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BINGOCISE IS COMING TO MMC IN FEBRUARY - NEW DATES AND TIMES!

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 - How to Manage Conflict and Anger

Join Hezekiah Brown, PhD of the Universal Conflict Resolution Center for a 5-week (2-hour sessions) workshop on conflict prevention and resolution.  He will work with students to learn how to resolve disputes at home, work and, any area in your life where you may encounter conflict. 
Learn how to:
  • Manage anger,
  • The power of apology and forgiveness,
  • The importance of compassion,
  • Develop good listening skills. 
 
Learning to resolve conflict is like learning to ride a bike – you never forget what you have learned!
 
Hezekiah has over 40 years of experience as peace-making mediation specialist He is a former director of labor management programs at Cornell University, and former chairman of the New York State Mediation Board.  He has successfully mediated more then 4, 000 disputes in the United States including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 
 
His approach to the resolution of disputes focuses on dealing with the roots of the conflict to facilitate lasting resolution as well as restoration of relationships. 
 
The workshops will be held on Thursdays from 10:00 -12:00  in Activity Room #5 beginning February 8, 2024. The cost of the workshop is $5.00 for the entire 5 - weeks.  Participants need to bring note taking materials and an open mind. 
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate  Please register with Member Services.  The last day to register is Monday February 5, 2024.

NEW - Chronic Pain Management Classes Coming in March!

NEW -Chronic Pain Self-Management: 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.

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.
The next session will be on March 8 th "A Guide to Healthy Aging" with Dr. Sumar Hayan 
in  Activity Room #5 at 10:00 a.m

Diabetes Self-Managment Class Coming to MMC in February

Self-Management Programs – these programs are designed to help people manage symptoms and slow progression of Diabetes and other Chronic Diseases. The programs meet once per week over a six-week period for two and a half hours each session. During these six weekly sessions you will learn ways to cope with persistent symptoms, improve your health, diet, and learn how to communicate more effectively to family and health professionals. Following completion of the program you will be invited to be trained as a Lay Leader or invited to become a member of WeCare. Classes will be on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Western Conference Room. Diabetes Self-Management Classes begin on Thursday, February 15th .  Here is the link to register for the class:

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.  

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. 
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

Computer and Cell Phone Tutor

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.
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

Food, Friends and Fun

Food, Friends and Fun is a wonderful way to get active, make new friends and socialize.  The group meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the West Conference Room.  Drop in or call Carol Roll-Hendershot, Coordinator at 302-632-3329.  You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.  This is a FREE activity for MMC members.  
 
Tues. Jan. 9th COUNTRIE EATERY – 950 N. STATE ST. DOVER DE
Fri. Jan. 12th OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE – 1574 N. DUPONT DOVER, DE.
Tues. Jan. 16th OLIVE GARDEN – 263 N. DUPONT DOVER, DE
Fri. Jan. 19th EL AZTECA – 859 N. DUPONT DOVER DE
Mon. Jan. 22nd TOUCHDOWN – 1666 S. DUPONT DOVER DE
Fri. Jan. 26th DELICIOUS FUSION 50 N. DUPONT DOVER DE.
Tues. Jan. 30th CELTIC PUB 699 JIMMY DR. SMYRNA DE
Mon. Feb. 5th PANERA BREAD - Dover Larry Host (302) 724-7009 545 N. DuPont Hwy Dover DE
Fri. Feb. 9th YUKON KOREAN BBQ Thelma Hostess (610) 715-4703 865 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover DE
Mon. Feb. 12th BRICK WORKS BREWING & EATS 230 S. DuPont Hwy Smyrna, DE Susan Hostess (302) 423-3718
Mon. Feb. 19th RED LOBSTER Jackie Hostess (302) 284-4859 271 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover DE
Wed. Feb. 21st . BUFFALO WILD WINGS 680 S. Bay Rd. Dianne Hostess ((302) 220-0780
Tues. Feb. 27th IHOP RESTAURANT 21 S. Little Creek Rd. Dover Joyce Hostess (231) 590-9717 
LUNCHEONS ARE AT 1 PM. ** UNLESS NOTED DIFFERENTLY.
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 12:45 PM SO WE MAY BE SITTED AS A GROUP NO LATER THAN 1 PM.
IF YOU WISH TO ADD YOUR NAME OR TO CANCEL A RESERVATION, PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL – carolrollhendershot@gmail.com - (302) 632-3329

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 hlade@comcast.net or by phone at (302) 388-9459 (V/Text/Captel/711)  Or https://www.Facebook/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect Delaware.  This is free and open to the public. 

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! 

Medicare Patrol

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.  

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 3-MONTH FEE OF $15 FOR MEMBERS TO COVER THE COST OF SUPPLIES.  Payments are to be made at Member Services every three months.. Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning.
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

Social Security Benefits 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.
 
 

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 #8.  The group also, meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #8.  The meetings are free and no sign up is required.  
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.

Veterans Assistance

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. The next scheduled visit is Thursday November 16, 2023.
 

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.
 

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