Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

Translation Disclaimer

Aging Services Division
Aging Services Division

Support for Caregivers of Senior Citizens  

Family, friends and neighbors of seniors must often take on the responsibilities of caring for older ailing relatives.  Services provided by the Aging Services Division are meant to support efforts of family and community members who can become stressed or overwhelmed with their caregiver role.   

Caregiver Support Group offers caregivers the chance to share experiences, learn new strategies, and voice concerns in a supportive environment.
Pre-registration is required.
Contact Karen Harris, (510) 981-5202
 to sign up.

Services for Caregivers

CaregiverIf you have recently become a caregiver of an older adult, or the senior in your life is facing new challenges, a case manager can help you develop caregiver strategies as well as a plan for self care.   

Information & Assistance
Information and Assistance services can help link caregivers and care receivers to services and resources that can help. 

Through one-on-one consultations, case managers provide basic education about issues that caregivers face.  Also, the Aging Services Division periodically provides groups and seminars for caregivers. Check out The Nugget, our monthly newsletter, for the latest classes and seminars available to caregivers.

Respite for Caregivers
The Senior Centers in Berkeley offer a safe, welcoming environment for seniors who are able to manage their self-care. A nutritious, low-sodium lunch is served Monday through Friday, and each center offers many social and educational opportunities. Both senior centers provide transport to and from the Center for Berkeley residents. Caregivers can meet with staff at the senior center to learn about programs at the centers, and discuss senior’s needs. 

Support Groups
Caregiver support groups provide a venue for caregivers to share experiences, reduce isolation, and make connections with other. Caregivers can learn new strategies, receive and provide emotional support, and find out about available resources. 




For more information about services available to caregivers contact your senior center: 

North Berkeley Senior Center
(510) 981-5190

Henry Ramsey Jr. South Berkeley Senior Center 
(510) 981-5170







Home | Web Policy | Text-Only Site Map | Contact Us
Aging Services Division, 1900 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
Questions or comments? Email: seniors@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5200
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903