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In late March, our team attended the American Society on Aging's 2023 conference, "On Aging 2023." What a great experience to be with peer agencies, community organizations and individuals working to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families.

It was wonderful and inspiring to see old friends, make new ones, learn about new developments in the field of aging, and share our projects, findings and collaborations with our fantastic colleagues. If you weren't able to make the conference, we've included links to our presentations down below.

You'll see this issue of the Provider E-News Update also includes an abundance of resources, upcoming classes, new materials and local organizations to connect with. If you're curious about California's Master Plan for Aging, don't miss an interactive and educational Zoom event this Friday at 9am PT. See info below.

Finally, we are looking for a Cantonese-speaking Family Consultant/ Social Worker. If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass along our job listing.

We appreciate all you do for caregivers, their families and our communities!

Thank you,

Family Caregiver Alliance

Upcoming Classes & Events

Introducing new classes and events for family caregivers, their care recipients and providers: 


  • Let's Get Away, Together! — Every Tuesday through June 6. Join us in this popular virtual travel series as we explore Golden Gate Park, a Beatles encore, train travel, joyful moments, and monsters and legends from around the world! Full info and registration here.

  • Take Charge! Advance Care Planning Tips — April 26. This class provides a basic understanding of advance care planning, including thinking about what matters most, explaining wishes to family and friends and creating a plan. Full info and registration here

  • Dementia 101 — May 8. This class provides a basic understanding of dementia and how it affects an individual, as well as tips for caregivers on how to cope with these changes. Full info and registration here.   

  • Sleep Hygiene — May 31. We will be discussing all aspects of sleep and offering tips for getting better quality (and hopefully, more hours of) zzz's. Full info and registration here.  

  • Gen Silent Screening & Panel Discussion — June 7. This critically acclaimed documentary delves into the challenges and discrimination that LGBTQ seniors can face in navigating the health care system. Save the date and stay tuned for full info and registration.  

  • LGBTQ Dementia Care (For Providers!) — June 14, 11:30am - 1pmA collaboration between Openhouse, the Alzheimer's Association and FCA, this 1.5 hour free training for health and social service providers explores the unique care needs and challenges of LGBTQ seniors living with dementia and their care partners, and provides recommendations and resources. Grab the flyer; see full info and registration here. Please note that this is Tier 1 training, provided in English; Tier 2 training date is TBA.

  • NEW! LGBTQ Caregivers Support Group — 3rd Wednesday of every month. In partnership with Openhouse, FCA is launching a new monthly support group (via Zoom) for LGBTQ caregivers. For more information or to register, contact Adriana Sanchez.

All classes are free. Bookmark our calendar to stay up to date on upcoming classes, webinars and events.


We'll be hosting a resource table at the below health and aging events in our local communities — where we'll have informational materials, small goodies/giveaways and answers to all your questions about family caregiving! Come out and say hi!

  • May 3, 10am - 2pm City of Oakland's Aging Unbound Celebration for Older Americans Month, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. Full info and registration here.

  • May 14, 11am - 3pm Active Adult/Senior Health and Fitness Fun Fair, Westlake Park, 111 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City. Full info here

  • May 19, 11am - 2pm Be Strong, Live Long Health & Wellness Fair, Santa Clara Senior Center, 1399 Fremont St., Santa Clara. Full info here

For any questions about our community engagements, events or the in-services we offer to provider organizations, contact Julian Leus, our Community Engagement Specialist.

Not-to-Miss Resources

We want to make sure you didn't miss these valuable resources and materials!

"CARING FOR YOU" — NEW! This handy resource guide provides family caregivers with ready-to-use resources, self-care tips, and information on where and how to get help. View and download the PDF here. Please share with your patients and clients!

WEBINAR SERIES ON PAID FAMILY LEAVE — We're happy to share recordings of 3 info-packed webinars from Legal Aid at Work covering the ins and outs of paid family leave — each designed for a different audience.

