October News and Support Group listings

October News and Support Groups Listings

The NeuroCommunity Foundation

 PHONE NUMBER: 818-745-5051

Visit our website: www.neurocommunity.org for specific information

To protect against viruses, we do not provide links in emails.

REMEMBER: KEEP SCROLLING down on each page to locate all website posts.   Support groups  & Guest speakers are listed below!  


Your gift helps to provide support groups, advocacy, referrals, personal communication with our Education Director and innovative programs to help patients, families and caregivers achieve a better quality of life!!! Donations can be made directly at our website by clicking here: www.neurocommunity.org Checks can be mailed to our address below!

Could you continue to support us when you shop at Ralph’s grocery store?  All participants are required to register for the new term online at www.ralphs.com or by calling us at 800-443-4438 starting September 1, 2017. Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2017, they are required to register again beginning September 1st.

 For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at www.ralphs.com, 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.

CAREGIVER CONFERENCE: FREE @ USC  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM  SEE CAREGIVERS CORNER on the WEBSITE for info/ how to register

SONGSHINE TRAINING in OCT ( go to Community Connections)


CLINICAL  STUDY: Woodland Hills: UCLA Depression Study for persons over the age of 60.

PD RESEARCH: Ask the pharmacist about the new medication for Dyskenesia

WELLNESS : Take time to readjust your body –Autumn Wellness Tips AND How to get rid of tension headaches

CAREGIVING:  Eight ways to see the glass half full!

STROKE: The role of exercise in prevention, rehab and recovery

MS: MS Trial Alert: Investigators in California, Recruiting for Study of Online Program to Treat Depression in All Forms of MS at Cedar-Sinai

TBI: Fitness considerations for patients with TBI

BE INSPIRED: AUTUMN inspirational quotes – take time to breath and see the leaves change!  

HELPFUL INFORMATION: Are you prepared for a crisis? Emergency checklist for you and your family.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Songshine Foundation -Song Shine Training in October. Register now! Also  read about CSUN internship program and Music Mends Minds program.





Marcie Lerner: Chocolate Bingo and Round Table: (Claremont PD Support Group)

 Andrew Imbus , Physician Assistant  Evidenced based research for PD  (Westlake)

Annette Swain , PhD. Depression and Apathy in PD (LIVE WIRES DBS –Burbank)

 Holly Sacks , Mindfulness Meditation for PD (Simi Valley)

Barbara Wogh  RN, Holistic Health/ Being your own advocate and Parkinson’s Disease  ( Burbank PD) 

 Dr. Bridgette Queenan , Update from UCSB’s Brain Initiative* Santa Barbara)

On the website: Go to PD Educational Events for October

For detailed information, please go to our website: www.neurocommunity.org

PD Telephone Managing the Cognitive and Psychiatric Symptoms Associated with Parkinson’s Disease

MJ Fox webinar. What Do a Dog and Keyboard Have in Common? Screening for Parkinson’s

 LSVT:  TitleAm I too early to start LSVT BIG® or LSVT LOUD®?

 PD EXPERT BRIEFING: No webinar in October


The NeuroCommunity Foundation

32705 Vanowen St.  # 216

West Hills, CA  91307 (mailing address only)

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

  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: www.neurocommunity.org or mail to our address below.

 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. Click: contact 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.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Shop with AmazonSmile and Support The NeuroCommunity Foundation

Did you know that you can support The NeuroCommunity Foundation through your everyday online purchases? Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The NeuroCommunity Foundation!

It’s simple:

1) Go to AmazonSmile from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
2)Login with your amazon.com username and password or create one if you are a new user.
3) Search for The NeuroCommunity Foundation in the search box on the right side where it asks which charity you would like to support.
4) Select The NeuroCommunity Foundation from the search results or type in The NeuroCommunity Foundation should the select not include our organization.
Happy shopping and thank you for supporting 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 www.ralphs.com 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 www.ralphs.com, 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 www.ralphs.com/account/create
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
www.ralphs.com 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:
a. Community Rewards – Enroll
b. Type our NPO number 82287 or Neurocommunity.org
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

(This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click Sign In
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process