Senior center’s state funding not taken for granted

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines, deadlines, and an interesting day at the Modern Maturity Center Thursday … *** There seems to be a sigh of relief ahead for Delaware’s nonprofits, including Kent County’s Modern Maturity Center. Funds lost in the legislative budget battle last June appear to be returning. Lawmakers took 20 […]

Kids enjoy hunt for 864 eggs at Dover Place

DOVER — The Dover Place Senior Living community hosted its 12th annual Easter egg hunt March 28. This year at The Dover Place there was easter egg hunting, a bunny rabbit petting zoo, a balloon animal maker and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Students from St. Johns Lutheran School and Polytech’s Lil’ Panthers preschool, […]

55+ Expo to feature Caregiver’s Center

DOVER — The 17th annual 55+ Expo, to be held April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Rollins Center of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, will feature a Caregiver’s Center for Solutions and Support. This section will house vendors that can provide information on how to manage stress and solve common problems that caregivers […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware needs to re-invest in seniors

In response to an article featured in the Delaware State News Opinion page, Wednesday, Jan. 3 (“Delaware needs to invest in state’s children”), Amanda Owen Van Horne points out the many benefits of the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFPP), and suggests “following the recommendations of the Coalition for Delaware Kids.” Checking out the Coalition for […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is this really Delaware’s idea of ‘shared sacrifice’?

In the Great Budget Reset of 2017, the legislature and the administration of our state made two decisions. One was to end the estate tax, protecting inherited wealth, and the other was to end the state prescription assistance program which aided low-income seniors and disabled Delawareans with drug costs. The justification for eliminating the estate […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislative budget cuts hurting Delaware senior citizens

In reading the article on the front page of the Delaware State News this morning, I was so saddened to read further about the budget cuts to senior centers and the huge impact it is having. (“Nonprofits fret over state funding,” Aug. 2) I work for the Modern Maturity Center. I have been here for […]

LETTER TO TO THE EDITOR: Delaware General Assembly throwing seniors to the curb

The Delaware legislative body on the last day of their last session decided to reduce the money given to senior centers across the state by 20 percent. They took that money to help balance the budget. What they have done to senior citizens is unbelievable. What this has done to seniors all across the state […]

Volunteers spread CHEER to curb Christmas loneliness

  GEORGETOWN — Spreading holiday cheer to home-bound seniors across Sussex County is a long-standing tradition through Operation Christmas CHEER. With business and volunteer support, ham and turkey dinners packaged with gifts and other goodies were delivered to 243 clients who otherwise might have had nothing on Christmas but a day of silence and loneliness. […]

Fewer drugs the better prescription for dementia

  DOVER –– A recent effort has been made to reduce and even eliminate the use of antipsychotic drugs on older Americans suffering from dementia. “Antipsychotics have been around since the 1940s and are used for psychotic conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder but have also been used on patients with various forms of dementia […]

Donations make waves at Modern Maturity Center

DOVER — The Modern Maturity Center was able to finally complete a project on its to-do list when a generous donation of $70,000 was bequeathed by Doris and Richard Aurich. “If there ever was such a thing as a cosmic alignment, this was it,” said Carolyn Fredricks, the center’s president and CEO. “We had already […]