Faculty/Staff Elder Care
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:
- Click on the "date" or “enroll” hyperlink to the UCB Learning Center.
- Enter your CalNet Passphrase.
- Click "Submit."
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.