Support Groups/Resources


      Physical Exercise
      Tuesdays & Thursdays
      11am – noon (NCPSG Sponsored) Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Rd., Cardiff. Take I-5 to Santa Fe exit east to Windsor Rd. and turn right. (Fee charged).
      Call Betty Byrd 760-635-1144.


      Support Group Meeting
      First Wednesday of each month
      Belmont Village, 3535 Manchester Av, Cardiff.
      Free valet parking from 12:30pm until 3:30pm.
      Care & Share & Refreshments.
      Call Rex McCoy 760-519-9588


      La Costa Glen
      1941 Lancewood Lane 92009
      1st Thursday of every month 1:30 – 2:30 PM
      Fran: 760-704-6350, call to RSVP

      Support Group Meeting
      ATYPICAL Parkinson’s (Caregivers only)
      Tri-City Wellness Center, first floor Conference Room, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.
      First Wednesday of every other month
      Call Judy Chamuler 619-788-3584.


      UCSD Parkinson’s Support Group
      Norman Park Senior Center
      270 F Street
      Chula Vista, CA 91910
      2nd Fridays, 1:00-3:00 pm

      David Higgins: 619-565-0411 or


      Silverado Encinitas Memory Care Community
      335 Saxony Rd., Encinitas, CA 92024
      Monthly Support Groups
      1st Thursday of every month, 11:30am – 1pm &
      4th Wednesday of every month at 12pm
      Lunch will be provided
      RSVP: 760-753-1245

      Dance for Parkinson’s (Free)
      Thursdays, 1:15pm – 2:15pm (NCPSG Sponsored)
      Space donated by the Performing Arts Workshop,
      1465 Encinitas Blvd. A102, Encinitas.  (East of El Camino Real)
      Led by Cheryl (Balbes) McIlhon, professional dance instructor. Optional social gathering.
      Call Cheryl McIlhon 248-755-7431.


      Christ The King Lutheran Church
      1620 S. Stage Coach Lane
      Fallbrook, CA 92028
      4th Friday of the month
      Call Irene Miller 760 731-0171 or email at


      BIG WALK training is flexible and fun. Each participant receives their own BIG WALK Training plan. Participants can choose private, semi private or self-directed coaching. Sessions are scheduled based on your schedule. Pricing is also flexible with package options available.

      LA JOLLA

      Minds in Motion Support Group
      Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
      10820 Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
      1st and 3rd Friday
      3:00 – 4:15 pm
      Contacts – Jim Paterniti, Ph.D. or Max Elden, Ph.D.
      Jim – 858.880.2699
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      UCSD Parkinson’s Support Group
      Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
      2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
      La Jolla, CA 92037
      3rd Thursday of every month
      12:30 – 2:30 PM
      David Higgins: 619-565-0411 or

      Care Partners for Lewy Body or Frontotemporal Dementia only
      Alzheimer’s San Diego 6632 Convoy Court San Diego
      1st Wednesday of every month
      Contact Tracey: 858-822-4800: RSVP required

      Atypical Parkinson’s only
      9444 Medical Center Drive, ECOB Room 3-007 92123
      3rd Monday of every month
      1:00 – 3:00 PM
      Darlene: 619-806-9649

      Couples only (partners split off into two separate groups)
      2nd and 4th Friday of every month
      9:30 – 11:00 AM
      Call or e-mail for location
      Debby: 858-822-0791 or

      Veterans only
      VA Hospital
      Room 2011
      3350 Villa la Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92161
      2nd Tuesday of every month
      4:00 – 5:30 PM
      Contact CDR (R-USNR) Ron Phillips or 858.761.8577

      Support Group
      ATYPICAL Parkinson’s (PwP & Caregivers)
      Third Monday of the month at UCSD, East Campus
      9423 Health  Science Drive, Medical Center Modular 1, Room 140, La Jolla.
      Call Darlene Gerow: 619-806-9649.

      Veterans only
      VA Medical Center
      3350 Villa la Jolla Drive 92037
      First Tuesday each month
      4:00 – 5:30 PM in room 2436
      VA, Primary Office: 858-642-1122

      LA MESA

      The Challenge Center
      5540 Lake Park Way, La Mesa, CA 91942
      Balance and Conditioning Class:
      – Tuesday @ 10 AM, Wednesday @ 1 PM, Thursday @ 2 PM
      Aquatics Class:
      – Wednesday @ 10 AM, Friday @ 11 AM
      Contact: 619-667-8644

      Parkinson’s Balance Class
      Davis YMCA, La Mesa
      Contact: 619-464- 9622

      This Parkinson’s Balance Class is held Tuesday and Thursday 1:45 – 2:45 pm at the Davis YMCA in La Mesa. The class is geared towards those who want to improve balance and coordination. Participants perform balance exercises with and without support from seated and standing positions as well as full bodystretching. Instructor is BIG certified and brings an eclectic mix of exercises and techniques to challenge participants mentally and physically. Class can be modified for higher and lower level individuals.


