February 2018 News and PD Support Group Listings

This will be our last posting, as The NeuroCommunity Foundation will be closing, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control.   

Please read our Farewell letter, located on our Home Page  and also under the Breaking News section. Check out the Be Inspired page too! We hope  you might enjoy it! 

Thank you for all your support throughout the last 15 years!



CLICK on this colored link:  FEBRUARY 2018 Support Group Listing

Read about guest speakers by clicking on their name ( Green) 

David Russak  PT, DPT, BCIS, CSC- “What is Parkinson’s disease and how do I fight it” (Westlake)   

Nicole Palman Speech Therapist, “The Benefits of Speech Therapy in Parkinson’s.”  (Live Wires DBS Burbank)

 Ronald Ziman, MD , “Ask the Doctor- Q & A ( Burbank, Sherman Oaks and Simi Valley)

Andres Bratt-Leal, Ph.D. “Dopamine Neuron Replacement Therapy for PD” (Santa Barbara)

Lauren Williamson, Community Development Director, Orange County Parkinson’s Foundation. (Claremont)


JOIN THE DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION and their regional partners for a day of information and inspiration.

FREE educational event in Pasadena, August 2017 

FOR MORE EVENT DETAILS visit dpf.org/vs-los-angeles or                                        call 1-866-358-0285

WHAT The Victory Summit® is a free educational event with information and tools that people with Parkinson’s can use to live well today.

WHEN Friday Aug 10, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Complimentary lunch served.

WHERE Pasadena Convention Center 300 E Green St Pasadena, CA 9110


MJ Fox Third Thursday webinar  

Thursday, February 15, 2018   TIME:  9 a.m. PT

TOPIC: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s disease

We’re replaying a popular webinar on depression and anxiety. We’ll discuss the Parkinson’s symptoms of depression and anxiety, and how to treat and manage this aspect of life with the disease.

To register, go directly to: www.michaeljfox.org/page.html?hot-topics-webinar-series

PD Expert Briefing

Tuesday, February. 27,  2018   10 to 11 a.m.   

Topic: Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis: Hallucinations, Delusions and Paranoia. 

Host: Christopher G. Goetz, MD                                                     

Copy and paste into your internet server: http://parkinson.org/Living-with-Parkinsons/Resources-and-Support/PD-ExpertBriefings-Webinars Registration at their website.

What if I do not have access to a computer?

Yes, participants without computers may access both live and recorded PD ExpertBriefings. To access a live PD ExpertBriefing, on the day of the live event, dial (888) 272-8710 and input passcode 6323567# when prompted (this phone number is separate from the PDF HelpLine).


DATE: Wednesday, February 21,2018                                                                        Time: 11:00 PM – 12 Noon  ( Pacific Standard Time)
TOPIC: How do you maintain the LOUD gains you made in LSVT LOUD treatment and stay motivated once treatment has concluded?

Join LSVT LOUD Faculty to hear valuable insights on post-discharge recommendations following LSVT LOUD, including continued daily homework practice, tune-up sessions and LOUD for LIFE® maintenance groups. Opportunities will be provided for you to ask questions during the webinar through voice and chat options.

In your internet server, copy, paste the following:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1338814124016110850  in order to register.


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January News and PD Support Group Listings

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The NeuroCommunity Foundation:

Phone: 818-745-5051

We hope everyone had a safe and peaceful holiday season.

May the coming year bring good health and happiness to all!

We also hope we can count on your donations to continue our efforts in providing YOU personalized Information and Resources, Education, Symposiums, Up-to-date Research & Clinical trials, Advocacy, Wellness and our PD Support groups! Donations accepted online or can be mailed to us.

At the HELPFUL INFORMATION tab, at our website,

you can read about MEDICARE CHANGES for 2018 and New Medicare cards



Meet the January guest speakers by Clicking on their name !      

 Allison Smith  Parkinson’s in Balance ( Live Wires Burbank)      

Amy CarlsonEvery Victory Counts, Davis Phinney Foundation  (Santa Barbara)     

 Danica Tolentino CSUN Research- Gait Study  (Simi Valley)

 Dennis Cante Dance helps PD -Even the Tango!  (Claremont) 

 Holly Sacks  – Mindfullness for PD   (Sherman Oaks) 

 Wayne Pickerell – Clinical Research and Trials  in PD  (Ventura)

Karol Ann Sample – Assisted Home Health & Hospice What and Who is Hospice?  Everything you need to know. (Camarillo)     



PD Education Events —  Pasadena – Advances in DBS    January 9                         Free Lecture


New articles on our website: 

–Sugar and the Brain,

–MS Research progress in 2017,

–Autoimmunity and PD ,

–Caregiver Reminders  for 2018,

–Free Caregiver workshops in Glendale,

–Medicare changes in 2018 and Be Inspired- new thoughts for 2018! 


Breaking News: CSUN  Clinical Research  GAIT and PD  Sign up to participate in this  study.


PD   Educational Webinars

-Freezing or Sweating Falls When Walking with Parkinson’s Disease 

Additional educational webinar information was not available at this time. Please check back later.


The NeuroCommunity Foundation  

32705 Vanowen St.  # 216  

West Hills, CA  91307

TELEPHONE: (818.745.5051)


San Fernando Valley Caregivers Only Parkinson Support Group

caregiver group

The San Fernando Valley Caregivers Only Parkinson Support Group fosters a comfortable setting for sharing information, insight, advice and encouragement. The meetings provide an opportunity to learn from others who face the same challenges, and allow you to talk about your experiences. You’ll gain insight to new approaches of caregiving, including ones that worked for others in a similar situation. You can also gain perspective and learn caregiver stress management tools that come from hearing others talk about their experiences. [Read more…]

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If you happened to enroll prior to Sept 1st, Ralphs requires you to register again.

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