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Wellness Opportunities



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


SWANK MEMORY VIRTUAL PROGRAM - DECEMBER 15, 2020

Swank Memory Ambassadors Program
Are you worried about your memory? ChristianaCare Memory Ambassadors Can Help! 
 
ChristianaCare Memory Ambassadors are a team of trained clinician volunteers committed to helping you learn more about memory disorders — including Alzheimer’s disease — with a focus on enhancing brain health.   The Ambassadors in conjunction with  the Modern Maturity Center will be offering a virtual wellness fair via Zoom on Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. until noon, featuring Dr. James M. Ellison, MD, MPH, the Chair of the Swank Foundation for Memory Care and Geriatrics. 
  • Do you have trouble concentrating or focusing?
  • Are you misplacing things more often?
  • Do you have trouble recalling names or words in conversations?
  • Have you ever forgotten where you are going or gotten lost while driving?
  • Do you lose track of what you are saying in the middle of a sentence?
  • Have others told you that you repeat stories or questions?
 
ChristianaCare Memory Ambassadors offer free, confidential screenings and memory wellness education programs.  They will not make a diagnosis or offer a treatment but can help you find qualified resources for memory evaluation and treatment. We can also link you with needed medical care, social services, and community resources.
ChristianaCare Memory Ambassadors also have helpful tips to share to keep your brain as healthy as possible: a healthy brain diet, fall prevention,  exercise and mentally stimulating activities.
 
Please contact Member Services at 734-1200 ext. 167 or via email at member.services@modern-maturity .org to register.  ChristianaCare will contact you with the webinar link. 
 
 

The Longest Night or Blue Christmas Service - CANCELLED

The Longest Night or Blue Christmas Service - For those experiencing grief, loss or hardship, the Christmas season is far from the most wonderful time of the year.  The music and other holiday traditions associated with the Christmas season such as decorating, baking, holiday shopping and gathering with family and friends focus on the joy and cheer of the season which may be painful for those suffering the pain of loss and grief.  Loss comes in many forms, it may be the death of a loved one, the loss of a marriage or relationship, a job or a home.  Any loss that causes us pain and sorrow.   To assist people who may have difficulty coping with the season, the Modern Maturity Center is offering a Longest Night or Blue Christmas service on Monday December 21 at 1:00 p.m. and again in the evening at 6:00 p.m. in the East Conference Room of the Modern Maturity Center
 
The name the Longest Night is associated with these types of services because they are usually held on or close to December 21 which is the winter solstice.  We hope to offer a quiet, gentle place to gather and console one another through reflection, meditation and prayer.  The service is a way to acknowledge the birth of Christ without the joyful trappings of a typical Christmas service, which can be painful for those coping with loss.  The service allows one to acknowledge their sadness and recognize they are not alone in their sadness. We allow each participant to focus on their personal needs in an atmosphere of quiet mediation and contemplation. 
 
This is an ecumenical service and it is FREE and open to anyone in need of solace.   Please make your reservation with Member Services by calling 734-1200 ext. 167.  

Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics

 Programs at MMC will resume after January 1, 2021.  Please check back later! 
 
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. 

Massage Therapy RESUMES IN 2021

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.. 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. 

Foot Care appointments RESUMES IN 2021

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 Fridays from 10:00 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. 

Hearing Loss Support & Chat Group

 Programs at MMC will resume after January 1, 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

Visually Impaired Support Group

 Programs at MMC will resume after January 1, 2021.  Please check back later! 
 
 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

 Programs at MMC will resume after January 1, 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

 Programs at MMC will resume after January 1, 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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