Our Programs

Wellness Opportunities

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

Dancing in Your Chair with Ida Kirkendall

 It’s Fun, It’s Free!!!!!  “Dancing In Your Chair” with Ida Kirkendall.  This is a fun low impact class where Ida will have you moving in your seat to great music.  Everything is done safely in a chair.  **NO STANDING REQUIRED**  You will do aerobic exercises, stretching, Latin dancing, Line dancing and more.  Let’s get those bodies moving!  Classes are held every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. —9:40 a.m.and Friday from 11:00 - 11:45  in the Palmer Room. 

Foot Care Appointments with DR. G.

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.   Neither private insurance nor Medicare are accepted for this service.   Dr. Gemignani will be at MMC on Friday July 23 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Please contact Member Services  for an appointment. Member Services can be reached at 302-734-1200 ext. 167 or via email member.services@modern-maturity.org. 

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 o ffered 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..PLEASE NOTE FROM JULY - OCTOBER  MASSGE THERAPY  WILL TAKE PLACE IN ACTIVITY ROOM #6/CHAPEL.  Wednesday evening appointments are also available.. Conatct Member Services for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24 hour cancellation notice. Member Services can be reached at 302-734-1200 ext. 167 or via email member.services@modern-maturity.org. 

Visually Impaired Support Group

The ACE (Advocacy, Consulting and Education) 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 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Activity Room #7.  The group also, meets every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #6.  The meetings are free and no sign up is required. 

Bayhealth's PACE/Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics

Bayhealth’s,  PACE( Promoting Active Community Engagement) clinics at the Modern Maturity Center will resume on Monday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. until -11:00 a.m.    The PACE program is for anyone in Bayhealth’s service area who is interested in healthier living,  but is especially designed for people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, COPD, and depression, those at risk for heart attack and stroke, and those dealing with tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse. Monthly PACE Clinics include individualized counseling from a registered nurse based on each participant’s health problems, medications and blood pressure.  First-time participants will receive a full health assessment that covers lifestyle habits, as well as weight, blood pressure and pulse rate/oximetry.  All services are FREE of charge.

Clinics are held monthly from 9-11 a.m. at MMC.  Registration for services take place in the Longwood Dining Room.  
Clinics are scheduled for the following dates:
Monday July 26
Monday August 23
Monday September 20
Monday October 18
Monday November 15
Monday December 20

Hearing Loss Support & Chat Group - WILL RESUME IN 2021

 Programs at MMC will resume in 2021.   Please check back later!   
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.    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 hlade@comcast.net or (302) 388-9459 or go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.orgor go to the HLADE website at www.hlade.org

Open Bereavement Support - WILL RESUME IN 2021

Programs at MMC will resume in 2021.   Please check back later!   
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 Febraury 19, 2020. 

FREE Chronic Pain Management Classes - WILL RESUME IN 2021

 Programs at MMC will resume in 2021.   Please check back later!   
The experienced educators who will present the training program will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with Pain, or assisting loved ones with Chronic Pain, much more manageable. Topics covered will build upon simple breathing, exercising and relaxing techniques.  Problem solving, goal setting and communicating your needs will be emphasized.  The classes are FREE  for those living with Chronic Pain and for anyone who wants to learn how to avoid and delay Chronic Pain,  but you must register to join the classes by calling the instructor, Maria Seliga at 302 387 1626; please leave a message with your phone number if no answer.  You may also  contact Member Services to registe.   Member Services can be reached at 302-734-1200 ext. 167 or via email member.services@modern-maturity.org.
 All participants who complete the program will receive a certificate, textbooks, a C D, and the strength to change their lives.  This free program was developed by Stanford University and is offered to you by the Department of Health and Social Services.

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