Faculty/Staff Elder Care
Elder Care Current Workshops
The Elder Care program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to aging and caregiving. They are presented by professionals with specialized knowledge.
UC Berkeley and LBNL Faculty, Staff, Visiting Scholars, and Postdocs:
- Click on the "date" or “enroll” hyperlink to the UCB Learning Center.
- Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
- Click "Submit."
Spring 2022 Workshops
*Please note that all Elder Care workshops will be offered virtually this spring*
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research
Tuesday, 1/25; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Rita Hearn
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain
and the body are connected. But now, science is able to
provide insights into how to optimize our physical and
cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research
in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive
activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to
help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan
for healthy aging.
Aging With Pride: Caregiving and Dementia in the LGBTQ+ Community
Thursday, 2/3; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Amy Cunningham, Aging with Pride IDEA Project
Caring for a loved one with memory loss is difficult under the best of circumstances, but people in the LGBTQ community face additional challenges because of their identities and a lifetime of marginalization, stigma, and trauma. This presentation will include information about dementia and caregiving in the LGBTQ community. Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action), the first federally funded program designed to help those experiencing memory loss and their caregivers in the LGBTQ community, will be highlighted.
Holistic Quality of Life: Creating Joyful Moments
Thursday, 3/3; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Kari Rogensky, MA., LMFT, & Mindy Cresson, MSW - Sponsored by the Hummingbird Project - Sage Elder Care
This presentation will inspire creative thinking on engaging older adults in joyful and meaningful experiences that enhance holistic quality of life. Utilizing a strengths-based approach, we will explore a variety of activities designed to support the physical, emotional, intellectual, environmental, creative, vocational, and spiritual domains of wellness. Participants will be introduced to resources that will support their efforts to successfully engage the older adults in their lives.
Meaningful Consent - Social and Legal Issues in Caring for Adults with Cognitive Changes
Tuesday, 4/12; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Janet Brush, Managing Director or Senior Alternatives, and Anna Le Mon, MPH, MSSW, Director of Care Management
Meaningful consent as applied to aging involves ensuring an older adult is provided every opportunity to make personal and financial decisions based on their current and past needs, wants and desires for as long as possible. But how is consent achieved for those living with cognitive loss? Legal Codes and Ethics of decion making will be discussed, as well as resources available to help navigate the process.
Going the Distance: Resillience and Self Care for Family Caregivers
Thursday, 5/5; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Christina Irving, Family Caregiver Alliance
Being a caregiver to family member or friend can be taxing physically, emotionally, and financially. Because of the many responsibilities family caregivers face, stress, anxiety, and social isolation are common experiences and caregivers often don't have much time for self-care. This webinar will discuss tools and tips to help caregivers cope with the isolation, stress, and anxiety of providing care through building resilience and finding practical ways to care for one's own well-being.