Check out all of the opportunties to Age our Loud during Older Americans Month at MMC.

The Modern Maturity Center is located at 1121 Forrest Ave. Dover DE
For more information or to sign up for a program listed, call MMC Member Services,
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Older Americans Month 2017 at MMC

Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation's celebration of OAM. The 2017 theme, Age Out Loud, gives aging a new voice—one that reflects what today's older adults have to say. This theme shines a light on many important trends. More than ever, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They're taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. The MMC has scheduled events for you to Age Out Loud this May through aging your way, giving back to the community, taking initiative in your security and maintaining your health. So clear your schedule and Age Out Loud at the MMC.

Age Your Way:

Folk Art Workshop:

Eunice LaFate, a Jamaican born, prize winning folk artist of the Delaware Humanities Forum presents a free folk art and culture workshop Monday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the East Conference Room. Folk art is produced by self-taught individuals. Every culture has its share of folk artists, yet historians often deny folk art its rightful place alongside fine art. Eunice addresses this issue and explores the concepts of folk art and culture. Guests have the opportunity to create their own folk art during the workshop. Sign up at Member Services by May 11 as seating is limited.


All About Delaware Presentation:

Learn more about Delaware with Ed Okonowicz of the Delaware Humanities Forum. He presents "So you think you know all about Delaware?" Thursday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to noon in the West Conference Room. Although small, Delaware has a wealth of unique characteristics related to its history, politics, geography, social movements, and diversity, plus well-known historic figures and modern day personalities. This interactive presentation is fit for newcomers to the Diamond State and Blue Hen natives. Be sure to attend this fun and free event. Sign up at Member Services by May 24 as seating is limited.

Give Back to the Community:

Volunteer Fair:

Did you know you have access to over 50 volunteer sites in Kent County right here at the MMC? The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is located at the MMC and partners with over 50 Kent County volunteer sites. If you are age 55+ and want to give back to your community, then RSVP has an opportunity waiting for you. Meet and learn more about many of their sites directly, Wednesday, May 24 in the Longwood Room. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to meet site supervisors, current volunteers and learn more about each volunteer position. Not sure if you're ready to volunteer? No problem! There is no commitment necessary to come to this event. Age Out Loud through giving back during Older Americans Month.

Your Security:

Register of Wills Workshop:

New Castle Register of Wills, Ciro Poppiti, and Chief Deputy Register of Wills of Kent County, Dianne Rager, present a free informational workshop during Older Americans Month Thursday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the West Conference Room. Topics covered include wills, power of attorney and advance healthcare directives. This workshop ends with a Q&A time. Take the initiative in your security and sign up at Member Services for this free workshop.

Senior Medicare Patrol Presentation:

Older Americans Month is the perfect time to take a stand against potential Medicare fraud and abuse. The Senior Medicare Patrol presents Monday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to noon in Activity Room #5. Medicare loses billions of dollars each year due to fraud, errors and abuse. Such illegal activities have resulted in approximately 250,000 people having their medical identity compromised, putting their health care and medical benefits at risk. Join the millions of Medicare beneficiaries who refuse to be victims by learning actions you can take. Enjoy giveaways, door prizes, important safety tools, and "special entertainment" at this presentation. Sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot.

Elder Abuse - Financial Exploitation Seminar:

Why are older adults attractive targets of financial exploitation? According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, individuals over age 50 control 70% of the nation's wealth. They are more likely to have a disability that makes them dependent on others for help. Those "helpers" may have access to their resources and may exercise significant influence over them. Advances in technology have made managing finances complicated. Lastly, if an individual is in poor health the abuser may feel they are less likely to take action against an abuser as a result of their illness.
Don't be a target of financial exploitation. Take initiative in your financial security and attend this free seminar hosted by the State of Delaware Victim Service Advocate. Held Wednesday, May 17 from 12:30 to 2:30 in Activity Room #5. Learn how to protect yourself this Older Americans Month. This event is free but seating is limited. Please sign up at Member Services to reserve your spot.

Your Health:

Alzheimer's Association - Healthy Living for your Brain and Body:

Age Out Loud through taking care of your health during the Alzheimer's Association workshop, Healthy Living for your Brain and Body, held Tuesday, May 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the East Conference Room. Discover the latest research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement to keep your brain and body healthy. Learn hands-on tools to incorporate a plan for healthy aging. This free seminar is open to members of the MMC and the general public. Registration must be made through the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800-272-3900 or email Sharon.Jarnette@alz.org. Please note: registration will not be taken at the Modern Maturity Center.

Fall Prevention Workshop:

Older Americans Month is the perfect time to take care of your health by preventing falls. Learn how to prevent falls through exercise, nutrition, vision, hearing, your home environment and medications. Helpful hand outs are provided. Register at Member Services for this educational workshop held Tuesday, May 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Activity Room #1. Seating is limited so please sign up to reserve your spot.