Lifelong learning opportunites are available for a wide variety of interests. Sign up at MMC Member Services. 302-734-1200 x167.
All Art Tuesdays
All Art Tuesdays! Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her weekly art classes focused on oils and featuring wet on wet technique. Acrylic painters welcome. Phyllis has taught art to all ages in various venues. This class is fun and relaxed. Beginners welcome! Classes are held every Tuesday (except Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve) from 10 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #1. Learn a new painting the first two weeks of the month. The first class of the month begins new instruction on a specific painting. The second class takes that same painting and helps it come alive as a finished piece. Weeks three and four will be critic and paint. The cost is $10 per class for MMC members or purchase an art card for $60 for 6 classes. The cost for non-members is $15 per class. The December paintings are "The Grinch" and two winter scenes. Students must provide their own supplies and a suggested supply list is available at Member Services. Sign up at Member Services.
Cell Phone Tutoring
Need to know how to operate your cell phone? Sign up for an appointment with our cell phone guru, Chris. Half hour appointments are available on every other Monday. between noon and 2 p.m. Due to the high volume of “no call no show” instances there is now a nominal fee charged of $5 a session with no refund with less than a 24-hour cancellation notice. Appointments are held in Activity Room #6/Chapel. Sign up and pay 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 Wi-Fi, 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.
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 Class Will Be Back in the New Year! Learn the basics of Italian and get to know other Italian enthusiasts at the MMC. Giuliano “G” Gregoretti teaches this fun and free class on conversational Italian. Classes are free for MMC members and run Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #5. Sign up is not required.
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.
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 $10 for members and $15 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 at least 24 hours in advance. Classes are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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 December 18 from 1-2 in Activity Room 5. You can borrow the December book from Lori Christiansen’s office #41 (while supplies last) or use your own.
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.
Bible Study with Deacon Vince Pisano of Holy Cross Chruch meets on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to
10:00a m. in Activity Room #6/Chapel . All are welcome.
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 Workshop
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, December 5 in Activity Room #5 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Check back for more info on Liisa Trala's acrylic workshops at MMC. No new classes are scheduled at this time.
Retirement Planning Workshop
No workshops are schedculed at this time. Please check back later!
Join instructor Brenda Chase to learn the basics of American Sign Language at the MMC. Classes run Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Activity Room #7. This 10-week class will be back on Tuesdy February 25 for 10 weeks. The class fee is $65 members and $85 non-members. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot. If you have questions about class content please contact instructor Brenda Chase at (302) 632-9572.
Green Thumb Club
Check back next year to register for the 2020 classes.
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 the third Thursday of the month. Classes are scheduled for Thursday, December 19 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #7. The cost is just $10 a class for members and $13 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.
Crochet for Beginners:
Let Edie Hobbs teach you the basics of crochet and start making your own projects. This is a three-week class (6 sessions) meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The class is designed to get you started crocheting or to refresh your skills! Bring your crochet hook size I or J. The cost of the class is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Register at Member Services.