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DMCC Special Programs
Medicare Options with Elder Law and Advocacy
Sophie Exdell from Elder Law & Advocacy's HICAP program discusses options for Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal patients, including Original Medicare coverage and costs, Medigap and Part D plans, Medigap Guaranteed Issue rights for beneficiaries with preexisting health conditions, and Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO options.
Advancing the Science at Any Given Moment: The Latest in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research with the Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. The Alzheimer’s Association is a global leader in research, mobilizing the field to advance the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Join DMCC, the Alzheimer's Association, and Community Engagement Manager Lena Huang in this remote presentation to learn more about the Landscape of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science, Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, Highlights in Early Detection and Diagnosis, and the Latest advances in clinical trials, treatments, and lifestyle interventions.
Understanding AI: Boons and Perils with Sudeepto Roy
The mention and use of Artificial Intelligence, or A.I., is everywhere. It is in use in almost every sphere of digital activities, some that are visible or understandable and many that are not. Del Martian Sudeepto Roy, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm, helps us understand how AI works, its myriad benefits, and its perils.
Other Resources from the North County Coastal Sheriff's Department
Between Heaven and Earth: Ilan Lael and James Hubbell
Ilan-Lael is an architectural treasure and the storied home of James Hubbell, the artist responsible for many of our region's most prominent public art and architecture, including "A River of Time," the iron sculpture in front of the Del Mar Branch library. In this remote presentation you’ll take a virtual tour of this unusual and beautiful place with Ilan-Lael Executive Director Marianne Gerdes and hear how James and his wife Anne met, married, and built a home in the mountains with their own hands. It’s a love story, a family story, and a showcase of art and architecture from one of San Diego’s most beloved artists.
Covid-19 Q&A with Don Mosier MD, PHD
When and why should I get the Covid-19 vaccine booster shot? Is it safe to visit my friends and family? What's the deal with the new Covid treatments? Get answers to your most pressing pandemic questions straight from one of the top infectious disease experts who lives right here in Del Mar at DMCC's COVID Q&A.
Who We Are and What We Do/ Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors
with the Alzheimer's Association
This program shares a brief overview of the organization's services and resources. It also provides information about how to decode behavioral messages and provide strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.
How to Protect and Access Your Electronic Medical Records with Lisa Berry Blackstock
Lisa Berry Blackstock, professional patient advocate and founder of Soul Sherpa, gives an overview of advocating for one's own healthcare in the age of healthcare hacking.
Effective Communication Strategies with the Alzheimers Association
Alzheimer's Association Volunteer Educator Julia Cheng shares best practices for communicating with loved ones in varying stages of Alzheimer's or dementia.
The Sandwich Generation with Valeria Ochoa from Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Learn how to make inter-generational relationships successful. Explore ways to support adult children and elderly parents, while taking care of yourself. Learn ways to respond to being “caught in the middle” - and much more!
Do You Own Your Stuff or Does Your Stuff Own You? With Jami Shapiro
Jami Shapiro, Founder of Silver Linings Transitions, talks about the reasons we hold onto so much stuff and provides us with practical tips for decluttering and organizing.
Estate Planning 101 with Heidi Klippel
Attorney Heidi Klippel takes a straightforward approach to tell us what we need to consider as we develop a strong estate plan.
Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia with the Alzheimers Association
Allison Gutteridge, community educator, joins us once again. This time she discusses the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer's Association resources.
What's New with 2021, Tax Update
Wayne Otchis gives us a tour of what Del Mar seniors need to keep in mind as they prepare their 2020 taxes, and what new tax laws may affect their finances in 2021
The Economy and You with Miro Copic
Adjunct professor of marketing at SDSU and KPBS host of the Friday Business Report Miro Copic discusses the economy, trends to look for, and what older adults living in Del Mar can do to prepare for their economic futures.
Myths and Realities of Long Term Care with Linda Jahnke
Join Linda Jahnke, Board Certified Patient Advocate as she gives an educational overview of the current state of the long term care insurance market, as well as the importance of advocacy while navigating the insurance claims process.
Fall Prevention with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT
Dr. Kim Bell, DPT presents four clear action steps that you can take to reduce your risk of falling. During this educational presentation, Dr. Bell addresses common myths about falls in older adults and provides many helpful tips for you and your loved ones to reduce your risk of falls.
Adaptable Tech and Services for Seniors with Low Vision
Join DMCC and the Braille Institute to get an introduction to services available to you and an orientation to free accessible workshops and training on smartphones, tablets, computers, Amazon Alexa and more.
The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers
Allison Gutteridge, Community Educator with the Alzheimers Association, shows us the difference between symptoms of dementia and normal aging, and tells us how to open up the conversation about Alzheimer's. Click the button below to view the video.
San Dieguito River Park
Join DMCC and the San Dieguito River Park for a presentation on the entire known history of the San Dieguito River Valley region. From Sabertooth cats to gold, wars, and nuclear power plants, there is something for everyone. Click the button below to view the video.
Dangers Seniors Face with Jaime Levine
Jaime Levine, Director of Legal Services at Elder Law & Advocacy, shares important legal information to keep seniors out of harm's way. Click the button below to view the video
Learning to Live with Uncertainty: The New Normal
Marriage and family therapists Katie Militello and Emily Gilmore provide advice and tools for coping through this time of uncertainty. Click the button below to view the video.
Helpful Herbs with Mary Friestedt
Master Gardener Mary Friestedt shares with us the secrets of herbs you can grow in your own garden, and how to use them in your kitchen or medicine cabinet. Click the button below to view the video.
Lessons from Previous Pandemics
What about the Spanish Flu? What can we can learn and what can we safely ignore from last century's worst pandemic? UCSD historian Claire Edington answers these questions and more. Click the button below to view the video.
Sunday Salon: The Art Collection of Bram & Sandra Dijkstra
The Dijkstras welcomed Del Mar neighbors into their home to view their personal art collection and hear first-hand stories about how special it is. View the video click the button below.
The Dijkstras also lent their collection to the Timken Museum for an exhibit called Captivating Women. You can view a tour of it here.