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National Family Caregivers Month: Tips for Support and Building Resilience – November 25, 2019

As part of National Family Caregivers Month in November, the All Access Employee Resource Group and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office are hosting a seminar with guest speaker Anna Le Mon, MPH, MSSW.

Caregivers have a tough job, whether they are caring for aging parents or a child with special needs. In this presentation, you will learn about what it means to be a family caregiver and statistics on caregiving in the US. We will discuss the physical, emotional and financial effects of caregiving and common issues that arise between family members caring for a loved one. You will learn information on how to get support, find respite care and manage your own self-care. Finally, we will outline where to start and how to make a plan with regard to caregiving for a family member.

Date: Monday, November 25th

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Location: Building 50 Auditorium

Bio: Anna Le Mon is the Director of Care Management at Senior Alternatives, a comprehensive home care and care management agency in Oakland. She has a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. Before coming to Senior Alternatives, she worked for several years at Evolent Health and Brown & Toland Physicians as a medical social worker, assisting Medicare patients with complex care coordination and medical advocacy. In addition, Anna is a long-time Master Trainer with the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and has an extensive background in health education. In her spare time, she enjoys running, eating pizza and spending time with her family.



Are you looking for assistance as a caregiver?

UC Berkeley’s Be Well at Work program for faculty and staff is available to all LBL employees. They have workshops, classes and consultations available on the following topics (and more!):