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 are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except July and August. These monthly luncheon meetings are held at Cripple Creek Country Club and are open to all members.  Reservations are required.  For more information on meeting times and format and how to make reservations for the luncheon, please visit Chapter Meetings.

Chapter Meetings: Currently Cancelled for 2020.

Letter from the Desk of President, Jim Harding:

We still face some challenges of the corona virus pandemic; however we are starting to see many changes in our lockdown.  We now can go to restaurants and dine in, we are now able to watch football and most of all gather in smaller groups for church, meetings and movies.  Our outlook is better than it was 6 months ago and we will continue as a nation to move forward to getting back to normal.  I hope everyone is well and the virus has not impacted you directly or indirectly and we continue to look forward to brighter days.

As 2020 will be coming to a close we are planning 2021 and the future of AARP.   That being said, we at AARP Chapter 5226 still need to look to the future of our organization.  Without leaders the organization cannot and will not survive.  We will have to dissolve the chapter.  This is not something I want to do however, as an alternative if no one is willing to step up as chapter leaders we have no other recourse.   This is a dire situation.   

We need the following position filled:

  • President(s) if two they can serve as Co-President
  • Vice President
  • Assistant Treasurer (for the tour committee)
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • One Director
  • Committee Chairperson for our Community Service
  • Nominating Committee (1)

If anyone is interested in volunteering for the above listed positions and you would like to sign up or need information please contact Sandra McGrath @ 302-537-7709 (srmcif@aol.com) or Jim Harding 973-903-1495 (jameshrdg@yahoo.com)

 We greatly appreciate your help.  You can make a difference.