Cape Gazette

Senior Beach Day draws thousands to Rehoboth

Oct 05, 2013
Emcee Scott Brady, singer with Skinny Leg Pete, surprises Jean Lyons of Ocean View at the Bandstand.

Sussex County Senior Services Inc. (CHEER) hosted the 37th annual Beach Day in Rehoboth Beach Sept. 20.

Each year approximately 1,000 senior citizens and caregivers from throughout Delaware attend this event to honor both senior citizens and the end of the summer season at the beach. Walgreens of Lewes was on hand to provide flu shots, Beebe Medical Center community outreach offered screenings, Sussex Eye offered glaucoma screens and free lunch was served. Many agencies from around the county offered information and free goodie bags.

Music at the Bandstand and walks on the beach were enjoyed by all.


Jerry McLamb, R.N., from Beebe Medical Center, checks blood pressure. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The Georgetown CHEER Center group SLICE (Senior Lads and Lassies in Classic Exercise) participated in the senior stroll. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Pete and Joan Lisinski, of Middletown-Odessa-Townsend (MOT) Senior Center, chat between concerts. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Seniors line up for a free, nutritious lunch. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Glaucoma screenings were provided by Sussex Eye Center. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Seniors enjoyed the beautiful day outside the convention center. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Lewes Walgreens pharmacist manager Herb Von Goerres gives flu shots to all who signed up. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
David Tidwell, chairman of the Senior Beach Day and development director at CHEER, helps with the lunches. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Lewes Walgreens pharmacist manager Herb Von Goerres give a flu shot to Denaire Johnson from United Health Care. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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