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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.


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.