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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.  


UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff:

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

LBNL Employees:
Please call Employee Assistance at (510) 643-7754 to register.

Spring 2018 Workshops

Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics

Tuesday, 2/13; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Mary Fisher, Alzheimer's Association

In this informative workshop, participants will learn about normal age-related memory changes, the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the diagnostic process, risk factors, disease stages, and treatment options. Resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association will be provided, as well as community resources, both locally and geographically distant.


Reducing Caregiver Stress with Breema

Wednesday 3/7; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Arlie Mischeaux, The Breema Center

This interactive workshop for caregivers will introduce you to Breema, a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates an experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. Breema practice supports physical and mental flexibility, as well as mental clarity, vitality, and emotional balance. Participants will engage in various movements, including gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and postures. No special equipment, clothing, or ability is needed. 


Caregiver Challenges: Roles and Responsibilities

Mon 4/16; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D. LCSW, UC Berkeley Elder Care Program

This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including roles and responsibilities of the caregiver and other family members; the caregiver-care receiver relationship; expectations you and others have of you; and feeling responsible but not having control.  Strategies for self-care will be shared, and resources will be provided.


Helping Your Loved One to Remain at Home

Wed 5/2; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Caryn Doherty, LCSW, Senior Alternatives

Knowing the resources in advance of a crisis and being prepared to discuss options with an elder, can be invaluable to you and your loved one. This informative workshop, offered by a geriatric care manager, will include a discussion of the challenges you may encounter as you attempt to assist your elder with their wish to remain living safely at home. Resources such as in- home care, care management, transportation services, and delivered meals, are a few of the essential community partners that will be presented. 


Employee Assistance Workshops

Employee Assistance (formerly know as CARE Services) 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.