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.
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 Thursday, December 5 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room 5.
Vitas hosts a bereavement support group on-site at the Modern Maturity Center. This six-week group, taught by a trained bereavement specialist, teaches you how to process death and grief while remembering your loved one. This free group meets Tuesdays, October 8 to November 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The first session will be held in the West Conference Room. Please sign up at Member Services as space is limited.
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. Sign up for an appointment at Member Services at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24hr. cancellation notice.
Essential Oil DIY - Sugar Scrubs
Grab your girlfriends and join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and have some fun making your own sugar scrub using essential oils. Sugar scrubs are easy to make, inexpensive and they leave you skin feeling soft and silky! Class is scheduled for Activity Room # 3 on Thursday September 19 and begins at 9:30 a.m. The class is $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-member. Cost of the class includes all supplies. You must register at Member Services in person or call (302) 734-1200 ext. 167.
Discover Rock Rose Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and discover Rock Rose. Discover this beautiful flower that grows in Spain and its many healing properties. Participants will make a Face Serum. Class is scheduled for Activity Room # 3 on Thursday October 17 and begins at 9:30 a.m. The class is $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-member. Cost of the class includes all supplies. You must register at Member Services in person or call (302) 734-1200 ext. 167.
Essential Oils for Muscular Skeletal Pain
Explore the healing powers of essential oils for muscle pain and stiffness with Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Feature oils will include black pepper, rosemary and mastic. Participants will make a blend for pain relief. This program has been updated so if you have taken it before new material will be presented. Class is scheduled for Activity Room # 3 on Thursday November 14 and begins at 9:30 a.m. The class is $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. Cost of the class includes all supplies. You must register at Member Services in person or call (302) 734-1200 ext. 167.
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 #5. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.
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 classes begin at 7 p.m. Classes resume in Tuesday September 3 in the Palmer Room
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 beginning September 3 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. The September painting is "Chicks and Daisies". Students must provide their own supplies and a suggested supply list is available at Member Services. Sign up at Member Services.
Join instructor Gilda Jennings at introduction to jewelry making. Have you ever wanted to create a unique piece of jewelry but felt intimated by the process? If so, this class is for you! Each class is taught at a beginner level. Gilda takes you through the process of creating a monthly project from start to finish and provides all supplies and tools needed. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill, have fun with friends and create something special for yourself or a gift. The next scheduled class is on Wednedsay October 16 from 10 am to 11:30 am in Activity Room #3. The cost of the class is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. Please register with Member Services, 734-1200 ext. 167 .
Need to know how to operate your cell phone? Sign up for an appointment with our cell phone guru, Chris. Half hour appointments are available on Mondays, September 9 and September 23 between noon and 2 p.m. Due to the high volume of "no call no show" instances there is now a nominal fee charged of $5 a session with no refund with less than a 24-hour cancellation notice. Appointments 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 Wi-Fi, 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.
Things Chris cannot help you with: flip phones, setting up a cell phone account/contract, contacting your cell phone provider, reading, understanding or helping set up payment for cell phone bills or contracts, repairing broken cell phones or helping you choose a cell phone plan.
Our computer tutor, Karen, teaches the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and she can even help you set up and operate an Ebay or Craigslist account. Computer tutoring appointments are $5 an hour for members or $25 an hour for non-members. New appointment days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. See a Member Services representative to sign up for a time slot as spots fill quickly.
Guilianni Gregoretti and his wife Terry will be back to teach Italian lessons on Wednesday September 25 from 11:00 a.m. until noon in Activity Room #7. Classes continue through November 13.
Joyce Vasikonis offers a basic Beginner and specialized knitting classes. Classes are $6 an hour. Call Joyce at 302-222-6721 to schedule.
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.
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 next meeting is September 25 in Activity Room #7 from 1 to 2. You can borrow a book from Lori Christiansen's office #41 (while supplies last) or use your own.
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 meets Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in Activity Room #1. 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.
This is a 10 week course in sign language. The next session begins on Tuesday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #7. Register by contacting Member Services at 734-1200 ext. 167. The cost is $60.00. for members and $65.00 for non-members.
Try something new at the MMC. Join Mary Lampert, a Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, to practice sound meditation. Sound meditation is a passive activity where students can come and learn the power of sound to calm, relax and restore the body and mind. Mary guides you through meditation while providing live sound to bring your body back to balance and harmony. Benefits include a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression and improved sleep and focus. Come meet Mary and find out about sound meditation at her monthly class on Thursday, October 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is j$10 a class for members and $13 for non-members. Students must register and pay in advance at Member Services.
No workshops are scheduled. Please check back later!
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.
Bible study with Reverend Jerome Carey of Free Spirit Baptist began this past summer. Join his group on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Activity Room #5.
Bible study with Pastor Bob Phillips of First Baptist Church of Marydel has been at the MMC for over 5 years! They meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.
Let Edie Hobbs teach you the basics of crochet and start making your own projects. This is a three-week class (6 sessions) meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The class is designed to get you started crocheting or to refresh your skills! Bring your crochet hook size I or J. The cost of the class is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. The first session begins on Tuesday September 10 and will meet in Activity Room #3. Register at Member Services.