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."
Fall 2021 Workshops
*Please note that all Elder Care workshops will be offered virtually this fall*
Essential Legal Planning
Monday, 10/4; 12:10 - 1 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Kathleen Day-Seiter
Who Will Care for Me?
Thursday, 11/18; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Caregivers often do a good job of caring for others: a frail elder, a young child, a friend or partner, but often don’t have the time or capacity to care for themselves, including planning for their own later years. When you ask yourself, “Who will care for me,” the question may raise fears, uncertainty, denial, overwhelm, or paralysis. This workshop will serve as a starting point to help you begin to create a plan of emotional support, as well as to learn or review medical, legal, and financial considerations.
Dementia: A Primer for Family Caregivers
Monday, 12/6; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, via Zoom
Speaker: Natasha Boissier, Elder Care Counselor
This workshop will provide family caregivers caring for someone with a neurodegenerative illness with information,resources and coping strategies. We will review the various types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia and Lewy Body Disease, their associated cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and current methods of managing these illnesses. We will explore the primary responsibilities of the family caregiver through the various stages of illness and learn about available local and national support services.