Parkinson's Disease Support Groups
Orange County Support Group
The Orange County American Parkinson's Disease Association Support Group meets at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, 9920 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708.
The next meeting is the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Contact Deborah Baires - APDA Coordinator (877) 610-2732.
The Orange County Parkinson Information and Referral Center has also booklets and publications about Parkinson's disease available to PD patients at no charge.
YOPD Support Group:
The next meeting is every 3rd Wednesday every other month.
Contact: Deborah Baires (877) 610-2732.
Anaheim Support Group
1211 W. La Palma Ave. , Anaheim, CA
The next meeting is the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Contact Deborah Baires (877) 610-2732.
Laguna Hills Can Do Club
24451 Health Center Dr. Laguna Hills, CA
The next meeting is every 4th Thursday of the month
Contact Deborah Baires (877) 610-2732
Long Beach, Los Angeles County Support Group
The PMDI in conjunction with the American Parkinson's Disease Association has recently formed a support group in Long Beach area and meets the second Wednesday of the month in the Human Resources Classroom (enter Rehab Hospital Entrance) of the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center at 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach.
The Long Beach Parkinson Information and Referral Center has also booklets and publications about Parkinson's disease available to PD patients at no charge (PD Publications).
There is no charge for attending the Support Groups. Pre-registration is not required. Refreshments are served. Each month a different topic pertaining to Parkinson's disease or a related subject is discussed.
Any questions, please feel free to call Deborah Baires (877) 610-2732. (The information presented at Support Groups is for educational purposes only; this information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice from your own physician or other healthcare provider.)
ORANGE COUNTY DYSTONIA SUPPORT GROUP
The PMDI dystonia support group meets at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Conference Room A. The group sends a newsletter every month to its members. It is headed by Atti Reding-DeBilde . The support group meets on the fourth Saturday every month. For more information, please contact Caroline Benton at (714) 378 5071.
SPASMODIC DYSPHONIA SUPPORT GROUP
The Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group of Orange County meets once every other month on the third Saturday at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. The group has over one hundred members and is one of the largest in the country. Members either meet or stay in contact with one another over the phone for information and support. The next support group meeting in on February 18th, from 10:30 - 12:00.
SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS SUPPORT GROUP
The Torticollis Support Group of Orange County meets every fourth Saturday of every other month. It is sponsored by the Orange Coast Memorial Hospital and organized by the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association (NSTA). Many torticollis patients meet with the group to share their experiences. Under the slogan, "You are not alone" the NSTA has served as a source of information to many torticollis sufferers.
The group was initially organized over 10 years ago. This support group has grown to become one of the largest in the country. The group has over one hundred members who either meet or stay in contact with one another over the phone for information and support.
The next Orange County meeting will be announced at a later date.
For more information you may call the NSTA at (714) 378-7837, or their toll free number, 1-800-HURTFUL(487-8385). The new NSTA office is located at 9920 Talbert Ave. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
The Parkinson's & Movement Disorder Institute is made up of the following members:
Foremost, the physicians, research scientists and staff at the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute all share the common goal of providing superior care to our patients in the treatment of neurological disorders affecting movement. It is our belief that people who must cope with symptoms or illness have enhanced quality of life when they understand their diagnosis and treatment plan,...
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