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This website last updated: May 16, 2021
Welcome aboard the San Diego Central County Parkinson’s Support Group website. We are also known locally as the ‘Central County’ Parkinson’s Support Group.

We’ve done our level best to provide a
safe and 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.

There are a number of posters sprinkled throughout this site (like the one of the Empire State Building on the lower left). At the click of a mouse each one will take you on a light-hearted virtual journey somewhere. Some of us don’t get out much these days what with a global pandemic and all - but that shouldn’t preclude us from having a bit of fun while vicariously exploring the world. By the way, should you happen to find yourself lost while journeying through this website, simply click on the schooner above and you will find yourself instantly transported home (to the ‘home page’ anyway).

We value your feedback! Please share your ideas, comments, concerns and suggestions with us by clicking here . . . and remember, this site is (and will always be) a work in progress.
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  • Local Events: The Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Mentor Program is now live. Whether you are newly diagnosed, or have been living with Parkinson's for years, or if you are a care partner for someone with Parkinson's and you need someone to talk to, the PASD mentors are here for you.
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  • Local Events: : 2nd Annual Virtual Spousal Caregiver Symposium May 22nd, 2021. $15.00 registration fee. (Click on image for larger PDF version.)
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  • Local Events: 2nd Annual Virtual Spousal Caregiver Symposium May 22nd, 2021. Agenda and List of Speakers. (Click on image for larger PDF version.)
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About this Website

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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’.
NEW Parkinson Foundation Care Access Survey. This Parkinson’s Foundation survey will be used to improve care for people with Parkinson’s and their families and to help understand how the experiences of people with Parkinson’s Disease differ.The survey consists of 48 questions, takes about 20 minutes to complete and is open to people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinson Foundation now has Kindle® compatible books available online in their Library. Click here to download them or read them online. You can also find the Foundation’s online library link via the Resource Library .
Brain Bank Donation Program for Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders The University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida have created an opportunity for those persons with a degenerative neurological disorder to receive a post-mortem brain autopsy and final diagnosis at no charge. To learn more about this program, Click here
Click here to see new COVID-19 Risk Assessment App developed and distributed by The Center for Digital Health, Lifespan and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
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Help ban the toxic herbicide 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.
Who We Are

The San Diego Central County Parkinson's Support Group (aka Central County) is a recognized nonprofit foundation consisting of chapters in the San Diego metropolitan area, including the: Duopa, Living in the Solution (formerly Pacific Beach), and Point Loma - as well as the monthly Speaker Series.
As of February 2021, the officers of the SDCCPSG are:
  • Nancy Floodberg, President (
  • Jim Paterniti, Vice-President (,
  • Tony Jeske, Treasurer (
  • Susan Howard, Secretary (

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.
Central County 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.
What’s Happening in May:
Upcoming Central C
ounty Activities

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Click here to open the Central County Online Calendar.
Click here
or on image below to open the Central County Calendar in PDF format.
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Board of Directors Virtual Meeting

Second Monday of each month (Unless otherwise noted)

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday, May 10, 2021
Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Contact President Nancy Floodberg
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email
Virtual Speakers’ Series

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
SDCCPSG is pleased to present (via ZOOM)
“Creativity is the Song of the Imagination. How People with Parkinson’s Sing their Song” - A Conversation.
Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions on how to use the Zoom Conferencing application.
Living in the Solution (formerly Pacific Beach) Chapter Virtual Breakout

Third Wednesday of the month

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Next meeting Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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.
Do You Duopa? Virtual Breakout

Fourth Saturday of
odd months
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Next meeting Saturday, July 24, 2021
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
Point Loma Virtual Breakout

Forth Monday of each month

10:00 am to 11:30 pm
Next meeting Monday,
May 24, 2021

Click here to see flyer
Click here for instructions on how to use the Zoom Conferencing application.
People with Parkinson’s and care partners meet to share challenges, strategies and successes.
Click here or on image below to open the Central County Monthly Newsletter

Due to circumstances beyond our control publication of the Newsletter has been temporarily suspended.
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More information about our Monthly Newsletter

The SDCCPSG Monthly Newsletter can be found by clicking on the illustration above. To see other editions of the SDCCPSG Newsletter, click here. If you would like to subscribe to the monthly newsletter, contact Nancy Floodberg at
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Click here or on the above image to fill in the Contact Information PDF Form online.
Click here to complete the Contact Information Form online.
Caregiver Support
  • The Caregiver Coalition of San Diego website houses a webinar library with helpful videos on a variety of topics, tools, and resources to support caregiving efforts.
  • Caregiver Bill of Rights
  • Caregiver Handbook
  • Ride Well to Age Well Handbook
  • For more caregiving related resources, click here.
    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

    Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor: Accurately monitor your blood oxygen saturation, pulse rate and strength. Typically obtained as part of your in-person medical visit, having a Pulse Oximeter for home use provides you accurate, real time information on your health, as well as your provider when meeting via a telemedicine conference.
    Available online

    For more information,
    click here.
    For more Parkinson’s Life Hacks, click here

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