Dishing With Debbie–Our Facebook Live Series!

For December, we will be hosting a special series on Gratitude for the first three Thursdays of the month!

Join us for our first edition on Thursday, Dec 3rd with Supervisor Diane Burgis

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM, we host a Facebook Live series titled “Dishing with Debbie” where our President & CEO Debbie Toth will speak, sometimes with a guest, on relevant topics! Tune in to our Facebook page right at 11:30 AM PST to watch. You can find all previous recordings on our Facebook page or posted below (within a few hours after the original broadcast) here.

You can catch our last Dishing Webinar with Special Guest Senator Bill Dodd here. 

For the month of October, we hosted a special four-part series on Caregiving. Check out the recordings below:

Watch Part I: Dishing with Congressman DeSaulnier on His Experience as a Caregiver

Watch Part II: Navigating the Caregiving Experiences with Lorna Van Ackeren

Watch Part III: The Caregiving Workforce & Its Impact on the Healthcare System with  Donna Benton, PhD

Watch Part IV: Being a Caregiver Pre-Pandemic Vs. Now with Jo McCord

During the month of September, we hosted a special four-part series of Dishing with Debbie on the Mechanics of the Master Plan for Aging. View the recordings below!

Watch Part 1: Justice & Equity with special guest Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging

Watch Part 2: Access, Inclusion, & Busting Ableism with special guest Christina Mills, Executive Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

Watch Part 3: Alzheimer’s & Dementia with special guest Susan DeMarois, Director of Public Policy at the Alzheimer’s Association

Watch Part 4: Ageism with special guest Dr. Louise Aronson, Geriatrician, Author of New York Times Bestseller Elderhood, & Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco


Topic: Updates on the Master Plan for Aging
Guest: Kim McCoy-Wade, Director of the California Department of Aging
Date: 8/27/2020

Topic: Self-Care for Caregivers During COVID-19
Guest: Jacques Bernou, Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Specialist
Date: 8/13/2020


Topic: COVID-19 Aging and Racial Inequity Intersectionality
Guest: Denny Chan, Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging
Date: 7/23/2020

Topic: COVID Spikes & What Contra Costa County is Doing
Guest: Sarah Kate Levin, MD, FACP, Deputy Health Officer, Contra Costa Health Services
Date: 7/9/2020

Topic: Elimination–Never Again
Guests: Andrea Margolis, Assembly Budget Committee Consultant & Mark Chekal, Assemblymember Phil Ting’s Office
Date: 7/2/2020

Topic: Cooking for Caregivers–Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Guest: Rachel Braver, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Date: 6/25/2020

Topic: Elimination: Highlighting Harm to Caregivers
Guest: Jessica Rothhaar, Alzheimer’s Association
Date: 6/18/2020

Topic: What If: Breaking Down the Worst Case Scenario of Our Programs Being Eliminated
Guest: Amber C. Christ, Directing Attorney for Justice in Aging
Date: 6/11/2020

Topic: Your Advocacy – An Inside Look at What it Accomplishes in Our Capitol
Guest: Mark Chekal, Assemblymember Phil Ting’s Office
Date: 6/4/2020

Topic: Continuing the Fight for Our Programs: More Advocacy Opportunities
Guests: Denise Likar of Scan Health Plan, Lydia Missaelides of California Association of Adult Day Health Care
Date: 5/28/2020

Topic: The Governor’s May Revise Budget: How You Can Help Save our Programs
Date: 5/21/2020

Topic: The Impact Of Your #GivingTuesdayNow Donations: The Future of the Roadshow
Guests: Naja Boyd, Program Director of Mt. Diablo Center & Michael Whalen, Director of the Bedford Center
Date: 5/14/2020

Topic: Great Plates: No Senior Should Go Hungry
Date: 5/7/2020

Topic: Developing Our Roadshow Model of Care
Date: 4/30/2020

Topic: Hidden Gems You Need to Know About During COVID-19
Date: 4/23/2020

Topic: Tips for Caregivers
Date: 4/15/2020

Topic: Celebrating Holidays in the Wake of COVID-19, Gratitude, & Reflections
Date: 4/8/2020

Topic: Redefining Our Model During COVID-19
Date: 4/1/2020


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