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CHEER, Inc. Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
CHEER has earned the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress CHEER is making toward its mission, the organization is helping...

CHEER Holds Spring Craft Show

Saturday, March 3, 2018
CHEER, Inc. will be hosting its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 3 at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, off Rt. 9, east of Georgetown. The show will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and is open free to the public. Merchandise...

Thank You to our Christmas CHEER Volunteers and Supporters

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
For almost 50 years, CHEER has been making an impact on the quality of life for senior citizens in Sussex County. As a non-profit organization, this would not be possible without the generous support of our extended list of volunteers. Twenty-five years ago, CHEER began to brighten Christmas Day...


Thursday, November 30, 2017
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CHEER, McDonald’s team up for Operation Christmas Cheer

Monday, November 27, 2017
(SUSSEX COUNTY, Del.) - Sadly, many homebound seniors in Sussex County spend Christmas alone each year; but now two local groups are hoping to change that. For the very first time, McDonald's is teaming up with CHEER - a local nonprofit that serves more than half of Sussex County's seniors - in...

CHEER welcomed Dr. Kara Odom Walker,

Friday, June 2, 2017
CHEER welcomed Dr. Kara Odom Walker, newly appointed State Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, who spoke to seniors at CHEER’s Older Americans Day Celebration on May 23 at the CHEER Community Center. Dr. Walker has a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and a...

Greenwood CHEER Alzheimer's Support Group to begin June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
May 16, 2017 Greenwood CHEER Senior Center, located at 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, will begin offering an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 1, and continuing the first Thursday of each month. Greenwood CHEER Center Director Fran Smith, right, is shown...


Thursday, March 30, 2017
What is a Memory Café? Memory Café at CHEER is an informal social gathering for memory and cognitively impaired individuals and their caregivers. The Café is an “open house” model with independent activities for those seeing fellowship, information, and resources. Attendees at the Memory Café are...

CHEER ventures into senior living in big way

Thursday, March 23, 2017
125 independent living condos, 120 assisted living units and a 120-bed nursing home facility are planned. CHEER operates seven senior community centers across Sussex County, but its the next project may be its biggest undertaking yet. The nonprofit organization plans to build a retirement community...

March for Meals on Wheels Campaign Fights Senior Isolation and Hunger

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
CHEER, Inc. announces that it will be participating in the 15 th annual March for Meals – a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meal on Wheels and the homebound and vulnerable seniors who rely on its vital safety net. CHEER’s March for Meals celebration will include Meals on Wheels delivery by...