Telephone: 650-721-8500

Class

Chair Reiki sessions help you relax, reduce stress or discomfort, and decrease pain. In this technique, while sitting in a chair, the Reiki practitioner either gently puts his/her hands on your shoulders, head and upper parts of the body or holds the hands slightly above your body in various positions to help your energy flow more easily. Reiki is very relaxing and often promotes a sense of peace and well-being.


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 Monday & Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Every Thursday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

No session: 11/19, 11/20, 11/22, 12/24, 12/25, 12/27, 12/31, 1/1, 1/3/19

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
3rd Floor Patient Lobby & Infusion Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, please call 650-721-8500
Workshop

A free self-management workshop for those living with a chronic condition.  During each 2-1/2 hour session, the facilitators will introduce tools and techniques to help you manage your health, so you can enjoy life more.  Participants learn how to eat healthy, manage stress, develop and maintain an exercise program, and communicate with family, friends, and physicians.  Caregivers are also invited to participate.

Sponsored by Aging Adult Services at Stanford Health Care

Registration required. 


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. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays for 6 consecutive weeks

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
2nd Floor, Room 2102
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9/19
To register, call 650-721-8500
Workshop

This program strives to increase participants’ knowledge about the fundamental teaching of positive psychology and how to apply these tenets to addressing the everyday challenges of living with MS. Through this course you will participate in an interactive learning experience, increase your confidence in developing a personal approach to addressing challenges, and identify additional community resources for support and connection.

Registration is required.


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.

Mondays for 6 consecutive weeks

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Basement Floor, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
Next Date: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13
To register or for more information call: 800-344-4867
Service

Finding current, reliable health information on the internet requires knowledge and skill.  Meet with a Stanford Medical Librarian to learn good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

For questions or to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a call Medical Librarian at a location near you.


The Stanford Cancer 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 Cancer Supportive Care Program »

Stanford Health Library

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA

Call 650-736-1960 

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay
2589 Samaritan Drive
3rd Floor, San Jose

Call 408-353-0197

FREE

New
Workshop

Join Dr. Payrovi for an evidence-based discussion on non-pharmaceutical therapies for Multiple Sclerosis. We will cover research backed lifestyle strategies such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management to optimize MS outcomes. The safe use of supplements and other healing art will also be discussed. Registration required. To register or for more information, call 650.498.5566.


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.

Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine

211 Quarry Road
Second Floor, Room 205
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 2/8, 4/12, 6/14
To register call: 650-498-5566
Class

The National MS Society has developed a fall prevention program designed for people living with MS and may be at risk for falling. Each session’s 2-hour program has two parts: a lecture and discussion.

Registration is required.


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 Tuesday for 8 consecutive weeks.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
To register or for more information, please call 800-344-4867
Class
Led by: Sandra Deanne and Aileen Aboudi

The Speech Communication Group was created for individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological impairment. In a relaxed and informal setting, Stanford’s highly skilled speech language pathologists facilitate the group and provide participants with the opportunity to practice speech, language, and cognitive skills, experience the camaraderie of those with similar challenges, take pleasure in the social aspect of group therapy and have fun. The group also organizes a variety of community outings.

Registration is required. 


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.

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3rd Monday of the month

Stanford Hospital

300 Pasteur Drive
3rd Floor, Neuroscience Conference Room H3150
Stanford, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 7/16, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500

Lectures

New
Lecture

This is an informative driving rehabilitation session which will discuss requirements by the DMV for those who have had a change in medical status, suspended license or who have let their license expire. Resources will be available including those for individuals who may be interested in modified hand controls and ideas about wheelchair vans.

Registration required.


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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Fitness

Ai Chi is an active relaxation program, using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements in flowing continual patterns.  Performed in shallow warm water, it has been shown to improve balance, decrease fatigue and pain, and positively affect many chronic conditions.  

Registration required.


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.

Friday’s for 6 consecutive weeks:
Session 1: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Session 2: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Session 3: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
Session 4: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Session 5: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21
Session 6: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16

De Anza Cupertino Aquatics

1080 S. De Anza Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95129

FREE

To register, call: 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.

Walk-ins 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.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 5/29

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
1st Floor, Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
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. 

Walk-ins welcome.

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: 11/19, 11/23, 12/24, 12/28, 12/31, 1/4, 1/21, 5/27, 5/31

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

Mat yoga is for clients who can get up and down without another person's assistance. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Attendees will be guided through stretches and circulatory warm-ups, a complete set of joint-mobilizations, and several strengthening exercises, supplemented with classical yoga asanas (positions), and finishing with a few minutes of progressive relaxation. Brief mindfulness practice and a final healing affirmation are offered.

