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Caregiver Walk and Talk

Join your fellow campus and LBL caregivers this Fall on our Caregiver Connect campus walks. We will meet Tuesday, September 26th and October 24th, at the Campanile at 3:30pm for a gentle 30 minute stroll through campus, stopping to practice various breathing and stretching exercises along the way.

Email kpatchell@berkeley.edu for bCal scheduling

Elder Care Current Workshops

The Elder Care program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to aging and caregiving presented by professionals and peer advocates.


UC Berkeley and LBNL Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Postdocs:

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Fall 2023 Workshops

The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Kids and Parents

Thursday, September 21st, Noon - 1:30 pm, via Zoom

Speaker: Anna Le Mon, Senior Alternatives

The sandwich generation is the "caught-in-the-middle" generation, the group of middle-aged adults who are simultaneously raising children and supporting their aging parents. This can be physically, financially, and/or emotionally. This presentation covers the common stressors for these caregivers and ways to deal with them.


Clutter & Hoarding: Supporting a Loved One

Tuesday, October 12th, Noon - 1:30 pm, via Zoom

Speaker: Kathleen Crombie, M.A. 

This workshop will address different scenarios when clutter or hoarding behaviors become challenging. Skills to make changes will be presented to help overwhelm when faced with clutter or hoarding. Learn how to support a loved one while maintaining your own sanity.
Discussion of how and when to get professional help. Resources to help will be shared.


Senior Housing Options

Thursday, November 9th, Noon - 1:30 pm, via Zoom

Speaker: Veronica Sibley, Senior Alternatives

In this presentation, we review and explain housing options and resources available in the marketplace for aging adults. The presenter with provide an overview or resources available to secure assistance at home, as well as present options for  finding a new senior community to call home. Differing types and levels of assisted living and skilled nursing care will be described.


Sparking Joy Through Creativity 

Tuesday, December 12th, Noon - 1:30 pm, via Zoom

Speaker: Kari Rogensky, MA, LMFT, & Mindy Creson, MSW

Creativity is important at every age! Arts-based activities provide older adults living with chronic health issues opportunities for authentic self-expression, increased joy, and improved quality of life throughout all stages of their illness. Please join us for this fun, hands-on workshop designed to spark joy in you and the odler adult you are caring for. No art experience is necessary! 


Caregiver Connect

Caregiver Connect is a psychoeducational support group for caregivers concerned about or caring for an elder or younger adult with a chronic health issue. Caregiver Connect provides a safe space to discuss and gain support regarding your caregiving situation, as well as an opportunity to discover practical coping tips, care strategies and community resources. The group meets virtually on the first Tuesday of the month, and the third Friday of the month from 11 am -12 pm. Drop-ins are welcome and you are not required to attend both groups each month.

These small group meetings are facilitated by Elder Care Counselor Natasha Boissier, LCSW.

To register, please email kpatchell@berkeley.edu

Be Well at Work Events

Be Well at Work offers a variety of workshops throughout the semester. Topics presented focus on stress management and regenerative activities such as yoga, cooking, and dancing. Learn more about our current offerings.