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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.

Fall 2018 Workshops

Assisted Living Options for Seniors

Tuesday, 9/25; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Alan Morgerstern, MA

Moving from home is rarely an easy decision for an elder and their family. Understanding the options, however, can help you and them navigate this journey. This workshop will present the various housing options available to seniors at the assisted living level of care, how to finance it, and considerations for engaging professional help, such as placement specialists and geriatric care managers.


Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body

Wednesday, 10/10; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


Essential Legal Planning

Tuesday, 11/6; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Kathleen Day-Seiter, JD and Kristen Southworth, JD, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter LLP

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)


Emotional Aspects of Caregiving

Friday, 12/7; 12:10 – 1:30 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D, LCSW, UC Elder Care Program

“Caregiving is a temporary stage in a relationship which will take you to a level of compassion that you have never before experienced…” Beth Witrogen McLeod

Come to this interactive workshop to contemplate and acknowledge, the multitude of emotions accompanying the caregiving journey.


Caregiver Summer Series

Caregiver Challenges: Memory Loss and Resistance

Wednesday, 6/13; 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 caring for an elder with memory loss and caring for an elder who resists help.  Strategies for self-care will be shared and resources will be provided.


Caregiver Stress: Competing Demands and Finances

Wednesday 7/18; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed. D. LCSW, UC Berkeley 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.


Caregiver Grief: Losses Associated with Aging

Wednesday, 8/8; 12:10 - 1:30 pm, Tang Ed Center
Speaker: Maureen Kelly, Ed.D. LCSW, UC Berkeley 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.


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.