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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, and by the Elder Care Counselor, Maureen Kelly.  

ENROLLMENT

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

  1. Click on the "date" or “enroll” hyperlink to the UCB Learning Center.
  2. Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
  3. Click "Submit."

LBNL Employees:

  1. Please call Employee Assistance at (510) 643-7754 to register.

Spring 2020 Workshops

Financial Planning Options for Long Term Care

Tuesday, 2/11; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Kenneth Leung, CFP, Millar Financial Group

With rising costs of medical expenses, planning for Long Term Care for yourself or a loved one can be complex and challenging. Solutions require all or a combination of: the coordination of the family’s personal and financial resources, insurance benefits, and public benefits planning. Come learn more about the various Financial Planning options for Long Term Care.

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**Cancelled** Understanding Younger-Onset Alzheimer's

Wednesday, 3/18; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speakers: Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s disease is not a part of normal aging, nor do we think about it affecting people who are under age 65. However, younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's, affects approximately 200,000 of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.
Since health care providers generally don't look for Alzheimer's disease in younger people, getting an accurate diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's can be a long and frustrating process for the person and for their families. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and the particular challenges faced by individuals and family members when there is a diagnosis of Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s.

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Sandwich Generation: Surviving the Stress

Tuesday, 4/21; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program

The term "Sandwich Generation," was first coined in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller to describe “women” in their 30s and 40s who were “sandwiched” between caring for young children and their aging parents. The term has since expanded to include all adult children who are caring for their elders as well as for their older and adult children who have returned home.

This workshop will identify common stressors experienced by the Sandwich Generation such as juggling multiple needs and schedules, being emotionally and financially responsible for more than one generation, the challenges of caring for both children and parents simultaneously, and the scarcity of time and energy for self-care and other relationships. Strategies to manage the stress of caring and ways to nurture the self will be presented.

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Conscious Dying: Learning to Live Fully

Wednesday, 5/6; 12:10 – 1:30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Dale Borglum, Ph.D. Conscious Dying: Living Fully

“We are all caregivers and seekers of healing.” The process of becoming fully present to and loving towards ourselves and others, can be an opportunity for profound growth and healing. In this workshop, we will learn a clear, concise and usable model to live life more consciously and compassionately while acknowledging our own mortality.

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Employee Assistance Workshops

Employee Assistance offers workshops on a variety of issues either by request from departments, or by open enrollment in classes. Topics include, but are not limited to: stress management, instant relaxation, and coping with transition/change. See what workshops are currently on offer.