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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.


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

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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

Thoughtful planning for your and your loved one's future care, includes legal considerations. This workshop will review necessary information and documents you will need in your legal toolbox. These include:
* Durable Power of Attorney for health care and finances
* Living Trust
* Advanced Health Care Directive
* Physician Ordered Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST)  


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.


Caregiver Connect

Join the Elder Care Program for Caregivers Connect. The group will meet virtually on the first Tuesday of the month, and the third Friday of the month from 11 am -12 pm.
These small group meetings will focus on a different topic each month. The format will consist of a brief introduction with discussion and Q&A to follow. You are welcome to drop-in for any subject of interest. 
To register, please email kpatchell@berkeley.edu

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.