DMCC: April 2020
Ashley Simpkins, Program Director
Remote Programs We’re working hard to plan relevant programs over Zoom to help you fight cabin fever. Polly Cipparrone, Del Mar branch library manager, taught us how to check out e-books and audiobooks from the library, and will do the presentation again. Felise Levine, Clinical Psychologist, helped us with a visualization meditation to relieve stress. DMCC’s monthly singalong group “Singing Together,” led by Linda Chisari, is meeting twice a month as “Singing Apart.” Our support group Adapting to Life Transitions is meeting as normal, but over the Internet. Klaus Gubernator is doing regular tutorials about how to use the Zoom platform, and is still leading his twice-monthly tour of the Internet. Mayor Ellie Haviland did a Q&A about the city’s pandemic response efforts.
We have more programs in the works for May! The best way to learn about upcoming DMCC programs and how to access them online is to visit our website and sign up for the email list. While you’re there, you can also navigate to dmcc.cc/programresources and view videos of past programs you may have missed, including the Sunday Salon event with Sandra and Bram Dijkstra and their art collection, and the Health and Wellness presentation “Forgiveness and Letting Go” with Dr. Edith Eger.
Report to the Community
DMCC’s Report to the Community 2020 is out and has hit mailboxes. This is our opportunity to annually update clients and donors about our current programs and services, be transparent about where our funding comes from and how it is spent, and thank those who make all this possible. The report is a labor of love brought to you by the DMCC Board of Directors, in particular our design and layout genius Joanne Sharp. If you did not receive a copy and you would like one, please contact the DMCC office and we will be happy to send one to you.
Volunteer of the Month
DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for May 2020 is Marilyn Carpenter, bus host for shopping van outings (currently on hold) and friendly neighbor caller during DMCC’s pandemic response. Thanks for your hard work, Marilyn!
DMCC programs and services depend on our incredible volunteers! To learn more about Marilyn or about being a volunteer bus host for DMCC, visit dmcc.cc/volunteerofthemonth.
For more information… or to join our email list:
Please visit our website at dmcc.cc, or contact the DMCC office at (858) 792-7565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.