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This site last updated: August 09, 2020
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Welcome aboard the San Diego Central County Parkinson’s Support Group website.

We’ve done our dead level best to provide a welcoming digital space tailored to meet the needs of those members of Parkinson's support groups located in and around the San Diego metropolitan area. Our primary objectives are to provide information and facilitate communication while collaborating with others to improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers - and perhaps (especially during these many days and nights of sheltering in place) have a bit of fun along the way.


This site will always be a work in progress. Comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome, please contact the
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Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The contents of the San Diego Central County Parkinson’s Support Group website are solely for informational purposes about our collective experiences and are not in any way to be considered medical advice. For medical advice, contact your doctor.
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Help support the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego

Step by Virtual Step Parkinson’s Walk scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

SDCCPSG will have a team entered in the Virtual Walk - you can register for the Walk as an individual, a member of an already existing team or create a team of your own.

For more information and to register,
click here.
Help save the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry

The California Parkinson’s Disease Registry is at risk of losing funding and disappearing forever.Since the Registry was created in 2017, it has collected more than 220,000 electronic records. This is a rich source of data for Parkinson’s researchers working toward a cure – but only if the legislature continues to fund it.  For more information and how you can help, click here.
Help ban Paraquat

You can help ban the toxic herbicide paraquat, which research shows greatly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (for more information click here).Congress will soon consider legislation that would eliminate paraquat in the United States. More than 30 countries around the world have already banned paraquat (for more information click here). It’s time for the U.S. to eliminate this hazardous chemical. Paraquat is not only dangerous to Americans who work in food and agriculture, but to everyone who eats food treated with it, as there can be paraquat residue on fruits, vegetables and the soil (for more information click here). To learn more about this legislation and what you can do to help it become law, click here. To send an email to Congress via the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, click here.
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Who We Are

The San Diego Central County Parkinson's Support Group (SDCCPSG) is a recognized nonprofit foundation consisting of chapters in the San Diego metropolitan area, including the: Duopa, Pacific Beach and Point Loma Chapters as well as the monthly Speaker Series.

As of June 2020, the officers of the SDCCPSG are:
  • Nancy Floodberg, President (president@sdccpsg.org)
  • Jim Paterniti, Vice-President (vice-president@sdccpsg.org),
  • Tony Jeske, Treasurer (treasurer@sdccpsg.org)
  • Susan Howard, Secretary (member-at-large@sdccpsg.org).
Welcome Pamphlet

The SDCCPSG Welcome Pamphlet can be found by clicking here. The pamphlet is a PDF file and is formatted to be printed if you so desire . If you cannot open the file, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader to open the pamphlet.
Monthly Newsletter

The SDCCPSG Monthly Newsletter for August 2020 can be found by clicking here. To see other editions of the SDCCPSG Newsletter, click here. If you would like to subscribe to the monthly newsletter, contact Nancy Floodberg at president@sdccpsg.org.
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What’s Happening in August:
Upcoming SDCCPSG Activities
Board of Directors Virtual Meeting
Second Monday of each month (Unless otherwise noted)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday, August 10, 2020
Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Contact President Nancy Floodberg
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email president@sdccpsg.org
Speakers’ Series is back!
SDCCPSG & the Point Loma Support Group are pleased to present (via ZOOM)
Brenton Wright, MD, speak on “A New Technique to Regenerate Damaged Neurons in a Mouse Model”
Click here for flyer
August 24, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Note time change)
Pacific Beach Virtual Breakout
Third Wednesday of the month
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next meeting Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
People with Parkinson’s and care partners gather to share challenges, strategies and successes.
Point Loma Virtual Breakout
Forth Monday of each month
SDCCPSG & the Point Loma Support Group are pleased to present (via ZOOM)
Brenton Wright, MD, who will speak on “A New Technique to Regenerate Damaged Neurons in a Mouse Model”
August 24, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Note time change)
Click here to see flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
People with Parkinson’s
and care partners meet to share challenges, strategies and successes.
Do You Duopa? Virtual Breakout
Fourth Saturday of odd months
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Next meeting Saturday, September 25, 2020
Click here to see flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Persons with
Parkinson’s receiving or considering Duopa Therapy and their care partners.
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email president@sdccpsg.org
Add Me to Email List

If you would like your name and email added to any of the Chapter Meeting Notification Lists, please contact us by clicking here and adding your name and the chapter list. If you would like your name removed, please type ‘Remove my name from the list’.
Donate to SDDCCPSG

The SDCCPSG relies upon the financial support of charitable donations to meet our mission to serve as a resource for education, assistance and support for persons with Parkinson’s and their families. Donations to the foundation are tax exempt in accordance with US Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). There are several ways in which you may choose to make a charitable donation - click here to learn more.
NEW! Click here to see video: What Makes Exercise for Parkinson’s Unique? with Patrick Lososso CSCS
NEW! Click here to see video: Viruses, Vaccines and Vaguery with Jim Paterniti, Ph.D. (This video is temporarily unavailable - check back soon)
Parkinson’s in the News

The following links will take you to other websites to access the referenced articles. You may at times find it necessary to open a PDF file. If you do not have a PDF reader, you may download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader here.
Parkinson’s Hacks*


Hack of the Month

July 2020: Bed Ladder Assist
The Bed Ladder allows individuals to incrementally rise to a seated position. Constructed with a durable webbing that supports up to 300 lbs., the bed ladder helps make sitting up easier. The length is adjustable, offers soft, nonslip handles, and requires no tools to install. For more information, please
click here.

For more Parkinson’s Life Hacks, click here

Parkinson’s Resource Library

The following links will take you to other websites to access the referenced articles. You may at times find it necessary to open a PDF file. If you do not have a PDF reader, you may download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader here.

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