South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter 5226 is a membership organization for active adults ages 50+, representing AARP at the local level.

Our chapter motto “To Serve, Not To Be Served” tells it all.  We offer an extensive program of community outreach, advocacy, scholarships, and travel and a wide range of social and recreational activities.  We are committed to serving the needs and interests of our members and the South Coastal Delaware community.

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Membership and Membership Renewal

The Chapter’s membership year begins September 1.  Information about joining the Chapter or renewing your membership can be found in the monthly Chapter newsletter.  This information and a link to the membership application form can also be found on the Chapter Membership page.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Membership Meetings

Chapter membership meetings, which include a luncheon, are held the third Tuesday of the month, September through June, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club, 29494 Cripple Creek Road, Dagsboro.  Doors open at 11:00 am, and lunch is served at 12:00 noon.  An educational program and the Chapter’s business meeting follow lunch.  Reservations are required for Chapter membership meetings and luncheons.  Information about making reservations and the reservation cancellation policy can be found at Chapter Meetings

Board of Directors Meetings

Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, at 11:00 am at the John West Municipal Building on West Avenue in Ocean View.  Members are welcome to attend.

Artisans Fair

The annual Artisans Fair, which raises money for the Chapter’s scholarship fund, will be held Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Ocean View.  This year our Chapter will award $8,000 in scholarships to seniors at Indian River High School and to adult students at Delaware Technical and Community College. Members interested in volunteering on the day of the fair should email coleen.cardy@yahoo.com.