Dishing with Debbie

Our Facebook Live Series!

We host a Facebook Live series titled, “Dishing with Debbie,” where our President & CEO Debbie Toth will speak with a special guest (or guests!) on relevant topics. Tune in to our Facebook page at 11:30 AM PST on most Thursdays to watch. You can find all previous recordings on our Facebook page or posted below:

Gratitude (Part II): Disability Rights California
Special Guest: Andy Imparato
Date: November 11, 2021

Gratitude (Part I): Director of California Department of Aging
Special Guest: Susan DeMarois
Date: November 4, 2021

Long-Term Care Planning (Part IV)
Special Guest: Wendy Peterson
Date: October 28, 2021

Long-Term Care Planning (Part III)
Special Guest: Dr. Louise Aronson, MD MFA
Date: October 21, 2021

Long-Term Care Planning (Part II)
Special Guest: Amber Christ
Date: October 14, 2021

Long-Term Care Planning (Part I): Planning for Aging in the Health Care System at the County Level
Special Guest: Dr. Sara Levin
Date: October 7, 2021

Self-Care
Special Guest: Jacques Bernou
Date: September 30, 2021

Services to Deaf Survivors of Interpersonal and State-Based Violence
Special Guest: Brian Berlinski, the Empowerment Director of DeafHope
Date: September 23, 2021

Assisted Living and the 3 Cs: Compassion, Community, Caring
Special Guest: Lori Thames
Date: September 16, 2021

Staying Safe and Practical Physical Therapy
Special Guest: Jody Iorns
Date: September 9, 2021

Celebrating Volunteerism and Labor
Special Guests: Lori Ogorchock and Tom Hartrick
Date: September 2, 2021

Happiness Happens (Part IV)
Special Guest: Pam Montana
Date: August 26, 2021

Happiness Happens (Part III)
Special Guest: Sandra Scherer
Date: August 19, 2021

Happiness Happens (Part II)
Special Guest: K. Patrice Williams
Date: August 12, 2021

Happiness Happens (Part I)
Special Guest: Tracy Murray
Date: August 5, 2021

Independence Through the Lens of Juneteenth (Part II)
Special Guest: Dr. Vic Baker
Date: July 29, 2021

Independence – Site Director and Assistant Site Director/Head Teacher of Choice in Learning Montessori Preschool
Special Guests: Christina Mills and Jessica Lehman
Date: July 22, 2021

Independence – Disability Rights and Fighting for Justice on Health Care, Housing, Transportation, and Other Issues
Special Guests: Christina Mills and Jessica Lehman
Date: July 15, 2021

Independence (Part II)
Special Guest: Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
Date: July 8, 2021

Independence (Part I)
Special Guest: Fernando M. Torres-Gil, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Date: July 1, 2021

Independence Through the Lens of Juneteenth (Part I)
Special Guest: Dr. Vic Baker
Date: June 17, 2021

Dementia Capable Communities & the Unprecedented Federal Support of Alzheimer’s Day Care Resource Centers
Special Guest: Celine Regalia
Date: June 10, 2021

Social Justice and Pride Month
Special Guest: Tara Cantu
Date: June 3, 2021

CERI-Empowering Refugees and Immigrants
Special Guest: Dr. Mona Afary
Date: May 27, 2021

National Dementia Awareness Week
Special Guest: Susan DeMarois
Date: May 20, 2021

Dementia and Caregiving
Special Guest: Dr. Kim McLaughlin
Date: May 13, 2021

National Nurses Week
Special Guest: Heather Cedermaz, NP
Date: May 6, 2021

The Pandemic Response: Year in Review (Part IV)
Special Guests: Eric Harris with Disability Rights California and Claire Ramsey with Justice in Aging
Date: April 29, 2021

The Pandemic Response: Year in Review (Part III)
Special Guest: Dr. Sara Levin, Deputy Public Health Officer
Date: April 22, 2021

The Pandemic Response: Year in Review (Part II)
Special Guest: Mike Dark, Staff Attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
Date: April 15, 2021

The Pandemic Response: Year in Review (Part I)
Special Guest: Director Anna Roth
Date: April 8, 2021

Trailblazing Women Series (Part V): Good Trouble
Special Guest: Daphne Muse
Date: March 31, 2021

Trailblazing Women Series (Part IV): At Choice in Aging
Special Guests: Habiba Palyal & Gina Velez
Date: March 25, 2021

Trailblazing Women Series (Part III): In the Pandemic
Special Guest: Beth Hernandez
Date: March 18, 2021

Trailblazing Women Series (Part II): In Politics
Special Guests: Bette Boatmun & Nancy Parent
Date: March 11, 2021

Trailblazing Women Series (Part I): In the Workplace
Special Guest: Shirley Krohn
Date: March 4, 2021

Intentions for 2021 within the Disability Community
Special Guests: Christina Mills, Executive Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers and  Andy Imparato, Executive Director of Disability Rights California
Date: January 7, 2021

Gratitude (Part III)
Special Guest:
Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian
Date: December 17, 2020

Gratitude (Part II)
Special Guest:
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
Date: December 10, 2020

Gratitude (Part I)
Special Guest:
Supervisor Diane Burgis
Date: December 3, 2020

November Dishing Special
Special Guest:
Senator Bill Dodd
Date: November 5, 2020

Caregiving (Part IV): Being a Caregiver in a Pre-Pandemic vs. Now
Special Guest:
Jo McCord
Date: October 29, 2020

Caregiving (Part III): The Caregiving Workforce & Its Impact on the Healthcare System
Special Guest:
Donna Benton, PhD
Date: October 22, 2020

Caregiving (Part II): Navigating the Caregiving Experiences
Special Guest:
Lorna Van Ackeren
Date: October 15, 2020

Caregiving (Part I)
Special Guest: Congressman DeSaulnier
Date: October 8, 2020

Mechanics of the Master Plan for Aging (Part IV): Ageism
Special Guest: Dr. Louise Aronson, Geriatrician, Author of New York Times Bestseller Elderhood, & Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Date: September 24, 2020

Mechanics of the Master Plan for Aging (Part III): Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Special Guest: Susan DeMarois, Director of Public Policy at the Alzheimer’s Association
Date: September 17, 2020

Mechanics of the Master Plan for Aging (Part II): Access, Inclusion, & Busting Ableism
Special Guest: Christina Mills, Executive Director of the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
Date: September 10, 2020

Mechanics of the Master Plan for Aging (Part I): Justice & Equity
Special Guest: Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging
Date: September 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elimination: Highlighting Harm to Caregivers
Special Guest: Jessica Rothhaar, Alzheimer’s Association
Date: June 18, 2020

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

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

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

The Governor’s May Revise Budget: How You Can Help Save Our Programs
Date: May 21, 2020

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

Great Plates: No Senior Should Go Hungry
Date: May 7, 2020

Developing Our Roadshow Model of Care
Date: April 30, 2020

Hidden Gems You Need to Know About During COVID-19
Date: April 23, 2020

Tips for Caregivers
Date: April 15, 2020

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

Redefining Our Model During COVID-19
Date: April 1, 2020

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