The Milford Senior Center is open to everyone 55 and over, regardless of color, creed, national origin, sex or sexual orientation.
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The Milford Senior Center is a United Way Agency
The Mission of the Milford Senior Center is to serve the specialized needs of Milford’s Senior population.
Benjamin G. Blake
Lillian A. Holmes
Janice M. Jackson
Eleanore Myers Turkington
STATE OF CONNECTICUT- HOMEOWNERS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
and the CITY OF MILFORD- LOCAL TAX CREDIT BENEFIT
Applications for the State of Connecticut Homeowners Tax Credit Program and the City of Milford Local Tax Credit Benefit are being taken in the Assessors office located at the Parson’s Government Complex, 70 West River Street. Eligibility for benefits shall be based upon applicant’s proof of ownership as of October 1, 2013, also those persons under age 65 who are considered 100% Social Security Disabled may apply. If you are qualifying as 100% disabled, please bring a current printout from Social Security which must include a statement of your disability and when it began. To receive a printout, please call Social Security at 1-866-331-7096.
THE APPLICATION FILING PERIOD IS: FEBRUARY 3, 2014 THROUGH MAY 15, 2014- 9:00 A.M. To 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. To 4:00 P.M. APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN DURING THE ABOVE TIME PERIODS.
MAXIMUM INCOME GUIDELINES FOR THIS YEAR ARE:
State of Connecticut-Homeowners Tax Credit Program
$34,100- Single Person $41,600- Married Couple
City of Milford- Local Tax Credit Benefit
$49,100 Single Person $56,600 Married Couple
Qualifying income is defined as all taxable and nontaxable income. This definition includestaxable income as may be reported for Federal Income Tax purposes, as well as nontaxableincome. All monies received are to be considered part of qualifying income, unless specifically exempted.
PLEASE BRING WITH YOU THE FOLLOWING:
If a Federal Income Tax Return is filed for 2013, it is a statutory requirementthat a copy must be presented to our office. In addition to the Federal Income Tax Return for 2013, if you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement earnings, please bring the 2013 SSA-1099 (for both spouses). If you are receiving Veteran pensions and Veteran Disability Pensions please provide a letter from the VA (1-800-827-1000) stating total earnings for 2013.
If you do not file a Federal Income Tax Return for 2013, please bring all proofsof income for 2013. For example, bring in statements of wages, bonuses, commissions, fees, gratuities, payment for Jury Duty, lottery winnings, annuities and pensions, IRA withdrawals, interest, dividends, net rent or proceeds from sales of property, Veteran Pensions and Veteran Disability Pensions and any other proofs of income (taxable and non-taxable). If you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement earnings, please bring the 2013 SSA-1099 (for both spouses).
If you have any questions, please contact the Assessors office at 203-783-3229
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ON THE PROGRAM AND FAIL TO RENEW BY THE DEADLINE ON YOUR YEAR TO REPORT, YOUR BENEFIT WILL BE REMOVED.
From the desk of the Editor, Eleanore Turkington
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone! This holiday was first celebrated in America in 1737 with a religious service and a feast followed by the first St. Patrick’s Day parade marching up Broadway in New York in 1762. The event was originated by a group of Irish soldiers in the British military. Closer to home, our Center will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Monday, March 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vinnie Carr will be here to provide music and Lasse’s Restaurant will cater a Corn Beef Dinner. Tickets are $15.00 each and can be purchased at the front office; no refunds. Details, call Program Director Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131. Whenever you visit our Center, you will be sure to hear music! Our band, The Note Ables will send music streaming through the halls, our chorus voices will delight your senses, our pianist, Corey Seligson’s talented fingers on the piano, entertains members and visitors in our lounge. and, we are so fortunate, for we have visiting musicians as well. Coming up, Tuesday, March 18th, “The Four Strings” will be performing here 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Do stop in and enjoy the magic word, “Music”! By the way, would you like to learn Spanish, French or Italian? As you can see, we have so many programs and services here at the Center. You may call our Program Director Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for details. Here’s a peek at a few interesting April programs; A WoundCareMilfordHospital representative will offer a wound care presentation April 2nd at 1:15 p.m. and Wednesday April 9, we will provide foot care screenings by appointment. There will be a third annual Art Exhibit at our Center, under the direction of Instructor Mike Voytek, Friday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All paintings are the result of senior members art work! Unbelievable talent! Each year, this exhibit is a hit! See you there! A special thank you to folks who have donated groceries and monetary items to the Milford Food Bank. Groceries and monetary donations are really needed. A little reminder, please check the expiration dates on all donated grocery items. The Food Bank is also in need of bags, plastic, paper or canvas; we really need them. And, once again, thank you! And..here are the winners for our drawing to benefit the Ahrens Program: 1st prize $25.00, Ernie Marchitto, 2nd prize, a King size afghan, Florence Zielinski, 3rd prize a gift basket, Doris Whalen, 4th prize, porcelain doll, John Civitello, 5th prize, porcelain doll, Henry Panek, 6th prize, small afghan, Odilia Molina, 7th prize, baby blanket, Mike Petrucelli, 8th prize, lap robe, Florence Zielinski. Congratulations, folks! And, spring really is, just around the corner!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Catherine Cowper, Edith Santos, Marion Krafcik, Louise Greene, Bonnie Syat, Howard Carpenter, Ellen Williams, Albert Merola, Jean Edgeworth, Marlene Cone, Frances Gaines, Fred Hobbs, Linda Holm, Cynthia Rivera, Rita Carpenter, Isabel Czajkowski, Denise Green, Salvatore Pesce, Mary Jean Baldieri, Diania Nytko, Philip Brodsky, Michelle McGuire, Linda Stiewing, Carol Ann Russo, Kathleen Borsody and Elizabeth Graham.. Please drop in and join our family! Thank you to all our members who have renewed their memberships. You may also call us at 203 877-5131 for additional information.
