Helping us age gracefully


Don Mosier

Del Mar mayor

Memory lapses are but one sign of aging (I forget what comes next). Fortunately, Del Mar has a non-profit organization dedicated to helping seniors and those with special needs. Their goal is preserve independence and allow seniors to live in their homes for as long as possible. Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) has provided check-in visits, transportation to medical appointments, prescription pick-up, grocery shopping, social events, brain fitness training, medical advice on aging, and more.

Councilmember Terry Sinnott and I are the liaisons to the DMCC board, and we have witnessed how effective a non-profit organization they are. DMCC assists the City in administering its affordable housing program in addition to their other services to the community, including their very effective Lost Pet Alerts. Dr. Mark Kalina is a member of the DMCC board and also volunteers much time to update seniors on aging-related health issues. DMCC has purchased two new vehicles to transport seniors to appointments or events. They ride in style in modern, fuel-efficient vans.

DMCC recently launched a pilot “In-Home Connections” program to expand the services they can provide to seniors living in the 92014 area code. A special fundraising event, “An Evening in Casablanca,” will be held on Saturday evening, Oct. 15, at St. Peters Church Hall. Those interested in attending should contact Julie Iantorno at (858) 245-7178 or If you are interesting in services provided by DMCC, please contact Heather Glenn, program director, at (858) 792-7565 or DMCC has been serving Del Mar citizens for the last 11 years, and they deserve your support as they expand their programs to meet even more needs. Think of it as an investment in your future peace of mind. Don’t forget!