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. 
 
Due to the Gala, this activity will be held in AR#6/Chapel  on Wednesday   October 12.

Bayhealth Family Practice Residency Program comes to MMC

MMC is partnering with the Bayhealth Family Medicine Resident Physician program. The Family Medicine Resident Physician program, in collaboration with  Bayhealth Pharmacists will be hosting monthly topic specific “Ask the Doc” sessions. These include topics such as diabetes, high blood pressure, memory loss, medication review and additional topics. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with the physician.. These sessions are FREE, but you must register with Member Services at 302-734-1200 ext. 167.
 
  • High Blood Pressure Thursday  Oct 20th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Melissa Eppinger – WCR
  • Osteoporosis and Fall Prevention Thursday Nov 17th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Eric Moseley -  AR #5
  • Physiology and fitness Thursday Dec 15th at 10:00 a.m. - Dr. Kendall Barton -  AR #5

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  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

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. 

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 - Self Care Pampering Sessions

Samantha Sharp will teach skin care for your face and body, as well as make-up application techniques.  Sessions will be held on the second Monday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 in Activity Room #7.  The first session will be Monday August 8.  Sessions are FREE for MMC members but limited to 15 participants.  You must register at Member Services, 302-734-1200 ext. 167

Fall is Time to Get Your Flu Shot!

Protect yourself and others.  Flu shot clinicswill be available  in the MMC lobby.  Vaccinations are  FREE if you have private insurance or are Medicare eligible.  Please make sure you bring your photo ID, Medicare and/or your insurance card with you!  Pneumonia and COVID vaccinations will also be available.  No appointments are necessary. 
Here are the dates vaccinations will be available:
  • Thursday October 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Rite Aid will be the provider.
 

September is fall prevention month!

Join us for a free movie on September 20 during Falls Prevention Awareness Week.  The Modern Maturity Center and the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention’s Falls Prevention Team will show the movie “Denying Gravity.”  The movie highlights in a relatable, good-humored approach how falls prevention activities benefit seniors.  A small health fair with information on preventing falls precedes the movie. 
 
The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.  The entire event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the MMC, located at 1121 Forrest Ave. in Dover, Delaware.  Should movie-goers choose to stay for lunch in the Longwood Dining Room, the cost is $6.00 for age 60+ and $9.00 for ages up to 59

NEW - INTRO TO THE GYM - OCTOBER 18

 Don’t know a dumbbell from a barbell?  Join Personal Trainer Linda Sullivan, NSCA, CPT for a training session to learn basic exercise concepts, proper weightlifting techniques, and how to incorporate flexibility into your exercise routine.  Determine what type of exercise is best for your needs and learn injury modifications.  The session will be held on Tuesday October 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Fitness Center. The cost is $25 Member and  $35 Non-Members.  The registration deadline October 11. Maximum of 20 participants. Please register at the Fitness Center or with Member Services.

NEW - Cancer: Thriving and Surviving

 The Delaware Department of Health & Social Services bring to you a 6-week to help manage cancer. The physical, emotional, and mental effects of cancer can be a real struggle. This workshop helps those affected by cancer to live a healthier life. Learn how to take care of your health, set priorities, and enhance relationships with loved ones and your health team. Class time includes interactive teaching and sharing mutual support. Classes will be held on  Tuesdays, from October 25  to November 29,  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 cancer. 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.

FREE JAZZERCISE DEMO CLASSES FOR MMC MEMBERS! COME JOIN THE FUN!

FREE JAZZERCISE DEMO CLASSES FOR MMC MEMBERS!
COME JOIN THE FUN!
 
Monday October 17 and October 24
8:00 am Palmer
9:15 East Wing Ballroom # 3
5:00 in the Palmer Room
 
Tuesday Oct 18 and 25
6 am in Palmer Room
8:00 AM Activity Room #8 om 10/18
8:00 am EW #1 on 10/25
5:00 in Palmer Room

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