Classes

 
Beginning Tuesday June 1, 2021 many classes will become available again, some will resume in the fall.  Check to see what is available to meet  a wide variety of interests such as fine arts, knitting, quilting, languages, Bible study, and more. Classes are free to MMC Members unless otherwise noted. Sign up at MMC Member Services. 302-734-1200 x167.

Advanced Senior Aerobics is back!

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.

Advanced Senior Aerobics is back! and so is Tina Booth who has lead the class in the past.
Class will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m .in the Palmer Room.

“DANCING IN YOUR CHAIR” WITH IDA KIRKENDALL.

It's New, It's Fun, It's Free!!!!! "Dancing In Your Chair" with Ida Kirkendall. This is a fun low impact class where Ida will have you moving in your seat to great music. Everything is done safely in a chair. **NO STANDING REQUIRED** You will do aerobic exercises, stretching, Latin dancing, Line dancing and more. Let's get those bodies moving! Classes are held every Tuesday beginning July 6 from 9:00 a.m. -9:40 a.m. in the Palmer Room.

Participants must wear masks until further notice.

Pump Your Brain

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.
This exciting brain exercise is designed to keep older adult's brains sharp and healthy. Participants engage in brain teasers, puzzles, and visual illusions. Take home hand-outs are available to exercise your brain at home! This group will meet on Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #5.
PLEASE NOTE FROM JULY - OCTOBER THE GROUP WILL MEET IN ACTIVITY ROOM #7.
There is a nominal printing fee charged in class to cover the cost of printing materials. Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning.

Massage Therapy

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.

Lisa a licensed massage therapist. She offers a gentler alternative to a traditional massage with her "soft touch" massages. This style of massage is ideal for individuals who bruise easily, suffer from arthritis, are fragile or cannot tolerate traditional massages. Massages are offered while fully clothed and can be performed on a table or chair. Lisa offers 30-minute soft touch massages in Activity Room #7 on Wednesdays for just $15 members and $30 non-members. Wednesday evening appointments are also available.. Conatct Member Services for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24 hour cancellation notice. Member Services can be reached at 302-734-1200 ext. 167 or via email member.services@modern-maturity.org.

Five Wishes Workshop is back at MMC in June 2021!

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.

Five Wishes Workshop: A Five Wishes workshop takes you and your loved ones through the process of deciding on your wishes for end of life care. This topic can be sensitive, confusing and sometimes difficult but Five Wishes is here to help you through it. The 5 topics that will be covered are "My wish for":
The person I want to make care decisions for me when I can't.
The kind of medical treatment I want or don't want.
How comfortable I want to be.
How I want people to treat me.
What I want my loved ones to know.
With the help of the American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, Five Wishes meets the legal requirements under the health decisions statutes. This program is free to members of the MMC and $15 for non-members who want to attend. You must sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot in the workshop. The next workshop is Wednesday June 23, 2021 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Wesr Conference Room. Minimum of 5 participants needed for class to be conducted. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH MEMBER SERVICES. You can reach Member Services by calling 302-734-1200 ext. 167.

Cell Phone Tutoring

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.
Cell Phone Tutoring: Need to know how to operate your cell phone? Our cell phone whiz kid Chris is back to help you. The cost is $7 for a half hour session with no refund with less than a 24 hour cancellation notice. Appointments are on Mondays from 10:00 until 12:00 noon and are held in Activity Room #6/Chapel. Sign up and pay at Member Services to reserve your spot.
Chris can help with the following on an iPhone: contacts, voicemail, email, text messaging, facetime, pictures, user settings such as background, ringtones, passcodes and volume, apps, connecting to WiFi, software updates and other everyday cell phone uses.
Chris can help with basics only with other brands of smartphones such as text messaging, contacts, voicemail etc.

KENT CO. BOOK MOBILE AT MMC EVERY WEDNESDAY!

All participants will be required to wear a mask until further notice.

The Kent County Book Mobile visits the Modern Maturity Center every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Come grab a book and enjoy!

