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 20th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Melissa Eppinger – WCR
Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Thursday Nov 17th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Eric Moseley - AR #5
Physiology and fitness Thursday Dec 15th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Kendall Barton - AR #5
Bereavement Support Group
Vitas offers a FREE once a month, drop-in, support session. Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist.
Due to the Gala, this activity will be held in AR#6/Chapel on Wednesday October 12.
Hearing Loss “Circle Chats!!
The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE) gives help and hope to people who have or think they have a hearing loss or have any question about hearing loss! After having to stop meeting in person at MMC due to COVID, we are now inviting area residents to join us on the 1st
Tuesday of the month at 1pm and ask a question or learn about hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants or devices such as phone and alerting systems, etc that are designed for both deaf and hard of hearing people! . We will now meet EVERY MONTH, on the 1st
Tuesday of every month in Activity Room #7, so if you can’t make it this month, come next!! We would love to see you and help you in any way!!! We welcome consumers, professionals, family and friends of people with hearing loss to come and learn the latest news on hearing loss! For further information, see “Contact Us” at links below. Contact us: www.hlade.org
or by phone at (302) 388-9459 (V/Text/Captel/711) Or https://www.Facebook/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect Delaware
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!
The Modern Maturity Center hosts the Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau and Senior Medicare Patrol with an on-site volunteer available for Medicare counseling. Our specially trained volunteer can help if your turning 65 and need Medicare Supplement and Advantage pricing, questions about your current coverage, or other Medicare related questions. Appointments are on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm
To schedule an apppointment call Member Services at 302-734-1200 ext 167.
MMC Singles Group
MMC Singles Group: The MMC Singles group is a great way for you to get active and stay social. They meet the first Wednesday fof the month in the West Conference Room. Drop in or call Carol Roll-Hendersot at 302-632-3329 for more information.
Pump Your Brain
Pump Up 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 . FREE FOR MMC MEMBERS!
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.
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. The Service Officer will be available between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. in Activity Room #5.
Due to the Gala, this activity will be held in AR#6/Chapel on October 20.
Visually Impaired Support Group
The ACE (Advocacy, Consulting and Education) Visually Impaired Support Group:
Darryl Garner leads this monthly visually impaired support group meeting. Come out to the center on the third Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Activity Room #7. The group also, meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #7. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.
Elder Law Program
Elder Law is on hiatus. Please check back later!
The Elder Law Program 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.
Fall is Time to Get Your Flu Shot!
Protect yourself and others. Rite Aid Pharmacy is offering flu shot clinics in the MMC lobby. Vaccinations are FREE if you have private insurance or are Medicare eligible. Please make sure you bring your photo ID, Medicare and/or your insurance card with you! Pneumonia and COVID vaccinations will also be available. No appointments are necessary.
Here are the dates vaccinations will be available:
- Thursday October 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
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 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.
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