Walk-ins 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.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Friday
No class: 11/23, 12/28, 1/4, 5/31

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment.  Seamless integration of gentle meditative movements and mindfulness meditation will be offered in each class. Regular practice of mindfulness is beneficial to our physical and emotional well-being and will promote our potential for self-healing and cultivating self- compassion.

Patients, family members, and caregivers are welcomed. No prior experience is necessary.
Walk-ins 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.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Monday
(*12/10 alternative location)
No class: 7/2, 9/3, 11/19, 12/24, 12/31

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

*12/10 Ground Floor, Room 0511

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 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 required

Every Tuesday:              Every Thursday
No class: 11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 5/28   No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3 , 5/30
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ladera Oaks   Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
3249 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
  213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94034

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 and Thursday

Offered at two locations.

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that enhance their ability to tap into their vital life force energy (Qi) via skillful application of an ancient and time-established Chinese healing exercise craft (Gong). We will work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. Come join us and gain greater vitality, relaxation and transformation in mind, body, spirit, and emotional whole-person well-being.

Walk-ins welcome.

To learn more about the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 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 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No class:11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 5/29/19

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE  

For more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness

This Tai Chi class will help 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. Walk-ins welcome.
 

Every Tuesday   Every Thursday
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 5/28
  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 5/30
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center
213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304
      Ladera Oaks
3249 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028
 


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 & Thursday

Offered at two locations.

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
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). 

Walk-ins 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.

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

Every Wednesday
No class: 11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 5/29/19 

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-721-8500
New
Support Group

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal, and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge, and are a great resource for patient education and resources available to acoustic neuroma patients and families. Support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

The Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meets bimonthly on the first Thursday of the even month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers will be available for questions.

Next Talk:

Nov 1, 2018: Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations:  Challenging Cases and Panel Discussion" by Gordon Li, MD and Antonio Meola, MD, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD

Past Talks:

May 3, 2018: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Steven Hancock, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 1, 2018: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

November 2, 2017: "Long term results of Cyberknife Radiosurgery for Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

August 3, 2017: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Hilary Bagshaw, MD and Antonio Meola, MD, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD

May 4, 2017: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 2, 2017: "New data in the medical literature regarding acoustic neuroma treatments" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

November 3, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion" by Geffrey Appelboom, MD, and Navjout Chaudhary, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 5, 2016: "Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients," by Matthew Fitzgerald, PhD, Chief of Audiology, Stanford University

February 4, 2016: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Clement Ho, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery.

December 3, 2015: "Balance Function in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Stanford University

October 1, 2015: "Myths and Facts Regarding the Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 6, 2015: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Christopher Bilbao, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and Scott Soltys, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

June 4, 2015: "Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 2, 2015: "The Genetics of Acoustic Neuroma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 5, 2015: "The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Three Different Surgical Approaches for Acoustic Neuroma Surgery" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 4, 2014: "Treating Balance Issues with Vestibular Therapy" by Joyce Chadderdon, PT, NCS, Senior Physical Therapist, Stanford Health Care

October 2, 2014: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Gordon Li, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, and John Oghalai, MD, Department of Otolaryngology. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery

August 7, 2014: "How Acoustic Neuroma Pre-Treatment Symptoms Respond After Treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

June 5, 2014: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Patients with Acoustic Neuromas", by Gerald Popelka, PhD, Department of otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 3, 2014: "The Role of a Neuro-oncologist in the Management of Acoustic Neuroma Patients" By Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 6, 2014: "Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma", by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 5, 2013: "History of Acoustic Neuroma Treatments with a Q&A", by Dr. Robert Jackler, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.

October 3, 2013: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion"

June 6, 2013: "Questions to Ask Yourself When Seeking Treatment for Your Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 4, 2013: "Understanding Radiation: What It Is and How It Works", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 7, 2013: "Causes and Treatments for Tinnitus", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 6, 2012: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Acoustic Neuroma", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 4, 2012: "Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion", by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Nikolas Blevins, MD, Professor of Otolaryngology; and Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery

August 2, 2012: "Dealing with Balance through Vestibular Therapy", by Joyce Chadderdon, Vestibular Physical Therapist

June 7, 2012: "Treatments for Acoustic Neuromas - Myths and Facts Regarding the Different Options" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

April 5, 2012: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuromas" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 2, 2012: "Current Status of Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerald R Popelka, PhD, Professor and Chief of Audiology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Acoustic Neuromas" by Alison Ryan, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

October 6, 2011: "Causes and Treatment of Headaches in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Dr. Michael Leong, MD, Assistant Professor, Stanford Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford

