May 3, 2018 6pm to 8pm
Ed Roberts Campus at Ashby Bart
3075 Adeline, Berkeley
Despite some gains, we still live in a patriarchal culture, and women transitioning into older age struggle with their roles in family, community and their self worth. At this stage in life, women often lose sight of their own potential, as well as their power to make a difference in the lives of others as relationships are changing, kids move out and they are asked to take on the role of caregiver to elder parents. Yet it is a time when the values of feminism can be either revived or newly discovered as a means to a purposeful and confident older age.
Dr. Bersing’s passion is to empower elders, especially women to regain their uniqueness and claim their right place in society.
Her presentation will focus on:
• understanding how sexism and ageism is robbing us from our power and how to reclaim it,
• learning ways to increase our sense of purpose,
• discovering a new role and sphere of influence as we transition into older age,
• exploring the potential of taking on the role of mentors in our communities,
• using the power of feminism to combat ageism.
Dr. Doris Bersing is a clinical psychologist and a Gerontologist and has taught and led numerous therapeutic groups and academic circles. Her extensive career spans her progression from clinician and professor to ED, COO, and CEO of various companies in the health care and senior care arena. During her career, she has also held senior positions in graduate schools, health centers and hospital settings. She is lecturing nationally on issues of aging and long-term care and LGBT sensitivity training. She currently serves on 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 working on putting finishing touches on her latest book, ‘Still A Chance: From Crone To Mentor.’
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