Caregiver Education and Support Program


Adult and Elder Care Resources

Please visit our Adult and Elder Care page for information on caregiving, the Care Advantage Program, local and national resources, a helpful Glossary of Terms as well as recent news in the Caregiving world.

Being Mortal Screening and Discussion at UCDH

Thursday, April 13, 3:00-5:00

JOIN US for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them.  UCDMC Mind Institite Auditorium 1115, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento. Please RSVP by April 3.  Sponsored by WorkLife and Wellness, Yolo Hospice, UC Davis Hospice and UC Davis Health ASAP.

Caregiver Education Series: Davis Campus

Spring Term Presentation May 25: Navigating Medicare: A Primer for Caregivers

12:00-1:00, Room D Student Community Center

Does thinking about tackling Medicare seem like a daunting task on your long list of tasks as a caregiver?  We’re bringing in the expert on the ins and outs of Medicare including an overview of coverage and options, information on supplementing Medicare, prescription drug coverage, preventative services, fraud and abuse, and recent changes to programming.  Learn about free services available to help you navigate Medicare including free counseling and education.

Instructor: Carolynn Washington is a compassionate Community Service Specialist currently employed by HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) Services of Northern California as an Education and Outreach Coordinator. She provides free unbiased education and information to help Individual approaching age 65, Medicare beneficiaries and those with disabilities understand Medicare and decide what’s best for their individual healthcare insurance needs.

Caregiver Support Groups:

The UC Davis Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for staff and their family members to meet once a month for mutual emotional support, receive resources and exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to caregiving.

UC Davis Campus:

WorkLife and Wellness and the Women's Resource and Research Center will be hosting a facilitated monthly support group for staff, retirees and students who are caring for an adult who is sick, disabled or fragile with age. The group will be facilitated by clinical psychologist Dr.Louise Bettner, PhD, on the second Friday of each month, starting July 8 from 12:00-1:00 in the WRRC Righteous Babes Lounge, North Hall, Davis campus. No reservation necessary.  7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/18, 12/9, 1/13. 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9

Community Events and Support

Yolo Hospice

Yolo Hospice offers workshops, seminars and support groups for many topics and ages including: Living with an Illness, Caring for Someone, and Grief and Bereavement Support.  

Choices in Caring, Advance Care Planning Classes

Dignity Health has a monthly class about Advance Care Planning presented by Dr. Jeffrey Yee. The class is held at 1:00 pm, the fourth friday of every month at Woodland Medical Office, 632 W. Gibson Road, Education Classroom. For more information or to register please call 530-668-2600.

Caregiver Webinars

Bright Horizons Free Webinars for Caregivers: