Information Specialist

Information and Referral

Do you need help finding resources related to Parkinson’s in Los Angeles County? PCLA’s Information & Referral program can help. Reach out to Sarah King, our Information and Referral Specialist, today at info@pcla.org or (310) 880-3143 for help with:

  •   Support groups
  •   Exercise classes
  •   Caregiver support
  •   Physical therapy for PD
  •   Speech or occupational therapy for PD
  •   Attendant care services
  •   Home modification services
  •   Financial and legal resources
  •   and more

PCLA Support Groups

PCLA sponsors four support groups in Los Angeles, located in Culver City, Westwood, and in the mid-Wilshire and Cheviot Hills/Rancho Park areas. We also have a virtual support group for those who can’t travel to an in-person group or who don’t live near a group.

We maintain a listing of other support groups throughout Los Angeles. 

PCLA’s in-person support groups

These groups are all free to attend. People with Parkinson’s, care partners, and family and friends are all welcome. Group schedules sometimes change; please reach out to the group leader prior to attending to confirm meeting information.

Culver City Parkinson’s Support Group: Meets monthly on the first Friday of the month, 1-2:30 pm. Culver City Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Contact: Sandy Yaras, (323) 578-8865, Letstalkaboutparkinsons@gmail.com

Young Onset & Young at Heart Parkinson’s Support Group: Meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:00 pm. Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Ave, LA, 90064. Contact: Mike Weinman, (310) 344-5639, mikeweinman@ymail.com

“Let’s Talk About Parkinson’s” Support Group: Meets twice monthly, on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11 am-12:30 pm. Bethel Lutheran Church – ELCA, 5750 W Olympic Blvd, LA, 90036. Contact: Sandy Yaras, (323) 578-8865, Letstalkaboutparkinsons@gmail.com

Westwood Parkinson’s Support: Meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month, 10-11:30 am. Westwood Presbyterian, 10822 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 90024. Contact: Nessa Weinman, (310) 717-8017, nessaweinman@yahoo.com 

PCLA’S Virtual (Online) Parkinson’s Support Group

Join us from anywhere for our online support group! All are welcome.

All you need to participate is a computer or tablet with a camera, microphone, and web connection. The online group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm, PT.

For more information on how to participate contact Sandy Yaras: (323) 578-8865, Letstalkaboutparkinsons@gmail.com

Mobility Equipment Gifting Program

Mobility Equipment Gifting Program 

 PCLA recognizes the need members of our community may have for gently used mobility-assistive devices, and that these needs may arise suddenly. We are able to maintain an inventory of walkers, wheelchairs, canes, and other devices to gift as needed.

Equipment donations

We are currently accepting donations of walkers, wheelchairs, canes/quad canes, crutches, and knee scooters. We will provide a receipt for your donation.

To inquire about our current inventory or to ask about donating equipment, contact us at (310) 880-3143 or info@pcla.org.  

 

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