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Welcome to the Point Loma Parkinson's Support Group website, our neighborhood on the web ~ a special welcome to those of you dropping by from the Minds in Motion (MIMO) group.

Unless noted otherwise in the column to the right, we meet on the first Wednesday evening of every month from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the San Diego Health Services Complex at
3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego.

We also hold daytime 'Break-Out' Sessions once a month. Break-Out sessions involve persons with Parkinson’s and their care partners meeting in a group the first hour and separately the second hour to discuss topics of interest or concern, share experiences and ideas, and provide support for one another.

Break-Out Sessions are held in the Community Room at the
Point Loma/Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107. Meetings are currently being held the fourth Monday of the month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Visitors are welcome to our meetings and if you have Parkinson's yourself, or know someone who does, you are especially welcome to come by and spend some time with us in a caring, sharing and compassionate environment.

If you have questions or need to make contact with a member of the group, please
contact the webmaster for assistance.

In the meantime, feel free to browse through our website.
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Please Support our local PD Association

  • Go to smile.amazon.com and name the Parkinson’s Association as your charity of choice. Every time you shop on Amazon, Amazon Smile will donate .05% of your purchases to us!
  • Donate your unused vehicle to PA – click on the car logo under the DONATE button on the association homepage, www.ParkinsonsAssociation.org  and we’ll take care of the rest.
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Point Loma Parkinson's Group Next Meeting

Break-Out Session
Monday, June 26, 2017
10:00 to 12:00 PM

Point Loma/Hervey Library,
3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Community Room

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June Speakers Series
If you missed the June 7th presentation or would like to see it again, click on the video below. To open the video on a separate window, click here.

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David J. Getoff,

Naturopath and Nutritionist, David Getoff, has been in private practice in San Diego since 1992. He is a frequent presenter and lecturer, and the author of numerous publications. David is currently Vice President of the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, as well as President of the Nutrition Education Association Inc. His professional interests include educating the public & medical profession about healthy eating practices, diet modification for the prevention of disease, nutritional and herbal immunology, environmental illness and detoxification, nutritional and environmental causes of memory problems, and alternative cancer treatment modalities.

David’s talk will focus on Parkinson’s Disease causes and preventions and explore:
What makes Parkinson’s progress more rapidly?
What can you do to reduce the symptoms and slow it down?
What dietary, nutritional, and trigger avoidance interventions actually work?

“There is no treatment or drug which can overcome or negate the effects of poor diet, inadequate nutrition, lack of exercise, and an unhealthy lifestyle.”  D. Getoff

To Open Speaker's Resource Material, Click on Links Below

Parkinson's Disease, Causes and Prevention

How Gut Bacteria Affects the Brain and Body

How the Bacteria in Your Gut Could Be Used to Treat Mental Illness

In The Spotlight:

Parkinson's Women on List of Best PD Blogs in 2017,
Click here to see more

Every other week, the National Parkinson's Foundation brings you a new pod cast episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s. Click Here to learn more.

Image:  Brain logo. Minds in Mption, Living Well With Parkinsons
Information posted by the Minds in Motion Parkinson's Support Group may be found here.

The Minds in Motion Take Control Video Channel

MIMO March Meeting:

Next meeting will be March 3, 2017. Guest Speaker will be Scott Meyers, Fitness Guru.

Scott Meyers, Fitness Guru, will present a workshop on tailored exercise & Parkinson's.  Scott is one our most popular special guest speakers.  Don't miss this workshop!

Where MIMO Meets:
Meetings generally take place the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month - 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Scripps Health, 
10820 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037.


Transportation Solutions
for Older Adults in San Diego


  • Click here to register for the Michael J. Fox Third Thursdays Webinars on Parkinson’s Research or choose from the video archive on the Michael J. Fox website.
  • Click here to register for the National Parkinson's Foundation Webinar Series or Click here to watch archived videos.
  • Click here to register for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's Challenge for Living Well webinar series.

The Spotlight:

Important Programs & Information

  • "You can train your dog to help you manage your Parkinson's symptoms!" Enroll in Parkinson's Pooches.
  • Information regarding regular well-being checks by law enforcement staff, (You Are Not Alone program) or watch video.
  • The Take Me Home Program is a regional photo-based information system hosted by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and accessible by all law enforcement agencies in the County. It is designed to assist law enforcement personnel during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as, but not limited to Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, deafness or developmental disabilities. The program promotes communication and gives aw enforcement personnel access to critical information about the individual enrolled. The Take Me Home Program can provide emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, and photograph of the individual, known routines, favorite attractions, or special needs of the individual. This information can assist in communicating with, locating a residence for, or handling an emergency involving an individual with special needs. This program has photo recognition technology attached to it. If an individual is located and cannot communicate, a photograph of the individual can be taken in the field, sent electronically and checked against those in the Take Me Home Program data base. For more information or to register, click here.
  • Clueless as to how to go about finding an assisted living facility (and how to judge which ones might better suit your needs? Check out the CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE* Reform) web site by clicking here. *Residential Care Facility for the Elderly
  • Link to National Osteoporosis Society Vitamin D Guideline Summary
  • Information regarding PD and Osteoporosis
  • Important fact sheet, "Medicines for Parkinson's Disease" - Information about common medications prescribed for Parkinson's, and medications to avoid when taking certain PD medications.
  • Link to the California State attorney General's online California Advance Healthcare Directive form (this form can be filled out online and printed)
  • Link to to the San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross 'Be Prepared San Diego' website and Seniors Prepare for Disaster handbook.
  • Moving Forward with Parkinson’s Disease: Point Loma PD Group member Martin Adler was recently interviewed by Scripps Health News regarding life with Parkinson’s Disease after Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. To watch his story, click here.