Events and Misc.
MMC Authors Expo
Calling all MMC Authors! We want to showcase MMC members who have published a book. If you are both a member of Modern Maturity Center and an author please contact Amanda to receive a participation form. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Longwood Dining Room. Authors can sell, market and sign their books. This event is open to the community and all are invited to stop by and get to know local authors.
Please note: all participating authors must be members of the MMC. The deadline for participation is May 15. To receive a form please contact Amanda Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (302) 734-1200 ext. 129.
MMC Arts and Crafts Exhibit
This exhibit showcases and celebrates all of the talented arts and crafts groups from the Modern Maturity Center. Come out to admire the craftsmanship and learn more about the arts and crafts groups offered at the MMC. Displays include fine art, quilts, knit/crocheted items, jewelry, woodcarving, card making and more! This event is held bi-annually.
Black History Celebration 2019
Come out to the annual Black History Celebration 2019 at the MMC. Watch live entertainment in music, dance and spoken word, enjoy a delicious lunch of fried chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens and more on Thursday, February 28, 2019. The event kicks off with lunch at noon and the event runs until 2 p.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10.00 for both members and non-members of all ages. Ticket sales run from January 9 to February 20. Seating is reserved and cannot be held. Sign up with your friends to ensure you sit together. Purchase your tickets soon to get the best seat! Tickets are available at Member Services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday beginning January 9.
Mother's Day Tea
The Mother's Day Tea is held each May with ticket sales beginning in March.
Conversations with Carolyn
Join our President, Carolyn Fredricks, for a relaxed conversation about the center. Come prepared with any questions, comments, concerns or ideas you may have. This is a great opportunity to get connected with the center and let your voice be heard. The next meeting is February 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Activity Room #3. Light refreshments are provided. Please sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot today!
New Member Continental Breakfast
New Member Continental Breakfast. Come out to share a delicious continental breakfast with other new members of the MMC. This is a great way to discover all that the center has to offer. Best of all, it’s a special opportunity to meet and visit with other recent members. Activities begin with a continental breakfast, an information session with all the department directors followed by an optional tour of the building. Are you a recent member but had to miss the last breakfast or cannot attend the current one? No problem! You are welcome to attend any breakfast that best suits your schedule. Please RSVP at Member Services (302) 734-1200 ext. 167. The next breakfast is held May 2019.
Veterans Day events are held each November
MMC membership is renewed each October during Membership Month!
Fall Prevention Awareness Day 2018
The Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention hosts this event each September.
Mr. & Ms. MMC
The 2019 Mr. & Ms. MMC are Ray and Jeanne Moore!
50th Anniversary Party
The MMC turns 50 in March 2019! To celebrate we are taking the March monthly dinner to the next level. The dinner dance is Tuesday, March 5 with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. and dancing and fun from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $13 if you are over age 60 and $14 if you are under. Ticket sales begin on January 30 at Member Services. Regular dinner dance attendees – note the early ticket date sales. Enjoy a delicious dinner, dancing and entertainment from the Jones Boys, a 1969 photo booth and more! This event is open to anyone who wants to celebrate the MMC turning 50. Get your tickets soon before they sell out!
$50 to 50K Annual Giving
Help us help others! Last year the Modern Maturity Center $50 to 50K Annual Giving Campaign raised $12,213 through the generous donations of 204 people. We hope to exceed that number in 2019 and reach our goal of raising $50,000!
How does it work? The $50 to 50K Campaign runs January 1 to March 13, 2019. We are asking for 1,000 friends to donate just $50 (or more) helping us reach our goal of $50,000. A $50 donation continues meals for our homebound clients, electricity, heating and cooling for the center, support for caregivers and their loved ones, transportation to and from the center and much more. Your participation goes a long way!
By donating, you receive a thank you token for your participation and all donors are recognized in the April Bulletin. Every $50 donation is one entry into the grand prize excursion from Trips and Tours for a weekend getaway for two to New York City. Your trip entries are doubled after $200 per person. The grand prize drawing is March 14 during lunch. You do not need to be present to win. Follow our campaign progress on the MMC Facebook page or check out our Fundraising Meter.
Community Sale - Yard, Craft, Vendor
Come to the MMC fifth annual indoor community yard, craft and vendor sale. Held Saturday, June 29 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Admission to the public is FREE! Come early to score the best deals on yard sale items, handmade crafts and vendor specials. Purchase items from our bake sale to enjoy while you shop.
Want to rent a space at this event? The cost is $15 if you bring your own table and $20 if we provide the table. Each space is appr. 6x10 ft. Registration runs April 1 to June 21 (or until sold out). Please do not call before April 1. To register call Amanda Harris at (302) 734-1200 ext. 129 or stop by her office #41. Please note: only one vendor from each vendor company allowed at the event.
Support the MMC through donating to our bake sale. All proceeds go to support the efforts of the MMC. If you would like to donate baked goods, please contact Amanda Harris to sign-up at (302) 734-1200 ext. 129.
Financial Abuse Event
Come to the center on Thursday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Longwood Dining Room for a free event on financial abuse. Over 67% of seniors are victims of financial abuse. Delaware’s credit unions want to protect you with free training on how to recognize the signs of financial abuse and what to do about it. At this event, experts from credit union and law enforcement agencies, along with elected officials, will be on hand to provide information and tips about CU Senior Safeguard – an educational program designed to combat elder financial abuse.