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February 2020

Ashley Simpkins, Program Director

Will you be DMCC’s Valentine?
DMCC will host our fourth annual Champagne and Chocolate Community Celebration open house on Valentine’s Day from 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Del Mar Community Building. We’ll share the love with the Del Mar community and thank our incredible volunteers, without whom we could not continue to provide personalized transportation, run meal programs and activities, and take care of the Del Mar Community Building. All are welcome, so visit 225 9th St on Friday 2/14, and have some chocolate and bubbly on us!

Shopping Van improvements
One of DMCC’s most essential services is the Sassy Chassis van, available for independent seniors who are enrolled in DMCC’s free transportation services. Every Wednesday, we use the Sassy Chassis as a Grocery Van, but what used to be one 4-hour shift is now two 2-hour shifts; seniors get picked up and dropped off at home, and they go on the early shift, to visit Vons and Sprouts, or the late shift, to visit Trader Joes and a pharmacy. Some seniors choose to take just one shift, and some choose both.

On three Mondays per month, the Sassy Chassis is a Shopping Van so that seniors can shop at retail and discount stores located in Encinitas and La Jolla Village. We recently added a once-monthly “bonus” location, which takes Del Mar seniors to places like the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Carmel Mountain Plaza, and other great shopping destinations. Even seniors not enrolled in our transportation services can take advantage of a fun group shopping trip by leaving from the Del Mar Community Building on 9th St. To find out about specific dates for specific destinations, consult our activities calendar, available by subscribing to our email list or by visiting our website.

To enroll in DMCC’s free Transportation Services, the rider must be a 60+ years of age (or demonstrate a special need), a City of Del Mar resident, and no longer drive, permanently or temporarily. If you’d like to know more about transportation enrollment or sign up for a shopping trip, we encourage you to call our office or visit our website.

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