California PPS Groups


California PPS Groups

This is a meeting place for PPS groups from around the state of California. If you are looking for a group within our state, just browse the up to date info below and locate a group meeting closest to your home area.

Location: California, U.S.A.
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2012


East Ventura County Post-Polio Support Group
C/o: Sharon L. Ertel
950 Janetwood, Dr.
Oxnard, CA 93030-3419
Meetings: First Saturday or each month – June and Nov. are luncheon
Meetings. July and August are dark months.
(2010 exceptions – Jan. 9, Sept. 11)
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Contact Info: (805) 485-9664

HAPS (Hemet Area Polio Survivors)
Sun West Village
1001 N. Lyon Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
Meetings: Third Tuesday 11:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: Rick Van Der Linden at (951) 926-5492

High Desert PPS Support Group
C/o: Kay Mears
14000 El Evado Rd., #45
Victorville, CA 92392
Meetings: Second Wednesday 12:00 to 1:30pm (location varies)
Contact: Vi at (760) 949-6557 or email:

Post-Polio Support Group of Orange County
Villa Park City Council Chambers
17855 Santiago Blvd
Villa Park, CA 92816
Meetings: 2nd Saturdays
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May Meeting is usually 3rd Sunday
December meeting At Rancho Los Amigos in Downey

Polio Survivors Association
Location: 12720 La Reina Avenue
Downey, CA 90242-4243
Information only

Polio Survivors Plus - Orange County
Post Office Box 645
Lake Forest, CA 92609
Meetings: Fourth Wednesdays
Contact: Sue Lau at (714) 639-7497 or
Gene Minder at

Rancho Los Amigos Post-Polio Support Group Rancho Los Amigos
Location: National Rehabilitation Center SSA Bldg. Rm. 1150
7601 E. Imperial Hwy.
Downey, CA 90242
Meetings: Fourth Saturday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Diane Ekonen 562-861-8128

Riverside Area Polio Survivors
3465 Ramona Dr
Riverside CA 92506
(951) 788-9310
Meetings: 3rd Saturday of even months
Time: 11am

San Diego Polio Survivors
Location: Kaiser Permanente Hospital
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120
Meetings: Second Saturdays of odd numbered months
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm/Downstairs classroom
Contacts: Rick Kneeshaw – (858) 566-4016
Gladys Swensrud – (858) 271-9288

San Fernando Polio Support Group/Polio Survivors Foundation

San Gabriel & Pomona Valley Polio Support Group
Casa Colina Rehabilitation Center, Tamkin Center Room A
255 E. Bonita Avenue, Pomona, CA
Meetings: Normally meets the 3rd Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Call for
meeting details)
Contact: Mary Ellen Stan (909) 465-0742
Web Site:

The following areas have no formal group meeting. Please reach the contacts below for PPS information within these areas:
Bakersfield, CA
Contacts: Lynn Hall: (661) 588-1099
Mary Correia: (661) 836-9220

Coachella Valley:


Post-Polio Group /California North Coast
P. O. Box 9397
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-1397
Message Center: (707) 524-7865
Meetings: Fall & Spring Luncheon Meetings - Contact us as listed above for future dates.
Our service area includes, but is not limited to: Counties of Marin,
Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt

Sacramento Post Polio Support Group [SPPSG]
Fairvale Baptist Church
8660 Madison Avenue (at Illinois Avenue)
Fair Oaks, California 95628
Meetings: First Saturday of each month (except July and Aug
Time: 11:00 AM with Pot Luck lunch at Noon.
Contact: Leslie D. Smith, President
Phone: 916-725-4077 or 800-215-0318

SFBAPS (San Francisco Bay Area Polio Survivors)
PO Box 5104
Concord, CA 94524-0104
Meetings: Third Saturday 10:30 am to noon
Kaiser Permanente, Ensenada Bldg.
3rd Floor Conference Rooms E1 - E3
Martinez, CA
Contact: Stella Cade at 925-926-0110

SVPS (Silicon Valley Polio Survivors)
Satellite of SFBAPS
PO Box 5104
Concord, CA 94524-0104
Meetings: 10:00 to noon, 2nd Saturday
Stevenson House
455 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA
Contact: Sue Peeters at 650-368-8185

Location: Denney’s Restaurant, 2400 Grass Valley Highway (Highway
49), Auburn, California.
Meets: The second Saturday of each month
Time: 9:00 am
Contact: Barbara Childress (530) 878-8922
Carolyne Reed (916) 663-2920

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Comment by april iturria on June 7, 2012 at 11:57am

are their any support groups around Reno Nevada?  I live in Susanville Calif. which is only 88 miles northwest of Reno...april in Susanville my email is!!

Comment by Daniel L. (Dan) Middlebrooks on August 11, 2010 at 6:06pm
Dr Bruno is now a member of Polio Today. You can find him under members. We all owe him so much for what he has done for us all.

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