Check to see what is available to meet  a wide variety of interests such as fine arts, knitting, quilting, languages, Bible study, and more. You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate unless otherwise noted.  Sign up at MMC Member Services. 302-734-1200 x167.

All Art Tuesdays

Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her bi-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 the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #1. Learn a new painting the first week 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. 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. Class size is limited to 6 students. Sign up at Member Services.

Supplies for March painting - "Old Country Barn"
Oil painting brushes
1" brush
script liner
White Gesso
Brown acrylic (to be supplied)
Liquid clear
Titanium White
Phthalo Blue
Midnight Black
Alizarin Crimson
Sap Green
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Indian Yellow
Bright red
Pallete or foam plate
Paper towels
Gloves if desired
table easel

Bayhealth Family Medicine Residency Program comes to MMC

MMC is partnering with the Bayhealth Family Medicine Dover Practice in hosting monthly topic specific "Ask the Doc" sessions. These include topics such as diabetes, high blood pressure, memory loss, medication review and additional topics. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with the physician and the office pharmacist. These sessions are FREE, but you must register with Member Services at 302-734-1200 ext. 167.

All session are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. in Activity Room #5.
Vaccines for the elderly patient - Dr. Eric Moseley - Thursday June 1, 2023


Join Glenn Johnson of Grace Presbyterian Church in Dover for in-depth Bible study and expository teaching also with Q&A. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 in Activity Room #5.

Book Club

Do you love to read? Are you 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! Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Activity Room #1. Call Lori at 734-1200 ext. 129 to find out the title of this month's book.

Broadway Dancing

Express yourself while dancing the Broadway style. Class provides a great form of exercise while we learn a routine for inclusion in the June show. It is not necessary to have previous dance experience, just a good sense of rhythm and a desire to dance. Classes will be held on Mondays and will be held from 1:30- 3:30 in the Palmer Room. This class is FREE for MMC members..

Computer Tutor

Our computer tutor teaches the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and can help you set up and operate an eBay or Craigslist account. Computer tutoring appointments are $10 an hour for members. Tutoring is by appointment only. Contact Member Services to make an appointment. Payment must be made in advance.

Conversational Italian

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 are held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes are held on Wednesdays in Activity Room #8. Registration is not required.

"Dancing In Your Chair" with Ida Kirkendall

It's Fun, It's Free for MMC Members!!!!! "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 9:00 a.m. -9:40 a.m. and Friday from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Palmer Room.

Massage Therapy

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. Benefits of soft touch massages are improved circulation and relief for stressed or tired muscles. Lisa offers 30-minute soft touch massages in Activity Room #7 on Wednesdays. PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE. The cost is $20 for members and $35 non-members. Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

Pump Your Brain

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 #1. THIS CLASS IS ONLY OPEN TO MMC MEMBERS. THERE IS A 3-MONTH FEE OF $10 FOR MEMBERS TO COVER THE COST OF SUPPLIES. Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning. Payments are to be made at Member Services every three months.

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

P.U.S.H. Is a group that comes together to pray for our communities, our nation and one another.
The group also studies the Bible to learn how to strategically and effectively intercede in prayer.
The group led by Minister Myra McNair meets every Friday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in Activity Room #5.
All are welcome.

Veterans Assistance

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA) Kent County Service Officer will be on-site the third Thursday of every month to aid veterans. He will be available between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.

Visually Impaired Support Group

Darryl Garner leads this monthly visually impaired support group. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #8. The group also meets every Thursday in Activity Room #8 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.


Let's Get up and move! with Ida Kirkendoll, owner of Forever Active Lifestyle! She'll get your heart pumping and the joint will be jumpin! This class is an intermediate standing class that will include Aerobics, Kickboxing, Zumba and more. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 8:40 in the Palmer Room. This class is FREE for members.


Beginning Tap - Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. Beginning classes will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations. Classes meet Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the Palmer room and are free for MMC members.