August 4, 2011: "Update from the 2011 Natational Acostic Neuroma Association Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio" by Dr. Scott Soltys, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford

April 7, 2011: "Controversies in Diagnosis and Management of Acoustic Neuromas" by Steven D. Chang, MD Professor Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

February 3, 2011: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Diron Cassidy, MPT Good Samaritan Hospital

December 2, 2010: "Tinnitus in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by John S. Oghalai, MD Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University

October 7, 2010: "Hearing Tests and Hearing Aids for Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Gerry Popelka, PhD, Stanford Audiologist

August 5, 2010: "Current Medical Literature on Acoustic Neuroma" by Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncologist

June 3, 2010: "Balance Issues and Treatments in Acoustic Neuroma Patients" by Nikolas Blevins, MD, Stanford Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

April 1, 2010: "Current Treatment Modalities for Acoustic Neuroma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Stanford Professor of Neurosurgery

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Conference Room CC2103
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »
Next Date: 2/7, 5/2, 8/1, 11/7
Support Group

Our goal is to support individuals with brain injury in the mid-peninsula community. We host peer support group meetings to provide opportunities for individuals & caregivers to connect and learn from one another. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and their friends and families.

For more information, visit ssbi.stanford.edu.


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.

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 308
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 12/29
For more information, call 408-659-0159
New
Support Group

This group host social workshops on the weeks in between Brain Injury Peer Support meetings. In these workshops, participants are split into small groups and focus on a specific aspect of living with a brain injury.


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.

Meets select Saturdays

Hoover Pavilion

211 Quarry Road
Room 408
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/19, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11
For more information, call 408-659-0159
Support Group

Come share your story, get important medical updates, and learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes. This group is for patients and families.

Walk-ins welcome.


The Stanford Cancer 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 Cancer Supportive Care Program.

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Last Thursday of each month
No meeting: 12/27

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

Valet Parking is provided

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Free

Next Date: 1/31, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27
Support Group

We help to improve the quality of life, for those affected by seizures, by supporting each other and providing access to information to increase epilepsy (seizure) awareness. Patients and/or their loved ones are welcome to attend.

Drop-ins welcome.


The Stanford Cancer 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

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

First Thursday of the month

El Camino Hospital - YMCA Building

2400 Grant Road, Room K
Mountain View, CA 94040

FREE

Next Date: 1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6
Support Group

­Join the new Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) Support Group. This interactive group is designed to provide support, education, and networking to individuals diagnosed with FND. The group will be facilitated by Stanford-affiliated social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and neuropsychiatrists. Doctors and researchers from Stanford’s Neurology and Psychiatry departments will occasionally join as guest speakers. This program is developed in partnership with the patient advocacy group, FND Hope. Join to learn and share with others who understand the complexities of living an FND life. 

Registration required.


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 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Support Group

If you have been diagnosed with huntington disease and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming group meetings.


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.

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Second Tuesday of the month

First Baptist Church of Palo Alto

305 N. California Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

FREE

Next Date: 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
To register, or for more information 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.

Walk-ins 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.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2nd Thursday of the month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
For information call: 415-999-7378
Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, or a related dementia? You are not alone. Join our support group to connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources.  
Walk-ins welcome.

The Memory Disorders Caregiver Support Group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Aging Adult Service's Memory Support Program.

If your loved one has a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, he or she may wish to participate in the Dance to Remember offering located at the Wellness Room 1511 while you attend this support group.

Registration required.  Complete our online registration 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.

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

Fourth Friday of the month 

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Basement Floor, Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24, 6/28
For more information, call 650-721-8500
Support Group

Do you have a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or early-stage dementia and seek a supportive environment to connect with others who share similar experiences?  This peer support group meets twice a month and provides a safe space for patients to connect with each other for support, problem-solving, and community.

The Memory Disorders Caregiver Support Group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Aging Adult Service’s Memory Support Program.

If interested, please call 650.736.7616 for more information prior to attending.


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. - 12 p.m.

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/8, 1/22, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25
Call 650-736-7616
Support Group

Join us to learn about the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

No registration necessary; please just drop in! Refreshments will be provided.

The meetings are free of charge and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Benefits of attending a local support group include:

  • Communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common meningioma experience.
  • Sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps, and reassuring others that better times lie ahead.
  • Educating and informing each other about the latest meningioma topics of interest.
  • Providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment.

