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CareGiverStory.com is proud to have Executive Director Micheal Pope of ASEB as our featured guest. The following is a statement directly from Micheal about ASEB.
In July we began our new fiscal year, one that marks the beginning of our 25th year of existence. We’ve come a long way since we opened our doors in Berkeley in 1989. From welcoming just 15 participants at the beginning, we now provide services for hundreds of families facing the challenge of memory loss.
ASEB is at a crossroads on its journey, and I am using this occasion to meditate on where we’ve been and where we’re going, on what it means to serve a community with such diverse needs, on what we need to do stay on course, and on the steps we need to take to make sure we can continue to provide a safe, caring, and stimulating environment for our participants, and a source of respite and information for caregivers.
In September we’re unveiling our new logo, which makes official the name by which we’ve come to be known: ASEB. Officially, we are still Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay, but as our logo reflects, we’re more than that, much more.
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Life is a Sacred Journey ‘Obamacare & Seniors’
Thursday March 27, 2014 at 5 pm
Listen before the enrollment deadline!
This week Micheal Pope will discuss The Affordable Care Act, or, as it is commonly known, “Obamacare”.
Guests include Amber Cutler from National Senior Citizens Law Center, Vishu Lalchandani from ASEB, and Debbie Toth from Rehabilitation Services of Northern California
Tune in to this important discussion on a complex and controversial topic.
Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' next Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 05:00 pm. Micheal Pope's guests will be Sheri Hartman and Lauren Eppinger, who will be discussing their new roles as navigators for ASEB’s Family Support Program. ASEB’s Family Support Program offers a comprehensive “care management” resource to help families devise a long-term care plan tailored to meet the personal needs of their families.
Sheri Hartman has been in practice as a geriatric social worker, consultant, counselor and care manager for over 15 years. Having obtained an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from San Francisco State University, Sheri received a Masters in Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Fresno, in 1990 with an emphasis on clinical practice. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California in 1995. Sheri has worked with such varied organizations as the Institute on Aging in San Francisco, Senior Alternatives in Oakland and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay in Berkeley.
Lauren Eppinger earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and her MSW from University of Denver. Lauren is an LCSW in the sate of California. Lauren started her post-graduate career over ten years ago at Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) in Berkeley. Lauren served as ASEB’s Social Worker and Program Director for ASEB’s Berkeley Adult Day Health Care center. Lauren has worked as Medical Social Worker at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and as a Care Manager for Santa Cruz County’s Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP). Lauren is proud of her role in social work, whose core values include social justice, integrity, dignity, and worth of the person.
Micheal’s guest this week will be Susie Wilson, who will be discussing “Aging & Sexuality”.
Susie Wilson is a state and national leader in the fight for effective sexuality/family life education and prevention of adolescent pregnancy, Susie planned and managed the operations of a resource, advocacy and technical assistance organization committed to improving sexuality education programs in public schools and community agencies. She served for 23 years as the executive coordinator of the Network for Family Life Education (since renamed Answer) at Rutgers University’s Center for Applied and Professional Psychology.
‘ Life is a Sacred Journey ’ is on the rise. Don’t get left behind!
This week's topic is ' The Benefits of Technology For Seniors.' The show airs on Thursday, October 17 at 5 PM.
Our two guests are Linda Simpson and Valerie Steinmetz. Linda Simpson works with It’s Never Too Late, a company that has been highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, National Public Radio and other smaller media outlets. Described as; "Innovative, today — tomorrow, it will be demanded."
Valerie Steinmetz is with the Center for Technology and Aging whose mission to improve the independence of older adults dealing with chronic health care issues by promoting the adaption and diffusion of beneficial technologies.
Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey’ on October 3, 2013 Thursday at 05:00 pm! Micheal Pope's guest will be Assembly Woman Nancy Skinner.
Assembly Woman Nancy Skinner, who was elected to the Assembly in 2008, represents The 15 Assembly District incorporating the East Bay communities that stretch along the I-80 corridor from Hercules to Oakland. Assembly member Skinner serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, where she presides over the Assembly's annual budget process that determines the expenditures of the state for the upcoming fiscal year. Skinner formerly served as Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee and Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.
Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' this Thursday at 05:00 pm! Micheal Pope takes you on a journey with three young international interns from Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay (ASEB)!
This week’s guests will be ASEB’s team of international interns; Tiara Chen (Singapore), Nkatya Kabwe (Zambia), Burcu Kilinc (Turkey) have all fulfilled a six-month practical training program through the Collabriv organization, which brings university students and early-career professionals from all nations to the U.S. to prepare them to be leaders in global collaboration.
ASEB’s Executive Director, Micheal Pope, has been mentoring the four interns in management, partnership development, public relations, and more. The interns, who come from three different continents and four different countries, have been working with ASEB’s administrative staff to develop marketing, outreach, social media, and training initiatives. Part of ASEB’s vision for the future is to expand its mission beyond the region and into the international sphere. ASEB’s partnership with Collabriv is an important step in that direction.
ASEB’s interns have also enrolled in a leadership training program at St. Mary’s College. They have immersed themselves in the local Bay Area culture through living with home-stay families, participating in field trips, and working at The Hub, a global network of co-working and incubator spaces in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Tune in to 'Life is a Sacred Journey' this Thursday at 05:00 pm! Micheal Pope and her guests celebrate National Grandparents Day!
This week’s guests will be Marion DePuit who is grandmother of five girls age 5 to 10 years old. She is an accomplished health professional who is providing health education to patients and novice nurses at bedside, in the classroom, hospital, community, and in formal academic settings. Her primary professional work for the last sixteen years has focused on educating and mentoring faith community nurses, and lay leaders in health ministry in faith communities in the San Francisco Bay area.
Dora Rivers will be the second guest on Thursday’s show. Dora Rivers has been working with ASEB for several years and she is also grandmother.
The third guest will be Jacob Schonfield. Mr. Schonfield was born in London. He grew up in a Jewish household and attended a Jewish Day School started by his father. In 1947 at the age of 20 he moved to the United States through a scholarship to study at the Yeshiva College in New York. He graduated with a BA major in Psychology. Today, he is the proud grandfather of two beautiful grandchildren; Rabecca and Theo. his son will be getting married this next Saturday.
This show also will be dedicated to Desiree Rene Owens, who died peacefully surrounded by family and friends who loved her, and her spouse and soul mate, Leslie Ross, on August 18, 2013 at 12:50am. Desi worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, a range of long-term care settings, adult day health care programs, community health clinics, and academic settings. Her select areas of interest included: aging and the arts, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, caregiving, death and dying, healthcare among underserved communities, long-term care, and mental health issues.
Micheal Pope is the Executive Director and CEO of ASEB (Alzheimer Services of the East Bay). She has worked with seniors for 20 years following the philosophy that aging is simply part of our life’s journey. The sacredness of this journey will be the topic of the broadcast, and should stimulate a lively discussion.
Ms. Pope’s first guests will include:
Frances Kakugawa--former caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She is a poet and author of 7 books, including the popular series of children’s books featuring Wordsworth, a mouse with memory loss who writes poetry.
Lydia Missaelides--Executive Director of California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS), which supports the development of adult day services as an alternative to institutional care. Governed by an 18-member Board of Directors, CAADS is a membership-based association supported by dues, grants, and educational activities.
Frederik Verbogen--Former international ASEB intern from the Collabriv organization. Frederik grew up in a town close to Bruges (a dementia-friendly community in Belgium) and he will share insight based on this experience.