Welcome Home! The Delaware Retiree Connection™ is here to inform, inspire, and infuse your journey with life. As you step into retirement, considering or celebrating Delaware as your destination, we are here to help you to do more, enjoy more, and LOVE LIVING HERE™.

For too many of us, retirement has been defined by what it’s NOT versus what it is. Many times, we no longer have full-time workloads or the same family responsibilities, but this new season opens up the possibility of MUCH MORE instead of just much less. Retirees are in a new place of less pressure and hopefully far less stress nipping at your heels and weighing on your mind. This is also an incredible new time where you enter a new space of freedom to recreate yourself.

At the Delaware Retiree Connection™, we get to partner with amazing 55 and better’s, helping YOU make the most of this opportune time. Together, we learn to flourish as individuals, as well as family and community members, exploring the many avenues of life you’ve waited years to traverse. Our goal is to give you both fun tips and expert guidance to maximize your journey. Whether through weekly check-in’s for new events or nuggets for daily growth through our new articles each morning, we look forward to connecting with you.

Peek through our article library for great local content:

Dive into life in Delaware with the Delaware Retiree Connection™ as a tour guide. Read to learn about everything from great local art galleries, farmer’s market shopping, and the best pet-friendly restaurants. We’ll give you the scoop on beautiful local trails and great community volunteer opportunities. Read on to connect more deeply and LOVE LIVING HERE™!

Make great memories at the beaches and beyond with entertainment options for grandkid-friendly, pet-friendly, or good old-fashioned grownup fun across the Rehoboth surrounds. Each year, southern Delaware hosts over 40 annual festival. The local tourist hotspots are yours to enjoy from beautiful local wineries to a bustling boardwalk . You can tuck away fun for even the rainiest days with great hobby shopping and many local retirees to meet with shared interests, from book clubs to model building. Make your area-bucket-list and start ticking away as you find new reasons to LOVE LIVING HERE™ every day!

List of Local Festivals

Featured Article: Freeman Arts Pavilion

Read More: Mid-Atlantic Symphony 2020-21

Stay on top of what’s happening locally: Events Calendar

When we think about how to make the most of these golden years, meaningful engagement in a community ranks high. In fact, one of the most important contributors to quality of life is how well we DO LIFE with others! With more time, we can follow our passions, learn new skills, and give back. This is a time to shine as we find a place to belong, to share interests, to grow. Caring connections are key to building a fulfilling and strong foundation for this season of life. In this thriving retirement area, you can weigh your options and choose between the abundance of social clubs, religious organizations, and 55+ communities. Get connected to LOVE LIVING HERE™!

Featured Article: ‘Becoming’ in Retirement

Read More: Rehoboth in Bloom | Lewes Historical Society | Volunteering, When Giving Means Receiving

GET CONNECTED: Faith/Community Connect Group

Flavor and fun combine to create a vibrant dining environment across the Rehoboth surrounds. Visit cafes nestled among historic sites up and down Lewes streets. Pair the freshest produce from our popular farmers’ markets and roadside stands with today’s catch of local seafood. Tickle your palate with tastings at a local winery, or pick your favorite craft beer at one of the area’s breweries. A plethora of succulent adventures await throughout Rehoboth Beach, down the casual dining of the boardwalk, through the shopping adventures and fine-dining of the city-center and beyond. Make your own Culinary Club where you taste what’s new with friends, shop organic & local for new treasures, and learn why so many retirees LOVE LIVING HERE™!

Featured Article: Local Farmers Markets

Read More: The Best Cup of Joe, Picnic Spots-an Expert’s Opinion

GET CONNECTED: Cooking & Dining Connect Group

Living life to its fullest is a key goal to a great retirement. The vital importance of optimising our health and wellness translates into staying active and available to enjoy the adventures of each new day. With a network of clubs, specialty shops, and professional partners, you can find the resources and support you need to achieve a healthier you in a county that makes it a goal to be ‘the healthiest county in the US’. Enjoy the great weather fresh fish and produce, as well as incredible outdoor spaces in a fabulous nook on the East Coast with an informed, active and healthy lifestyle that empowers you to LOVE LIVING HERE™ more with each day.

Featured Article: Bad Hair Day – Getting a Great Cut When You’re New in Town

Read More: Yoga – Why’s It’s More Than Just Women Stretching | Hit the Trails, Top Hiking Spots

GET CONNECTED: Health, Fitness & Wellness Connect Group

Thomas Jefferson spoke well when he called Delaware a ‘jewel’. One of the original 13 colonies, The First State (being the first to ratify the US Constitution), has a rich heritage to explore. Awash with landscapes, birdlife and marine creatures that attracted the first settlers, Delaware has inspired artists over centuries. Even today, Delaware continues to attract a thriving creative community that LOVE LIVING HERE™. From the bustling hub of your artists on Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, to the historic heart Second Street, Lewes, and maritime and WWII memorabilia and towers in Cape Henlopen State Park there’s something for everyone.

Historical FAQs 

Featured Article: From Religious Summer Camp to Vacation Destination, the History of Rehoboth

Read More: Lewes Historical Society | The Lure of the Cape May / Lewes Ferry | Lavender Fields | The John Dickinson Plantation

With a wealth of waterways, the Rehoboth-Lewes area is an oasis for outdoor activity. The Delaware and Rehoboth Bays with their network of inlets are full of opportunities to fish, kayak, motor boat and explore while insulating much of the area from harsh Atlantic weather patterns. Cape Henlopen State Park offers beautiful beaches, bike paths, and nature trails galore. Reinventing old railway tracks the park is home to the Junction and Breakwater Trail with miles of beautiful landscape for walking, jogging and cycling along crushed stone and boardwalk paths through forest dunes and coastal marshes. From morning pickleball matches to taking in a baseball game at our Sports at the Beach Complex before sunset, the activities of the area are abundant for all skill and energy levels.

Featured Article: Pickle what? The Pickle Ball Craze

Read More: Surf Fishing, Why Everyone’s Hooked

GET CONNECTED: Sports and Outdoors Connect Group

The thriving business community across the southern Delaware coast gives you access to high quality stores and services to get more for less! The Outlets offer the best in national brand names you trust as well as unique, local favorites with NO SALES TAX. Connect with the professionals at ridiculously reasonable fees through our thorough list of expert services. Browse our extensive list of specialized stores, and research our references for a guide on what your neighbors are saying.

Explore: Business Directory

Save MORE with our Weekly Deals

Looking for specialty services for your Financial Planning? Check out our Ask the Experts page.

Staying safe and healthy is a constant concern, and a real necessity to unlock a full life in retirement. With the award-winning care of Beebe Hospital, the standard of care in the area is quality and competitive whether you’re in a Beebe partner office across the Rehoboth surrounds or visiting one of the many independent professional practices. As an area poised to welcome retirees, there is a strong focus on pairing innovative care with excellent service to keep you LOVING LIVING HERE™ longer!

Explore: Beebe, find a local provider

Articles: Choosing a Primary Care Provider | Pros and Cons of Concierge Medicine

Want to talk to a Beebe professional? Ask the Expert

Get to know the attentive, professional government services available to you as you settle into the First State. With friendly attention and great support, you’ll navigate setting up your municipal water account and connecting for an updated driver license in no time. With our tips and connections, you can access the wealth of area resources from supporting senior programs for mental health and active living to enjoying the incredibly high-quality beaches, excellent libraries, and beautiful state parks.

Link to local services & your municipality: Delaware.gov 

Official City Websites: Rehoboth | Lewes

Settling into a new space can be daunting. Let us help you step by step with some resources to get you there with less stress, more time, and the best plan for your next steps of retirement.

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