      Mission Valley 1st United Methodist Church
      2111 Camino Del Río South San Diego
      1st Wednesday of every month
      2:00 – 4:00 PM
      David Higgins: 619-565-0411


      Murrieta Senior Center
      5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562
      4th Wednesday of every month
      1:00 – 3:00 PM
      Contact: 951-375-8188


      Caregiver Resource Center offers professionally facilitated support groups for family caregivers.
      These groups are open and ongoing, free of charge, and registration is not required. Respite may be available for you to attend.
      Please call Southern Caregiver Resource Center for more information at (858) 268-4432.

      Flyer: Support-Group-Listing-Revised-10.24.2017

      UCSD Parkinson’s Support Group
      Paradise Village
      2700 East 4 th Street
      National City, CA 91950
      1st & 3rd Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 pm
      David Higgins: 619-565-0411 or


      Support Group Meeting
      Second Wednesday of each month
      First Presbyterian Church
      Oceanside, 2001 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside.
      Care & Share.
      Refreshments. Call Paul Dawson 760-497-1200.

      Phsyical Exercise
      Fridays 11am – Noon
      Tri-City Hospital, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, Assembly
      Room, check room on arrival. (Free) Valet parking
      available. Call Tracy Park, PT, 760-940-3617.


      Speakers’ Series
      County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency
      San Diego Room
      3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110
      1st Wednesday (2nd Wednesday as of 2018)
      6:00 – 8:30pm
      Nancy Floodberg, M.S: 619.857.6638 or

      Support Group Breakout
      Pt. Loma Hervey Library
      Community Room
      3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107
      4th Monday
      10:00am – 12:00pm
      Nancy Floodberg, M.S.: 619.857.6638 or

      UCSD Parkinson’s Support Group
      MV First United Methodist Church
      2111 Camino del Rio South
      San Diego, CA 92108
      1st Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
      David Higgins: 619-565-0411 or


      Poway Public Library
      3rd Wednesday of every month
      5:45 – 7:15 PM


      PERSONALLY FIT – Tuesdays & Thursdays
      2pm – 3pm Parkinson’s exercise classes at Personally Fit
      (Fee charged.) Call 858-485-6706 for more information.
      Silver Sneakers accepted for entrance.


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      San Diego Parkinson’s Support Group Network

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      Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.
      Call Paul Dawson: 760-497-1200.

      Small Social Groups

      Parkinsonians and Caregivers – (NCPSG Sponsored)  Exercise your social side. Come join one of our small social groups to meet interesting, fun people. Gatherings are held monthly at various locations in private homes on the third Monday of each month.


      Compiled by Andrea Holmberg, Sharp Senior Resource Centers, 619-740-4214,

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      George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.

      Chula Vista: 619-420-1703
      Encinitas: 760-635-1895
      Hillcrest: 619-543-4704
      Support Office: 619-543-4700
      Community Resource Hotline: 800-736-6674
      CLICK HERE for more information.


      Big – Scripps Physical Rehabilitation Services

      Challenge Center
      5540 Lake Park Way
      La Mesa, CA 91942

      Mission Valley YMCA

      Rock Steady Boxing – Downtown (new)
      New Location and Hours effective June 4, 2018
      4101 30th St., San Diego, CA, 92104
      MondayFriday 10:30 am-12:00 pm and 12:30 pm-2:00 pm
      Phone: 619-458-9000

      Higley Fit Martial Arts
      6064 Corte Del Cedro
      Carlsbad, CA 92011
      Tues & Thurs. 2:30PM-4PM
      (760) 717-4123 or

      Rock Steady Downtown San Diego

      SDSU Adaptive Fitness Clinic
      Matt Soto, BS, RKT at 619.594.2017

      Shiley Sports and Fitness Center

      UCSD Movement Disorder Rehabilitation Team

      Parkinson’s Exercise Specialist (updated 5/8/2018)
      Lena Ryman is a Therapeutic Exercise Specialist with 25 years of experience working with Parkinson’s Patients in the north county. “It is my purpose and my passion to make the lives of my clients better in the work that we do together”. Lena works with you in the comfort and convenience of your home. Individualized programming produces results.
      Please call for a consult and evaluation. I look forward to meeting !


      AudAbility Music Therapy
      10455 Sorrento Valley Rd, Ste 208
      San Diego, CA 92121
      Contact: Lindsay Zehren or 858-457-2201

      Loud – Scripps Center for Voice & Swallowing

      Speak Out at UCSD Movement Disorder Rehabilitation Team

      Tremble Clefs Therapeutic Singing
      Deanna Hastings – 619.363.0814


      AudAbility Harmonica at Rancho Bernardo! (updated 5/8/2018)

      Find out today how playing the harmonica can help with respiratory health and swallowing for PwP and Care Partners!
      Classes start THURSDAY, APRIL 26th, 12:30-1:30pm

      Email Lindsay for more information or to register!



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