Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women

Learn Together, Play Together and Thrive Together

We are living through very interesting times with the Coronavirus totally disrupting our lives. How are you coping with this? Are you finding that you are feeling isolated? What can you do?

Twitchy Women is hosting a series of webinars on Zoom every other Sunday morning at 10 am Pacific Time. Our meetings are always fun, informative and free. And just for Women with PD. To maintain privacy for this group, we ask that care-partners and family members not attend unless an event states that registration is open to all. If you have any questions, please contact

We also have a closed group on FaceBook that you are welcome to join. This is for women with PD only, to maintain privacy. Feel free to post information about any of our speakers, topics you would like to see on Sunday Mornings and more.

November 29, 2020  Twitchy Women Friendsgiving  Party

Bring your pie leftovers from Thanksgiving  to share virtually with other Women with Parkinson’s Disease.  After a brief introduction about exciting new opportunities for Twitchy Women, we will divide up into small groups to get to know one another.  You might just find your Parkinson’s BFF today.  No agenda, just lots of fun.

Register here to join in the party

December 13, 2020 Music Mends Minds

Celebrate the holidays with us at a musical Sunday with Music Mends Minds. Carol Rosenstein, Founder & Executive Director–will talk about how she explored the amazing prospect of music as medicine for the mind and created musical support groups for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and PTSD. Be prepared to make a lot of music with Carol, with singing and musical instruments. You will receive information about what you need after you register for this Holiday event.

Your Support is Appreciated

Please support our presenters when possible. They have much to offer those of us with Parkinson’s and have generously donated their time and knowledge to be with us on Sunday mornings. Many are small non-profits that have had to change how they do business because of the current situation.

Do you have ideas for future sessions?

Do you know any speakers or programs that you want to recommend? Please contact me directly at twitchywoman18@gmailcom

Haven’t used Zoom before? Try it out at least a few hours before and the program will walk you through it. You will be asked to enter the meeting ID which will take you to our meeting. You will receive the meeting ID information once you register. Please note that the ID is different for each session.

Past Events

November 15, 2020   

Do you know if you have one of the gene mutations that can cause PD? What is your risk if you test positive for one of the genes? Do genetic forms of PD look different for women than for men? Denise Coley (PwP) and Ana Naito (researcher) will talk about the Parkinson’s Foundation initiative that offers genetic testing and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Watch the recording here

November 1, 2020

Do your changing hormones wreak havoc on your meds?

In this meeting, we explored how changing levels of Estrogen can interfere with our Parkinson’s medications. A panel of three women talked about their experiences and then led small breakout group discussions. Recording not available.

October 18, 2020 Linda K. Olson

Linda K. Olson lost both of her legs and one arm when the car she was traveling in was hit by a train. Then 5 years ago, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. You can watch her amazing story as she told to us it by clicking here

October 4, 2020 Cycling with Jay Alberts, PhD

Jay Alberts, PhD, talks about the benefits of forced exercise for People with Parkinson’s and about his current study with Peloton bicycles.

You can view his talk here

March 22, 2020 Kristie Scott – Life Coach, Woman with PD and creator of Evolve Cards

Most of Kristie’s information is on her website Here is a link to her Resource List

April 3, 2020 Maria de Leon – Parkinson’s Diva

Are you a Parkinson’s Diva? Check out Maria’s books below and learn some fun tips just for women with PD. Enjoy!

Parkinson’s Diva (the book)

April 19, 2020 Jennifer Parkinson Iljin – Neuro Boxing

Watch her presentation here

May 3, 2020 Kat Hill – Sketchbook Journaling

Click here for Kat’s slides

May 17, 2020 Taiko Drumming

Watch the recording with Sydney, Naomi and Vivian

Online Taiko tutorials:

May 31, 2020 PD-Connect

So much fun exercising with Lisa and SteF. For more information about PD-Connect and to take their virtual exercise classes go to


June 14, 2020 A Morning with Dr. Laurie Mischley

Watch the recording here of the very informative session with Dr. Laurie Mischley.


June 28, 2020 Living well with PD in Covid-19 era with Dr. Indu Subramanian

Movement Disorders Specialist Indu Subramanian, MD, UCLA and the VA, talked about living well with PD in Covid-19 era including the importance of social connections, mindfulness and yoga to alleviate some of the stress we are all feeling during this unsettling time. Watch the recording of session.

July 14, 2020 Dancing Through Parkinson’


July 26, 2020 Kinetics

Sue Wylie, writer, producer and Person with Parkinson’s, joined us for a discussion about her film, Kinetics. You can still watch the 50 minute film Kinetics: The Desire to Move at home for a limited time.

You can watch the trailer: 
And learn more about it on our website:
Email us at


August 9, 2020 Claire McLean PT, DPT, NCS

We had an amazing PWR! exercise session with super PT Claire McLean. She has shared information about her online classes and membership.

If there are any women in Orange County who would be interested in exercising with Claire in person (when that is a thing again!) or coming in for an assessment you can contact Claire directly or check out her website:
For online membership:
A list of classes in the video library:
Current livestream schedule:
Free videos for both information and exercise:

August 23, 2020 Ending Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Ray Dorsey

This was an amazing information session with a call to action.  For those of you who missed it, make sure that you watch the entire video and then take action.  Sign up to be  PD Avenger.  Send an email to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to ban Paraquat in the US.  And sign up for future research studies with Dr. Dorsey.  
Here is the video recording of our session: Ending Parkinson’s x Twitchy Woman FINAL 082320…

Ending Parkinson’s Disease

Buy the book on Amazon for $17.89 (and write a review!):

If you can’t afford it, email us and we will send you a free copy (and ask you to write a review!):

Sign up for our email list to get notified about upcoming live webcasts, and watch past webcasts:

Ready to end Parkinson’s disease? Sign the PACT to Prevent, Advocate, Care, and Treat Parkinson’s:

Other Actions You Can Take

Email EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler ( or call him at 202-564-4700

Sign up to get notified about future research studies from Dr. Dorsey’s team at the University of Rochester:, and email if you have any questions about signing up.

PD Avengers

Learn about this fantastic group on Facebook ( and on their website (

September 13 Yoga with Christiana Lewis

“If you can breathe you can do yoga” Email: C 949.541.1583