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.
Bereavement Support Group – Living in the Memory:
Vitas hosts a bereavement support group on-site at the Modern Maturity Center. This six-week group, taught by a trained bereavement specialist, teaches you how to process death and grief while remembering your loved one. This free group meets Tuesdays, October 8 to November 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in Activity Room #5.
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 #5. 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.
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, December 5 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 first Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until noon in Activity Room #7. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Activity Room #5. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DAY AND LOCATION FOR NOVEMBER. HLADE offers information, education, support and assistance to anyone interested in learning more about any aspect of hearing loss, coping skills, technology and more! Doreen McKechnie of Dover will be Chapter Coordinator. This is free and everyone is welcome to join us! For further information, contact Doreen McKechnie at (302)674-1007 or email email@example.com or go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.org