Sunday April 15th Living Artistically with Parkinson’s

Join the Parkinson Community of Los Angeles (PCLA) for Living Artistically with Parkinson’s Art Show! The inaugural fundraiser features works from artists with Parkinson’s disease. All art will be available for sale with the proceeds benefiting the artists and PCLA.

This Sunday April 15th from 12-4 PM. $45/person includes Luncheon Buffet & Valet Parking. Click on the link below for tickets!




MS Research progress for 2017

Important Research Progress in 2017: Stopping MS, Restoring What’s Been Lost, and Ending MS Forever

Significant research advances were made in 2017, offering new leads toward our vision of a world free of MS. The Society’s research portfolio has 360 projects under active management, and in 2017 the Society invested $40 million for new and ongoing research projects and initiatives around the world. We support collaborations and innovation, convene thought leaders, leverage new technologies and data, invest in training to ensure a robust future workforce, and learn from other diseases, funders and people living with MS.

This year, the first therapy specifically for primary progressive MS was approved by the FDA, and progress occurred in many other approaches that will identify solutions for people living with MS today and ultimately lead to prevention and a cure. Here is a brief summary of significant 2017 research progress and initiatives aimed at stopping MS in its tracks, restoring function, and ending MS forever.

STOPPING MS – Toward New Therapies and New Understanding

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Autumn Inspirations

Autumn is a time for reflection, the chance to see early sunsets, colored landscapes and enjoy gentle weather! Consider the following authors’ quotes about this lovely season.

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot

In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb color effects as from August to November.

John Muir

Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers ,we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler

October is a symphony of permanence and change.
Bonaro W. Overstreet

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.   Elizabeth Lawrence

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn.
Emily Bronte

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz

How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.John Burrough

TBI Cognitive Group meets in Burbank


There is a Cognitive Group (Mild/Moderate TBI) that meets in Burbank

FOCUS: Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Contact  Dr. Narieh Hartoonian  (818) 485-4976 for information, details,

date, time and location.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is: 

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MSAA’s Updated S.E.A.R.C.H. Live Webinar

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 Register Now for MSAA’s Updated S.E.A.R.C.H.™ Live Webinar

As you may recall from our last edition, MSAA recently updated its very popular S.E.A.R.C.H.™ booklet and workbook, through funding support from EMD Serono and Sanofi Genzyme. As the final component to this project, we are excited to announce the launch of an updated SEARCH live webinar, held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm, Pacific standard time.

In this live, one-hour webinar MS expert Dr. Carrie Hersh will:

  • Review the current landscape of MS therapies and those on the horizon
  • Discuss the importance of having a good doctor-patient relationship
  • Explain the S.E.A.R.C.H. acronym and how it helps people remember the six key topics to discuss with their physician when deciding on a treatment
  • Provide effective strategies for staying on treatment

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for PD in Ojai

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Dr. Kathy Doubleday

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for PD in Ojai

MEET Dr. Kathy Doubleday DPT, OCS

The Ojai Parkinson’s Support Group is excited to announce their guest speaker, Dr. Kathy Doubleday, at their  Tuesday, August 9th meeting.

Kathy has served the Ojai Valley community for the past 12 years, providing the highest quality of physical therapy care for her patients. With the opening of Balance Health, she couples her well-known reputation in healing with the ongoing benefits of fitness that is tailored for longevity. Kathy graduated from the Physical Therapy doctoral program at USC, scoring many academic awards along the way.

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U.S Senate Votes to Protect Medical Research Funding

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Medical Research Funding

On Tuesday, June 7th,  the U.S. Senate protected important, innovative MS research funded by the Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) — thanks to MS activists!

MS activists’ outreach over the past week increased bipartisan co-sponsorship of the amendment and helped achieve this victory. More than 4,390 letters were sent and countless calls were made to Capitol Hill. As Senator McCain said during floor debate, “our phones have been ringing off the hook.”

If your Senator(s) voted for the amendment, please send him/her a thank you message.

The MS CDMRP received a $1 million increase in FY 2016–for a total of $6 million. In FY 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved the same $6 million for the MS CDMRP. The Senate Appropriations Committee does not provide specific funding for the MS CDMRP, but has recommended a five percent increase over its 2016 funding level for medical research.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623 to speak with Jan D. Somers MSW LCSW BCD, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

San Fernando Valley Stroke Support Group

San Fernando Valley  Stroke Support Group

Join the ongoing Support Group for Stroke sufferers. To  RSVP and discuss the groups core makeup and focus, we suggest you contact the Support Group Leader directly.

Where: Location Northridge Hospital Medical Center

18300 Roscoe Boulevard  IFL Bldg., 3rd fl-rehab unit

Northridge, California  CA 91328

When Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Leader Mindy Elkabetz Phone (818) 885-8500, Ext. 4865 Day/

Comments Education, resources, speakers, social interaction. Focus on support, Encouragement,friendship, and education.

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Did you know that you can support The NeuroCommunity Foundation through your everyday online purchases? has a charitable program called AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The NeuroCommunity Foundation!

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Dear The NeuroCommunity Foundation friends,supporters and participants.

If you happen to shop at Ralphs and would like to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation, we would be most appreciative!. If you do shop at Ralphs, we will receive 1 % of your purchase through their community
contribution program. The NeuroCommunity Foundation's Non-Profit Org. number ( NP0 # ) is 82287

All you need to do is enroll online at OR by calling Ralphs at
800-443-4438 after September 1, 2016.

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

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions are found below or can be found at, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’. If you don’t have computer access, please call us at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

Use you Ralph’s Rewards Card to Contribute Here’s How:

If you do not have a Ralph’s online account
1. Go to
2. Follow the easy steps to create an online account
3. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
4. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
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