Elder Law

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

The Elder Law Program of the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society comes on-site to MMC once a month. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to draft powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives (not living wills). Appointments can be made for the second Wednesday of the month between 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Schedule a 45-minute appointment at Member Services by calling (302) 734-1200 ext. 167. Please note, all participants must be age 60 and over to qualify for this service.

Card Making will be back in the Fall of 2021!

Instructor Diana Carter of Anacar Creations teaches card making at the MMC. She offers an all skill level card making class. No experience necessary! . The cost per class is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Supplies are provided to create three cards per class. Students need to bring their own scissors, tape runner and notepad for notes. Registration for this class ends the day before so be sure to sign up at least 24 hours in advance.
Classes resume Tuesday September 10 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #1 and are held every other Tuesday.

Essential Oils with Jowana Lamb, Certified Aromatherapist

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Visual Impairment Group

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Darryl Garner leads this monthly visually impaired support group meeting. Come out to the center on the third Tuesday of each month from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #7. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.

Ballroom Dancing

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Learn dances such as the Waltz, American Tango, Rumba and more at the MMCs ballroom dancing lessons! This is an enjoyable way to burn calories. After all, dancing isn't just about the steps and music but the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. This class is led by Ted and Yoshi Briggs. All skill levels are welcome. Classes are $5 for members and $10 for non-members (pay at the door). All The next scheduled classes are Monday March 2, Tuesday March 17 and Tuesday March 31, 2020 in the Palmer Room. Classes begin at 7 p.m.

All Art Tuesdays will be back in September 2021!

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All Art Tuesdays! Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her weekly art classes focused on oils and featuring wet on wet technique. Acrylic painters welcome. Phyllis has taught art to all ages in various venues. This class is fun and relaxed. Beginners welcome! Classes are held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #1. Learn a new painting the first two weeks of the month. The first class of the month begins new instruction on a specific painting. The second class takes that same painting and helps it come alive as a finished piece. Weeks three and four will be critic and paint. The cost is $10 per class for MMC members or purchase an art card for $60 for 6 classes. The cost for non-members is $15 per class. Students must provide their own supplies and a suggested supply list is available at Member Services. Sign up at Member Services.

Computer Tutoring

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Conversational Italian will be back in the Fall of 2021

Learn the basics of Italian and get to know other Italian enthusiasts at the MMC. Giuliano "G" Gregoretti teaches this fun and free class on conversational Italian. Classes are free for MMC members and run Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes are held in Activity Room #5. No registration is required.

Book Club

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Do you love to read? Have you been called a bookworm? Would you like to discuss your thoughts, reactions and opinions of books with other book lovers? If you answered "yes" to any of these then the MMC book club has a place for you! The group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next meetings March 25 in Activity Room #5 from 1 to 2. You can borrow a book from Lori Christiansen's office #41 (while supplies last) or use your own.

Sign Language

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Bible Study

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The MMC bible study options have grown! We now have two options of bible study groups to attend right here at MMC. All bible study groups are for MMC members only. Stop in to meet the pastors and find the right study for you.
Join Reverend Jerome Carey of Free Spirit Baptist for Bible study on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.
Bible study with Pastor Bob Phillips of First Baptist Church of Marydel meets on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.

Crochet for Beginners:

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

Broadway and More

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!

FREE Chronic Pain Self- Management Classes

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. Please check back later!
Six sessions for Chronic Pain Self Management will be hosted by The Modern Maturity Center on six consecutive Friday mornings, in September, from 9:30 until noon in Activity Room # 8.
The experienced educators who will present the training program will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with Pain, or assisting loved ones with Chronic Pain, much more manageable. Topics covered will build upon simple breathing, exercising and relaxing techniques. Problem solving, goal setting and communicating your needs will be emphasized. The classes are FREE for those living with Chronic Pain and for anyone who wants to learn how to avoid and delay Chronic Pain, but you must register to join the classes by calling the instructor, Maria Seliga at 302 387 1626; please leave a message with your phone number if no answer. You may also contact Member Services to register. Member Services can be reached at 302-734-1200 ext. 167 or via email member.services@modern-maturity.org.
All participants who complete the program will receive a certificate, textbooks, a C D, and the strength to change their lives. This free program was developed by Stanford University and is offered to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.