Classes

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.

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.

October Art Class Supply List

Liquid white
Van Dyke Brown
Midnight Black
Sap Green Phthalo Blue
Alizarin Crimson
Indian Yellow
Cadmium Yellow
Titanium White

Oil painting brushes are needed as they are heavier to hold the oil paints

1" brush
Fan brush
Palette knife

Palette or foam plates
Table easel is nice
Paper towels
Turpentine in a jar to clean brushes
Canvas of your choice not larger than 16x20

Register and pay for class at the Members Services before class. Instructor will need your receipt to participate in class.


BAYHEALTH FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM COMES TO MMC

MMC is partnering with the Bayhealth Family Medicine Resident Physician program. The Family Medicine Resident Physician program, in collaboration with Bayhealth Pharmacists will be 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. These sessions are FREE, but you must register with Member Services at 302-734-1200 ext. 167.
High Blood Pressure Thursday Oct 20 at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Melissa Eppinger - WCR
Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Thursday Nov 17 at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Eric Moseley - AR #5
Physiology and fitness Thursday Dec 15 at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Kendall Barton - AR #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 Christiansen at 302-734-1200 ext 129 to reserve a book.
The group will read "The Spirit Woman" by Margaret Coel in September. .

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 AND $5.00 per class for non-members.

This class will not meet in July.

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 or $25 an hour for non-members. Tutoring is by appointment only. Contact Member Services to make an appointment. Payment must be made in advance. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24 hours cancellation notice.

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.

Elder Law

Currently on hiatus! . 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.

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 #6 on Wednesdays. PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE. The cost is $15 for members and $30 non-members. Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at (302)734-1200 ext. 167 or by e-mail at member.services@modern-maturity.org 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. 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. FREE FOR MMC MEMBERS!

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

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 #1.
All are welcome.

Veterans Assistance

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA) Kent County Service Officer, Dennis Linehan, 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 #5.

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 #7. The group also meets every Thursday in Activity Room #7 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.

“Creating Generational Memories,” Art Classes with Dee Winfield

Join in on the fun of being in touch with your creative abilities by creating artistic memories for family, friends and loved ones. We all can create, and in this class for beginners, intermediates, and advanced artists. You can let your creative juices flow as you produce wonderful pieces of art in varying categories, using the medium of your choice, such as oils, acrylics, pastels, and different drawing materials such as pen & ink, drawing pencils and charcoal. So, let go of your hesitations, fears and intimidations and catch up with your dreams to create by joining this fun and instructive art class and free your mind and imagination as you explore new, wonderful, and creative art pieces. The class will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday July 5, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in Activity Room #1. Students must provide their own supplies, including a table easel. A list of supplies is below or at Member Services. The cost is $10 per class for MMC members and $15.00 for non-members. Please register at Member Services.

Oil Painting:
- oil paint set
- set of brushes (for oil or acrylic)
- odorless turpentine or terpenoid
- linseed/safflower oil or oil painting medium
- pallet knife
- two small glass jars
- two small hard plastic or metal cups
- wood or white plastic pallet board
- rags or paper towels
- 8x10 canvas boards or stretch canvas
- canvas paper pad (optional)
- table top easel
Acrylic
- acrylic paint set
- set of brushes for acrylic
- two small plastic containers
- rags or paper towels
- 8x10 canvas boards or stretch canvas and Acrylic Pad
- pallet knife
- table top easel
Drawing Materials
- value drawing pencils
- set of colored pencils
- chalk and/or oil pastels sticks
- India ink
- small glass jar or hard plastic cup
- thin ink brush or quill pen
- drawing pad (smooth texture)
- paper towels
- table top easel (optional)
Note: all of the above drawing materials are not required. Materials needed are based on what you choose to use. *Materials and supplies will be further defined at first session.

