Our next meeting is Thursday, July 19th
July: Join us on July 19th, All are WELCOME!
The Marin County Section on Aging is excited to invite you to our next Speaker on July 21th.
Kira Reginato: Elder Care Consultant, Speaker, Author, and Business Development Director for the app “Caring”
As a geriatric care manager, Kira has helped thousands of older adults and their families over the past 30 years.
She hosted the long-running radio shows “Call Kira About Aging!” and “The Elder Care Show.” Free podcasts are available at Callkira.com.
In her book—Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents (without losing your mind), she shares best practices for taking care of a loved one, and yourself.
Kira will demo the fantastic new app Caring she helped to develop. It was created to make life more manageable for family caregivers and you can use it, too. We think you’ll be excited to show this to your clients so they have a tool to stay on top of caregiver tasks, get organized, and get answers to over 160 common caregiving questions.
Kira is excited to show you how this secure app can be used and shared so the caregiver responsibilities are not on one primary caregiver.
Free trial of Caring is available to download at the App Store and Google Play. More at Apps4Caring.com.
You will be one of the first in the world to see this app that we hope will revolutionize how we look after our loved ones.
May’s Spotlight Speaker Was Doris Bersing. Thank You for sharing out time time with our Group!
Dr. Doris Bersing Clinical psychologist and a Gerontologist
Dr. Doris Bersing received her doctorate from L’Universite de Toulouse-Mirail in France. As a clinical psychologist and a Gerontologist she has taught and led therapeutic groups and academic circles in Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and now in the United States. In U.S.A and under the auspice of the federal government, she grew and operated as a C.O.O, six residential facilities for clinical treatment for dual diagnosed individuals. Doris’ extensive career spans her progression from clinician and professor to ED, COO, and CEO. During her career, she has also held senior positions in graduate schools, health centers and hospital settings. She is a meticulous, motivated and highly competent and versatile professional with considerable strategic planning in the top echelons of the highly competitive health care sector; a resourceful leader, multilingual and multicultural clinician, lecturer, and clinical supervisor.
A noted speaker and writer, she is the author of several books and articles. Actually, she is lecturing nationally in issues on aging and long-term care, LGBT sensitivity training. Her expansive involvement with professional associations includes dissertation committee member and chair for several graduate schools, sitting at the National Advisory Council for the Lesbian Health Research Center hosted by UCSF, the Institutional Review Board for Cal Research, and the Advisory Board for the Children’s Hospital in Oakland, in issues of diversity and health care. Executive Board Member of the Marin Home Care Collective, and Executive Board Member of The Presence Care Project, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote greater ease – less stress and greater well-being – in dementia care, both at home and in care communities. A mentor in spirit and action, she devotes her life to better that one of her clients, associates and students. She sits as a volunteer in different boards, including the Advisory Council for the UCSF Collaboration (Institute of Health & Aging; School of Medicine and the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health; and Lesbian Health Research Center) and the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland– Department of Psychiatry. Author of several books and articles, Doris is proofreading her last book about feminism and ageism titled: Still a chance: from Crone to Mentor.
Many thanks to AlmaVia of San Rafael for generously hosting our monthly meetings.
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Here are our 2018 Food Sponsors:
- January: Smith Ranch
- February: WindChime
- March: BrightStar Care
- April: Visiting Angels
- May: Mom’s New Pad
- June: Drake Terrace
- July: Valley Memorial Park
- August: CJ Jones Resentment & Forgiveness Services
- September: Hired Hands Homecare
- December: Alma Via Holiday Sponsor
2017 Directory is here! Download