Our Programs

Wellness Opportunities



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


Bereavement Support Group

Vitas offers a FREE once a month, drop-in, support session. Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist. 
The group will NOT meet in June or July. 

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 10:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.  in the Palmer Room. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foot Care Appointments with DR. G.

Dr. Gemignani will be at to provide foot health assessments, clip toenails and buff feet.  Each appointment is scheduled for 15 minutes and are held in Activity Room #6. .  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. G. will be at MMC on  Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  Contact Member Services for an appointment  (302)734-1200 ext. 167  or by e-mail at member.services@modern-maturity.org  Advance payment is required.  Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.
Dr. G's upcoming appointment dates are May 20, June 17, July 15, August 12 and September 9

Hearing Loss “Circle Chats!!

The Hearing Loss Association of Delaware (HLADE) gives help and hope to people who have or think they have a hearing loss or have any question about hearing loss! After having to stop meeting in person at  MMC due to COVID, we are now inviting area residents to join us on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 1pm and ask a question or learn about hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants or devices such as phone and alerting systems, etc that are designed for both deaf and hard of hearing people!  We meets EVERY MONTH, on the 1st Tuesday of every month in Activity Room #7, so if you can’t make it this month, come next!! We would love to see you and help you in any way!!! We welcome consumers, professionals, family and friends of people with hearing loss to come and learn the latest news on hearing loss! For further information, see “Contact Us” at links below..  Contact us: www.hlade.org or hlade@comcast.net or by phone at (302) 388-9459 (V/Text/Captel/711) Or https://www.Facebook/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Connect Delaware

NEW - Chronic Disease Self Management - Living Well with Chronic Conditions

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, May 6 to June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Activity Room #5 of the MMC. This free course is open to both members and non-members who have a chronic health condition other than diabetes.  There is a minimum of eight students required for the class to be held and a maximum of twenty, so register as soon as possible to reserve your space.    Please register online at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/f2a88eaffa52472fb508fb3acbfc50fa or call 302-990-0522.

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 massages.    Wednesday evening appointments are also available.. Conatct Member Services for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance.Advance payment is required.  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. 

One More Dance Classs

Why MORE dance?  Why NOT? The poet Maya Angelou (who was a dancer before she became a poet) , said: “Everything in the universe has rhythm.  Everything dances”.   And there are so many dance styles to choose from so why pick just one?   Come join Cathy Samardza who will introduce you to authentic jazz (based on dances like the Lindy Hop, Swing and Charleston), Hula and Middle Eastern dance.
 
She’ll get you warmed up with some stretching, balance, and strength building exercises and then you’ll do the “Shorty George”, learn about Kamehameha’s Pali and find out why those seven veils are so much to fun to work with.  Each class offers something new.  As, Garfield says, “Some days you just gotta dance”.   Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:00 in the Palmer Room.   Classes are FREE for MMC members.  Cost for non-members is $5.00 per class.    Registration required.  Please contact Member Services AT 302-734-1200 EXT.167
 
 

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 #7.  The meetings are free and no sign up is required. 

NEW - Chronic Pain Self-Management begins June 17

The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring to you a 6-week course on managing chronic pain. This course helps you prevent or delay health complications due to chronic pain, identify techniques to diminish pain, pain control and management, learn ways to deal with frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep. Class time includes interactive teaching and sharing mutual support.  Classes will be held on  Fridays, from June 17 to July 22  from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Activity Room #5 of the MMC. This FREE course is open to both members and non-members who have chronic pain.  There is a minimum of eight students required for the class to be held and a maximum of twenty, so register as soon as possible to reserve your space.
Please register online at: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/f2a88eaffa52472fb508fb3acbfc50fa or call 302-990-0522

National Drug Take Back Day April 29 & 30

The Modern Maturity Center is participating in the National Drug Take Back Day on Friday April 29th from 11-1 and Saturday April 30th from 10-2 . Drop off out of date prescriptions and over the counter medications at the Modern Maturity Center.

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