Lee Boscarino, Marian Krafcil, Diane Byer and Barbara Barkin, members of a newly formed Bridge Club at our Center enjoy the chhallenge of the game.
BRIDGE CLUB MEMBERS ENJOY THE GAME!
Louise Greene, left and Nancy Amann joined Sebastian Boscarino and Freda Quintiliano during a recent game of Bridge at the Center. You may call Program Director, Amanda Berry at 203-877-5131 for details on the Bridge Club.
FOOD BANK RECEIVES DONATION
Jay Pinto, Milford Oyster Festival representative, recently presented Janice M. Jackson, Executive Director of the MilfordSeniorCenter a generous donation to the Milford Food Bank located at the Center, 9 Jepson Drive. The Milford Food Bank is in need of groceries and monetary donations. The Food Bank is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may call 203 877-5131 extension 2126 for additional information.
THANK YOU MILFORD TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COUNCIL!
Augie Harrigan, a member of the Milford Technology Advisory Council, along with volunteers, donate their time and expertise in advising non profit organizations and other service groups with their computer systems. Mr Harrigan installed wifi service at our center.The Milford Senior Center appreciates the donation of time and experience this group offers our Center
TEAM Inc, OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE
TEAM Inc. is offering free income tax preparation for low-income families. The VITA program, associated with the I.R.S. will be held at the VITA Clinic at at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive from late-January to April 14, 2014. To register for this program, you may call TEAM at 203 736-5420, extension 206
Henry Panek enjoys calling Bingo at our Center. This very popular game entertains members three times a week with Super Bingo, an all day event, played monthly.
GROCERY AND MONETARY DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED!
The Milford Food Bank is in need of groceries and monetary donations. We would like to see the food shelves full and ready to assist those who are in need. The Food Bank, located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NEWS FOR YOU
The MilfordSeniorCenter’s Transportation Department, led by James Convery, right, and drivers, left to right, Steve Ducsay, Bob Ragozzine, John Brenenstuhl, Tony Cirella and Rachel White Reilly are ready to transport members to the Center and doctors.appointments. Missing from photo Charles Czajkowski and Mike Komlos
TITLE VI COMPLIANCE
Do you know your rights under Title VI? Title VI ensures that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funding. Milford Council on Aging supports Title VI. For more information visit our web site milfordctseniorcenter.com and go to the link Information and Referrals. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
MARCH BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING SITES: If you live at DeMaio Gardens, blood pressure screenings are available the first Tuesday of every month; Foran Towers, the second Tuesday of each month; Jagoe Commons, the third Tuesday of the month and Island View Park, the fourth Tuesday of the month. All blood pressure screenings take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. through the courtesy of Home Care Plus.
Officer Jeffrey Nielsen of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department provides the following information. You may reach Officer Nielsen at 203-874-2366 or Email email@example.com
Tips for Social Networking Safety
As the popularity of social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic.
1. Use caution when you click linksthat you receive in messages from your friends on your social website. Treat links in messages on these sites as you would links in e-mail messages.
2. Know what you’ve posted about yourself. A common way that hackers break into financial or other accounts is by clicking the “Forgot your password?” link on the account login page. To break into your account, they search for the answers to your security questions, such as your birthday, hometown, high school class, father’s middle name, on your social networking site. If the site allows, make up your own password questions, and don’t draw them from material anyone could find with a quick search.
3. Don’t trust that a message really is from whom it says it’s from. Hackers can break into accounts and send messages that look like they’re from your friends, but aren’t. If you suspect that a message is fraudulent, use an alternate method to contact your friend to find out. This includes invitations to join new social networks.
4. To avoid giving away e-mail addresses of your friends, do not allow social networking services to scan your e-mail address book. When you join a new social network, you might receive an offer to enter your e-mail address and password to find out if your contacts are on the network. The site might use this information to send e-mail messages to everyone in your contact list or even everyone you’ve ever sent an e-mail message to with that e-mail address. Social networking sites should explain that they’re going to do this, but some do not.
Bequest gifts to the MilfordSeniorCenter in memory of a family member or friend are always appreciated. Please mail your gift to Janice M. Jackson, Executive Director, MilfordSeniorCenter, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford, CT.06460
“The Milford Senior Center is a partner agency of The United Way of Milford.”