CHEER's Beach Day is BACK!
Beach Day Is Back! After a three year hiatus, CHEER, Inc. is bringing back Senior Beach Day at Rehoboth Beach. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Boardwalk from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Beach Day had been produced for senior fun for 45 continuous years until 2016 when construction began to remodel the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, forcing its postponement. But now it’s back!
Beach Day 2019 will be a memorial tribute to the late Eleanor Cain, the first Director of the Division of Services for Aging and Adults With Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) from 1973 to 2001, who approached former CHEER Executive Director Arlene Littleton in 1985 about collaborating to produce a day of fun for seniors in Rehoboth Beach. Mrs. Cain passed away on April 8, but her vision and compassion for seniors lives on through Beach Day and the many other programs she instituted during her tenure with the DSAAPD. In the early 2000s, CHEER took over the production of Beach Day until it was forced to temporarily postpone it in 2016.
This year’s event will feature Beach Day is Back!!! Read CHEER Happenings at CHEER’s website: www.cheerde.com a Health Expo vendor fair in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center where dozens of health-related companies and organizations will offer educational and promotional materials. Several health tests and surveys will be conducted. A bag lunch will be offered. At the Bandstand on the Boardwalk, entertainers will perform for attendees. CHEER buses will shuttle seniors to and from the Convention Center and boardwalk. A Beach Stroll will begin at the Convention Center and wind through the northern streets of Rehoboth Beach until it reaches the Henlopen Hotel where walkers will turn and go south on the Boardwalk back to the Bandstand. If you are interested in participating in the walk please click on this link here to print out the Walk Registration form. Fill out and turn it in to the nearest CHEER Activity Center or fax to Carolyn O'Neal 302-515-3071.
Walkers will be soliciting sponsors for their stroll. All proceeds from Beach Day CEER Happenings 2019 will support the Cooking for Seniors Capital Campaign to build a new central kitchen. Sponsorship opportunities are available to local businesses and organizations. For more information, call Carolyn O’Neal at 302-515-3044. In 2017, CHEER began the Frontier Festival at its Community Center in Georgetown to address the void of a fall event for seniors. Because of the success of the Frontier Festival, it was decided not to discontinue it because of the return of Beach Day, but to reschedule it as a spring event in 2020. Frontier Festival will again be held on Friday, May 1, 2020. More details about that event will be forthcoming when finalized at the beginning of next year.