to sign up at 707-963-8555. Drop-ins also welcome

Dates: 
St. Helena PWR!Moves: Weekly, Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Calistoga PWR!Moves: Weekly, Fridays at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: 
St. Helena PWR!Moves: Rianda House – 1475 Main Street; St. Helena, CA 94574

Calistoga PWR!Moves: Community Center – 1307 Washington St., Calistoga, CA 94515

Contact: Julie Spencer, Executive Director or Elizabeth Cobb-Bruno, Program Manager

Dance Moves ME!      

The Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s program (www.dancemovesme.com) combines the basic structure of a Dance for PD class with the “vivacious artistic skills and showbiz pizazz” (John Argue) of professional dance instructors Debbie Sternbach and Woodrow Thompson. In addition, the program artistically integrates strategies from other top, movement-based Parkinson’s programs, including PD expert John Argue’s Parkinson’s Disease & the Art of Moving and Dr. Becky Farley’s PWR! Moves.

Dance Moves Me! creatively works on PD-specific concerns such as balance, gait, flexibility, coordination and voice in a community of warmth, compassion and understanding. Using a wide variety of music, Dance Moves Me! classes bring the joy of rhythmic movement and dance back into the lives of people living with PD. Dance Moves Me! videos, may be viewed for free on the Internet: www.youtube.com/channel/UC4B5fuJVIAKcg0cbT207nAA

Dates: Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek and Fridays 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Emeryville

Location: Walnut Creek, CA and Emeryville, CA addresses on our website: www.dancemovesme.com

Contact: Debra Sternbach, Fasn8n@comcast.net, 510-653-8362

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is working to develop free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive care.  The program is currently creating a dynamic outreach engagement program for people with Parkinson’s in order to serve their needs for exercise, community and meaningful exchange. Our intention is that these programs be free of cost in order to make them readily available for underserved and financially strained community members.  Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program offers essential engagement programming for our Parkinson’s community. We are committed to fostering opportunities for cultivating well-being and community as well as access to exercise programming clinically proven to support the health and well being of people with Parkinson’s.

How to sign up: Interested Participants can sign up by calling Stanford’s Neuroscience Supportive Care Program Line number at 650-721-8500 or by email:  SCP@stanfordhealthcare.org

Dates: We offer weekly classes at various times.

Location: Stanford Neuroscience Health Center – Wellness Room 213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact: TC Cowles, tcowles@stanfordhealthcare.org, 650-206-0342


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Northern California, please contact Gena Lennon at 415-963-0304 or at glennon@parkinson.org.

Community grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.

163 events in the first seven years, more than 130,000 participants, and nearly $22M raised.