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. 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.

BINGOCIZE - IS COMING IN FEBRUARY NEW DATES AND TIMES

NEW - BINGOCIZE!
The Modern Maturity Center is partnering with WECARE Services to offer Bingocize! This class combines exercise and health information with the familiar game of bingo, which is a great and fun way to get seniors moving and socializing. It is meant to be played twice a week on nonconsecutive days. Bingocize will be held every Tuesday and Friday for 10 weeks beginning Tuesday February 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #8 and on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Palmer Room The class is FREE to MMC members, but you must register at Member Services.

NEW - ARE YOU A FALL RISK?

MMC is partnering with the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Delaware State University. The objective of this program is to help identify individuals who may become a fall risk. Under the supervision of occupational therapy and nursing faculty, students will perform evidenced based screening tools to identify fall risk. The screening will also include vision screening to determine if vision is a contributing factor to being a fall risk. Nursing students will assess also vital signs and review medications for possible contribution to falling. If a participant is found to be at risk for falls, they will be asked to participate in a research project titled "Can eye-based home exercise programs reduce fall incidents in community-dwelling older individuals?" hosted by Delaware State University Master of Occupational Therapy Students with instructor supervision. The screening will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. It is not a a formal class but a one-on-one opportunity for participants to be screened for contributing factors to falls. They will end the screening process with a discussion of fall risk and recommendations. The screening is FREE and will take place on Tuesday March 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Activity Room # 3.

BAYHEALTH FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT MMC

MMC is partnering with the Bayhealth Family Medicine Resident Physician program. The Family Medicine Resident Physician program will be hosting monthly topic specific "Ask the Doc" sessions. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with the physician. These sessions are FREE and open to the public, but you must register with Member Services at 302-734-1200 ext. 167.
"A Guide to Healthy Aging" with Dr. Sumar Hayan. Activity Room #5

COMING THIS SPRING - FREE Food Bank Nutrition Workshops

Join Alicia Vogel from the Food Bank of Delaware for 3 classes to learn how to plan balance tasty meals, develop strategies for health eating, food safety and nutrition and how to shop on a budget! Class includes interactive activities and demonstrations. The classes are FREE and will be held in Activity Room #5 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays April 18, 25 and May2. Please register at Member Services.

NEW CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT CLASSES COMING IN MARCH!

The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring to you a 6-week course on managing chronic pain. This course helps you prevent or delay health complications due to chronic pain, identify techniques to diminish pain, pain control and management, learn ways to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep. Class time includes interactive teaching and sharing mutual support. Classes will be held on Mondays, from March 18 to April 22 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 chronic pain. 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/a13078e0e490471b9b1bf9130102c7d4 call 302-990-0522

NEW – Stand by Me 50+ Taking Control of Your Finances

NEW - Stand by Me 50+ is offering a class to help seniors over the age of 50 to create and improve their financial stability through educational and financial coaching. They will help participants create a budget, lower debt and improve their credit, access and apply for benefits, learn Social Security strategies, grow savings and plan for their future. Class will be held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The first class will be held on Tuesday March 12. The class is $5.00. Please register at Member Services.

NEW – RESIN ART CLASS – JEWELRY THEME

Instructors Monica Kulesa and Tammy Mikeals will teach you how to create your own framed jewelry design. All materials are included, and you may bring your own jewelry to add to the design. The class is designed for a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 20. The class will be held on Thursday April 25, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Activity Room #1. You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. The cost of the class is $45.00. No skills are required. 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 a 24-hour cancellation notice.

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. You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. The cost is $10 per class or you may purchase an art card for $60 for 6 classes. Students must provide their own supplies. Class size is limited to 6 students. Sign up at Member Services.
FEBRUARY ALL ART TUESDAY CLASS SUPPLIES
Birches in Snow
Oil paint brushes and oil paints will be used
Canvas not larger than 16x20
1" brush
Fan brush
Liner
Filbert brush
Titanium white
Prussian blue
Phthalo blue
Black
Dark brown
Indian yellow
Yellow ochre
Alizarin crimson
Liquid white or clear medium
Paper towels
Brush cleaner or turpentine
Palette or foam plate
Easel

Supply List for March 2024 All Art Tuesday
Feeding Time
Prussian blue
phthalo blue
alizarin crimson
titanium white
black
yellow
brown
brush cleaner
liquid clear
paper towels
palette or foam plate
easel if used
canvas not larger than 16x20
1"brush
filbert
liner
fan

BIBLE STUDY

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. This activity is FREE, but you must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

January 2024 Wake of the Wind J California Cooper
February 2024 The Night Shift Alex Findlay

Broadway Dancing

Intro to Broadway/Broadway 1 : ? Have you wondered if the Broadway class is for you? Want to improve your performance ability on stage? Then this 7-week introductory class is for you. You will learn the basics of stage direction, how to turn steps into moves and from there to performance, how to find the 1 in an 8 count, and many other tips and tricks. Come prepared to have fun! The class starts January 15th on Mondays 1:30 - 2:30 in the Palmer Room through February. This class is FREE, but you must be a member of MMC to participate. Broadway 1 follows from 2:30 - 3:30

Broadway 2

This class combines dance with stage movement and will work on a number for the June show. The style of dance will be different than Monday's class and meets Tuesdays from 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the Palmer Room. The class is free, but you must be a member of MMC to participate.

Computer and CellphoneTutor

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.

Conversational Italian

Conversational Italian is back on Wednesday January 31!
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. NO CLASS TUESDAYS DECEMBER 26 OR JANUARY 2.

Documenting Your Legacy

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 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE MODERN MATURITY CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS. The cost is $15.00. Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required and due the Monday prior to the class. 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.

Extreme Beginners Step class from 1:00 to 2:00 is for people needing help to "Untangle their feet"
Extreme Beginners Step class from 2:00 to 3:00 is for first timers and those that need additional help to learn the steps.

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. This class is FREE for members. NO CLASS TUESDAYS DECEMBER 26 OR JANUARY 2.

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 23, 2024, to June 7, 2024, are led by volunteer master gardeners on various topics. 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!
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 cfisher313@aol.com.

It's TAP secret!

Come join Darlene Meyer former Rockette for a beginner/intermediate tap class. She is a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and Dance. She studied at the June Taylor School of Dance and with dance greats Gene Kelly and Bob Fosse. Darlene will teach a Broadway style tap dance class every Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 in the Palmer Room. She will teach dances and provide you with dance notes so you can practice on your own.

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 $15 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

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 10:00 a.m. in the West Conference Room.
All are welcome.

Social Security Assistance

Need Assistance with Your Social Security Benefits? Coleman Jackson, a volunteer who has been certified by the Social Security Administration will be available every MONDAY from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel. He will answer your questions regarding Social Security. He can also assist you if you need representation during the entire Social Security Administration process, request a review, reconsideration, or a hearing, on your behalf if necessary.

Veterans Assistance

John Richter from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center 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.

Meditation Class

Do you ever feel like you are stressing yourself, more upset with a situation than you should be, mentally scattered when you need to be focused? Mindfulness meditation will help you gain concentration, clarity, and balance with the challenges of life. Mr. Kim Palmer is an experienced meditator who will give instruction on various types of meditation that you can practice. You may reach him at 302 598 3014 if you have questions before visiting the group. The group will meet for one hour on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.in Activity Room #6. This activity is FREE for MMC members.