Del Mar council honors Del Mar Community Connections

From preparing for disasters to providing transportation, Del Mar Community Connections provides programs and services that allow local seniors to live independently and safely in their homes.

Recognizing the nonprofit’s important place in the community, Del Mar Mayor Sherryl Parks presented the organization with a proclamation during the Feb. 1 City Council meeting.

“Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that allow our maturing residents to live safely, vibrantly and independently in the homes they love,” Parks said.

Founded in 1999, Del Mar Community Connections provides a variety of cultural, educational and social programs and services for community members.

The organization offers in-home care management and transportation services for seniors, as well as weekly health discussions, brain fitness and computer tutoring programs, and legal and medical counseling services. The organization’s Neighborhood Emergency Support Team prepares people for emergencies by connecting residents with temporary or long-term mobility issues with their neighbors.

On behalf of the council, Parks acknowledged the organization and encouraged residents to recognize the positive impacts of nonprofit organizations in the city.

“Del Mar Community Connections truly appreciates this recognition,” said Tom McGreal, board president of Del Mar Community Connections. “We have a very, very active and hardworking board. We have hundreds of volunteers who love the work they do providing very practical support for the community.”

Del Mar Community Connections is the second nonprofit the council has honored since the start of the year. As the city’s new mayor, Parks said she plans to recognize local organizations throughout the year. The council presented the Del Mar Foundation with a proclamation in January.

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