Computer and Cell Phone Tutor

Our computer and cell phone tutors are available to teach the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and help members set up and operate an eBay or Craigslist account. The Computer and Cell Phone Tutors are available by appointment only. Please contact Member Services to reserve an appointment. Tutoring sessions are $10 an hour for members. Advance payment is required. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

“Make and It and Take It”

Local artist Joyce Lapp will teach you a DYI craft or painting that you can do for fun, décor, or a gift! All materials will be provided. The class will meet the first Thursday of every month in Activity Room #1from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The March project is a basic drawing class and the April class is Spring card making. This class is open to MMC members only. The class is $13.00 and you must register and pay in advance. Register at Member Services. Class is limited to 12 participants. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

Extreme Beginners Line Dance Class

Come to the "Extreme Beginners" class on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Palmer Room. Instructor: Jacci Kenny This class is FREE for MMC members.

Broadway 2

Broadway 2 - Advanced class. Students will learn a routine that will challenge themselves to use more expression and acting while dancing. This will build on the Broadway class skills to elevate your performance skills. This level does require more body flexibility, and expressive movement. Class will meet on Thursdays at 1pm in the Palmer room. Class is open to MMC only.

The Green Thumb Garden Club

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but didn't know how to begin? Do you want to grow your own vegetables on the patio? Well we've got answers for you. We are happy to announce the Green Thumb Garden Club is ready to bloom! The Green Thumb Garden Club is a 12-week series of classes on gardening for MMC members. The classes, which are held on Fridays from February to June, are led by volunteer master gardeners on various topics. The topics include subjects such as "Small Space Gardening and Raised Beds," and "Native Plants for Birds and Bees." The two goals are to: 1) provide the knowledge a new gardener needs to get started; and, 2) provide interesting topics to keep students coming back in subsequent years. There is a $10 fee and is open only to for MMC members. No gardening experience is required so come join the garden club and watch your garden grow!
Some of the highlights of the Green Thumb Garden Club are:
• A special propagation class with Dr. Rose Ogutu from Delaware State University in March
• Transplanting tomato plants in April
• Annual tomato plant sale in May
• Field trip to special location (last year we went to Lavender Fields)
Spaces in the Green Thumb Garden Club sell out fast so be sure to register today at Member Services.
If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl on 301-332-3715 or email her at


MMC and the Food Bank of Delaware invite you to join them for "Eat Smart, Live Strong"!
This is a FREE four-week session that is fun and has interactive activities for older adults to talk about easy ways to make smart choices about food and exercise. Learn how to eat smart and live strong. This class will meet every Thursday beginning April 6 until April 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5. Attend all four sessions to receive a free cookbook and other prizes. The class is FREE, but you must register at Member Services.


Documenting Your Legacy - a how-to-guide made quick and easy! Join Dr. Brenda Farmer as she takes you through the steps to document your legacy. Expressly designed for seniors, this workshop is a "how-to-guide" to documenting and publishing your or a loved one's life story in 30 days or less! It is broken down into an easy step-by-step method to complete what most see as an overwhelming task-becoming a published author. This workshop is unequivocally the answer to leaving current and future generations your legacy/life story. The class objectives (what the participants will learn/the benefits of taking this class) are to explore your individual uniqueness, to prepare your documented legacy-quick and easy, and become a published author. Participants will be inspired and filled with pride and joy. The classes are available the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in Activity Room. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE MODERN MATURITY CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS. The next class will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2023. Registration deadline is Monday April 10, The cost is $15.00. Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

Stop the Scams!

Fraudsters target older adults and the losses are staggering. Constant phone calls, emails, and text messages from highly manipulative and sophisticated criminals who are trying to steal your money. Learn how to protect yourself and others. Please join the Delaware Vicitms' Rights Task Force, members of the Delaware State Police, and the Attorney General's Office as they speak of the various fraud scams that are targeting Delawareans. Learn steps you can take to protect yourself and others from fraud and scams.
WHO: Delaware Victims' Rights Task Force
WHEN: Thursday, April 27th at NOON
WHERE: MMC Longwood Room