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, 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 area.

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

Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter meetings with lunch, effective Jan 2022, will take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month starting with Jan 18th, 2022 and will be held at Bear Trap in their “Dunes” room.  Address for Bear Trap is: Bear Trap, 7 Clubhouse Drive, Oceanview, DE.  The doors open at 10:45am for set up.  Social time is 11:30-noon. Lunch served at noon. Speakers will present after lunch followed by Chapter meeting.

Reservations are required.  For more information on meeting times and format and how to make reservations for the luncheon, please visit Chapter Meetings.

Members made a raffle quilt that was awarded to Rose Verona, proceeds go to scholarships

Scholarship Committee Quilt Rose Verona,left, was the winner of the Set Sail quilt. Pictured at right is Ida Crist, Co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee.


See the Scholarship page for more information…




I am honored to serve as AARP Local Chapter president for 2022-23.  I hope you will join us for  our Chapter meetings at Bear Trap on the Third Tuesday of the month with January 18th as our first meeting. This location will be our meeting place for January- June of 2022.

There are many opportunities that are available to us as an organization.  I hope you will continue to be active and provide input to  make our organization be the best.

Our committees are valuable resources to this organization and have great leadership.  If you are interested in being involved, please contact the committee chairpersons.

We must commit ourselves to making  AARP, the kind of organization that will bring in new members and to reassuring existing members that the Board and Committee Chairs are reliable allies, committed to fair and transparent governance and to a multilingual, diverse, and cross-generational membership. One way you can help us sustain this is to volunteer for one of the committees. Self-nomination is encouraged because that lets us know you are truly willing to make the effort to serve.


Rose Verona