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MOT Jean Birch Senior Center

Our Facility

Maintaining the active, healthy, and productive lives of the seniors in our community.


The MOT Senior Center is a non-profit, non-residential community center located in the heart of Middletown, DE. Adults age 50 and over can join for only $20.00 a year and participate in programs, trips & social activities tailored to adults and seniors. Those striving to maintain an independent lifestyle can make new friends, share in a meal, play a game, exercise, take a class or learn a new skill. The social interaction provided at the Center is essential to physical and mental health.


Activities, education, and wellness opportunities are provided through a variety of programs in a caring, friendly, and active atmosphere.


  • Arts & Crafts

  • Bible Study & Hymn Sing

  • Bingo

  • Bowling

  • Ceramics

  • Day & Extended Trips


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Facility Rental

Are you looking for a location for your special event or meeting?


Available spaces include:

  • Dining Room (with seating for over 100)

  • Commercial Kitchen

  • Art Room

  • Business/Exercise Room

  • Community Room

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M.O.T. Senior Center

Click on the link below for more information about

 Anti-Discrimination policies

Anti-Discrimination Policy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We work to create an environment that is non-discriminatory, inclusive and promotes equity and diversity among those we serve and for whom we advocate. We pledge to be open to discussions with strategic partners to eliminate racism and other forms of discrimination where it might exist in our service area and within our organization, understanding that it is a process of both education and movement. 

With regard to employment: It is the policy of this corporation to employ the best qualified applicants available to fill staff vacancies. Gender, race, color, national origin or ancestry, age religion, political affiliation, physical or mental handicap, sexual orientation and marital status should not be considered cause for rejection or approval of an applicant. This includes termination, promotion, disciplinary action, benefits, pay or any other employment practices. The M.O.T. Senior Center adheres to equal opportunity principals and discrimination will not be tolerated. 

Service population: This policy is extended to non-discrimination for the people we serve. This policy extends to membership at the center and therefore, no senior will be discriminated against as they require services. 

Our board of directors: We intend to be reflective of the people we serve within the scope of our by-laws (must live in or work in the M.O.T. area) and have those on our board advocate for the entire population we serve and mange the manner in which we serve them. Again, we strive to fill vacancies on the board as they arise with skill sets needed to enhance the overall implementation of the business of the center. 




24 Hours of Giving to Non-Profits in the First State starting:

March 7, 2024 - 6:00 P.M. to

March 8, 2024 - 6:00 P.M. 

DO MORE 24 Delaware is designed to help non-profits increase capacity and engage new donors. 

Support your favorite non-profits on Delaware's biggest day of giving! 

Click on the link to donate to the M.O.T. Senior Center:

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 Monday, March 11, 2024 - 10:00

Come in to hear about home health services provided by Carpe    Vita Home Care Delaware                 

Thursday, March 28, 2024 1:00

Learn about Aetna Insurance that works as a supplement with your existing VA benefits. 

No need to talk about anything special, just to connect with people who have similar experiences. We hope the coffee will be good, because the comradery will be a great experience. Hope to see you there. 


$20.00 AARP Member

$25.00 non AARP Member

A 4 hour Basic AARP Defensive Driving Course will be on April 22, 2024 from 9-1:00pm Please call the reception desk at 302-378-4758 to sign up

You must have completed the 6 hour course before signing up for the 4 hour refresher course. 


$20.00 AARP member

$25.00 Non AARP member

A 6 hour Basic AARP Defensive Driving Course will be on April 29, 2024 from 9-3:00pm Please call the reception desk at 302-378-4758 to sign up

You must complete this 6 hour course before signing up for the 4 hour refresher course. 

M.O.T. Senior Center

Click the link below to learn more about EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity 

M.O.T. Senior Center, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

The executive director maintains responsibility and accountability for compliance with Equal 

Employment Opportunity (EEO). Complaints can be filed as a grievance by seeing the Administrative Assistant


If you are looking to rent our facility, please call Scott Lawrence in bookkeeping at 302-378-4758 to make an appointment. His hours are 9:00am-3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Off Wed). You MUST have an appointment if you wish to come in and speak with him about a rental and please be prompt. Please stop at the reception desk to let them know you’re here for your appointment. Thank you for understanding


The Carole King Musical

Performing at the Walnut Street Theatre


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Price: $209.00/Person

 Payment is required by March 15th

to confirm your reservation. 

