AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. It's not just for retirees! For information on Health, Finances, and many other topics and issues for the residents of Maryland, just click here.
Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) and Ocean City Government
Each year our chapter works with AGH and the Mayor and City Council of Ocean City to present the AARP Health Fair at the Convention Center. The Fair provides free health information and free health screenings to the public. Over 100 vendors from the health field work to educate and motivate attendees to achieve a higher level of personal health. To see AGH just click here. For OC government, just click here.
Blood Bank of Delmarva
Blood Bank of Delmarva, a member of America's Blood Centers, provides blood and blood products to 16 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. More than 350 blood donors are needed every day in this area. This year, about 20,000 patients will need blood transfusions. For more information and to find out how to become a donor,just click here. Also, the Blood Bank usually conducts a Summer Blood Challenge wherein organizations register as a group to compete against other groups to win prizes, etc. Our chapter usually participates in this event. For more information, please contact Alcea Sprung at 410-352-5748.
Diakonia - Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow
Diakonia operates two buildings in West Ocean City, Maryland where it provides emergency and transitional housing, emergency food services and counseling and assistance for its 35 to 45 guests. Diakonia is more than just a shelter, however. Diakonia attempts to address the root causes of homelessness through a variety of programs and initiatives. Click here for the web site. Click here for Diakonia's "Wish list".
Ocean City Senior Center …… Hidden Gem in Ocean City
At 41st street next to the Convention Center, we have one of Ocean City’s best kept secrets. It is the Ocean City Senior Center that is maintained by the Worcester County Commission on Ageing to check it out online, just click here. Want to use a tread mill for free? Go there. Need a nice place to play cards with your friends? Go there. The center has so many activities, including chair exercises, domino's, ceramics, bingo, cards, Wii, shuffleboard, sing-along, and many others. Learn how to enhance your artistic side by enrolling in the painting class or step out of the box and join the All Time, Good Time Theater Group. Lunch is only $2.25 for our 55+ age group. The center is open Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info just call Center Director Ann Toney, 410-289-0824. To check it out online, just click here.
Art League of Ocean City
The mission of the Art League of Ocean City is to promote the visual arts in the Ocean City area through education, exhibits, scholarship programs and community art projects. The League's vision is to be a vibrant, fiscally sound arts organization with community sponsorship and service and valued membership benefits. To check it out online, just click here.
Ocean City Live-Saving Station Museum
The Ocean City Museum Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich natural and cultural history of this coastal community through memorabilia collections, rotating exhibits, educational programs and area research. To check them out online, just click here.
Worcester County Library
The mission of the Worcester County Library is to promote reading, thinking, learning, and the enjoyment of the arts. Books are just the beginning. You can find free Internet access, job postings, online book clubs, e-books, Wi-Fi access, and much more. To check it out online, just click here.
Ocean City Police Department
The Ocean City Police Department provides many services, including making our town a safe place for both residents and visitors. And they do many other things to make Ocean City the wonderful town that we all love. For example, the department offers a bicycle, moped and scooter registration program for all residents of Ocean City. All bicycle, moped and scooter riders are encouraged to register their vehicles as a deterrent to crime and to promote safety. The registration program is free of charge and all registration information is stored electronically for future reference. To go to their website, just click here.
Ocean Pines AARP Chapter 4507
Our Ocean City Chapter 1917 partners with the Ocean Pines AARP chapter on travel and other activities. If our chapter meetings are not convenient for you, 4507 President Larry Walton (443-831-1791) would like to welcome you to their meetings. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center.