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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"Thanks for posting Angela! I went and had a look at the other activities on your website as well. We have done gratitude tags (and hung on a tree) at holiday time, but I think we will try your Gratitude Jar idea next time. The snacks look yummy--won…"
"I just wanted to add that here in the San Francisco Bay Area we get a lot of referrals to our cafes from social workers at memory diagnostic centers. If you live in a more rural area, try connecting with any physicians offices where cognitive diagno…"
"Hi Angela! Unfortunately, the calls are not happening anymore. If I hear of more interest, I can contact the former organizer (Marshall Stanek in San Diego) to see if he is able to resume.  They offered a really nice opportunity for connection and i…"
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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."