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Understanding Grief and Loss

Grief is the reaction to loss, and any kind of loss can trigger grief. People grieve for the loss of someone they love but also for the loss of independence, usefulness, cognitive functioning, and physical abilities. Grief is also a lifelong process: a journey rather than something that is cured. This course will teach people […]

Effective Communication Strategies

Enrichment Center in the Presidio 386 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA, United States

A lot can change when your loved one starts showing signs of dementia. Communication methods that were once effective may no longer serve you and your loved one as they did before. Here at Companioa, Institute on Aging’s comprehensive dementia services, we strive to support both the individual with dementia and their caregiver(s) through the […]

Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have long-lasting effects on individuals, families, and communities. Everyone can help prevent suicide. This course will provide information and helpful strategies for people who support those dealing with suicidal thoughts. Learning Objectives: • Increase one's knowledge, and understanding of suicide • Recognize warning signs • Identify […]

Vet to Vet Cafe

Enrichment Center in the Presidio 386 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA, United States

Are you a Veteran, close to a Veteran, or interested in hearing more about Veteran's experiences? We invite you to join us at Institute on Aging's Enrichment Center for an afternoon of open discussion presented by Sutter Care at Home’s Samuel Domingo, MSW and former Army Reservist, 2nd Medical Brigade. How has military service impacted your life and identity? What […]

Understanding Grief and Loss

Grief is the reaction to loss, and any kind of loss can trigger grief. People grieve for the loss of someone they love but also for the loss of independence, usefulness, cognitive functioning, and physical abilities. Grief is also a lifelong process: a journey rather than something that is cured. This course will teach people […]