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Lunch Support Appreciated


Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a gala luncheon held on Nov. 13 at the Captain’s Table Restaurant, surrounded by many of the people who have long been supporters of our chapter.

We had a wonderful afternoon that surpassed all expectations. It was an afternoon that we will never forget. Our heartfelt thanks go to Chairperson Sandy Kvech and her committee members for arranging this special event.

On behalf of the chapter, I want to thank the following: Abbey Burger Bistro, American Legion Post 166, Captain’s Table Restaurant, Frontier Town, Resort Housing Group, Zen Spa Fenwick, Beach Copy, Creative Day Spa, High Stakes Bar and Grill, Sam’s O.C. Haircutters, 28th Street Pit N Pub, The Blue Ox Bar and Grill, Atlantic General Hospital Care Givers, BJ’s on the Water, Costa Ventosa Winery, Crabcake Factory, The Delmarva Shorebirds, The Greene Turtle, Grotto Pizza, Mitrecic Builders, “Montego Mike” Grimes, M.R. Ducks, Peaky’s Restaurant and Bar, PNC Bank, Ray Perrone’s Barber and all our OC Chapter members for their generous support.

Lastly, I would like to thank Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and State of Maryland AARP Director Hank Greenberg for their wonderful tributes commemorating our anniversary.

Thanks to our community, many guests, AARP members and volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Christopher R. Norris

Ocean City

(The writer is the president of Ocean City AARP 1917.)
Programs Brightens Holidays


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, Greater Salisbury Chamber of Commerce and Ocean Pines Community Center, we were able to collect 205 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