Telephone: 650-725-8100

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
Class

Stanford Palliative Care is proud to provide quarterly 2-Part, FREE Advance Health Care Planning virtual workshops for the public. 

"Advance care planning" is the term to describe the conversations and processes involved in making what is more commonly known as a "living will" or "advance health care directive."  In this workshop format, we'll talk about what's right for you and those close to you.  Whether you are a person living with a serious illness, a caregiver of a loved one, or the healthiest you have ever been, having some form of a care plan in the event you are unable to speak for yourself, is important for providing you and your family with the comfort and confidence knowing that your wishes will be honored no matter what happens. 

Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones.  You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.

Part I:  We will define and describe advance health care planning and provide a 4-step plan to help you get jump-started on thinking about the questions you should be considering. Register here

Part II: We will review an advance directive and provide time for discussion and questions.  Part II is open only to registrants of Part I.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Virtual workshop

All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is limited, so be sure to register soon!

Next Date: 7/7, 7/14
New
Workshop

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering a series of workshops for caregivers of persons living with memory loss. See flyers for more details.
Registration required.  Follow links next to each listing, call, or email us.

All By Myself - June 1st
This workshop focuses on the loneliness and social isolation that are so common during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommended strategies for reducing them. It also focuses on caregiver feelings of being over-burdened due to a reduction in many sources of formal support and explores tips for finding online support. We also share tips and strategies to increase compliance with COVID recommendations that may be difficult for persons with a memory loss disorder.
Click here to register

Dealing with the Blues - June 15th
This workshop focuses on how common depressive symptoms are for caregivers. We discuss strategies to manage mood more effectively, principally by increasing everyday positive activities that lift the mood. Persons with memory loss disorders also commonly experience depressed mood, especially in the early stages of the disease. Caregivers are provided with instructions on how to use the Positive Activities tool with their care recipient as well as themselves.
Click here to register

Filling the Well - July 6th
Caregivers rarely devote time in their schedule to their own self-care. This workshop will explore the importance of self-care, focusing on 4 areas (spiritual, physical, mental, and social) with special emphasis on getting regular exercise and sound sleep. This workshop also assists individuals in developing their own self-care plans.
Click here to register

Working on Challenging Behaviors - July 20th & August 3
This workshop puts the theory from the first workshop into action. Caregivers are encouraged to share how they usually respond to challenging behaviors, to evaluate how effective these responses are, and to consider other ways to respond that may be more effective to reduce the stress of the situation. Caregivers are encouraged to share strategies that they have found successful. Caregivers leave with a better understanding of their care recipient’s behaviors, where it is best to intervene, and strategies for responding more effectively.
Click here to register


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

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
See series schedule for specific dates and registeration information.

Zoom

FREE

To register or for questions, call or email us 650-725-8100
New

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.

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
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

Stanford Health Library
Our branches are closed, but our librarians are eager to help you find reliable information.

FREE

Call or email us: 650-725-1444
New
Class

Creating a regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Receive instruction and practice in this blend of ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscientific research. Enjoy the peace and power of taking a pause in your day and learning valuable new skills that will serve you during treatment and beyond. Beginners welcome.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


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 »

Every Monday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No class: 5/30, 7/4

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Every Thursday - REGISTER
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zoom

FREE

Class
Led by:

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. Please contact for virtual attendance via Zoom


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.

3rd Monday of the month

No in-person group until further notice.

FREE

Next Date: 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15
To register or for more information, call 650-725-8100
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

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: 4/8, 5/30, 7/4

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-725-8100

Gentle yoga postures emphasize stretching, joint mobilizations, and strengthening. Most of our class is done lying on a yoga mat to improve total body conditioning and circulatory flow, increase mobility and range of motion then relieve muscle tension. These classes are for students who can get on the floor without help.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


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 »

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Every Friday

Zoom

Free

For questions call or email us. 650-736-2234
Fitness

Healing Yoga 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

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us.
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.

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

Every Tuesday - REGISTER

Every Thursday - REGISTER

Zoom

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-725-8100
Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination, and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. We will also include evidence-based practices to help those with neurorehabilitative needs.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

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.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class 6/2, 7/7 

Zoom

FREE  

For more information, call 650-725-8100

Sit & Be Fit is a full-body workout including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching all while sitting in your chair. All you need for this class is a sturdy chair, drinking water, and be prepared to have fun!

