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, June 6 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 April 22 and June 24 (off for May).
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 Monday, May 6 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.
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. 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.
Try something new at the MMC. 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 and find out about sound meditation at her monthly class on Thursday, May 16 (off for April) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is just $7 a class for members and $10 for non-members. Students must register and pay in advance at Member Services.
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.
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.
Essential Oils with Tea Tree
Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy for a special class on the uses for Tea Tree oil. This class meets Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Activity Room #3. Discover the history and uses for tea tree oil which has been used in traditional medicine for years. Featured oils in addition to tea tree include bergamot, mint, clove bud and frankincense. Students create a Tea Tree oil 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. Mark your calendars, the next essential oil classes are May 9 (introduction to essential oils) and May 30 (oils for depression and anxiety).
Introduction to Essential Oils
Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy for a special introductory class to essential oils. This class meets Thursday, May 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Activity Room #3. Learn the basics of essential oils including safety guidelines and the wide variety of uses. A notebook and supplies are included. Students create a toxic free hand soap 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.
Diabetes - What You Need to Know
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in partnership with the American Diabetes Association offers this class on what you need to know about diabetes. The class includes information on what is diabetes, its history and prevalence, prevention, risk factors, warning signs, stress reduction, nutrition, exercise, and self-care tips. The class is held on Tuesday, April 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room 1. This is a free class for MMC members but registration is required.
Cancer Screenings Class
Join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in partnership with the American Cancer Society at a class focused on cancer screenings. Learn about different cancer screenings and why they are important to your health, screening guidelines and how to talk to your doctor about getting screened. This class is held Tuesday, May 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room 1. This class is free for MMC members but registration is required.
Pain Management Course
Do live in chronic pain due to an illness or injury? The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring you this 6-week course on managing your pain. Learn techniques to better manage pain and emotional well-being. This course runs Fridays, May 24 to June 28 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. 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.