The Milford Senior Center is open to Milford residents 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
We were fortunate to have Milford’s Health Director, Deepa D. Joseph provide us with a number of sun safety tips for seniors during the hot weather. They are as follows:
. Wear appropriate clothing. The best summer clothing is lightweight and made out of breathable fabric such as cotton. Shirts should be long -sleeved. Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun.
Apply sunscreen early and often. Try to apply sunscreen before you head outside and reapply every two hours. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UHB radiation.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Increase your water intake especially if you are doing any kind of activity.
Stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day. The sun is most intense during the middle of the day. Try to keep outdoor activities in the early morning or evening hours when the weather is cooler.
Wear eye protection. As we get older, our eyes can become more sensitive. Wearing sunglasses can help reduce the damage to your eyes.
Check your medications. Some medications can cause increased sensitivity to the sun or hotter temperatures. Look over your medications and talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns.
The Milford Senior Center is an air conditioned facility. When temperatures are in the high nineties the Center may be open until 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy a good book, watch a movie or play cards with friends. Please call the Center to verify at 203 877-5131.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
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Wait till you see what’s happening at our Center this month! Christmas in July Tag Sale, July 13, the Milford Concert Band will perform here on a Sunday afternoon, July 19! They are really great! Husband and I enjoyed listening to them at the first outdoor concert recently. Check out page 5 of this edition of the Bulletin and see what Program Director Amanda Berry has prepared for us during the month of July. Of course, we will all be celebrating July 4th, some of us will be sitting on our porches, watching fireworks in the night sky; we’ll be enjoying cookouts and parades as well and of course, we all will be celebrating our freedom in this wonderful country! Did you know that July also highlights a number of interesting “celebration” days? Among them is National Country Music Day, July 4th, July 3rd, Stay Out Of The Sun Day, July 7, National Chocolate Day, July 11, Cheer Up The Lonely Day, July 23, National Hot Dog Day and July 30,National Father-In-Law Day! Here’s a question for you, what was the name of the home that used to be on Charles Island? Please call me at 203 877-5131 if you know. Local history really can be interesting! Meanwhile, Happy Fourth of July!
Flag day was celebrated at our Center with music and reverence. Folding the American Flag is David DeRubeis, Manager and Partner at Cody White Funeral Home and Renate Eastman, Office Manager at Cody White.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Vincent Zelinsky, Theodore Worroll, Catherine Worroll, Emine Diktas, Mary Ellen Galasso, Fred Daya and Joyce Lasse. Also, Joan Cagginello, Murccline Ramada, Nicena Garcia, Benjamin Garcia, Cheryl Griffin, Mario Moccia, Victor Cassone, Yuhuan Guo, Thomas Gagne and Anthony Forto. Also, Robert Anderson, Thersa Rollins, Savrin Parikh, Larry Raffone, Jean Werner, Denise Rodriguez, Sheila Mullens and Linda Brown. Welcome aboard! We know you will enjoy our services and programs. Also welcome to our new renewal members. Annual membership fees are just $15.00! If you are interested in joining the Milford Senior Center, please drop in at our front office and sign up! A member of our friendly staff will be glad to assist you. Questions? Call 203 877-5131.
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 email@example.com or call Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
120 new dining room chairs were purchased for the Center’s dining hall through the efforts of the Quilting Class and the Milford Senior Center. Members of the Quilting Class, donated materials and projects and held a fund raising raffle that covered half the cost of the chairs. Pictured celebrating delivery of the chairs are l-r Marge Spence, Viola Burke, Janice Bray, Linda Whittaker; standing left, Linda Burgh and Colleen Kanel. Not pictured, Yvonne Baker, Gladys Musante, Pat Turko, Ann Lavoie and Deborah Hibbard.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JULY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Milford Senior Center member, George Sardi, donated his photograph of the beautiful pond behind City Hall. In the foreground is a young boy, sitting on a rock, fishing. First Church can be seen in this vintage photo taken many years ago by George. This photo is displayed just inside the Center’s office.
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.
Sergeant Jeffrey Nielsen of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department
Provides the following information. You may reach Sergeant Nielsen at 203-874-2366 or
Please follow these safety precautions, particularly if you are using an ATM at night:
Be aware of your surroundings.
If the ATM area is not well lit or you feel uncomfortable, don't use it.
If you have started a transaction and notice something suspicious, cancel the transaction and take your card.
Whenever possible, take a companion along when using an ATM. Place your cash in your pocket or purse as soon as your transaction is complete.
Count your cash in the safety of a locked car or at home.
Follow these safety tips to protect your ATM accessible accounts:
Stand between the ATM and anyone waiting to use the terminal so that others cannot see you enter your Personal Identification Number (PIN) or transaction amount.
Keep your "secret code" a secret. Do not share your PIN with anyone.
Do not write your PIN on your ATM Card or store it with the card.
Never give your PIN to anyone over the phone.
You are encouraged to take your receipts and check them against your monthly statement to prevent ATM fraud.
Immediately report all crimes to local law officials and to the institution that operates the ATM.
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.