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.
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 March 20 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. 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 Febraury 19, 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 Febraury 20, 2020. He will be availabe to answer questions and assist veterans.
Energy Balancing and Pain Relief
Energy Balancing and Pain Relief. Diana Dahanovi has been a holistic practitioner for over 20 years, enabling her clients relief from arthritic pain, depression, episodes of depression and vertigo. Imagine how wonderful it would be to awaken each day with less physical pain or emotional stress than days prior? Diana’s non-invasive 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 25 minutes in length; the cost is $15.00 per session for members and $20.00 per session for non-members. Appointments are available on Wednesday mornings between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Afternoon appointments are available Thursday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:30. Sessions are held in Activity Room #7. Please register in person with Member Services, or by phone 734-1200 ext. 167
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Living Well with Chronic Conditions,is a FREE program which can change your life, will be hosted by Modern Maturity beginning April 17, and running for six consecutive Fridays, ending on May 22, 2020. The experienced educators who will present the training program will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with any Chronic Condition, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, COPD, arthritis, CHF, much more manageable. The classes will meet from 9:30 to noon in classroom # 8.
Topics covered will include planning healthy and balanced meals, problem solving, communication and relaxation techniques, understanding your condition and the problems it causes, dealing with sleep issues, fatigue and depression, and utilizing exercise, proper nutrition and medication to control your condition.
The classes are completely free to Members and the public, for those living with any Chronic Conditiion and those who may care for someone, but you must register to join the classes by signing up at the front desk or by calling the instructor, Maria Seliga at 302 387 1626; please leave a message with your phone number if no answer. All participants who complete the program will receive a certificate 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.
Personal Tools for Managing Pain, Stress and Anxiety
This FREE program was developed by Alpha Care Medical to introduce the ten most popular cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools that could be used for better self-management of pain, stress or anxiety. Dr. Michael Balliro will describe each of these tools and explain how they work, with emphasis on developing a conscious awareness of how pain, stress and anxiety might conspire to make our perception of these worse. Dr. Balliro is a practicing Behavioral Therapist at Alpha Care Medical As we grow older we will likely experience more pain than we did when we were younger. For some of us this pain may be chronic. Some may seek medication. The tools presented during this workshop are designed to enhance one's ability to better self-regulate given that we are facing new limitations. The key is to face these limitations without allowing them to lessen our quality of life. Through the practice of mindful awareness we may expect to better manage pain, stress and anxiety and limit their impact on our life. This workshop will be held on Tuesday April 28 from 10:30 – 11:30 in Activity Room #5. You need not bring anything to this free workshop other than a curious mind. We will practice mindful breathing and Dr. Balliro will lead us through a guided meditation.
This class is FREE, but you must register at Member Services.
Dental Health for Seniors
On Thursday March 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. senior dental hygiene students from Delaware Technical and Community College will be in the Longwood Dining Room providing FREE dental health screening and information on the following topics:
Untreated tooth decay. Nearly all adults (96%) aged 65 years or older have had a cavity; 1 in 5 have untreated tooth decay.
Gum disease. A high percentage of older adults have gum disease. About 2 in 3 (68%) adults aged 65 years or older have gum disease.
Tooth loss. Nearly 1 in 5 of adults aged 65 or older have lost all of their teeth. Complete tooth loss is twice as prevalent among adults aged 75 and older (26%) compared with adults aged 65-74 (13%). Having missing teeth or wearing dentures can affect nutrition, because people without teeth or with dentures often prefer soft, easily chewed foods instead of foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Oral cancer. Cancers of the mouth (oral and pharyngeal cancers) are primarily diagnosed in older adults; median age at diagnosis is 62 years.
Chronic disease. Most older Americans take both prescription and over-the-counter drugs; many of these medications can cause dry mouth. Reduced saliva flow increases the risk of cavities.
The students will be addressing many of these issues with brochures/handouts, presentations and demonstrations; while providing toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, denture brushes, denture paste, cleaning tablets, mouth rinses, floss holders, individual/personal mouth mirrors, and more.