Saturday Morning Lecture on ‘Emotional Health’


BERKELEY — J-Sei will present the next in a continuing series of Saturday morning lectures, “Emotional Health: The Untold Story,” on April 23 at 10 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.) at Berkeley Methodist United Church, 1710 Carleton St., Berkeley.

The topics will include the identification and treatment of emotional and temperamental changes as we age and involve a discussion of prevalence and stigmas related to mental health issues.  The speakers will be Rev. Michael  Yoshii, the pastor at Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, and Luana Shiba-Harris, director of outpatient services at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The topic of Alzheimer’s and other dementias will not be covered in this session.

Suggested donation is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. RSVP to the J-Sei office at (510) 848-3560 or email [email protected].

J-Sei, formerly Japanese American Services of the East Bay, is a community and cultural organization that brings generations and families together to nurture and pass on Nikkei values and tradition through a broad array of services and programs, including a nutrition program, classes and lectures, a pilot Transportation Program, and bilingual case management and referral services. Its resources, information and services are relevant to the entire continuum of care for seniors, as well as their families and all ages of the Nikkei community.


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