WHO WE ARE: THEN & NOW
Mid-County’s 40+ years’ legacy is founded on the vision of our founders, State Representatives Robert Gilligan and Roger Roy,
dedication of the first Executive Director Sally Williams, generosity of the Delaware National Guard,
and unparalleled support from the Board of Directors, employees, members and community.
Opened in 1979, our first home was in the basement of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. We quickly outgrew this space and relocated two years later to our current home in the former Lora Little Elementary School, then and now a Delaware National Guard Building.
Today, Mid-County continues to be a place where people 50+ can be active both physically and mentally, have fun and enjoy each other.
Whether they come for fitness, lunch, trips or games, our members credit us with enriching their lives and being for many a home away from home.
Since our earliest days, more than 4,600 people have benefited from Mid-County, a place to make friends and renew friendships.
Our Vision & Mission
Mid-County Center helps people age well.
We aspire to be the primary resource for aging well in the heart of New Castle County, providing a warm and vibrant environment for individuals 50+,
their friends and families, and where members are inspired to help each other and contribute to the community.
Our mission is to be a welcoming community that offers healthy, fun and nurturing activities to people 50+ that enable them to age well, with purpose and dignity.