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Goals and Objectives

The chapter’s mission is to represent AARP at the local level, providing a link between members, communities and the Association’s programs and services.  The chapter’s leadership and commitment to volunteerism is an invaluable resource in strengthening the Association and making our communities better places to live and work for all people.

Community Service:  Create and enhance opportunities for members to be involved in activities that address a platform of community needs.

Leadership:  Develop members’ skills and potential to assume positions of increasing responsibility within their chapter, their community and the association.

Communication:  Facilitate the exchange of information between members and the Association. 

Recruitment:  Increase chapter and association membership, ensuring continued growth with greater member diversity.

Fellowship:  Conduct activities in a manner that fosters congeniality and friendship.

Advocacy:  Participate actively in addressing issues that have an impact on members and their communities, in accordance with Association policies, practices and positions.

Education:  Impart knowledge that is useful to individuals and the community through programming that may include Association materials.

Financial Support​​

Our chapter also provides financial support to local community activities and organizations, including, but not limited to the following: The OC Senior 50plus Center, the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation, and the AARP Tax Aide project. 

Activities and Community Service


Monthly Meeting –Ocean City AARP Chapter 1917 membership meetings are held at the Ocean City Worcester County Senior 50plus Center at 41st Street, Bayside. Center is to the right when looking at the Convention Center, sort of under the water tower. Free parking is available and at the Convention Center next door.  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.  
Coffee & Conversation at 9:30 a.m.

Board Meetings - Are held at the same location on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Visitors may request to attend through the Chapter President.   
Annual Scholarship – An annual scholarship is awarded. 

Travel Opportunities – Day trips and longer cruises and tours to exotic and exciting places. (See Travel Page)

Health Fair – Co-sponsored with The Town of Ocean City and Atlantic General Hospital, the annual Health Fair provides information on all aspects of medical and health services in the area.   

Income Tax Preparation – Members provide free tax preparation for local residents.

National Day of Service – Members provide assistance to charitable organizations throughout the community.

Chapter 1917 - Serving Ocean City, Maryland since 1974

AARP Chapter 1917

Ocean City, Maryland
Since 1974