San Diego Central County Parkinson's Support Group

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Coronavirus & COVID 19 Information
SSCCPSG support group meetings are currently being held using ZOOM® remote conferencing services (See Duopa, Pacific Beach and Point Loma flyers for the month of May. The SDCCPSG Board meetings are also being conducted via Zoom).

Further information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Site last updated: May 31, 2020
Click here to view past messages from the SDCCPSG Board regarding the COVID-19 virus.
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Take Action Now
Help Save the Southern Caregiver Resource Center.
The Southern Caregiver Resource Center is the leading provider of free caregiver support services for families caring for frail older adults and adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in San Diego County. Serving over 80,000 families annually. Serving over 80,000 families annually, SCRC offers a wide variety of support services that include education, care planning, case management, counseling, respite care and support groups. All State funding for SCRC is in danger of being cut.
For more information and how you can help,
click here and here.
Help Save the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry
The California Parkinson’s Disease Registry is at risk of losing funding and disappearing forever.
Since the Registry was created in 2017, it has collected more than 220,000 electronic records. This is a rich source of data for Parkinson’s researchers working toward a cure – but only if the legislature continues to fund it. 
For more information and how you can help,
click here.
Help Ban Paraquat!

You can help ban the toxic herbicide paraquat, which research shows greatly increases the risk of developing Parkinson's disease (for more information
click here).

Congress will soon consider legislation that would eliminate paraquat in the United States. More than 30 countries around the world have already banned paraquat (for more information
click here). It’s time for the U.S. to eliminate this hazardous chemical.

Paraquat is not only dangerous to Americans who work in food and agriculture, but to everyone who eats food treated with it, as there can be paraquat residue on fruits, vegetables and the soil (for more information
click here).

To learn more about this legislation and what you can do to help it become law,
click here.

To send an email to Congress via the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research,
click here.

California Parkinson's Disease Registry

CPDR, a program of the California Departmentof Public Health (CDPH), is collecting diagnostic information on individual Parkinson’s disease cases from physicians and facilities providing care to Parkinson’s patients. CPDR does not interview patients. This data will be used to:
  • Determine the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson’s disease in California
  • Examine disparities in Parkinson’s disease risk
  • Conduct demographic and epidemiological research and other studies of Parkinson’s disease
For more information click here.
Pill May Stop Parkinson's

A new therapy that appears to stop Parkinson’s disease “in its tracks” will begin phase-one clinical trials in humans in 2020.
The drug MCC950, developed by researchers at the University of Queensland and partly under-written by the Michael J Fox Foundation, is a world first because it appears to stop the death of brain cells in Parkinson’s sufferers rather than simply managing symptoms. For more information click here.
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Welcome! The San Diego Central County Parkinson's Support Group (SDCCPSG) is a recognized nonprofit foundation consisting of chapters in the San Diego metropolitan area, including the: Duopa, Pacific Beach, Point Loma and Veterans' Chapters as well as the monthly Speaker Series.
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As of May 2020, the officers of the SDCCPSG are:
  • Nancy Floodberg, President (
  • Jim Paterniti, Vice-President (,
  • Tony Jeske, Treasurer (
  • Susan Howard, Secretary (
  • See the bylaws of the foundation
  • See minutes from SDCCPSG Monthly Board of Directors Meetings.

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SDCCPSG Newsletter
SDCCPSG May Newsletter
can be found by clicking here. To see other editions of the SDCCPSG Newsletter, click here. If you would like to subscribe to the monthly newsletter, contact Nancy Floodberg at
The SDCCPSG relies upon the financial support of charitable donations to meet our mission to serve as a resource for education, assistance and support for persons with Parkinson’s and their families. Donations to the foundation are tax exempt in accordance with US Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
SDCCPSG now has it’s very own “Little Free Library”. For more information click here.
SDCCPSG Welcome Pamphlet
The SDCCPSG Welcome Pamphlet can be found by clicking here. The pamphlet is a PDF file and is formatted to be printed if you so desire . If you cannot open the file, you may need to download the free Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader to open the pamphlet.
What's Happening in May
Upcoming SDCCPSG Activities
SDCCPSG Board of Directors Virtual Meeting
Second Monday of each month (Unless otherwise noted)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, May 11, 2020
Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Contact President Nancy Floodberg
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email
Speakers’ Series on hold until further notice. Please visit the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego and register for their weekly Webinar series by clicking here or view past webinars by clicking here.
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.
The SDCCPSG Speakers’ Series are temporarily on hold until further notice
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
County of SD Health & Human Services Agency
3851 Rosecrans St, San Diego 92110
San Diego Room
Pacific Beach Virtual Breakout
Third Wednesday of the month
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Next meeting Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Click here for flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
People with Parkinson’s and care partners gather to share challenges, strategies and successes.
Do You Duopa? Virtual Breakout
Fourth Saturday of odd months
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Next meeting Saturday, May 23, 2020
Click here to see flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
Persons with
Parkinson’s receiving or considering Duopa Therapy and their care partners.
RSVP: (619) 857-6638 or email
Point Loma Virtual Breakout
Forth Monday of each month
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Next meeting Monday, May 25, 2020
Click here to see flyer
Click here for instructions one how to use Zoom
People with Parkinson’s
and care partners meet to share challenges, strategies and successes.
Zoom Video Conferencing
The purpose of this website is to provide an easily accessible and reliable place for members of those Parkinson's support groups located in and around the San Diego metropolitan area to come for information, to communicate with one another and to assist them in remaining vital members of the Parkinson's community. Just what this means will evolve over time. Thus this site will always be a work in progress. Comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome, please contact the webmaster.

If you would like your name and email added to any of the Chapter Meeting Notification Lists, please contact the webmaster by clicking here and typing ‘Add my name to the (appropriate chapter) list”. If you would like your name removed, please type ‘Remove my name from the list’.

A word (or two) about this website: This site was created, and is owned, operated and paid for by a person with Parkinson's (diagnosed in January 2008) in collaboration with the SDCCPSG. We continue to do our best to provide a website with modern features so that you may view it on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop and find the layout familiar and useful.

As you browse the pages of this site, you can return to the 'Home/Index' page by double-clicking on the 'Welcome or Home' links on the drop-down navigation menu. Clicking on any link in the Site Map will take you directly to that page as will clicking on the 'Return to Previous Page' arrow found on the upper left corner of most browsers. You will also see an arrow on the right side of each page on this website as you scroll down the page. Clicking on that arrow will quickly send you back to the top of the page.

Many links in this website will take you to offsite locations. You can usually return to this site by way of the aforementioned 'Return to Previous Page' arrow .

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