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Program Resources

*DISCLAIMER: DMCC offers a wide range of programs and speakers for the primary purpose of providing education and information to the community. The views and opinions expressed during this program are those of the speaker and do not represent those of DMCC. DMCC is not responsible for any content and does not verify or endorse any information. This program is not intended and is not to be construed in any manner as medical services or advice.

DMCC Special Programs

2023 Tax Update with Wayne Otchis

February 2023

DMCC Treasurer Wayne Otchis, retired Tax Accountant CPA, updates us on changes to the tax laws that affect Del Mar seniors as they prepare their 2022 taxes and plan their 2023 finances.

Understanding AI: Science Fiction vs. Near-Future Fact with Sudeepto Roy

January 2023

Sudeepto Roy delves deeper into the boons and perils of AI, helps with the existential and philosophical questions, and experiments with ChatGPT. January 2023.

Understanding AI: Boons and Perils with Sudeepto Roy

August 2022

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. 

Green Waste 101 with EDCO

July 2022

Dawn Cox, Outreach Coordinator for EDCO, tells us why we must dispose of green waste properly, where it goes and what it's used for, and shares some tips to make it easy and hygienic.

Personal Cybersecurity 101 with Klaus Gubernator

June 2022

Join Tech Coach Klaus Gubernator for a presentation to discuss current best practices for keeping ourselves safe even as we live more of our lives on the Internet.

Crime Prevention Resources with the North County Coastal Sheriff's Department

March 2022

George Hernandez from the North Coastal Station discusses home safety tips, scams to look out for, and resources that the Sheriff's department provides.

Between Heaven and Earth: Ilan Lael and James Hubbell

March, 2022

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.

What's New in 2022: Tax Update with Wayne Otchis

January, 2022

Del Mar CPA and career tax preparer Wayne Otchis details what local seniors need to keep in mind as they do their 2021 taxes.

Covid-19 Q&A with Don Mosier MD, PHD

January, 2022

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

October, 2021

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

June, 2021

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

June, 2021

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

May, 2021

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

April, 2021

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

March, 2021

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

February, 2021

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

January, 2021

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

January, 2021

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

December, 2020

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

November, 2020

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

October, 2020

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

October, 2020

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

September 2020

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 

September 2020

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

July 2020

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 

June 2020

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 

July 2020

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

October 2019

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. 

You've been Scammed:Learn How to Protect Yourself

May 2020

Glennis Gould, Crime Prevention Specialist from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, tells us about the most common scams and how to avoid them. Click the button below to view the video. 

Meet Libby with Polly, May 2020

San Diego County Library, Del Mar branch manager Polly Cipparrone shows us to how to check out e-books, audiobooks, and e-magazines. Click the button below to view the video. 

Sunday Salon: Nate McCay and the

Ship of Gold

As part of DMCC's Sunday Salon series, Nate McCay tells us about his longtime interest in coin collecting and the Ship of Gold. Fall 2018. To View the video click the button below. 

Pandemic Response Q&A, April 2020

Click the button below to view our 4/7/20 Q&A (over Zoom) with Mayor Ellie Haviland about Del Mar's pandemic response efforts. 

Estate Planning Workshop January 2017

Click here to download Heidi Klippel's Estate Plan overview handout. 

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