Welcome to the Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara

We offer programs that empower those with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners to be
pro-active in managing their day-to-day lives, working to delay progression, and committing to living well with Parkinson’s.  Our shared experiences and triumphs drive everything we do, and strengthen our resolve to spread the message, “You may have Parkinson’s, but Parkinson’s doesn't have you."
We do not have a physical location for PASB.  Most of our activities are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.  Please send mail to:  PASB, PO Box 6254, SB, CA 93160-6254


Out of an abundance of caution with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, and given the current state of public health recommendations and social-distancing precautions, PASB has decided it is in the best interest of our PD Families to temporarily suspend all in-person meetings and classes until further notice.  

However, we are now offering the following meetings weekly on ZOOM:

  • Grief Support Group Meeting Tuesdays at 11 am (meets in person)

  • Caregivers Support Group Meeting Tuesdays at 2:30 pm

  • Early Onset Support Group Meetings 3rd Sundays at 3 pm

click here for more info about how to join these meetings

  • NEW:  Join Eva Medina live on our FB Page!

    • New online exercise program offered in Spanish with our trainer, Eva

    • Designed especially for people with Parkinson’s Disease

    • or similar physical limitations.

    • Thanks to support from the Parkinson’s Foundation:

    • All Classes are online and Free!

    • Have fun moving to Latin rhythms while exercising your body and improving your health—all from the comfort of your home.

    • Every Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Facebook Live!

    • For more information, contact:

    • Linda (805) 450-4334

    • Alindajamas68@gmail.com

Thank you to the Parkinson Foundation for supporting this Program!


For information on how to join any of these meetings, please email Kitty Bell at kttbell@mypasb.org

Peggy's Exercise Class

Disclaimer for PASB Exercise Videos Posted on our Website and Facebook

  1. Before beginning any exercise, dance or other physical activity, please consult a qualified physician to make sure that it is safe for you to engage in such activity.  Physical activity such as dance or exercise is not suitable for everyone and may lead to injury. Even if it is safe for you to engage in any of the activities demonstrated in this video, we strongly recommend that you do it with a partner or with someone who might join in and assist you if required.


  1. The video programs are for general purposes only and do not constitute medical or other professional advice. They should not be used or relied on for treatment of any medical condition or without guidance and approval from a qualified physician.


  1. You assume all risks of injury sustained as a result of engaging in any physical activity demonstrated in the videos. You agree that none of the Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara, its representatives, its independent contractors, nor the Move to Connect Program is in any manner responsible for any injury sustained by you during the course of any physical activity, and you agree to indemnify and hold all of such parties harmless from any claim resulting from any injury so sustained.

View Peggy Buchanan's Thursday Exercise class
on Video!
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Move to Connect with Eva in Spanish!
View Leslie Sack's Tuesday Exercise class on Video!
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Join us on Zoom for these upcoming new Monthly Speaker Meetings!

May  19, 2021 at 1 pm

Brent Bluett, D.O. - Movement Disorders Specialist

Arroyo Grande Specialty Center – Neurology

"The Diagnosis, Management and Ongoing Research of Parkinson's Disease"

Dr. Bluett is a neurologist who specializes in Movement Disorders and is newly relocated to Arroyo Grande, CA.  His presentation will provide an overview of medical management of Parkinson’s Disease by discussing the typical medication algorithm movement disorders that specialists use, with comments on how to individualize this to optimize one’s condition.   An update on Parkinson’s Disease will provide an overview of new compounds and targets, as well as the current status of these efforts.


    Many more meetings scheduled!  See more Speaker meeting information here...
All will be on Zoom and the programs will run from 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.  Invitations will be sent out prior to each meeting.

Visit our Local Resources page for contact information from dozens of entities in the Santa Barbara area.  

Get support help from the Coast Caregiver Resource Center.  Respite care, grocery shopping…and much more.

For current and up to date Coronavirus information, click on the links below:     

California Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

Centers for Disease Control
California Department of Public Health
County Public Health

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive, debilitating neurological movement disorder.  Many in our community deal with this disease every day, as it challenges their quality of life and affects their entire families. 

We are a non-profit, not affiliated with any national organization and have no building or office. We completely rely on donations to support our Parkinson's community and to help our families live better with Parkinson's Disease. Your donation is tax deductible.

                                                                  Thank you for your support!

June 11, 2019

Stay informed with important presentations on Living with Parkinson's Disease!


April 01, 2018

PASB offers exercise classes to those affected by Parkinson's Disease twice a week.  This uplifting  one hour class is beneficial for all stages of PD.  Join Leslie Sack on Peggy Buchanan onTuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00.

MJFox Foundation List of Resources

January 01, 2020

Searching for information?  Check out this list of resources from Michael J Fox Foundation.

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Wonderful Family

Picnic at 

Tucker's Grove!

Take a look at the 

great Photos by 

Marian Shapiro!

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View Marian Shapiro's fabulous photos of
PASB Events!   
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Thanks to Marian 

Shapiro for capturing

all of the great moments at our PASB Events!

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PO Box 6254
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6254
Phone:  805-683-1326
email:   kttbell@mypasb.org

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