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
New

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.


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: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
For more information, call: 650-721-8500
Workshop

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on neuroscience, participants in this program will learn the basics of good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

Appointments only. To schedule an appointment, call 650.725.8655.


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

Dates and times vary.

Stanford Health Library

211 Quarry Road
Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For an appointment call: 650-725-8655

Online Classes & Programs

Support Group

Special online offering

July 30, 2020
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Registration required. To register, complete the Online Registration Form.


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 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 Supportive Care Program.

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

Now offered online!
No in-person groups until further notice.

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

New

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.


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: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
For more information, call: 650-721-8500
New

We understand that this can be a challenging time for patients.  Below is a list of online resources available to you that may be of help and provide comfort during the state mandated shelter-in-place.

Family Caregivers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers (Family Caregiver Alliance) 

Individuals, parents, and educators
Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus (Greater Good Science Center)

Seniors
Join the Mon Ami Phone Bank to receive calls on a daily, weekly, or other regular basis from volunteer callers who speak multiple languages.

Patients, Survivors, Families, and Caregivers
Online resources and education. (Cancer Care Point)

Mindfulness based stress reduction via Zoom. (Club Mindful)

Mindfulness audio resources. (Stanford Health Library

Patients and Families

Programs available from home by telephone (Bay Area Cancer Connection

Online Peer Community (Smart Patients)

Database of free and reduced-cost health resources and services (Health Hub

For virtual assistance from the Stanford Supportive Care Program call or email us. 650-725-9456
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.  To register, 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

Special online offering

Every Monday & Friday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Registration required.  To register, complete the Online Registration Form.


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.

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 online!
No in-person classes until further notice.


Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 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, complete the online registration form below.

Available in-person: Check back for new dates.


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: 7/10, 9/25, 12/4
For more information email or call: 650-725-6571
Support Group

Special online offering

Every Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration required.  To register, call or email facilitator.


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.

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 online!
No in-person groups until further notice.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 415-999-7378
New
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
New

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 registration 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.

Tuesdays
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

No class: 9/8, 9/10, 11/24, 11/26, 12/22, 12/24, 12/29, 12/31

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Special online offering

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

Registration required. To register, complete the online registration form.


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.

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 »

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Every Tuesday
Now offered online!
No in-person classes until further notice.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
NO EVENTS LINKED YET
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.  To register, 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

Special online offering

Every Monday & Friday
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Registration required.  To register, complete the Online Registration Form.


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.

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 online!
No in-person classes until further notice.


Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 650-721-8500
New
Fitness

Special online offering

Tuesdays
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

For information or to register, email cancersupportivecare@stanfordhealthcare.org


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.

Walk-ins welcome.

"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.

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Every Monday
No in-person classes in June, 7/3

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For information call: 650-721-8500
New

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 registration 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.

Tuesdays
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

No class: 9/8, 9/10, 11/24, 11/26, 12/22, 12/24, 12/29, 12/31

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Special online offering

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

Registration required. To register, complete the online registration form.


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.

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 »

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Every Tuesday
Now offered online!
No in-person classes until further notice.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 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, complete the online registration form below.

Available in-person: Check back for new dates.


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: 7/10, 9/25, 12/4
For more information email or call: 650-725-6571
Support Group

Special online offering

Every Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration required.  To register, call or email facilitator.


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.

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 online!
No in-person groups until further notice.

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

213 Quarry Road
Wellness Room 1511
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Getting Here »

FREE

For more information, call 415-999-7378
New
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