Our Programs

Wellness Opportunities



The MMC holds monthly wellness classes, workshops, clinics and screenings on a variety of topics.


5 Wishes Living Will Workshop

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, March 7  from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room #5. 

Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics

Want to better manage your blood pressure? Want more than just a quick blood pressure screening? The MMC partners with Bayhealth to offer free monthly blood pressure clinics for members. A Bayhealth RN takes your blood pressure and assesses your vital signs and overall health (including breathing, weight and medications). Bayhealth keeps track of your assessment to monitor your blood pressure health each month. You also receive a wallet card to share this information with your doctor. The clinic runs from 9 to 11 (no appointment necessary) on the fourth Monday of each month. A Bayhealth representative is available in the Longwood Dining Room during those hours to assist you with registration. The next clinics are January 28 and February 25.

Massage Therapy

Lisa a licensed massage therapist. She offers a gentler alternative to a traditional massage with her “soft touch” massages. This style of massage is ideal for individuals who bruise easily, suffer from arthritis, are fragile or cannot tolerate traditional massages. Massages are offered while fully clothed and can be performed on a table or chair. Lisa offers 30-minute soft touch massages in Activity Room #7 on Wednesdays for just $15 members and $30 non-members. Sign up for an appointment at Member Services at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24hr. cancellation notice.

A Matter of Balance - Fall Prevention Education Course

The A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Education Course will meet again in 2019. 

First Aid/CPR Certification Course

Knowing how to respond in an emergency is an excellent skill to have as a grandparent, volunteer, friend and citizen.  Educate yourself so you can respond quickly and accurately in the event of an emergency. Accredited Community Education L.L.C. offers a CPR/First Aid/AED certification class at the MMC on Friday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Activity Room 8. The course costs $50 for MMC members and $65 for non-members. Sign up at Member Services soon as spots fill quickly and are limited. Don’t let your physical capabilities be a barrier in taking the class. Accommodations can be made for those who cannot get down to the floor. You never know when an emergency will arise. Prepare yourself today.

Flu Shot Clinics

Flu shots are done for the year and will resume fall 2019.

Essential Oils for Sleep

Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy for a special class on essential oils for your sleep. This class meets Thursday, January 24 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Activity Room #3. Learn the phases of the sleep cycle and the essential oils that can enhance a restful night sleep. Featured oils included lemongrass, sandalwood and thyme. Students create a take home sleep lotion. The cost is $12 for members and $20 for non-members and includes all supplies. Register at Member Services as space is limited. 

Meditation

Join other mindful MMC members for group meditation sessions once a week. The group meets on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. For the dates of September 26, October 3 and 10 the group will meet from 9:30-10:30 then resume their normal schedule. This is a free opportunity for members of the MMC. Meditation helps with the challenges of life at any age. Gain peace of mind and wisdom in relationships including your relationship with yourself. There are opportunities for discussion and Q&A. This group is facilitated by Mona Kinnel. 

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Reduce or delay the on-set of type 2 diabetes by more than 50% with the YMCA’s yearlong diabetes prevention program hosted at the MMC. This research based program is recognized by the Center for Disease Control. If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Lifestyle changes such as weight control, physical activity and healthy eating are taught in the class.  

If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes within the last 12 months, are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are over age 18 then this class is for you. This program is not for participants who already have a diagnosis of diabetes already.  

This program runs Tuesday mornings in Activity Room #3 from 10 to 11 a.m. for 25 sessions over the course of a year beginning January 22. This program is now covered by Medicare for qualifying participants. To find out if you qualify and to register for the class please call the YMCA Healthy Living Department at (302) 572-9622 or email them at diabetesprevention@ymcade.orgPlease note: the MMC will not be taking registration or payment for this program. You must go through the YMCA.  

Memory Workshop and Screening

The Christiana Care Memory Ambassador program is coming to the MMC to offer a workshop on memory loss followed by an optional memory screening. The workshop is held Thursday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5. Learn ways to improve brain health through diet, exercise and mentally stimulating activities. You will then learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Following the workshop you are given the option of a free, confidential and private memory screenings. This is not a diagnosis but a “starting point” for you to bring to your doctor if you feel you need further evaluation. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your seat in this workshop. 

Sound Meditation

Join Mary Lampert, a Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, to practice sound meditation. Sound meditation is a passive activity where students can come and learn the power of sound to calm, relax and restore the body and mind. Mary guides you through meditation while providing live sound to bring your body back to balance and harmony. Benefits include a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression and improved sleep and focus.
 
Come meet Mary, find out more information on sound meditation and try her class for FREE during her 3-week free trial session. Classes meet Thursdays, January 17, 24 and 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7.
 
Following her three week free trial classes begin monthly for a small fee. The next class is Thursdays, February 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is just $7 a class for members and $15 for non-members. Students must register and pay in advance at Member Services. 
 

Vision Screenings

Please join MyEyeDr. at the Modern Maturity Center on Thursday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Longwood Dining Room. No appointment necessary! They offer vision screening that provides the public with valuable information and education about eye care. The vision screening will include a vision test for your ability to see clearly at a distance. It is not a substitute for a vision test or comprehensive eye exam performed by an eyecare professional. Vision screening can help monitor the quality of your vision, determine your prescription needs and possibly identify common vision problems. We look forward to meeting you! 
 

Essential Oils for Immune Support

Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy for a special class on essential oils for immune support. This class meets Thursday, February 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Activity Room #3. Learn what essential oils can boost your immune system to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. Featured oils include bergamot, mint, clove bud and frankincense. Students create an immune support blend in class to take home. The cost is $12 for members and $20 for non-members and includes all supplies. Register at Member Services as space is limited. 
 

Aging Eyes Seminar

Eye Specialists of Delaware hold a workshop focused on preserving eyesight as you age. This seminar, led by Dr. Nguyen, focuses on the most common eye conditions effecting senior citizens and what steps you can take to preserve your vision and eye health. Find out symptoms to look out for and treatments that are available. This workshop is held Monday, March 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5 and is free for MMC members. Registration at Member Services is required to reserve your seat in this class. 

Living Well with a Chronic Condition

Do you have a chronic health condition, other than diabetes, and want to learn to manage your condition to live a better life? The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring to you this 6-week course on managing and living well with your chronic health condition. Learn techniques to better manage your health and build support with classmates. This course runs Fridays, March 29 to May 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #8 of the MMC. This free course is open to both members and non-members who have a chronic health condition other than diabetes. A special diabetes focused class is offered in September. Pre-registration at MMC Member Services is required and class size is limited. Questions about class content? Call the instructor, Maria Saliga at (302) 387-1626.

Memory Workshop and Screening

The Christiana Care Memory Ambassador program is coming to the MMC to offer a workshop on memory loss followed by an optional memory screening. The workshop is held Thursday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5. Learn ways to improve brain health through diet, exercise and mentally stimulating activities. You will then learn about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Following the workshop you are given the option of a free, confidential and private memory screenings. This is not a diagnosis but a “starting point” for you to bring to your doctor if you feel you need further evaluation. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your seat in this workshop. 

Stem Cell Therapy Seminar

Kennedy Health Center offers an informational session on stem cell therapy as a way of pain management. Held Thursday, April 18, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. Learn how you can avoid surgery, eliminate pain medication and return to an active life. Great for people who suffer from osteoarthritis, knee/hip pain, shoulder pain, herniated discs, neck/back pain, chronic disease. Sign up at Member Services as seating is limited.

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