12:00p.m. Depart M.O.T. Senior Center via deluxe motor coach (arrive by 11:40 please)

1:30p.m. Approximate arrival at the Walnut Street Theatre - Philadelphia

2:00p.m. - Show begins - Enjoy!

5:00p.m. A delicious dinner at Spasso Italian Grill - Front St. Philadelphia

6:45p.m. (Approx.) Departure

8:15p.m. (Approx.) Return to the senior center

Please call Scott Lawrence at 302-378-4758 to sign up

Shania Twin - Tribute Show

Smyrna Opera House

Wednesday April 17th, 2024

11:30AM LUNCH (doors open 11:15am)

1PM SHOW (doors open 12:30pm)

Tickets $55.00/Person

What’s Up Shania fans! I’m Donna Huber AKA Shania Twin and I Ain’t No Quitter and won’t be From This Moment On. No One Needs to Know how long I have been performing as a Shania Twin tribute but Man, I Feel Like a Woman who has been loving life since starting my tour in 1996. The Woman In Me is ready to do this Forever and For Always or at least as long as I can Rock This Country because after that I’m Outta Here! When you see a Shania Twain concert, it feels like your own Party For Two. Come On Over and Don't miss Shania Twin performing as the premier international tribute for the all-time best selling female country artist, Shania Twin.

Lunch catered by Main Street Market.

No refunds or exchanges.

Call Scott Lawrence at 302-378-4758 to sign up. *You must have your own transportation home from the center. **

My Two Cents

March 7, 2024

9:00 a. m. - 2:00 p. m.


Recently I received another flyer for a "bargain"! A "2015 $100 High relief American Gold Liberty Proof" coin. Well first technically it is NOT a coin(it carries no true face value).Now the sales pitch DOES say copy, but the company name, WILL confuse many people into thinking this is a United States Mint product (it is NOT). Also, the description says layered in 24k gold. Well layering is plating, which can wear off, just like a gold plated ring or watch. And the coating is so thin, that it carries NO gold value on the secondary market. So at a regular price of $99.995 (discounted) to JUST $19.95(!) a bargain....nope I buy these for $5 usually and GLAD to sell at $10.. So BUYERS Beware and please do your research or call me.

Scott Vogel(professional Numismatist)


15 Fascinating Facts About Delaware

1. Delaware was named after an English politician.

Thomas West, the third Baron De La Warr, was an English politician who lived from July 9, 1577, to June 7, 1618.

He was a man of many titles, as he was appointed to be the captain-general and governor-for-life of the first lasting British colony in the Americas – The Colony of Virginia.

Thomas West later became known as “Lord Delaware,” and it was from this title that the state of Delaware gained its name.
2. Modern-day Delaware was inhabited by a number of different groups of Native Americans before European arrival.
The different tribes who originally inhabited modern-day Delaware are classified as Eastern Algonquian tribes, as they all spoke various forms of the Algonquian language group. The Lenape people, often referred to as the Delaware people predominately lived in the coastal regions of the state. To the south of Delaware lived the Nanticoke people along the Delmarva peninsula.
3. The first 50 years of European history in Delaware were times of conflict!

In 1631 a trading post called Zwaanendael was established in the midlands of modern-day Delaware by the Dutch.

This trading post was to be rather short-lived, though, as all but two of the settlers were killed by Native Americans due to a misunderstanding.

Seven years later, in 1938, the colony of New Sweden was established at Fort Christina, in the north of modern-day Delaware along the banks of the Delaware River.

New Sweden did a little better than Zwaanendael, lasting 17 years before the Dutch returned.

Dutch settlers established a fort in 1651, and by 1655 they had conquered the colony of New Sweden and claimed their land.
4. Delaware wanted nothing to do with the American Revolution at first.

At the time of the American Revolution, Delaware was still referred to as the Lower Counties and was governed by the same governor as Pennsylvania.

