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Monthly Open Bereavement Support Group

Vitas offers a once a month, drop-in, support session. Drop in on the third Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist.  

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 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #7. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.

Elder Law Program

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.

5 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 Thursday, January 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room #5. 

MMC Singles Group

Are you lonely? The MMC Singles group is a great way for you to get active and stay social. They meet once a month, on the first Wednesday of each month, to plan their “foodie” events. Then they meet at various restaurants around town for lunch. Newcomers are welcome to join any of those activities (schedule is listed in each Bulletin). NEW this month is a special “meet and greet” for newcomers. If this is your 1st thru 4th time with the group you are welcome to come and meet the group coordinator, Pat, and greet other newcomers. Meetings are held on the second Wednesdays of each month in the West Conference Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop in or call Pat at (302) 943-3137. No registration required. 

Hearing Loss Support & Chat Group

The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE)conducts a support and chat group session on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until noon in Activity Room #7.   HLADE offers information, education, support and assistance to anyone interesteThe Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE)conducts a support and chat group session on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until noon in Activity Room #7.   HLADE offers information, education, support and assistance to anyone interested in learning more about any aspect of hearing loss, coping skills, technology and more!       This is free and everyone is welcome to join us!  For further information,contact Linda Heller at hlade@comcast.net or (302) 388-9459 or go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.orgd in learning more about any aspect of hearing loss, coping skills, technology and more!       This is free and everyone is welcome to join us!  For more information,contact Linda Heller at hlade@comcast.net or (302) 388-9459 or go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.org

NEW - Ten Areas to Help To Re-Train Your Brain!

Join Joyce Breasure Herrick for a workshop to explore ten different topics which directly impact the healthy working of the brain.  Each area will teach the participant actions they can employ to help the brain daily.  The program topics include: sleep, nutrition, medicine, art, learning and movement.   Participants will learn how to add actions to their daily routines to help their brains.   The workshop will be held on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Activity Room #5.  Bring a pen and paper to take notes.  The class is FREE, but you must register in person with Member Services or by phone 734-1200 ext. 167.

NEW – Energy Balancing and Pain Relief.

Diana Dahanovi offers  a variety of non-invasive techniques to release stiffness, stress, anxiety imbalances in the body and brain.  Great for persons with vertigo, arthritis, ADD and OCD.  Treatments are done on a massage table,   while dressed in loosely fit clothing.  No oils are used, or skin manipulated as in massage. The whole experience is very relaxing.   Sessions are 30 minutes in length and the cost is $15.00 per session for members and $20.00 per session for no- members.  Sessions are held Wednesday and Friday mornings appointments beginning January 8.  Appointments are available between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Sessions are held in Activity Room #7.  Please  register in person with Member Services or by phone 734-1200 ext. 167.

Social Security 101

This seminar will cover the history and purpose of the Social Security Administration, as well as the eligibility criteria for all of its benefit programs. Besides retirement benefits, Social Security also offers disability benefits for individuals aged 18 years and older and survivor benefits for children and widowed spouses. Concerns about the future solvency of these programs will be addressed. Finally, an overview of the online services available through Social Security’s website will be provided. Workers can use these services throughout their careers for financial planning purposes and later, while collecting Social Security, to manage their benefits. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This program is relevant to everyone aged 18 years and older.  Matthew Baxter, Public Affairs Specialist of the Social Security Administration  will be the presenter.   This presentation will be on Wednesday February 12 at 1:00 p.m. in Activity Room 5.  It is FREE,  but you must register with Member Services. 

MAXIMIZING RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME WHILE MINIMIZING TAXES

Tom Ambrose, of Ambrose Wealth and Retirement Planning will hold a seminar for those approaching or in retirement; teaching the principles of sound retirement, tax efficient income and distribution planning strategies. Learn how tax law changes can affect your income and benefits.  Learn how to reduce the likelihood of outliving your money and  keep more of what you earn!
The seminar will focus on financial terms and concepts that are important to retirement and Investing  plus explain strategies designed to accomplish common objectives such as 401(k) and IRA rollover - determine if you should do it and when and how ;inflation protection, tax efficient withdrawals, lifestyle preservation and providing a legacy for your family.  You have two opportunities to attend.  The seminars will be held in the Modern Maturity Center’s East Conference Room on Tuesday February 11 and again on Thursday February 13 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.   
 Both retirees and pre-retirees will benefit from attending.  This class is FREE, but you must register with Member Services. 

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