Del Mar Community Connections

Holiday Gratitude

The volunteers and staff of DMCC are 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 the Tuesday Lunch Connections (TLC) program twice monthly, and it’s perhaps most appreciated when we serve turkey dinners during the Thanksgiving week TLC. The Del Mar 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 including a live plant 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 and inclusive as possible.


We hope to welcome 2024 with the same spirit of good will, strengthening our deep ties to community partners who care about the wellbeing of the rapidly growing number of older adults. We are also planning new and innovative opportunities that will be facilitated by our ever-expanding roster of talented and dedicated volunteers.

Resolve to Rightsize

On Thursday January 11, 10am, at Del Mar Town Hall (1050 Camino Del Mar), DMCC will host speaker Jami Shapiro of senior move management company Silver Linings Transitions to talk about your “Resolution to Rightsize.” In this educating and entertaining talk, Jami will discuss tackling your to-do list and taming your clutter to make 2024 a better year for your physical and mental health. She’ll also delve into strategies for discarding items you are no longer using and give an overview of San Diego’s resale market. If you’re interested in attending, visit to find the registration link.

Volunteer of the Month – November

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for November 2023 was Essential Transportation program volunteer Debbie Ershler, nominated by Transportation Committee Chair Judy Schuckit. Debbie frequently picks up van hosting shifts, helping seniors with mobility and vision challenges to navigate a shopping trip, and she does it with a very caring spirit. 


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


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