Del Mar Community Connections

Will You Be DMCC’s Valentine?

An old favorite is back! The Champagne and Chocolate Community Celebration is an annual open house-style event (back for the first time since 2020) for older adults and those who care about them to come to our headquarters, enjoy some bubbly and chocolate on DMCC, and connect with the community. On Friday, February 10, we hope we’ll see you at the Del Mar Community Building (225 9th St) between 1:30 and 3:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet DMCC’s participants, volunteers, community partners, and staff, and to learn more about our many activities, services, and volunteer opportunities. Bring your questions and ideas! New this year: the San Diego County LiveWell team will be on-hand to provide heart health information and screenings as part of the Love Your Heart event.


Proof of Covid-19 vaccination plus one booster is required to participate at any in-person DMCC activity. We request pre-registration in order to expedite the check-in process – and so that we can make sure to have enough bubbly and chocolate for everyone! To register, please visit


Tax Time!

On Friday, February 17 at 11am, DMCC Treasurer Wayne Otchis, a retired accountant who ran his own local tax preparation service for decades, will make a remote presentation about what Del Mar seniors need to know as they prepare their 2022 taxes and plan their 2023 finances. He will review changes in tax laws at the federal and state level, and he will be available for questions. In order to receive the joining link, please register for the program – you can find the registration link by visiting


Volunteer of the Month – January

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for January 2023 was Barbara Ann Paulovich. Barbara Ann was nominated for volunteer of the month by Social and Good Times Committee Chair Linda Chisari for being a great team member, providing essential support in planning committee meetings and at events like the Cookies and Cocoa Holiday Party, and most especially for being a great cookie baker! 


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


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