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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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Suspended

In order to protect those most at risk from the coronavirus, including volunteers and taxpayers. the AARP Foundation has suspended AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services nationwide beginning March 16 until further notice.   Although it is possible that some sites will be re-opened prior to the April 15 tax return filing deadline, this is unlikely to occur for most sites.

Alternatives for preparing and filing tax returns include (1) the use of online commercial services, many of which will prepare and file taxes for free (see below), (2) the use of purchased software programs, such as Turbo Tax or Taxslayer, and (3) the use of paid tax preparation services, such as H&R Block (call 1-800-472-5625, or use the online locator at https://www.hrblock.com/tax-offices/local-offices/#!/en/office-locator/), or Jackson-Hewitt (call 1-800-234-1040 or use the online locator at https://www.jacksonhewitt.com/officelocator/), as well as many others.

There are a number of commercial, on-line services that provide free tax preparation and filing to taxpayers whose annual income is less than $69,000.  To find the most appropriate on-line service for you, you can use the IRS locator tool found at https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.  If you are not comfortable using a computer, a friend or family member may be able to assist you with this.

Finally, if you are not able to file your tax return by the April 15 deadline, you may be able to avoid the penalty for late filing by submitting IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, which will extend your tax filing deadline to October 15.  This form may be submitted electronically or by US mail. CAUTION: To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability on this form and should also pay any amount due.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Please read carefully

To AARP Members,

Due to the Corona virus Pandemic all AARP functions have been cancelled until further notice (April, May and June).

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Light at the End of the Tunnel

The events and meetings affected by the cancellation are:

  • The Monthly General Meeting
  • All Committee Meetings
  • The Board Meeting
  • Newsletter
  • Check Refunds
  • Artisans Fair
  • Tours
  • The Bethany Beach Library will be closed until end of August

I will send periodical updates of the status of AARP and our functions.

The board and I want to take this time to send our deepest wishes for a healthy and safe couple of months.


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.

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL. 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.