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This site last updated: September 20, 2020
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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 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.

There are a number of posters sprinkled throughout this site (like the one on the 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..
We value your feedback! Please share your ideas, comments, concerns and suggestions with us by clicking here.
Links to Important Coronavirus & COVID 19 Information
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About this Website

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While we make every effort to assure that the information in this site is accurate and up to date, errors may occasionally occur. Should you find an error, please contact the webmaster, and we will make corrections as quickly as possible. This site provides links to other websites - as we no control over what information is posted on other sites, we assume no responsibility for what is posted on them.
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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! Click here to see new video: The Importance of a Urologist in the Life of a Person with Parkinson’s, presented by Yahir Santiago-Lastra MD
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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.
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, Pacific Beach, Point Loma and Veterans Chapters as well as the monthly Speaker Series.
As of June 2020, 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 September:
Upcoming Central County Activities
Board of Directors Virtual Meeting

Second Monday of each month (Unless otherwise noted)

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday, September 14, 2020
Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Contact President Nancy Floodberg
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email
Speakers’ Series is back!

Wednesday, September 09, 2020 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
SDCCPSG & the Point Loma Support Group are pleased to present (via ZOOM)
The Importance of a Urologist in the Life of a Person With Parkinson’s.
Yahir Santiago-Lastra, MD is a urologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of urogenital conditions in both men and women, including those cause by neurogenic disorders such as Parkinson’s. Dr. Santiago-Lastra is an associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions on how to use the Zoom Conferencing application.
Pacific Beach Virtual Breakout

Third Wednesday of the month

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Next meeting Wednesday, September 16, 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

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Next meeting Monday,
September 28, 2020

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.
Do You Duopa? Virtual Breakout

Fourth Saturday of
odd months
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Next meeting Saturday, September 26, 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
Monthly Newsletter
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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 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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