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DMCC Column
Jo Morgenthal, Program Director

Foxy Flyer is ready to fly…
DMCC’s handicapped accessible van is available to all Del Mar residents in wheelchairs who could benefit from transportation assistance. It augments two other services in the DMCC transportation program—the weekly “Sprinter” bus service, which takes seniors on grocery and other group trips, and the “volunteer driver” service, in which a volunteer drives a senior to medical, dental or physical therapy appointments. Arrangements for any of the three services can be made by calling the DMCC office at 858 792-7565.
Thank you to Richard and Cap!

Two vans full of Del Mar residents had the pleasure of joining DMCC for a unique experience touring the Flying Leatherneck Museum led by retired pilots, and local residents, Richard Earnest and Charles “Cap” Pinney. “It couldn’t have been more perfect. It was informative, authoritative, interesting, historic and a pleasure to have such knowledgeable docents. Your personal stories added greatly to the learning experience,” wrote Karen Lockwood, a DMCC volunteer who helped spearhead the event. The interest to attend was overwhelming, with a waitlist already created for our next visit, which will be scheduled for later this summer. If you are interested in joining us, please call the DMCC office at 858-792-7565.

Let’s Mah-Jongg…
A new round of beginner’s mah-jongg starts this month on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar Community Building. Participants can learn this intriguing Chinese game while enjoying new friendships. If you are interested in learning how to play, please contact the DMCC office at 858-792-7565 for more information.

Volunteers are the heart (especially at DMCC)…
The Del Mar Community Connections’ Volunteer Program strives to enrich the lives of our maturing population by providing activities, services and programs to help them remain living in the homes they love. A team of dedicated volunteers from all walks of life assists DMCC to meet the needs of these folks. Working in full partnership with DMCC staff, these volunteers provide extra services that enhance the quality of life for residents. YOU can be a member of that team! Contact the DMCC office at 858-792-7565 to find out about the variety of volunteer opportunities, and make a difference starting today.



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