5 Wishes Living Will Workshop
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 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the West Conference Room.
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 clinic is November 26. Don’t miss this free opportunity to better your blood pressure health! The clinic is off for the month of December so make sure you don’t miss the November date.
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, December 3 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
Rite Aid offers flu shot clinics in Activity Room #6/Chapel from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays November 7 and December 5. No appointment necessary. Please bring your health insurance card.
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, November 8 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 lotions. The cost is $12 for members and $20 for non-members and includes all supplies. Register at Member Services as space is limited.
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.
VA Mobile Healthcare Unit
The Wilmington Department of Veteran Affairs offers a mobile healthcare clinic at the MMC. Veterans can come out on Thursday, November 8 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be seen on-site at the MMC. To be seen you must be in the VA system or receive an application that day to get enrolled (bring copy of your DD214). Services offered include: primary care (physicals, management of illnesses, education), immunizations, lab services (blood, urine), EKG, social worker (mental health referrals, resources) and staff available to discuss eligibility and enrollment. Visit Wilmington.va.gov for more info on their events throughout the community.