  • For health care and social service providers — This webinar walks through Paid Family Leave and related workplace leave laws and equips you to advise family caregivers about their ability to take leave from work and receive income from California’s Paid Family Leave program while caring for a seriously ill loved one. Webinar in English

  • For family caregivers (English- & Spanish-speaking)This webinar walks family caregivers through the application process for Paid Family Leave and how to protect their job while taking leave for caregiving. Webinar in English | Webinar in Spanish

Spotlight: Organizations to Know

In this recurring spotlight section, we’re pleased to highlight a round-up of local organizations serving family caregivers and their care recipients, low-income families and others in need. While we lack the space to highlight all the wonderful organizations doing incredible work in their communities, we hope you'll check out the below and add them to your client resources list or as potential organizational partners. These organizations are based in San Mateo County—in future issues, we will share organizations serving other Bay Area counties:

  • Coastside Adult Day Health — Offers person-centered care with a comprehensive, structured day health care program, with services such as memory care, activities, support services and some health care services.

  • Mission Hospice — Provides end-of-life care, grief support and education for patients and families in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay.

  • North East Medical Services — This community health center provides affordable health care services (medical, dental, behavioral health, optometry and more) in a linguistically and culturally sensitive manner.

  • Peninsula Family Services — Promotes health, mobility and independence of seniors through services such as a resource hotline, transportation, mental health, peer counseling, activities and technology training.

  • Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services — Provides services to enhance the lives of older adults and persons living with disabilities who choose to live independently with dignity in their homes. Also provides support via phone and email.

  • Rosener House Adult Day — Provides a variety of services for seniors living with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, stroke and other chronic conditions, as well as robust support services for their caregivers.

To view organizations spotlighted in previous issues, please visit our Provider E-News Update archive (this spotlight section was launched in December, 2022). Have a recommendation of an organization you'd like to see highlighted? Send us an email!

Curious About California's Master Plan for Aging? Join Us This Friday on Zoom!

We are honored to have been part of the planning committee for "Caring for Caregivers," a free webinar event exploring and discussing the 4th Goal of California's Master Plan for Aging: Caregiving that Works.

Join us, our partner organizations and others for "Caring for Caregivers" this Friday, April 28 from 9am-12pm on Zoom, when we will:

  • Hear powerful testimonials from caregivers in the community whose stories illustrate why we need to strengthen and protect the Master Plan for Aging
  • Learn about the direct care workforce, unpaid family caregivers, the digital divide and the financial burden of affording care
  • Discover the investments made in the state's Master Plan for Aging
  • Engage directly with elected officials
  • Learn effective tools for advocacy

This event is presented by the Bay Area Senior Health Policy Coalition, in close partnership with organizations serving older adults and caregivers in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Susan DeMarois, Director, California Department of Aging, will open the event as our esteemed keynote speaker. Reserve your free spot!

Did You Miss ASA?

View Our Presentation Decks Here

If you couldn't make it to Atlanta for the American Society on Aging Conference, we're sorry to have missed you! Please find linked PDFs of some of our presentations below. The above image was taken while celebrating this year's Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Award winners at ASA; pictured are the award funders from the Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Bader Philanthropies, our guest speaker from the Rosalynn Carter Institute, FCA team members and our award winners.

Tuesday, March 28

Wednesday, March 29

  • Al Martinez presented Expansion of Best Practice Caregiving for Family and Friend Caregivers with our partners at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Download the presentation here.

Thursday, March 30

  • Christina Irving presented Raising LGBTQ and Dementia Competency Among Senior Service Providers with our partners at Openhouse. View the presentation here.
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FCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for family caregivers and those who receive their care. Our work intersects three key areas: caregiver services, policy, and research. Learn more here. Although a nationally-recognized organization, San Francisco-established FCA has deep roots and community partnerships in the Bay Area.

FCA supports and assists caregivers of adults with chronic or disabling health conditions regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, income, or age.  

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