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 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist.
Bereavement Support Group
New 6-week support group will begin in the new year.
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.
Retirement Planning Workshop
Poole Locke Associates LLC offer this free retirement planning workshop for MMC members. Topics include IRA management, Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirements, Social Security, Long Term Care, cash management, income investments. The presentation is followed by Q&A. The workshop is held on Thursday, February 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5.
Selling Your Home for Seniors
Thinking about selling your home? Spring is the time to list! Join Bob Sacra, a local Remaxx Real Estate Agent, on Thursday, February 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Activity Room 5. He offers information specifically designed for seniors looking to sell their home. Whether you are downsizing or relocating, the information he offers is essential to you. Learn home selling preparation, current market and interest rate conditions, how the internet effects home sales and discuss if this is a good time for you to sell. This event is free to MMC members. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your seat in the class.
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, March 7 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. The first meeting is Wednesday, February 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the West Conference Room and the second Wednesdays of each month following. Drop in or call Pat at (302) 943-3137. No registration required.
Financial Abuse Event
Come to the center on Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Longwood Dining Room for a free event on financial abuse. Over 67% of seniors are victims of financial abuse. Delaware’s credit unions want to protect you with free training on how to recognize the signs of financial abuse and what to do about it. At this event, experts from credit union and law enforcement agencies, along with elected officials, will be on hand to provide information and tips about CU Senior Safeguard – an educational program designed to combat elder financial abuse.