Santa Cruz Parkinson's Community

Welcome to our community website!

Just like almost everything in Santa Cruz, our county has a unique and vibrant community providing support and activities for people with Parkinson's Disease. For nearly 20 years the Santa Cruz County Parkinson’s Group has been the center of social and educational efforts of the PD community with monthly meetings, activities and the Movers & Shakers Newsletter.

More recently, Dominican Hospital/Dignity Health has offered exercise (PEP) classes tailored for PwP. About the same time the Tremolos singing group started providing voice strengthening and voice training tailored for PwP. Other community based opportunities for exercise have followed.

In 2015, the PD community gained its own 501(c)3 not-for-profit called EASE PD to further strengthen our PD community.  Then, in 2018, the Santa Cruz County Parkinson's Group and EASE PD merged, to better provide support to People with Parkinson's Disease (PwP) in Santa Cruz County.

Please find here a growing directory of resources for PwP here in Santa Cruz.