Del Mar Community Connections

Caring for family caregivers

Build a Support System with people who share the same situation. DMCC has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a support group for caregivers beginning March 14th.  This support group Facilitated by Jeanie Grischy, CRNA MSN and co-facilitated by Arlene Lighthall and Carol Steblay is a safe place for care partners of people living with dementia to develop a support system to share your feelings, needs, and concerns. You will have a chance to exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions while you learn more about community resources that can assist you. The support group will meet on the second Thursday of each month from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Del Mar Community Building at 225 9th St.


DMCC’s Next Page Turners is on the Books

David Jacinto, resident of Encinitas, will discuss his recently-published novel at a hybrid meeting of Del Mar Community Connections Page Turners at 2pm on Thursday, March 7. Out of Darkness is based on the true story of a nineteenth-century child coal miner rising out of the ashes of poverty and tragedy to change the world. It’s a story of greed, love, sacrifice, faith, and the courage to push aside fear and jump into the refiner’s fire where the finest qualities of character are forged. The discussion is held in partnership with the Del Mar branch library. Participants will have a choice of registering to attend in person or to attend over Zoom. Registration is required. DMCC has a limited number of complimentary copies to distribute to 92014 residents.

Volunteer of the Month – February

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for February 2024 was essential transportation volunteer Bill Brooks, nominated by Transportation Committee Chair Judy Schuckit, because “I’m pleased that Bill is being recognized for his enthusiasm and flexibility as a volunteer driver and van host extraordinaire. DMCC is so lucky that Bill joined our exceptional crew of volunteer drivers.”


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