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.




All Art Tuesdays is on hiatus – Please check back next month for updates.

Join artist/instructor Phyllis Shier at her bi-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 the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #1.  Learn a new painting the first week 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.  The cost is $10 per class or you may purchase an art card for $60 for 6 classes.   Students must provide their own supplies.     Class size is limited to 6 students. You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. Registration is at Member Services.  

 

Bible Study

Join Glenn Johnson of Grace Presbyterian Church in Dover for in-depth Bible study and expository teaching also with Q&A. The group will meet weekly on  Tuesdays  from 10:00 to 11:00 in Activity Room #5.
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

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! Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Activity Room #1.  This activity is FREE, but you must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.  

Books for 2024: 

May                 Black Cake                                         Charmain Wilkerson

June                In the Courtyard of The Kabbalist       Ruchama King Feurman  

July                  Necromancer                                      William Gibson

August              Their Eyes Were Watching God         Zora Neale Hurston

September        Lessons in Chemistry                         Bonnie Garnes

October            The House of Eve                               Sadeqa Johnson

November        The Violin Conspiracy                          Brendan Slocum

December        I Will Always Write Back                       Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Computer Tutor

 Our computer tutor teaches the basics (what type of computer to purchase, general orientation, internet use, antivirus), communication programs (email, Skype, Facebook) and  can  help you set up and operate an eBay or Craigslist account. Computer tutoring appointments are $10 an hour for members. Tutoring is available on by appointment only.  Contact Member Services to make an appointment.   Payment must be made in advance.   Refunds will not be issued with less than 24 hours cancellation notice
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

Conversational Italian

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 are held on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon.in Activity Room #8.   Registration is not required.   
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
MAY 15 IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASS UNTIL THE FALL!
 
 

Documenting Your Legacy

Documenting Your Legacy - a how-to-guide made quick and easy! Join Dr. Brenda Farmer as she takes you through the steps to document your legacy.  Expressly designed for seniors, this workshop is a “how-to-guide” to documenting and publishing your or a loved one’s life story in 30 days or less! It is broken down into an easy step-by-step method to complete what most see as an overwhelming task—becoming a published author. This workshop is unequivocally the answer to leaving current and future generations your legacy/life story.  The class objectives  (what the participants will learn/the benefits of taking this class) are to explore your individual uniqueness, to prepare your documented legacy—quick and easy, and become a published author.  Participants will be inspired and filled with pride and joy.  The classes are available the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.  in Activity Room #5.   YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE MODERN MATURITY CENTER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS.  The cost is $15.00.  Sign up for an appointment with Member Services at  (302)734-1200 ext. 167. Advance payment is required bythe Monday prior tp the class. Refunds will not be issued with less than 24-hour cancellation notice.
 
 

Green Thumb Garden Club

Have you ever wanted to start a garden but didn’t know how to begin?  Do you want to grow your own vegetables on the patio?  Well we’ve got answers for you.  We are happy to announce the Green Thumb Garden Club is ready to bloom!  The Green Thumb Garden Club is a 12-week series of classes on gardening for MMC members.  The classes, which are held on Fridays from Febraury 23, 2024,to June 7, 2024.  The classes are led by volunteer master gardeners on various topics. The two goals are to: 1) provide the knowledge a new gardener needs to get started; and, 2) provide interesting topics to keep students coming back in subsequent years.   There is a $10 fee.  You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.  No gardening experience is required so come join the garden club and watch your garden grow! 
 
Spaces in the Green Thumb Garden Club sell out fast so be sure to register today at Member Services.
If you have question, please contact Cheryl on 301-332-3715 or email her at cfisher313@aol.com.

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 a current member of the Modern Maturity Center or a member's 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 2:30 p.m. in Activity Room #1.    There is a 3-month fee of $15.00 to cover the cost of supplies.  Payments are to be made at Member Services every three months.
*Please note this class is designed for members who can engage in independent learning.
 
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate.
 

PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens

PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS 
P.U.S.H. Is a group that comes together to pray for our communities, our nation and one another.
The group also studies the Bible to learn how to strategically and effectively intercede in prayer.
The group led by Minister Myra McNair meets every Friday from 9 to 10:00 a.m. in the West Conference Room.
You must be a member of the Modern Maturity Center to participate. 

Meditation Class

Do you ever feel like you are stressing yourself, more upset with a situation than you should be, mentally scattered when you need to be focused?  Mindfulness meditation will help you gain concentration, clarity, and balance with the challenges of life.  Mr. Kim Palmer is an experienced meditator who will give instruction on various types of meditation that you can practice. You may reach him at 302 598 3014 if you have questions before visiting the group. The group will meet for one hour on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  in Activity Room #6.  This activity is FREE for MMC members. 

BINGOCISE

The Modern Maturity Center is partnering with WECARE Services to offer Bingocize!  This class combines exercise and health information with the familiar game of bingo, which is a great and fun way to get seniors moving and socializing.  It is meant to be played twice a week on nonconsecutive days. Bingocize will be held every Tuesday and Friday for 10 weeks , from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room #8 and on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Palmer Room The class is FREE to MMC members, but you must register at Member Services. 

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