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Sandra Hoyle, DMF President

During this time of uncertainty, it’s only natural to worry about our well-being and safety, and that of our loved ones. This pandemic is real, and it is not easy. Our hearts go out to those who are sick, anxious, or isolated but it won’t last forever and we will acclimate.

The Del Mar Foundation has been collaborating with other Del Mar non-profits to provide support to those in need in, what some are titling, “our new normal.” We are especially concerned for our elderly seniors and those at special risk in our community. We are brainstorming various means to provide virtual programming using platforms, such as Zoom. Our Board of Directors is researching different ways to provide educational and social opportunities at a time when we are all at risk for social isolation. If you have an idea for a program that could be expedited to our community virtually, please feel free to contact us at info@delmarfoundation.org and we can help facilitate.

At a time of crisis. self-care is critical. Don’t forget to take of yourself as you take care of others. We have launched a Get Inspired! page on our website with a wide range of online activities and resources to inform, educate, entertain and inspire you: www.delmarfoundation.org/getinspired. There’s no time like the present to virtually visit a museum, learn a new language or even watch a free musical concert. We encourage you to take a walk (but keep safe social distances), have a dance party in your living room, support a local restaurant by ordering online and picking it up, learn a new skill such as calligraphy, read a good book or FaceTime a family member.

The song “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical is very appropriate at this time. Obviously, I’ve been spending a lot of time streaming Disney+ with my 7-year old daughter.

The Del Mar Foundation hopes that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you virtually in the near future.



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