UCB and UCSF Learning Series

The Retirement Center is excited to be partnering with the UCSF Retiree Association to offer a monthly learning series in the 20-21 academic year.

The programs will feature topics both medical and of general interest, building upon the world renowned expertise of UCSF and UC Berkeley. Information is added as it becomes available. 

Summer 2021 UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series

Below find information about upcoming webinars for Summer 2021

Upcoming Events

Summer Cooking Series with Chef Lorraine, Part II: Desserts 
August 11, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 noon 


Join the UCSF Retirees Association (UCSFRA) and UCB Retirement Center for an online series about cooking seasonally with Chef Lorraine Grumet!

This third (and final) class will cover fun and simple summer desserts.

Missed or want to review a previous session? Visit http://tiny.ucsf.edu/RAcookingP3

About Chef Lorraine:
Chef Lorraine Grumet, a proud third-generation San Franciscan with an Italian and German-American Heritage, has been cooking privately and professionally since 1994. After attending San Francisco's California Culinary Academy, she continued her education with master chef classes in Asti, Piemonte, Italia and went on to work in three Italian restaurants. She supports local growers and the wider SlowFood movement (http://slowfood.com), encouraging artisanal and heritage growers, makers, and their food traditions along with organic farming. She has previously worked at Acquerello, Emporio Rulli, Café Milanio, and several cafés in Silicon Valley.

Chef Lorraine also currently teaches a weekly cooking class via Zoom for SF Community Living (https://sfcommunityliving.org/event/cooking-with-chef-lorraine/all/). Each class has a theme and along with preparing the food, she imparts much cooking wisdom and many cooking techniques.

Summer Cooking Series Part II: Entrees, July 21, 2021

UCSF Retirees Association Cooking Series - Part II - Entrees

Muscle Loss in Older Adults, Kathy Bonacini, May 5, 2021

UCB/UCSF Retirees Learning Series: Physical Activity in Older Adults

HISTORY OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, Christopher Pollock, FEBRUARY 10, 2021

UCSFRA - History of Golden Gate Park - Christopher Pollock, Historian in Residence

Summer Cooking Series Part I: Salads, June 9, 2021

UCSF/UCB Retirees Summer Cooking Series with Chef Lorraine (Part 1 of 3)


Designing for the Homeless

Past Webinars

Fall 2020 UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series

Below find information and recordings of past webinars

Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Heal Depression
Presented on December 9, 10:30 am to Noon (recording available soon)

Stuart Eisendrath, MD, resident alum, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and former director of the UCSF Depression Center presented on harnessing the power of mindfulness meditation to heal depression, based on his 
book “When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.”  

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


UCSFRA and UC Berkeley Fall Learning Series: Resilience in Uncertain Times

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

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