Plan Ahead:
Saturday, November 1st - Annual Appeal Begins
Saturday, November 11th - Next Fall Forum
Fundraising: Your Help Is Needed
In early November we will be sending our annual appeal.
 How can you assist PD Active? 

  • Send us the names of people you know who might want to support you and others in the community.
  • We can prepare letters for you to send or you can add a personal note on the letter written by Mary Pat Boersma, President of the Board of Directors.
  • If you prefer to send an email rather than a letter, we can prepare an email for you to send.

PD Active will only continue with YOUR help.

Contact Judith Lubman at development@pdactive.org
Outreach: Collecting the Names of PTs & OTs and other Medical Providers
Do you have a PT (Physical Therapist), or OT (Occupational Therapist), or a doctor who you think has been helpful or who would be willing to advise patients about PD Active?

A question we always ask newcomers is "How did you hear about PD Active"? If they say "my PT", we contact the provider to ask if they would like copies of our brochures and lists of activities and classes.

Here is a particularly nice response:
"Thank you for reaching out! I learned about your organization last spring and have been passing along information and the website to several patients. We would be happy to put hard copies of a brochure in our waiting room where we have other resources for our patients. ...I already keep your schedule up on my wall and show it to patients. ​​I feel so fortunate to live and work in such a resourceful community. 
Our clinic is at http://www.taylorthornburgpt.com/
Deedee Savant, PT. ​"

​Send suggestions to:  development@pdactive.com ​​

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November 11th, 2017 Forum


Katie will speak on "Exercise as Medicine: The Role of Rehabilitation Professionals in Helping to Treat Parkinson's Disease".

She specializes in neurological physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City.

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from 10:30am-12:00pm
​Berkeley Unitarian Fellowship Hall,1924 Cedar St​reet (at Bonita), Berkeley
Salon: Calling All Writers and Artists
Salon is all about sharing your own creative work and about hearing and viewing that of others. Poetry, prose, painting, sculpture, jewelry making--if you created it recently or earlier in your life, we want to hear it or view it.
Salon is held every other month in a private home near Alta Bates Hospital. Partners and caregivers are welcome, but they do not share their work. The house is chairlift accessible, snacks are provided and the meeting is free.

Next Salon is October 15th from 2pm to 4pm.
For information email salonhost@pdactive.org or call 510-684-4846

"Phil Miller reading from a piece he brought to a recent Salon”
Class News
Changes to be noted:

Berkeley Ballet Theater Dance for PD ®   formerly meeting at the Julia Morgan Theater is now meeting at Christ Church at 2138 Cedar St., Berkeley. The time remains the same. 12:00pm-1:15pm on Monday.

Be Heard formerly meeting on Friday at the JCC at 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley, is now meeting on Thursday. The time remains the same 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Yoga for People with Parkinson's  meeting on Thursday at Adeline Yoga at 3220 Adeline St., Berkeley, will have a slight change in schedule. The new time is 2:00pm-3:15pm instead of ending at 3:30pm.

Hula formerly meeting on Mondays has been cancelled at least until the New Year. We will advise if and when the class resumes.

PD Café  will be on vacation starting in October and will return in the Spring.
Noteworthy News
. Parkinson's Association of Northern California (PANC)
Annual Education & Information Conference "Into the Future"
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:30am-3:30pm
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento
$25 (if registered before October 10th)

. Webinars on Parkinson's
A list of useful webinars are published monthly by Stanford
Personal Commentary
   I knew climate change was for real, but I wasn't expecting we'd get the East
Coast’s hot and humid weather here in the Bay Area. It’s nice to get it once a year, when we sit on our porches and wax nostalgic about the balmy evenings of old back in Jersey. Add fireflies and cicadas and we could just about have been in Jersey this week, as far as the weather goes.
   But we Californians have little to complain about weather-wise. We don't live in Houston, Florida, Cuba, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, nor Barbuda. All kvetching rights go to them now, in deference to their suffering. (Please, if you can, a donation to your relief agency of choice.)
   However, if you have Parkinson’s, don’t despair. You still get to kvetch at least once a day about something, anything you like. It’s healthy to let it out: a scream, a wince, even a cry. Once a day—go on, let it all out—then strap on your resolve and get back on the horse of your life and ride it forward.
  No serial kvetching allowed.
 Gary Turchin, Former Board Member
How To Donate
PD Active is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

We rely on you, our generous PD Active members, and your friends and families, for our core financial support. It's easier than ever to help.
  • To donate by credit card: please click here
  • To donate by postal mail:  
     PD Active, P.O. Box 9246, Berkeley, CA 94709
  • To donate by PayPal: please click here
  • For other types of donations such as:
    Recurring credit card donations
    Stock or Donor Advised Funds
    Planned Giving - Property or other assets through your will 
    or estate plan

Contact Judith at  development@pdactive.org   or call   510-479-6119
Calendar for October 2017

PD Active Activities, Descriptions & Locations

Local Classes for People with PD

 www.pdactive.org| 510-479-6119 info@pdactive.org
PD Active P.O. Box 9246 Berkeley, CA 94709