Caregiver Events, Workshops, and Research Studies

Check here for local and online events. We also feature research studies that are actively recruiting family caregivers or seniors for studies that aim to improve caregiving and aging.

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In-person Events

April 2016

The Power of Art and Music in the Lives of Those Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
Seniors At Home and The Contemporary Jewish Museum proudly present this enlightening seminar exploring recent research on creativity and the brain, and how arts and cultural experiences can enrich the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A panel of Bay Area experts will also discuss meaningful, creative activities and how to implement them with someone experiencing memory loss.

  • When: April 3, Sunday, 2 – 4:30 pm
  • Where: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • Cost: FREE
  • To register, email access@thecjm.org or call the Contemporary Jewish Museum at 415-655-7856

 

Dementia Awareness: A Path for Families
A diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming for families as they search for information, resources, and support. This enlightening panel discussion will give you the knowledge and help you need to navigate the path as you move forward. Learn about communication strategies, medication management, memory care communities and more.

  • When: April 12, Tuesday, 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd, Foster City
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register online here

 

Let’s Keep Talking About…Old Age, Sickness, and Death – Liberating the Hard Questions from the Shadows
Through a generous donation, JFCS’ Seniors At Home is proud to announce our NEW Palliative Care Lecture Series, “Let’s Keep Talking About…” Please join us for the launch of this series on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

All of us have questions we are afraid to ask and feelings we hesitate to express. Let us come together in a community conversation, led by Sylvia Boorstein and Redwing Keyssar, to address these challenges.

A reception with light refreshments will take place at 5:30 pm. Our program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

  • When: April 13, Wednesday, 5:30 – 8 pm
  • Where: JFCS, 2150 Post St, San Francisco
  • Cost: FREE
  • Register online here, space is limited.

 

“Navigating Care” Caregivers Count! 6th Annual Conference
This FREE conference is for families and friends who are caring for older adults. It’s hosted by the Aging Services Collaborative (ASC) of Santa Clara County. Topics include: self-care, navigating changes in care, dementia and communication. Respite care grants from Alzheimer’s Association may be available with advanced notice.

  • When: April 16, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm (lunch included)
  • Where: Campbell Community Center in Campbell, CA
  • Cost: FREE
  • RSVP: Get details and register here

 

March 2016

Dementia Awareness: A Path for Families
A diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming for families as they search for information, resources, and support. This enlightening panel discussion will give you the knowledge and help you need to navigate the path as you move forward. Learn about communication strategies, medication management, memory care communities and more.

  • When: March 29, Tuesday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Where: JFCS, 2150 Post St, San Francisco
  • Cost: FREE for the public; $10 for professionals (CEUs)
  • RSVP: Get details and register here

 

February 2016

Living in the Moment: Person Centered Dementia Care for Family and Elder Care Professionals

  • February 20, Saturday,  8:30 am – 12 noon
  • Belmont Community Center, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, CA
  • Hosted by ElderConsult
  • $25 family caregiver / $45 professional (includes CEUs)
  • Get details and register here

 

January 2015

  • 1/23, Friday – Institute On Aging’s Swindles, Scams and Schemes: Exposing the Elder Financial Abuse and Exploitation Epidemic
    • When: Friday, 1/23, 9 am – 5 pm (lunch provided)
    • Where: UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, Auditorium, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Free parking available. First come, first served, carpooling encouraged.)
    • Cost: General = $50, Senior/Student = $25
    • Click HERE to register
  • Memory Care Cafe – San Francisco (click here for more info)
    • 1/13, Tuesday: “Houghton Hall” Legion of Honor:, 10 AM – 12 Noon – Meet at the Main Entrance in Lincoln Park
    • 1/19, Monday: Whale Watching from Devil’s Slide Trail, 10 AM – 12 Noon – Meet at trail head parking lot, Pacifica
    • 1/26, Monday: PUC Water Treatment Plan Tour, 10 AM – 12 Noon – Meeting location TBD
  • Memory Care Cafe – Marin (click here for more info)
    • 1/22, Thursday: Buck Institute Guided Tour, 10 AM – 12 Noon – Meet at Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Novato
    • 1/29, Thursday: Downtown Fairfax Stroll, 10 AM – 12 Noon – Meet at Peri Park, Fairfax

February 2015

  • 2/20, Friday – Dementia Awareness and Caregiving for LGBT Older Adults in Diverse Communities
    • When: Friday, 2/20/15, 8:30 AM – 4 PM
    • What: One day workshop for about dementia care and caregiving for diverse, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender older adults. Designed specifically for the LGBT community, their famillies, friends, and partner caregivers as well as professionals.
    • Cost: Free
    • Where: The Milton Marks Conference Center, Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building, Lower Level, 455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
    • To register or get more info, contact Marian Zuang at mtzuang@stanford.edu or 650-721-1023

 

Online Events / Webinars

January 2015

  • 1/14: New Ways to Care: How Family Caregivers Can Use New Technologies at Home.
    • A practical overview of how technology can help you care for a frail or ill loved one at home. The focus today is on making your home safer and more efficient.
    • We’ll look at current products as well as some exciting innovations in the pipeline for development.
    • Click HERE to register
  • 1/21: Guide to Tech Services & Products: Making the Best Match for Your Family’s Needs.
    • If you’re not a tech wiz, how do you find and evaluate the new digital products that are available right now?
    • In this second of two webinars, we’ll offer useful tips and checklists to guide your decision-making.
    • Click HERE to register.

 

Research Studies

  • Caregiver Health-eBrain Study: Research to Improve Brain Health
    • Are you one of the 15 million caregivers looking after a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia?
    • Help scientists understand how the caregiving lifestyle impacts brain performance.
    • Join the Caregivers’ Health-eBrain project and participate in an online study to assess your cognition. 30 minutes of your time is all it takes.
    • For more information or to join the study go to www.health-ebrainstudy.org
  • LEAF – Life Enhancing Activities for Family Caregivers
    • Are you the primary family caregiver of a person with dementia? Would you like to learn new skills that may help with the stresses of caregiving?
    • To see if you’re eligible for LEAF, visit our website at leafstudy.ucsf.edu
    • Email: LEAF@ucsf.edu
    • Call: 415-514-2935
  • A Harvard University researcher is seeking participants for an aging-in-place study
    • Specifically – an individual who is using technology and the person that identifies as his or her primary caretaker.
    • Contact hevensen@college.harvard.edu if you are interested.