Del Mar Community Connections

Medicare Muddle

Many senior patients were dismayed recently to learn that starting in 2024, Medicare Advantage plans will no longer be accepted at local Scripps Health facilities. DMCC has invited a nonprofit partner, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), locally housed at Elder Law & Advocacy, to share information with Del Mar seniors who aren’t sure what their next steps should be in response to this decision.


On Thursday, November 9, at 10am, HICAP Program Manager Sophie Exdell will be at Del Mar Town Hall (1050 Camino Del Mar) to make a presentation covering all available options. There will also be a Q&A. We welcome you to join us (and invite a friend!) so that you can fight to get yourself the best healthcare possible. 


Kudos to Kara!

Kara Adams, DMCC’s Assistant Program Director since 2019, has been promoted to Program Manager, a new title that reflects the incredible service she already provides to DMCC. Kara oversees three part time employees, an intern, and dozens of volunteers. She also operates DMCC’s Essential Transportation program – and does it all with unparalleled cheerfulness and empathy. When you speak with her, please tell her how fortunate we are to have her working every day to help the Del Mar senior community!


Volunteer of the Month – October

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for October 2023 was Sandra Hoyle, event planner extraordinaire, nominated by DMCC President Bob Gans. Sandra chaired the 2023 Annual Benefit Gala planning, and she organized a spectacle of a Mardi Gras-themed evening so that we could properly and joyfully celebrate the supporters who financially sustain DMCC’s operations.


DMCC programs and services depend on our incredible volunteers! To learn more about Sandra or becoming a DMCC volunteer, visit


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