DMCC: Holiday Gratitude

The volunteers and staff of DMCC are always grateful for the incredible community partners that sustain us throughout the year, but that support is especially apparent during the holiday season. The City of Del Mar provides us with a venue to hold our Annual Benefit Gala every October, and then again allows us to use City facilities to host the Cookies and Cocoa Holiday Party. The Del Mar Foundation provides DMCC with our longest-standing grant to run our Tuesday Lunch Connections (TLC) program twice monthly, and it’s perhaps most appreciated when we serve turkey dinners on the last TLC before Thanksgiving. DMF also partners with us to operate a toy drive that benefits underprivileged children. The Del Mar

Del Mar Garden Club volunteers, one current and one future, deliver a Project JOY gift to Chuck, December 2021.

Rose Society annually creates the Thanksgiving of Roses, in which they deliver gorgeous rose bouquets to Del Mar seniors who need a little extra holiday love. The Del Mar Garden Club organizes Project JOY, delivering a beautiful gift to those seniors shortly before Christmas. The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation provides us with grant funding to help make our holiday outreach activities as special as possible.


We hope to usher in 2023 with the same spirit of good will, strengthening our deep ties to community partners who care about the wellbeing of the quickly growing number of older adults. We are planning new and innovative opportunities that will be facilitated by our ever-expanding roster of talented and dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer of the Month – December

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for December 2022 is Lois Higgins. Lois was nominated for volunteer of the month by Program Committee Co-Chair Sheila Sharpe for serving as the leader of the new Sand Striders beach walking group.


DMCC programs and services depend on our incredible volunteers! To learn more about Lois or becoming a DMCC Program Leader, visit


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