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.

"Dancing In Your Chair" with Ida Kirkendall

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 9:00 a.m. -9:40 a.m. and Friday from 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Palmer Room.

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.

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.

Computer Tutoring

Computer Tutoring: Our computer tutor 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 $7 an hour for members or $25 an hour for non-members. Tutoring is available on Tuesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 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.

Book Club

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! Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Activity Room #1. The next scheduled meeting is Thursday July 29. The book for July is "It's Not all Downhill From Here" by Terry McMillan. Call Lori at 734-1200 ext 129 to obtain a copy of the book.

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 meetings are free and no sign up is required.

Ballroom Dancing Resumes in September 2021

Ballroom Dancing Lessons with Ted and Yoshi - Fred and Ginger got nothing on them! Learn dances such as the Waltz, American Tango, Rumba and more at the MMCs ballroom dancing lessons! Glide and spin 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). 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). The classes are all in the Palmer Room from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m:

Tuesday September 7 and Tuesday September 21
Tuesday October 5 and Tuesday October 19
Tuesday November 9 and Tuesday December 7
*The Tuesday November 23 class will be held in the East Wing Ballroom #3.

Kent County Book Mobile is at MMC on Wednesdays!

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!

FUNDAMENTALS OF LINE DANCING

HERE IS SOMETHING NEW! The Fundamentals of Line Dancing - come learn all the basic line dancing steps from Line Dance instructor Rick Todd and you'll be line dancing in no time! Classes will be on Thursday mornings, September 9 and Thursday October 14, from 9:00 - 10:30 in Activity Room #8. This class is FREE, but you need to register at Member Services.

Conversational Italian will be back in September 22.

"G" is back in September with Conversational Italian Class - 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 will be begin on Wednesday September 22 and will be held in Activity Room #7. Registration is not required.

All Art Tuesdays is back Tuesday October 12!

All Art Tuesdays is back! 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. The first class will be held on Tuesday October 12. 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. You can find the suggested supply list below and it is also available at Member Services. Class size is limited to 6 students. Sign up at Member Services.
Class supplies needed:
1" brush
Filbert Brush
Script liner brush
Palette knife
Palette or foam plate
Baby oil or turpentine
Paper towels
Canvas no larger than 16x20
Oil Paints - Titanium white, Phthalo blue, Alizarin crimson, Cadmium yellow, Indian yellow, Black, Dark Sienna, Van Dyke Brown, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre

Diabetes Self-Management Course

The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Health brings you a 6-week course on managing your diabetes. Learn techniques such as healthy eating, lifestyle planning, medication management and other helpful practices. Class time includes interactive teaching and sharing mutual support. Class meets Fridays, November 5, 2021 to December 17, 2021 from 9:30 - noon in Activity Room #5. This course is open to both members and non-members who have diabetes. This course is FREE, but registration is required. AT THE REQUEST OF THE INSTRUCTOR PERSONS NOT VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK. To register please call 302-990-0522 or online at https://www.healthydelaware.org/Individuals/Self-Management-Programs/Diabetes#program-registration

Five Wishes Workshop

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 Thursday November 18, 2021 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the West Conference Room. Minimum of 5 participants needed for class to be conducted. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH MEMBER SERVICES. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE NADVANCE AND CAN ONLY BE REDFUNDED WITH 24 HOUR NOTICE. You can reach Member Services by calling 302-734-1200 ext. 167.

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH) is a new group that will be coming together to pray with a different prayer focus each week as well as prayer for individuals who want prayers. All are welcome to come in to pray with worship music in the background. The group will meet every Friday morning from 9:00 am until 9:45 am in Activity Room #1 beginning October 8. All are welcome. IF you have any questions, please contact Myra McNair at (302) 346-3691.

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.

Sign Language

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

Bible Study

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021. 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.
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.