As with other middle colonies, the region of Delaware was much better off in terms of personal freedom, as well as greater freedom to self-govern.

Sticking with the English was better for most, especially as the port city of Wilmington traded with them regularly. So divided was the region of Delaware that when it came time for the colonies to vote for the Declaration of Independence, Delaware’s delegation passed their vote by just one man.
5. Delaware relied on slavery in its early colonial days.
Before Delaware broke free from English rule, it relied mostly on indentured servants.

These servants were contracted to work for a set amount of time in return for the chance at a new life in the Americas.

As the English economy improved, so the number of indentured servants coming from England declined, and like nearly all other colonies, Delaware turned to slavery.
6. Most African American slaves in Delaware were freed after the American Revolution.

Delaware’s early agricultural industry was based, for the most part, on tobacco, which was a very labor-intensive crop.

Around the time of the American Revolution, the agricultural industry adapted to a more mixed method of farming, which required much less labor.

At the same time, local religious groups like the Quakers and Methodists encouraged their flock to release their slaves.

It was thanks to these two key factors that by 1810, more than 75% of all African Americans in Delaware were free.
7. Delaware was the first state to sign the US constitution.

It was a long and complex process to create a constitution that the thirteen American colonies could all agree to.

The process began on May 25, 1787, and it was only by September 17th – some four months later – that the final document was put together and signed by the delegates.

After this crucial step, it was necessary for each state to decide whether to ratify the constitution.

Delaware was the first state to ratify the agreement on December 7, 1787, thus making it the first US state.

It is from this that Delaware gained its nickname, “The First State.”
8. Delaware is also referred to as the “Blue Hen State.”
While this nickname doesn’t come from anything near as important a piece of history as the origins of “The First State,” it’s been around for a long time. 

Way back during the American revolution, soldiers from the Delaware region carried fighting cocks with them for entertainment.

These cocks were Blue Hens and were highly praised for their fighting abilities.

In addition to being the source of one of Delaware’s nicknames, the Blue Hen is also the state bird.

Which state capital is atop a volcano?

At first glance, Jackson, Mississippi, is like any other state capital, with its domed capitol building standing squarely in the heart of the city. However, 2,900 feet below the surface lies a surprising secret — an ancient volcano. Although the West Coast and Hawaii are the U.S.’s biggest volcanic hot spots, millions of years ago active volcanoes also dotted the northern Gulf of Mexico region. One of these volcanoes was the Jackson Volcano, and the city’s Mississippi Coliseum now sits above its ancient crater. Thankfully for the city’s residents, the volcano is extinct and hasn’t erupted since around the age of the dinosaurs.

The Jackson Dome formed in what’s known as the Mississippi Embayment, a sedimentary basin that was an extension of the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain, around 70 million years ago. Despite being buried by layers of rock due to various geographic transformations over millions of years, the volcano’s presence is still felt in surprising ways. Because of the dense igneous rock of the volcano, gravity is slightly stronger in the area, making Jacksonians heavier than their fellow Mississippians. And while Jackson is the only capital city set atop a volcano, volcanic formations can also be seen within the limits of other U.S. cities, including Portland, Oregon, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Volcanoes caused the most severe extinction event in Earth’s history.

Some 252 million years ago, an event known as the end-Permian extinction, or “the Great Dying,” killed nine out of every 10 living species on Earth. The change to the planet was profound: The event spelled the end of the 47 million-year-long Permian geologic period, cleaned the terrestrial slate, and allowed reptiles to evolutionarily outpace protomammals to become the new dominant lifeform on Earth — dinosaurs. Although a variety of things likely coalesced to kick-start the Great Dying, one key culprit took place in an area known today as the Siberian Traps, a hilly region in northern Russia. Beginning around 252 million years ago, this region erupted continuously for 2 million years and covered 2.7 million square miles in lava. The volcanoes also pumped a massive amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, causing a runaway greenhouse effect that led to hotter temperatures and increased ocean acidification. Scientists estimated that at one point during this extinction event, ocean water near the equator reached hot-tub-level temperatures of about 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, the dramatic activity that took place in the Siberian Traps is the largest known volcanic event of the past 500 million years

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