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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 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 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.

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Using Smart Phones to Reduce Caregiver Stress

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Summer Series for Caregivers 2019

Caregiver Challenges: Memory Loss & Resistance

Wednesday, June 5th; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program

This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including caring for an elder with memory loss and caring for an elder who resists help.  Strategies for self-care will be shared. Resources provided.

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Caregiver Challenges: Roles & Responsibilities

Wednesday, June 26th; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, 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.  Resources provided.

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Caregiver Stress: Competing Demands & Finances

Wednesday, July 10th; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program

This workshop will focus on the stressors associated with caregiving, including competing demands, such as work, family and personal, as well as finances for care. Strategies for self-care will be shared.

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Caregiver Grief: Losses Associated with Aging

Tuesday, July 23rd; 12:10 – 1:30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D, LCSW, Elder Care Program

In this workshop we will identify various losses associated with aging and how these changes may be experienced by an elder, the caregiver, and other family members; recognize grieving as an active and important process; and try to differentiate between grief and depression.

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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.