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, January 30 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 clinic is Monday December 23.
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. Wednesday evening appointments are also available.. 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.
Fall Prevention Education coming in January 2020
The Delaware Coalition for Fall Prevention will be in the Longwood Dining Room on Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 11:30 - 1:30 with a FREE fall prevention education program.
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, January 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is just $10 a class for members and $13 for non-members. Students must register and pay in advance at Member Services.
New to MMC Wellness! Foot Care appointments with Dr. Robert Gemignani, DPM
Winterize your feet and keep your tootsies in tip-top shape! Dr. Gemignani will be at MMC to provide foot health assessments, clip toenails and buff feet. Each appointment is scheduled for 15 minutes. The cost of the appointments is $35.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members. Appointments are available on the second Friday of the month between 8:30 and 11:30. Dr. Gemignani will be at MMC on Friday January 10 in Activity Room #6. Neither private insurance nor Medicare are accepted for this service. You must pre-register at Member Services in person or call (302)734-1200 ext. 167.
Hearing Loss Support & Chat Group
The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE)conducts a support and chat group session on the first Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until noon in Activity Room #7. The next meeting is scheduled for The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Activity Room #7. HLADE offers information, education, support and assistance to anyone interested in learning more about any aspect of hearing loss, coping skills, technology and more! This is free and everyone is welcome to join us! For further information, The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE)conducts a support and chat group session on the second Thursday of the month from 10:00 am until noon in Activity Room #7. HLADE offers information, education, support and assistance to anyone interested in learning more about any aspect of hearing loss, coping skills, technology and more! This is free and everyone is welcome to join us! For more information,contact Linda Heller at email@example.com or (302) 388-9459 or go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.orgor go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.org
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 #7. The next meeting is Tuesday December 17. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.
Open Bereavement Support:
Vitas offers a once a month, drop-in, support session. Drop in on the third Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday January 15, 2020.
DCVA Officer to Visit MMC
Joshua Matticks, the Kent County Veterans Service Officer will at MMC the third Thursdy of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in AR #5 beginning January 16, 2020. He will be availabe to answer questions and assist veterans.
NEW – Energy Balancing and Pain Relief.
Diana Dahanovi offers a variety of non-invasive techniques to release stiffness, stress, anxiety imbalances in the body and brain. Great for persons with vertigo, arthritis, ADD and OCD. Treatments are done on a massage table, while dressed in loosely fit clothing. No oils are used, or skin manipulated as in massage. The whole experience is very relaxing. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and the cost is $15.00 per session for members and $20.00 per session for no- members. Sessions are held Wednesday and Friday mornings appointments beginning January 8. Appointments are available between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sessions are held in Activity Room #7. Please register in person with Member Services or by phone 734-1200 ext. 167.