Our Recreation Programs

Lifelong Learning


Lifelong learning opportunites are available for a wide variety of interests. Sign up at MMC Member Services. 302-734-1200 x167.




Oil Painting Art Class

Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her twice monthly art classes focused on oils and featuring Bob Ross technique. She has taught art to both kids and adults in various venues. This class is a fun and relaxed learning experience for anyone no matter their skill level.  Classes will resume in September.
 
 
 

Intro to Jewelry Making

Join instructor Gilda Jennings at introduction to jewelry making. Have you ever wanted to create a unique piece of jewelry but felt intimated by the process? If so, this class is for you! Each class is taught at a beginner level. Gilda takes you through the process of creating a monthly project from start to finish and provides all supplies and tools needed. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill, have fun with friends and create something special for yourself or a gift.  Classes will resume in the fall! 
 
 

Cell Phone Tutoring

Need to know how to operate your cell phone? Sign up for an appointment with our new cell phone guru, Chris. Half hour appointments are available on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 12-2.  Appointments are held in Activity Room #6/Chapel. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot.
  • Chris can help with the following on an iPhone: contacts, voicemail, email, text messaging, facetime, pictures, user settings such as background, ringtones, passcodes and volume, apps, connecting to wifi, software updates and other everyday cell phone uses.
  •  Chris can help with basics only with other brands of smartphones such as text messaging, contacts, voicemail etc.
  •  Things Chris cannot help you with: flip phones, setting up a cell phone account/contract, contacting your cell phone provider, reading, understanding or helping set up payment for cell phone bills or contracts, repairing broken cell phones or helping you choose a cell phone plan.

Computer Tutoring

Our computer tutor, Karen, teaches the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and she can even help you set up and operate an Ebay or Craigslist account. Computer tutoring appointments are $5 an hour for members or $25 an hour for non-members. New appointment days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. See a Member Services representative to sign up for a time slot as spots fill quickly.

Conversational Italian

 Guilianni Gregoretti and his wife Terry will be back in the fall to teach you Italian! 

Learn to Knit

Joyce Vasikonis offers a basic Beginner and specialized knitting classes. Classes are $6 an hour. Call Joyce at 302-222-6721 to schedule.

Card Making

Instructor Diana Carter of Anacar Creations teaches card making at the MMC. She offers an all skill level card making class. No experience necessary!  The cost per class is $7 for members and $12 for non-members. Supplies are provided to create three cards per class. Students need to bring their own scissors, tape runner and notepad for notes. Registration for this class ends the day before so be sure to sign up atleast 24hrs in advance.  
Classes will resume in the fall. 

Book Club

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 next meeting is July 24  from 1 to 2 in Activity Room #5. You can borrow a book from Amanda Harris’ office #41 (while supplies last) or use your own. 

Bible Study

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 began this past summer. Join his group on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Activity Room #5.
 
Bible study with Pastor Bob Phillips of First Baptist Church of Marydel has been at the MMC for over 5 years! They meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel.   

Open Computer Lab

Stop in to the computer lab on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to use the computers in the lab. Lab visitors are limited to 30 minute sessions when there is a wait for a computer. There is no fee to use the computers as long as you are an up to date member or caregiver. Membership IDs will be checked periodically to ensure members are up to date. The computer lab is made possible by the generous donations from UnitedHealthcare. 

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.

Five Wishes

 A Five Wishes workshop takes you and your loved ones through the process of deciding on your wishes for end of life care. This topic can be sensitive, confusing and sometimes difficult but Five Wishes is here to help you through it. The 5 topics that will be covered are “My wish for”: 
The person I want to make care decisions for me when I can’t. 
The kind of medical treatment I want or don’t want. 
How comfortable I want to be. 
How I want people to treat me. 
What I want my loved ones to know. 
With the help of the American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly, Five Wishes meets the legal requirements under the health decisions statutes. This program is free to members of the MMC and $15 for non-members who want to attend. You must sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot in the workshop. The next workshop is Thursday, July 11,  from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room #5. 

Acrylic Workshop

Check back for more info on Liisa Trala's acrylic workshops at MMC. No new classes are scheduled at this time. 

Retirement Planning Workshop

Poole Locke Associates LLC offer this free retirement planning workshop for MMC members. Topics include IRA management, Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirements, Social Security, Long Term Care, cash management, income investments. The presentation is followed by Q&A. The next workshops will be held on Thursday,  July 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #5. 

Sign Language

This is a 10 week course in sign language.  The next session begins on Tuesday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  To register contact Member Services at 734-1200 ext. 167.  The cost of the class is $60.00. 

Green Thumb Club

The Green Thumb Club is full for the semester. Check back next year to register for the 2020 classes.

Essential Oils with Tea Tree

Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy will be back in the fall!
 

Sound Meditation

Try something new at the MMC. Join Mary Lampert, a Certified Therapeutic Sound Practitioner, to practice sound meditation. Sound meditation is a passive activity where students can come and learn the power of sound to calm, relax and restore the body and mind. Mary guides you through meditation while providing live sound to bring your body back to balance and harmony. Benefits include a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression and improved sleep and focus. Come meet Mary and find out about sound meditation at her monthly class on Thursday, July 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is just $7 a class for members and $10 for non-members. Students must register and pay in advance at Member Services.

Elder Law Program

The Elder Law Program of the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society comes on-site to MMC once a month. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to draft powers of attorney and advance healthcare directives (not living wills). Appointments can be made for the second Wednesday of the month between 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. in Activity Room #6/chapel. Schedule a 45-minute appointment at Member Services by calling (302) 734-1200 ext. 167. Please note, all participants must be age 60 and over to qualify for this service.  

Introduction to Essential Oils

Join Jowana Lamb, C.A. a certified aromatherapist and member of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy will be back in the fall!

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