UCB and UCSF Fall Learning Series

The Retirement Center is excited to be partnering with the UCSF Retiree Association to offer a monthly learning series August through December via Zoom.

The programs will feature topics both medical and of general interest, building upon the world renowned expertise of UCSF and UC Berkeley. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming programs October through December

November - UC Berkeley Retirement Center hosted via zoom: TBA

December - UCSF Retirees Association hosted via zoom: TBA

Resilience in Uncertain Times, October 2020

Andreea Seritan, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry and interim director for Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at UCSF's Langley Porter Hospital and Clinics

The triple challenge of COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place, and historic wildfires brought to light the pressing need to build new and maintain our existing resilience skills and stay connected to each other, albeit through virtual platforms. During this program, participants will be able to identify individual resilience-enhancing strategies and ways to maintain their emotional wellness.
Presented October 13, 2020, Presentation Slides

Container Gardening, August 2020

Laurel Nagle, a Master Gardener
Learn how to grow almost anything in containers (no yard required)! Providing seasonal color to homes and businesses, container gardening is a fun way to develop your green thumb. Vegetables, flowers, even small trees can be easily grown with the right materials and techniques. Strategies for less-than-perfect environments and long-term maintenance, plus review some helpful resources.
Presented on August 19, 2020, Presentation Slides

Getting Dirty is Good at Any Age, Stephen Andrews, UCSFRA, Sept 2020

Getting Dirty is Good at Any Age

Stephen Andrews, Soil Scientist, Educator, and Natural Resources Specialist explores why soil, the most complex biological material on earth, is good for us and our health.
Presentation Slides includes suggested reading materials