Telephone: 650-721-8500

Fall Prevention Resources

Service

This free, home-based fall prevention program sends an occupational therapist to the home to look at the multi-faceted risk factors associated with falls. The therapist assesses strength and balance, and a home safety evaluation with recommendations is completed. Medications are reviewed by a Stanford Health Care pharmacist, home exercises are recommended, and information and education on other risk factors are provided.

This program offers two visits, and follow-ups phone calls are made monthly.After one year, the occupational therapist returns to the home for a third visit and re-evaluation. Self-referrals are welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

FREE

To enroll or for more information, call 650-724-9369

BRIGHT is an interactive, online 4-week workshop for caregivers of persons with memory loss. It was developed to enhance existing coping skills, teach new ones, and acknowledge the depth and breadth of each caregiver’s inner strengths.

Each workshop session is 90 minutes long. During the week between sessions we ask that you complete home practice exercises to reinforce new skills and learning.

Registration is required.  Click button below.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Wednesdays for 4 consecutive weeks

Offered online.

FREE

Next Date: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
For more information, call: 650-721-8500
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Workshop

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on neuroscience, medical librarians are available to share good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

Medical librarians are available library hours and 24/7 via our Research Request form.


The Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care. View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

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Healing Strokes is a Stanford student-led art therapy program that facilitates relaxation-based art therapy for stroke patients and their caregivers. The class strives to facilitate creative-art based therapy workshops with the goal of cultivating empathy-based communities, mitigating depressive symptoms among stroke survivors, and increasing relief amongst caregivers. Activities range from painting clay pots to simple origami, and everything in between. No prior art experience is necessary to join the class, and patients and caregivers at all parts of the recovery process are welcome.

Registration required.  Click REGISTRATION or email us.
Please register for sessions at least a week in advance, so we can ship the art supplies to your home.

This program is funded by a Patient Experience grant.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Every Saturday

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
Taught by: Susan Payrovi, M.D.

Whether you are in good health or dealing with chronic health issues, this course will teach you what it takes to achieve optimal health from the inside out. Lasting change comes from understanding the rationale for healthy habits and having the social support to guide you towards lifestyle change.  In this course, you will learn what it takes to achieve your best health, alongside other like-minded people on the same journey.

Susan Payrovi, M.D., holds board certifications in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, with additional training in acupuncture.

Cost: Each weekly session is billed to your insurance as a medical office visit with a Stanford physician specialist. 

Lecture Topics

  • The Mind Body Connection
  • The Art of Eating
  • Healthy Sleep
  • Exercise and Movement
  • Toxins and Detox
  • Viatmins and Supplements
  • Complementary Therapies

Session 1: August 18 - October 6
Session 2: October 27 - December 15

Classes offered via zoom until further notice.
Please call the clinic for class times on Tuesday.

 

Video Class

To register, please call Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine at: 650-498-5566
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Fitness

Mindful Meditation is an ancient practice of maintaining moment-by-moment awareness through a gentle and nurturing lens. Clinical researchers have reported that mindfulness practices can help with managing stress, reducing pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and improve ability to cope with serious illness. No prior experience necessary.

Registration required.   Click here or call us.

"I have attended the Monday morning Mindful Meditation class for many months and find it extremely helpful in dealing with my MS.  Farzaneh is an excellent teacher and has created a warm and friendly environment for those who attend her class. The skills I have learned, have been extremely helpful in dealing with life’s daily challenges." -Stanford Patient


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Zoom

FREE

For information call or email us: 650-721-8500
Fitness

This chair ­­­yoga class is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. This yoga sequence proceeds with gentle breathing, attitude bolstering, warmups, and standing balances (with chair support). For deepening relaxation, it uses a mindfulness bell to promote one-pointed focus.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • A sturdy upright chair, such as a dining table chair.
    - Preferable one that doesn't swivel or have wheels
    - Your feet should touch the ground
  • Folded blanket or thin pad on the seat for comfort. 

