CHEER celebrates new room opening at Long Neck center

LONG NECK – CHEER Inc.’s senior center on Long Neck has some additional elbow room To meet increasing membership and needs of seniors in the Long Neck area, CHEER recently celebrated the opening of its expanded space at its Pelican Cove Senior Activity Center in Long Neck. Last fall, the adjoining unit became available for […]

New Smyrna Senior Center set to serve community

SMYRNA — It was just the opening act of Tejumade “TJ” Famakinwa’s overall vision when she strolled into the Smyrna Senior Center after its doors opened to seniors for the first time Monday morning. When Ms. Famakinwa, the center’s director, walked into Suite 104 inside the Smyrna Health and Wellness Center at 100 S. Main […]

Letter to the Editor: It’s time politicians had more respect for seniors

Politicians these days seem to be excluding any mention of seniors whether it be locally, statewide or nationally. I guess I should say any respectful mention as well as not at all. They do refer to seniors as “gray hairs”, “blue hairs”, “do nothing”, “too old”, and more disparaging comments. This has to stop. These […]

Letter to the Editor: Pass ‘Share the Care’ act

I am writing in support of S.B. 27, the “Share the Care Act,” now under consideration by Delaware’s legislators. My 94-year old father was an active, robust family man. When various health conditions got the best of him, caring for him became complicated. Honoring my father’s request to stay in his own home was challenging, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Give seniors a raise too

Every year raises are given out, but it seems to miss the retirees who need it. The cost of living keeps going up and we have to try to live on the same income for years. I assume the people doing the budget will never need their retirement to live on. If they did, they […]

Letter to the Editor: Two programs for seniors

I write this letter to inform Delaware seniors and their loved ones about two important programs. First, through the Delaware Prescription Assistance Program (DPAP), members receive up to a $3,000 annual benefit. DPAP pays monthly Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDP) premiums; covers 75 percent of drug costs for members in their PDP “donut […]

Modern Maturity Center computer donation expands opportunities for seniors

DOVER — The world of computers and the internet can be an intimidating thing to many seniors who might be wary of dipping their toes into the waters of technology. However, Angelica Hardin, an executive director with the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Delaware, insists there is nothing to be afraid of after UnitedHealthcare donated three […]

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 […]