We had our first meeting in August of 2012 - there were 8 people in attendance. Over the following almost 7 years the group grew into a network of groups that we know today as the UC-San Diego Parkinson's Support Group Network.
We have grown and morphed into different groups in different parts of the County, but the unifying principles that bind us continue to be the same: Support, Infromation, Compassion and Understanding, without Judgement, to the San Diego County PD community.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, have been living with Parkinson's disease for a while, or you’re the Care Partner of someone who does, you can join a Support Group of peers. We are a unique group specifically created by and for People with Parkinson's and their Care Partners. Learn from your peers, get questions answered, discuss symptoms and medication options, share resources, and learn from people who have first hand experience. The groups are made-up of warm, smart, welcoming, funny, optimistic people.
This network help serve the needs of San Diego’s diverse communities, from La Jolla to Tijuana.· The network is sponsored by the U-C San Diego Movement Disorders Center. · These affiliations offer access to world-class Parkinson’s researchers and clinical trials.· San Diego, an epicenter of Biotech and innovative clinical research, is a hot bed for advances in Parkinson’s research, and UC-San Diego MDC is at the forefront of this work.
There is no charge and you are welcome regardless of where you get your healthcare.