Dishing With Debbie–Our Facebook Live Series!

Most Thursdays 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.

**Dishing with Debbie is currently on Hiatus and will return in February**

Topic: Intentions for 2021 within the Disability Community
Guests: Christina Mills, Executive Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers & Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California
Date: 1/7/2021


Watch December Gratitude Series Part I: Dishing with Supervisor Diane Burgis
Thursday, Dec 3, 2020

Watch December Gratitude Series Part II: Dishing with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Watch December Gratitude Series Part III: Dishing with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020

November Special Dishing with Debbie featuring 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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