Voices From The Readers

Appreciation Expressed
Once again, the Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 had a successful Christmas Gala, held this year at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
We greatly appreciate the beautiful decorations put up by Mr. Rick Fairbend of the Knights and his committees. The local businesses were very generous in donating to the event.
We would like to publicly thank the following: Blue Fish Restaurant, Green Turtle, Blue Ox, Three Brothers, Bull on the Beach and the Delmarva Shorebirds. Also thanks to the following volunteers who gave up so much of their time in making the event the success it was: Bob McCluskey, Louise and Garry Fox, Jeff McArthur, Helen Norris and all the AARP Members who brought their special treats to share.
The Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 meets the second Thursday of the month, September through June, at the OC Senior Center, adjacent to the OC Convention Center. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments and the meeting itself begins at 10 a.m. All national AARP members are welcome to join us.
Christopher R. Norris
Ocean City
(The writer is the president of the Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917.)

Program A Success
On behalf of the staff at Home Instead Senior Care, we would like to thank everyone who helped with this year’s very successful Be a Santa to a Senior program.
With support from generous shoppers, Shore-up, Inc, MAC Area Agency on Aging, Worcester County Commission on Aging, Worcester County Departments of Health and Social Services, Apple Drug Stores in Berlin, Fruitland, Salisbury and Snow Hill, Berlin Chamber of Commerce, Greater Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Pines Community Center, we were able to collect more than 150 gifts for local seniors who otherwise might have been overlooked this holiday season.
Thank you again to all those who helped us brighten the holidays for our local seniors and truly making a difference in our community.
Claude Lewis
(The writer is the owner of Home Instead Senior Care.)