Next Talk:

December 6, 2018: "How to manage symptoms and side effects related to meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 7, 2019: TBA

Past Talks:

September 6, 2018: Canceled

June 7, 2018: "Tricks and techniques to managing meningiomas in difficult locations", by Steven Chang, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

December 7, 2017: "Headaches and seizures in meningioma patients: Presenting symptoms and Management strategies"    by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford Neurosurgery

June 1, 2017: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Steven Chang, MD and Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

December 1, 2016: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 10th International Congress on Meningiomas, June 2016" by Steven D. Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

September 1, 2016: "New Advances in Radiosurgery for Meningiomas" by Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, Stanford University

June 2, 2016: "What causes Meningiomas to develop in the first place?" by Steven Chang, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 3, 2016: Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Clem Ho MD, Stanford Radiation Oncology, and Christopher Bilbao, DO, Stanford Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Nov. 5, 2015: "Treatment Options for Memory Loss and Cognitive Problems due to Meningiomas" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 9, 2015: "What Does it Mean When You Have Multiple Meningiomas?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 7, 2015: "The Genetics of Meningioma" by Achal Achrol, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University 

March 5, 2015: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussions" by Patrick Swift, MD, Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. Moderated by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 8, 2015: "Managing Dizziness and Balance in Patients With Meningiomas" by Diron Cassidy, Vortex Physical Therapy

November 6, 2014: "Surgical and Nonsurgical Advances for the Treatment of Meningiomas and Other Brain Tumors" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 4, 2014: "When meningiomas turn bad: What does it mean to have an atypical or malignant meningioma?" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 10, 2014: "How hormones can influence meningioma growth, symptoms, and patient well being" by Lawrence Katznelson, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Endocrinology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 1, 2014: "The role of a neuro-oncologist in the management of meningioma patients" by Reena Thomas, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

March 6, 2014: "Meningioma Case Presenations and Panel Discussion, Including endoscopic surgical approaches" by Jayakar Nayak, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology; Gordon Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery; Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

November 7, 2013: "Management of Headaches in Meningioma Patients" by Sheena Aurora, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

September 5, 2013: "Which meningiomas should not be treated" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

July 11, 2013: "Meningiomas and Seizures: How to identify and treat seizures in meningioma patients" by George Nune, MD, Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 2, 2013: A live tour of the Cyberknife at Stanford, followed by a discussion of the "Appropriate uses of radiosurgery for the treatment of meningioma" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

March 7, 2013: "Common Eye Problems and Optimal Eye Care Related to Meningiomas and their treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

January 10, 2013: "New Developments on the Treatment of Meningiomas - News and Results from the 8th International Congress on Meningiomas, November 2012", by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 1, 2012: "Meningioma Case Presentations and Panel Discussion" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology; Gordon Li, MD, Assisstant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford 

September 6, 2012: "Hormones and their influence on Meningioma prevention and treatment" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford July 12, 2012: "Anxiety, depression, and coping with the diagnosis of Meningiomas" by Bret Schneider, MD, Consulting Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosurgery, Stanford

May 3, 2012: "Radiation for meningiomas - a discussion of the various types of radiation used to treat brain and spine meningiomas" by Iris Gibbs, MD, Associate Professor, Radiation Oncologist, Stanford

March 1, 2012: "Vestibular Therapy for Management of Balance Disorders in Meningioma Patients - How to treat balance problems and prevent them from returning” by Diron Cassidy, MPT, Physical Therapist, Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance

January 5, 2012: "Management of pretreatment and posttreatment headaches and seizures in meningioma patient" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford

November 3, 2011: "Nutrition and Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Meningiomas" by Erika Connor, Registered Dietitian, Stanford University Medical Center

September 1, 2011: "Meningiomas- epidemiology, symptoms, and treatment options" by Dr. Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford


The Stanford Cancer 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 Cancer Supportive Care Program »

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Cancer Center

875 Blake Wilbur Drive
2nd Floor, Room CC2103-2104
Palo Alto, CA 94305

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 3/7, 6/6, 9/5, 12/5/19
For questions, please call: 650-725-9456
Support Group

We offer a friendly, supportive, and confidential environment for MS patients, their family and friends to come and meet with others who are living with MS. We have guest speakers at some meetings including medical providers and other resources available to the MS community.


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.

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
No class: 12/24

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 5/13, 5/27, 6/10, 6/24
For more information, call 408-921-9888
Support Group

A meeting for those living with MG and their loved ones. A welcoming place to discuss care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.


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.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/8, 4/9
For more information, call 650-497-5934

The following support groups are open to Parkinson's and Parkinsonism (LBD, PSP, MSA, CBD) caregivers only and are facilitated by a social worker. Please RSVP one day in advance of each meeting so that we can keep the group size small to facilitate discussion.

Registration is required. To get on an email list, please email or call Robin Riddle at rriddle@stanford.edu and specify which meeting(s) you are interested in joining.


