Welcome to the Point Loma Parkinson's Support Group website, our neighborhood on the web! Unless noted otherwise in the box to the right, we meet on the first Wednesday evening of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the San Diego Health Services Complex at 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego.

Unless noted otherwise in the box to the right, we also hold 'Break-Out' Sessions on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 10:00 to 12;00 PM at the Parkinson’s Association Office at 8555 Aero Drive, Suite 308, San Diego. Break-Out sessions usually involve those persons with Parkinson's meeting in a group with a member of the Association's counseling staff while caregivers meet separately with another member of the counseling staff.

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

In the meantime, feel free to browse through our website.
The Point Loma Parkinson's Group website is unique in that it contains a 'stand alone' Search Feature'. This site contains an ever growing amount of information and links to many websites with even more information. To make access to all this as easy as possible, we have included the search feature and our database is continually updated. A limitation of the search program is that it will not store or search for words with less than four (4) letters. Should you be have a problem searching for something you believe ought to be in these pages, please contact the webmaster for assistance.
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.
This website last updated on: September 20, 2016
Please note that I'm doing some maintenance and updating, should be done soon. I have checked & repaired all the links on this site - However, because so many of this site's links lead elsewhere any one of them can change overnight. If you find a bad link, please let me know by email via the
webmaster link.
The search feature will be back as soon as I rebuild the database.
This site is intended to provide general information only and should not be considered as replacement for consultation with a medical professional. Disclaimer – The information on this website is provided on an “as is” basis. The user assumes all responsibility for its use.
Next Meeting:

September Breakout Session

~ New Time & Location! ~

September 20, 2016 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Serra Mesa Library

9005 Aero Drive, San Diego CA 92123 -
Community Room 
(1/2 mile East of the Parkinson’s Association Building).

Since being Aware in Care (ready for a planned or unplanned hospitalization) is a priority topic for our group, our next Breakout Session will focus on getting us ready should such an event occur.

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
T
ime: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Serra Mesa Library, 9005 Aero Drive, San Diego CA 92123 Community Room (1/2 mile East of the Parkinson’s Association).

To prepare: 
  1. Order an Aware in Care Kit (FREE) online at www.awareincare.org or by calling 1(800)473-4636
  2. Complete and print
  • Copy your Driver’s License or CALIFORNIA ID along with the front and back of your Medicare Card and supplemental Insurance Card on a single sheet of paper.
  • Assemble copies of any of the following you have:  Advanced Healthcare DirectivePhysician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST-see attached below), Durable Power of Attorney, Grant of Authority to Health Care Agents and Authorization for Release of Health Information. 
Please bring any items you have, listed in red, to our next meeting where you can add them to an Aware in Care Binder ($5). If you want to work on them at the training, you are welcome to bring your computer.
Webinars:
  • 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.

In
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.