NEW - Self Care Pampering Sessions

Samantha Sharp will teach skin care for your face and body, as well as make-up application techniques. Sessions will be held on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 - 11:00 in Activity Room #7. The first session will be Monday August 8. Sessions are FREE for MMC members but limited to 15 participants. You must register at Member Services, 302-734-1200 ext. 167

NEW - GET UP AND MOVE!

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 beginning Tuesday September 6. This class is FREE for members.

NEW– CARD MAKING IS BACK!

Debbie Burrell will work with you to create beautiful handmade cards with all types of trims and cut outs. Increase your hand/eye dexterity and expand your creativity! Classes meet the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 1:45 in Activity Room #1. The first class will be held on Tuesday September 6. The cost is $5.00 per class for MMC members and $10.00 per class for non-members. The fee includes the cost of the supplies. Class is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. . Please visit or call Member Services to register (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

NEW - INTRO TO THE GYM - OCTOBER 18

Don't know a dumbbell from a barbell? Join Personal Trainer Linda Sullivan, NSCA, CPT for a training session to learn basic exercise concepts, proper weightlifting techniques, and how to incorporate flexibility into your exercise routine. Determine what type of exercise is best for your needs and learn injury modifications. The session will be held on Tuesday October 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Fitness Center. The cost is $25 Member and $35 Non-Members. The registration deadline October 11. Maximum of 20 participants. Please register at the Fitness Center or with Member Services.

Five Wishes

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 November 9, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. in the West 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.

NEW BEGINNERS TAP

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 beginning October 4 from 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the Palmer room and are free for MMC members and $5/class for non-members.

NEW - Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring to you a 6-week to help manage cancer. The physical, emotional, and mental effects of cancer can be a real struggle. This workshop helps those affected by cancer to live a healthier life. Learn how to take care of your health, set priorities, and enhance relationships with loved ones and your health team. Class time includes interactive teaching and sharing mutual support. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, from October 25 to November 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Activity Room #5 of the MMC. This FREE course is open to both members and non-members who have cancer. There is a minimum of eight students required for the class to be held and a maximum of twenty, so register as soon as possible to reserve your space. Please register online at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/f2a88eaffa52472fb508fb3acbfc50fa or call 302-990-0522.

NEW - RESIN ART CLASS

Instructors Monica Kulsea and Tammy Mikeals will teach you how to create a resin art beach scene on framed glass. All materials are included (unless you want to add some shells you collected at the beach this summer). The class is designed for a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 20. Thursday November 3, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Activity Room #1. The cost of the class is $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members. The class is beginner friendly. Deaf interpretation is available. Please visit or call Member Services to register (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.

NEW - MODEL RAILROAD TIMESAVER SWITCHING PUZZLE

do you love trains! Come join the Delaware Train Guys for an introduction to model railroad switching operations. Learn model railroad switching operations through a game or puzzle that requires a thought process much like chess or checkers. All materials will be provided and it's FREE for MMC members. The group will meet every Wednesday from 11:30 to 1:30 for six weeks beginning November 2 in Activity Room #5. Maximum of 12 participants. Please register with Member Services.

Cyber Security Awareness for Seniors

Cyber Security Awareness for Seniors: The Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) will hold a series of discussions to provide you with key information on cyber security. Protect yourself and your devices.
The class are FREE and will be held in Activity Room #8.

Tuesday October 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - learn how to protect your identity.
Wednesday October 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - learn how to secure your devices
Thursday October 27 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - learn how to detect current scams


FREE JAZZERCISE DEMO CLASSES FOR MMC MEMBERS! COME JOIN THE FUN!

FREE JAZZERCISE DEMO CLASSES FOR MMC MEMBERS!
COME JOIN THE FUN!

Monday October 17 and October 24
8:00 am Palmer
9:15 East Wing Ballroom # 3
5:00 in the Palmer Room

Tuesday Oct 18 and 25
6 am in Palmer Room
8:00 AM Activity Room #8 om 10/18
8:00 am EW #1 on 10/25
5:00 in Palmer Room