Speaking Engagements

“It takes a long time to become young.” — Pablo Picasso

Doris Bersing is widely known as an insightful and engaging presenter, who is changing perceptions about how people can age in America. She speaks passionately to community organizations, students, providers, and caregivers about the intersection of feminism and ageism, as well as long term care possibilities for elders. Doris has lectured/presented at the American Society on Aging and National Council on Aging Conferences, The Gerontological Society of America, World Health Organization-Renee Cassini Conference in Montreal on “Aging Well”, Alzheimer's So. Korean Foundation in Seoul, National Association of Women Business Owners, Aging Services of California, California Association for Health Services at Home, San Francisco State University, the Professional Fiduciary Association of California Conference and other professional settings like Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, Grace Cathedral, California Pacific Medical Center and its Health Resource Center, Vedanta Society of Northern California, Institute on Aging, Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco, San Francisco Senior Roundtable, Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco. Doris has also presented in community organizations like Sausalito Rotary Club,Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Women on Money Show, Mill Valley Community Center Programs, Pacific Institute Counseling, Education, and Research, American Parkinson Disease Association, St. Mary's Health center, AgeSong Communities, and at Living Well was their speaker and trainer of choice. Her presentations are knowledgeable, charismatic and powerful.

Presentation and speaking topics include:

  • Older Women Identity, Reality, and New Roles
  • Aging Women: From Crone to Mentor
  • Feminism and Ageism
  • Challenges in Long Term Care in America
  • Listening to the Language of Dementia
  • Aging in Place
  • High Tech-High Touch: Eldercare in the XXI Century
  • Embracing LGBT: An Existential Training Model in Eldercare