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 a.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Zoom

FREE

For questions call or email us. 650-725-8100
New

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.
Registration required. Click REGISTER or call us.

 

這門網上太極課程可幫您增强平衡感、協調性、柔韌性和力量。任何人,不論年齡或身體條件,均可嘗
試。太極可強建體魄,放鬆平復心靈和情緒,改善整體身體健康和狀態。

參與課程須提前註冊。請在這裡註冊: https://stanfordmedicine.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-isrzstHtR4f1SwL9nZEXSQqqSQTuZa

 

如有任何疑問,請致電或發送電子郵件:
Email: SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org
Phone: 650-736-2234


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

不論患者在何處接受護理,斯坦福支持護理計畫為所有患者提供免費課程、工作坊、健身課程等多項服務和支持。

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 5/30, 7/4

每週週一
休課日期: 1 月 17 日、 5 月 30 日 和 7 月 4 日

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 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.

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

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

Zoom

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

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-725-8100
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.

Past Talks

Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion
Tim Ung, MD and Vash Sekar, MD
Moderated by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video coming soon.

The Importance of the Facial Nerve in the Symptoms and the Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

Watchful Waiting: When is it Reasonable and What are The Advantages and Disadvantages?
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Video

Acoustic Neuroma Panel Discussion
Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
Ahmad Maleeham MD, and Antonio Meola, MD
Video

August 4, 2016: "Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Facts and Controversies" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Support Group

FREE

Support Group

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

Registration required. To register, email us.

Patients, Caregivers, and Friends        Caregivers Only
Fourth Thursday of every month    Second Thursday of every month
1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25   1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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.

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

See description for dates.

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

This group discussion seeks to explore, learn, and grow from talking all about the “MS in the room”. You are invited to 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 class: 11/25

ONLINE

FREE

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

Are you caring for a loved one diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or 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. Call us to register.


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.

FREE

Next Date: 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24
For questions call: 650-725-8100
Support Group

An informative virtual meeting for those living with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and their loved ones. A welcoming place to ask questions regarding care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.

Registration required.  Click REGISTER.


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.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

FREE

Next Date: 8/9, 11/8
If you have questions, please call or email us. 650-725-4341
Support Group

A group meeting for stroke survivors, family, and caregivers to reflect and learn about a variety of stroke-related topics and share individual experiences.

Led by Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare healthcare professionals.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3rd Wednesday of every month

FREE

Next Date: 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17
For questions or to register, email us.
New
Support Group

We welcome you to join us and learn about the latest treatment options, network with other patients suffering from the same issues, and find encouragement and support.  Meetings are open to patients, caregivers, family, and friends.   

Registration required.  To register, email us.


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

  • Whole Person Pain Care: Latest research and scalable treatments for pain and opioid reduction
    Beth Darnall, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain
    Video
  • Interventions to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Pain Conditions
    Xiang Qian, MD, PhD.
    Video

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Case Presentations
    Drs' Steven Chang, Xiang Qian, Antonio Meola, Maleeha Ahmad
    Video

  • Facial Pain 101 & Case Presentations
    Panelists: Max Wintermark, MD (neuroradiologist), Erqi Pollom MD (radiation oncologist), Niu Niu Zhang, MD (neurologist), Xiang Qian, MD (Pain Management)
    Video

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Case Presentations
    Drs’ Steven Chang, Xiang Qian, Antonio Meola, Maleeha Ahmad
    Video

  • Interventions to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Pain Conditions
    Xiang Qian, MD, PhD. 
    Video

  • Current Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Niushen Zhang, MD, FAHS, Headache and Facial Pain Specialist
    Video

  • Classification of 7 Face Pain Types
    Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Video

  • The Importance of Radiographic Imaging of the Trigeminal Nerve in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Vascular Compression
    Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Video

  • Experiencing new onset of facial pain symptoms? Know the facts of the different types of facial pain before making a decision for any surgical procedures.
    Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Video

  • Understanding Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Video
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

FREE