The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Our classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower. 

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

Dance at Home
For an online library of dance videos that you can do at home, click here.

To watch the Stanford Medicine video of Dance for Parkinson's, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Every Monday and Friday
No class: 9/7, 9/11, 11/23, 11/27, 12/21,12/25, 12/28, 1/1

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Fitness

This exercise program is designed specifically to target PD symptoms. Exercise moves performed in this class are the building blocks for everyday movement and are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures. There are two class options depending on the participants’ physical strength and mobility. 

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
No class: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

Every Thursday - REGISTER
No class: 9/10, 11/26, 12/24, 12/31

Zoom

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
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Sit and Be Fit is a cardiovascular exercise and strength training class performed while sitting in a chair. A great aerobic, full body workout that incorporates upper and lower body strength training. Great for people that are afraid of falling in a typical aerobics class, or couldn't/didn't want to stand for the entire time. Also appropriate for individuals with canes or walkers, and healthy older adults that prefer a sitting aerobics class.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
No classes: 9/8, 9/10, 11/24, 11/26, 12/22, 12/24, 12/29, 12/31

Zoom

FREE

For questions call or email us. 650-721-8500
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This online Tai Chi class will help you build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.   

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

Every Thursday - REGISTER
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No class: 9/10, 11/26, 12/24, 12/31

Zoom

FREE

Fitness

Supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this class teaches Argentine Tango as an exercise for improving movement and balance for adults with Parkinson’s.  Through musicality and movement of Tango patterns, you are taught to become more aware of your center of balance and body movement while having the enjoyment of dancing.

Students must able to walk onto the dance floor to join the class.  No previous experience in Tango or any other form of dance is necessary.  The class is open for anyone from a beginner through experienced dancer along with their partners (bringing a partner is preferred but not necessary). 

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No classes: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

For an online library of dance videos that you can do at home, click here.

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-721-8500
Fitness

Yoga for Strength will incorporate the mindful practices of yoga, breath work and meditation to build physical, mental and emotional strength and stamina. In the process, the class will help increase mental and physical flexibility, loosen tight and painful muscles, and create an opportunity to relax. The class is appropriate for all levels and will utilize both chair and standing postures.

Registration required. Click REGISTER, or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday
No class: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Support Group

If you have Huntington’s disease, or are a family member or caregiver of someone with Huntington’s disease, we welcome you to join our quarterly telephone support group.  We will discuss experiences and challenges living with Huntington’s disease, provide opportunities to ask questions, and share available resources.

Registration is required.
To register, please contact Andrea at andreak@stanford.edu or call 650-725-6571.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Telephone

FREE

Next Date: 9/25, 12/4
To register, or for more information email or call: 650-725-6571
Support Group

This group discussion seeks to explore, learn, and grow from talking all about the “MS in the room”. You’re invited to come connect with others living with MS, in a friendly environment, where we share, discuss, and support each other’s efforts to manage our health and wellness. Guest speakers for some of the meetings include Stanford medical professionals and MS community resources. Join us, as we strategize how to live fully and live well with MS.

Registration required.  To register, call or email facilitator.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Every Thursday
No group: 9/10, 11/26, 12/24, 12/31

ONLINE

FREE

For more information, call. 415-999-7378
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Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one with a diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia? You are not alone. Join our telephone support group and connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources. This support group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Neuroscience Supportive Care Program and Sage Eldercare.

Registration required. To register, click the REGISTER ONLINE button and complete the form.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Fourth Wednesday of the month
No group: 11/25, 12/23

FREE

Next Date: 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28
For questions call: 650-721-8500
Support Group

Peer Support for stroke or brain injury patients and their caregivers

Smart Patients provides a secure, supportive online community where those affected by illness can connect, share questions and concerns, learn from each other and benefit from online peer support. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Online offering

FREE

For information call 650.721.8500