LOCATIONS

Mission Villa Memory Care
995 E. Market St.
Private Dining Room
Daly City, CA 94014
2nd Tuesday of the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Silverado Memory Care
Community Library

1301 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002
1st Thursday of the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
2650 Sand Hill Rd.
Wyatt Hall Meeting Room
Menlo Park, CA 94025
2nd Friday & 3rd Tuesday of
the month
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Foothills Congregational Church
461 Orange Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
2nd Tuesday of the month
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


 

 


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.

Dates and times vary by location

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-724-6090
Support Group

This group is open to anyone interested in learning about Parkinson's. No RSVP is required. The group usually has an expert presenter speaking about an aspect of Parkinson's (diagnosis, treatment options, motor and non-motor symptoms, exercise, etc.) and occasionally has a member discussion-focused meeting.


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

2nd Wednesday of the month

FREE

Next Date: 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/10, 11/14, 12/12
For more information, call 650-724-6090
Support Group

Open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's before age 50. The group has frequent expert presenters and occasional group discussion.

Please call before attending for the first time.

 


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.

6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

2nd Tuesday of the month 

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

725 Welch Road
Board Room
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11
For more information, call 650-248-7363
Support Group

Do you have a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or early-stage dementia and seek a supportive environment to connect with others who share similar experiences? This peer support group is facilitated by the Stanford Memory Support Program and meets monthly. The group provides a space for patients to connect with each other for support, problem-solving, and community.

If interested, please call 650.736.7616 for more information prior to attending.


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. - 12 p.m.

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
No meeting 12/25

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

9/25, 11/27 location changed to Room 3511

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

FREE

Next Date: 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11
For more information, call 650-736-7616
Support Group

Please join us for a friendly and supportive environment for stroke patients, their family and caregivers. This support group, in partnership with the Pacific Stroke Association, will have guest speakers every other month, focusing on a holistic approach to provide wellness to the stroke community.

If you are interested in attending one or more of these presentations, please register by calling 650-721-8500.


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. - 2 p.m.

2nd Thursday of the month

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Basement Floor, Conference Room 0511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

Next Date: 11/8, 12/13, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13
To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Support Group

For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Past Talks:

November 14, 2018: When drug therapy fails, minimally invasive interventional pain therapies are possible options." by Xiang Qian, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 15, 2018: Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia by Meredith Barad, MD, Headache & Facial Pain Specialist

May 16, 2018: Thermal Ablation Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 21, 2018: Vascular Causes of Facial Pain: Glossopharyngeal, Trigeminal, and Geniculate Neuralgia" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 23, 2017: "How Different Facial Pain Symptoms Determine Treatment Success Rates" by Steven Chang, MD - Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 10, 2017: "Coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 8, 2017: "Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications" by Niushen Zhang, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University

August 25, 2016: "Non-surgical procedures for facial pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

May 11, 2016: "Percutaneous treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

February 17, 2016: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types," by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 14, 2015: "What Causes the Pain in the Trigeminal Nerve, and How the Different Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia Work" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 12, 2015: "Surgical Options for Facial Pain Syndromes" by Casey Halpren, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center

June 10, 2015: "How Previous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia Impact the Success of Second Procedures" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 8, 2015: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology & Neurological Sciences

February 18, 2015: "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using Radiosurgery" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

October 8, 2014: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Medications" by Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

August 13, 2014: "The Seven Types of Facial Pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

June 11, 2014: "Innovative Injection Therapies for TN Face Pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral Management Strategies for Chronic Pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel Treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2/13/19       Virtual Program
5/8/19   In-person Support Group
8/14/19   Virtual Program
11/13/19   In-person Support Group

Check back for location details.

Next Date: 2/13, 5/8, 8/14, 11/13
To register or for more information, call 650-736-0262
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
Service

A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program for older adults. 10 to 12 older adults meet for 8 two-hour sessions either once or twice weekly in senior centers and other community settings in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Through facilitated discussions, group activities and exercise, older adults learn strategies to help reduce fear of falling and fall risks. Program dates and sites vary.

To enroll or for more information, call 650.724.9369.


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
Service

An evidence-based program developed in Australia, Stepping On, has been shown to decrease falls by 31%. Older adults meet in a group setting for two hours once a week for seven weeks. Sessions include facilitated discussions and guest speakers, including a physical therapist, pharmacist, and vision specialist. Exercises are taught and practiced each week. A home visit is offered at the end of the seven weeks, and participants come together for a “booster session” three months later.

To enroll in Stepping On, contact Avenidas in Palo Alto at 650.289.5400.


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 in Stepping On, contact Avenidas in Palo Alto at: 650.289.5400