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Old 08-31-2006, 10:00 PM
 
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my parents moved to Dover about 2 years ago from South Carolina and would like to get involved in senior activities, more for socializing. Can anyone give some information regarding groups, senior centers etc. that they can contact.
My mom is 78 yrs old and my dad is 82 yrs old. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Modern Maturity is a senior center on Route 8 in Dover. I have never been there, but I have only heard very good things about it. They have all kinds of activities and I have been told that they have great lunches at inexpensive prices. They also have a pool.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:12 AM
 
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Thank you kindly for that information. I will contact them on Tuesday and get further details. Thanks again.
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Old 10-31-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The North Star State
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you're welcome . us ol folks need to stick together .
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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my parents moved to Dover about 2 years ago from South Carolina and would like to get involved in senior activities, more for socializing. Can anyone give some information regarding groups, senior centers etc. that they can contact.
My mom is 78 yrs old and my dad is 82 yrs old. Thanks in advance.
There's also Harvest Years Sr. Center on South Street in the Town of Camden.....same type things....activities, trips, meals. Both of those places have huge attendances.

We've tried both the Dover and Camden Sr. Centers. They are not for us. But, of course, we've been in Delaware all of our lives, know the places to go to have fun, and still operate our own business. I think we're too young for planned activities, since we're 75 & 76. It's much more fun for us to swing from the chandeliers, visit local events in each County and throughout the State, play a few penny slots at Dover Downs and Harrington Casino, and enjoy the many activities offered. I wouldn't recommend the Sr. Citizen bus trips, based on the 2 we went on, which were disasters. For us, there's so much more to experience as freebirds. Others, evidently, enjoy those types of organized events, as has been proven by the huge members of seniors in those places. Good luck to your parents!
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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... I wouldn't recommend the Sr. Citizen bus trips, based on the 2 we went on, which were disasters. ...
Oh jeez. Here I am planning for my elder years, and one of my check boxes is "organized bus trips".

Can you give us (...err, ME) a heads-up on what made those bus trips into disasters? If there's anything I can use to screen with, it will help. Also, in the event I want to moonlight as a senior bus trip organizer, I will have some excellent first-hand research! (Hey, we all need hobbies! - I read it here on C-D!)

Thank you much. - Jane
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Oh jeez. Here I am planning for my elder years, and one of my check boxes is "organized bus trips".

Can you give us (...err, ME) a heads-up on what made those bus trips into disasters? If there's anything I can use to screen with, it will help. Also, in the event I want to moonlight as a senior bus trip organizer, I will have some excellent first-hand research! (Hey, we all need hobbies! - I read it here on C-D!)

Thank you much. - Jane
LOL

Well, for starters (on both trips) the potty in the back of the bus stunk to high heaven and there was a steady parade of hips hitting the side of my bus seat as many went back to use the potty.

I discovered that a short trip from Delaware to Washington, D.C. or to Baltimore, required 2 rest stops going, and 2 rest stops coming back. "Rest Stops" were also to have their "smokes" or to get something to eat. The people were always late getting back on the bus so we could continue on our journey, and now..... the potty still stunk, but so did the people who had their "smokes". Added to that, many brought their leftover stinking McDonalds burgers, with all the trimmings, on the bus to finish eating.

"One More Bottle of Beer on the Wall" was the song of the day for both of those trips. It went on, and on, and on, and on until I thought I would scream.........Never Again! (You asked). I'll spare you the really bad parts of the bus trips.
Hope this paints a picture for you, and that you find it useful.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Rdlr, are you talking about the Modern Maturity bus tours or the Dawson bus tours? Eons ago my grandparents would take the Dawson bus tours and make out fine. I have tried to get my mother to try the Modern Maturity tours, but if those are the tours you are talking about, I'll keep my mouth shut. :-) I'm thinking the Dawson tours might have a little younger retiree demographic than the Modern Maturity tours.
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Rdlr, are you talking about the Modern Maturity bus tours or the Dawson bus tours? Eons ago my grandparents would take the Dawson bus tours and make out fine. I have tried to get my mother to try the Modern Maturity tours, but if those are the tours you are talking about, I'll keep my mouth shut. :-) I'm thinking the Dawson tours might have a little younger retiree demographic than the Modern Maturity tours.
Hi, StillRoaming! I'm not talking about Dawson. These were MM tours we experienced. Another thought.....those 2 trips we took with the MM may be isolated cases, and just our bad luck. But they were enough for us, and ruined our chances for going on any bus trip, with any company, to anywhere. Quite possibly, when we aren't as mobile as we are now, we may have to go back to that way of having fun........ although I doubt it.
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Old 11-04-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Long Neck , DE
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Rdlr, are you talking about the Modern Maturity bus tours or the Dawson bus tours? Eons ago my grandparents would take the Dawson bus tours and make out fine. I have tried to get my mother to try the Modern Maturity tours, but if those are the tours you are talking about, I'll keep my mouth shut. :-) I'm thinking the Dawson tours might have a little younger retiree demographic than the Modern Maturity tours.
My wife went on a Dawson bus trip with a friend to NYC. She had no major complaints.
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