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, and by the Elder Care Counselor, Maureen Kelly.
UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff:
- Click on the "date" or “enroll” hyperlink to the UCB Learning Center.
- Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
- Click "Submit."
Please call Employee Assistance at (510) 643-7754 to register.
Spring 2019 Workshops
Conversations About Dementia
Wednesday, 2/13; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association
Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.
Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors
Wednesday, 3/13; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Susan Hamilton, Care Better
Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety, and content from trusted resources.
Hoarding: How to Help a Loved One
Wednesday, 4/10; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Kathleen Crombie, M.A. M.Ed, and Diana Gleghorn, MFT, In Order to...Organize
Therapists and Professional Organizers from "In Order To...Organize" based in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL will share techniques, resources, and ways to care for yourself when faced with trying to help a lonved one struggling with hoarding issues. Learn how to focus on the person and less on the 'stuff' while supporting the loved one to accept help in the face of a complex challenge; understand ways to support the emotional and physical challenges when faced with extreme clutter; and creative ways to help when finances are tight or someone refuses help.
Long Distance Caregiving
Wednesday, 5/1; 12:10 – 1:30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D, LCSW, UC Elder Care Program
Being a long distance cargiver to an elder brings its own set of challenges. Assessing needs and navigating resources from afar can be stressful and complicated. This interactive workshops examines when and how to help, how to locate resources in your elder's area, and how to seek support for yourself.