Ashley Simpkins | DMCC Program Director
We’re Fighting the Flu!
DMCC held our Annual Flu Vaccination Clinic on Friday, October 9th, but this year, it was a drive-thru so that we could maintain physical distance between volunteers and flu shot recipients. We are proud that we were able to vaccinate 80 Del Martians. Thank you to the City of Del Mar staff who helped us plan a very different event at the Civic Center and let us borrow items we never thought we would need for a flu clinic, like traffic cones. We also want to recognize all the volunteers who helped us pull it off, by doing things like providing transportation to nondriving seniors, serving ice cream, and directing traffic.
If you weren’t able to reserve a spot at our flu clinic, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The flu shot is free with Medicare and most insurance plans. The CDC tells us that 80% of flu deaths occur among the 65+ population; the flu shot is the best way to prevent illness or serious complications, and it’s more important than ever in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call the DMCC office at (858) 792-7565 and we will be happy to help you make a plan to get the flu shot.
Get Help to Vote
As you are likely aware, there are a lot of different rules and options for voting this year. If you are a Del Mar senior who needs help getting to the polls, or if you’d like for us to collect your completed mail ballot and deliver it to the official ballot drop box at the Del Mar branch library, please call us as early as possible at (858) 792-7565 and we will be happy to provide assistance.
Volunteer of the Month – November
DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for November is Jane Garrison, Green Thumb. Jane cares for our gorgeous succulent garden, and often goes above and beyond without anyone having to ask. Thank you, Jane!
DMCC programs and services depend on our incredible volunteers! To learn more about Jane or becoming a DMCC volunteer, visit dmcc.cc/volunteerofthemonth.
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