Debora Tingley

Berkeley, CA

A little about me: Hello! I facilitate the Memory Café Catalyst online community. I also work to support the free Memory Care Cafe program in the San Francisco Bay Area and a new national online resource for care partners called Gezellig Magazine. If you have any questions about the Cafe Catalyst website, please get in touch via the contact information listed below.



Additional Contact Information: Cell Phone: 510-542-4188

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"Welcome Joel!  Let me know if there are any specific questions I can help you with."
"Hi Janet! Welcome to the Memory Cafe Catalyst Community!"
"Welcome Jess! Glad to have you as part of the community!"
"Welcome Barb! Glad to be connected with more people in Vermont who are expanding the memory cafe movement!"
"Welcome Mick! I would like to learn more about your church service for people living with dementia.  What a wonderful community service!"
"Welcome Krista! I've been doing some updates on the website recently. I hope you find it useful. Please let me know if I can answer any questions!"
Hi All,
I'm curious how people in your area find local activities--things that get them out of the house and engaging with their communities.  Here in the San Francisco Bay Area there's no single resource that's useful for care partners aging in pla…
"Hi Beth,
It's been a while since you posted this question.  I'm wondering what you've learned about improving inclusivity at memory cafes for people with intellectual or developmental challenges. Thanks in advance for any information!"
"I would like to add that there is another website now keeping a registry of cafes nationally:"
Memory Cafés provide a much needed opportunity for both care partners to get out of the house and connect with an accepting circle of friends.  At Memory Care Café here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we hear from our guests how important it is to ha…
"This is a message from Marshall about today's call.  Sorry for this late notice!
Greetings Memory Cafe Leaders!
This is a reminder that our next National Conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 @ 11am Pacific time. 
We have a special gu…"
"Thanks for joining William! Let us know how the new cafe is going if you have a chance."
"Love to hear what people are doing--thanks for sharing and updating! Robert, where do you get your old radio shows?"
"Welcome Robert and thanks for your participation!"
Memory Café Catalyst members,
I want to let you know about the second national Memory Café conference call scheduled for next week, June 15th at noon PST!  
See below details from the organizer Marshall Stanek:
Please join our Memory Café Leaders Na…