Groups and Clubs
Socialize with others who share your interests.
Looking for a fun activity that gives back to the community at the same time? The Twisted Stitchers are a charity knit and crochet group. They meet every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Activity Room #8 to work and learn together. The group connects projects with various charities in the community including Bayhealth, The Veterans Home and Code Purple. You can receive volunteer hours for the work you do! This group is free to members of the MMC. If you wish to donate yarn for use by the group, please call Amanda Lawrence at 734-1200 ext. 129.
Are you lonely? The MMC Singles group is a great way for you to get active and stay social. They meet once a month, on the first Wednesday of each month, to plan their “foodie” events. Then they meet at various restaurants around town for lunch. Newcomers are welcome to join any of those activities (schedule of events is listed in each Bulletin). NEW is a special “meet and greet” for newcomers. If this is your 1st thru 4th time with the group you are welcome to come and meet the group coordinator, Pat, and greet other newcomers.The meet and greet is held on the second Wednesdays of each month in the West Conference Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop in or call Pat at (302) 943-3137. No registration required.
Do you love to read? Have you been called a bookworm? Would you like to discuss your thoughts, reactions and opinions of books with other book lovers? If you answered “yes” to any of these then the MMC book club has a place for you! The group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is March 25 from 1-2 in Activity Room 5. You can borrow the book from Lori Christiansen’s office #41 (while supplies last) or use your own.
The MMC harmonica group, Harps and Souls, perform for charity from fall to spring. If you are an MMC member and an experienced Harmonica player (able to play single notes) and would like to volunteer your time to perform for the community each month then this group is for you! The harmonica players practice every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. in Activity Room #7. No sign up is necessary.
Harmonize with us on the old songs you know and love. The Modern Melody Makers meet each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the MMC Longwood Room.
Please note that the group begins at 10 on the second Thursday of each month for Birthday day and performs on-site at Daybreak on the third Thursday of each month instead of the dining room.
Any MMC member who enjoys singing and music is invited to join this group at any time – including instrumentalists. .
Bible Study Groups
The MMC bible study options have grown! We now have three options of bible study groups to attend right here at MMC. All bible study groups are for MMC members only. Stop in to meet the pastors and find the right study for you.
Bible study with Reverend Jerome Carey of Free Spirit Baptist is held Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Activity Room #56
Bible study with Pastor Bob Phillips of First Baptist Church of Marydel meets on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.
Deacon Vince Pisano will be back on February 19 for Catholic Bible study every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel. All are welcome.
Pump Up Your Brain
This exciting brain exercise is designed to keep older adult’s brains sharp and healthy. Participants engage in brain teasers, puzzles, and visual illusions. Take home hand-outs are available to exercise your brain at home! This group meets Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. in Activity Room #1. There is a nominal printing fee charged in class to cover the cost of printing materials. Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning.
Quilters - Forrest Avenue Quilters
The Forrest Avenue Quilters meet at 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday mornings in Activity Room #1. This is not a structured class but independent quilting with guidance. The Forrest Ave Quilters work on several charitable projects each year and also submit a group quilt to the Delaware State Fair.
See the "game" tab for more info on our game groups!
Green Thumb Club
We’re looking forward to spring, and the Green Thumbs Garden Club will begin meeting on Friday February 28th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center. If you’re interested in learning more about gardening and want some practical advice and hands-on experiences, please come check out our program! There’s no need to be an expert gardener to join the club; all you need is an interest. You will have the opportunity to attend presentations on a wide variety of gardening topics, share your own experiences, and ask questions of the Kent County Master Gardeners. The 12-week series will end with a field trip on May 29th. The cost is for MMC members is $10. Sign up at MMC Member Services, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open Bereavement Support Group
Vitas offers a once a month, drop-in, support session. Drop in on the third Wednesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Modern Maturity Center Activity Room #5 to talk to a trained bereavement specialist. The next meeting will February 19, 2020.
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.. The meeting are held in Activity Room #7. The meetings are free and no sign up is required.