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 are fortunate to have Milford’s Health Director Deepa D. Joseph provide us with a number of sun safety tips for older adults during the hot weather. They are as follows:
Wear appropriate clothing. The best summer clothing is lightweight and made from 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 UBA 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 90’s 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 before 4:30 p.m.
We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer.
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE MYERS TURKINGTON
The Fourth of July will arrive in a few days. Many people associate the 4th with parades, fireworks and picnics which we all enjoy. However, very briefly this is the day that offers all Americans an opportunity to celebrate the forming of their nation and the growth and development of our country. May I suggest this holiday, if you have an occasion to visit our local cemeteries, please take note of the many American Flags placed on the graves of men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I hope you will bear with me on the importance of our freedom. I had five cousins in the Navy during World War II, husbands as well, a great grandson serving in the U.S. Navy today and a grandson in the U.S. Army. The Fourth of July is synonymous with freedom; a national holiday we won’t forget. By the way, please take a look at page 6 of today’s Bulletin to see how many interesting, fun and cultural programs our Center offers daily to our members. Come join us! Our Program Director Amanda Berry has prepared a number of interesting, entertaining programs this month that you can check out on page 4. Enjoy this month of July; picnics, sandy beaches, vacations, travels….Happy July!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thomas Buchino, Sr., Dorothy C. Butler, Wendy Chase, Janet Daigle, Richard Daigle Jr. Josephine D’Amelia, John Dudra, Gilbert Feldman, Linda Feldman, Barbara Fleming, Jo-Ann Friberg, Rosemary Forte, David Gregory, Arthur Gosselin and Diane Haigh. Also, Don Healy, Barbara Healy, Gretchen Jeffrey, Bill Jeffery, Mildred Krauss, Carol Latella, Betsey McAloon, Patrick McAloon, Katherine Murphy, Carol Nardini and Mary-Ann Ondy. Also Barbara Panico, Sussan Perez, Marilyn Powers, Michael Pucillo, Joan Rainey, Elizabeth Rake, Alyson Rodgerson, Roger Rottkamp, Judy Sarathy, Rita Smircich, Michael Soda, Jonina Solorzano, Paula Tillert, Elizabeth Walsh, Arthur Yost and Ann Yost.
Various members of the Arts and Crafts Class gathered to display one of their latest creations, “Floating Flowers and Tea Cups”. The group led by Teacher Maryann Hayes meet every Monday at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome to join.
Drivers in the Center’s Transportation Department stand ready to serve our seniors. Pictured left rear, Paul Losgren, left to right, Chuck Czajkowski, John Brenenstuhl, Ken Patenaude, Transportation Supervisor, Jim Convery, Arden Crocker, Steve Ducsay. Missing from photo, Mike Komlos, Leo Beutel and Sam Goron.
There are changes coming with Medicare next year and we will try to keep you informed. Each month until January 2020, you, will find important information in this column. If there are any questions, you may call our Insurance Specialists Laura Daneault or John Cornelius at the Milford Senior Center 203 877-5131.
How Medicare Changes in 2020 will Impact Beneficiaries
These changes will only impact beneficiaries who are not considered Medicare eligible until after 2020. As long as you turned 65 prior to January 1st 2020 you can continue to enroll in these first dollar coverage plans after they have been discontinued. They’re only being discontinued to those who are not considered Medicare eligible until AFTER 2020.
For those currently enrolled in a first-dollar coverage plan, you’ll be grandfathered in. You don’t need to make any changes to your coverage, unless you’re simply comparing benefits and/or rates to see if there’s a better plan for you.
Even if you’re Medicare eligible before 2020 but don’t enroll in Medicare Part B for one reason or another until after 2020, you can still enroll in a first-dollar coverage plan to supplement your Medicare benefits.
Again as long as you’re Medicare eligible BEFORE 2020 you can still sign up for a first-dollar coverage plan after they’re discontinued.
In Next Month’s Bulletin: Information on Those Medicare Eligible After 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JULY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
PET FOOD BANK Milford Animal Control runs a pet food bank to help residents having trouble feeding their pets. It is run solely by generous donations from the public. Animal Control is currently low on both canned and dry cat food. If you can help your neighbors by donating pet food, toys, treats, old blankets, it really will be appreciated. You can bring items to Milford Animal Control, 664 East Broadway, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Animal Control is located in Silver Sands State Park with an entrance located on Meadowside Road. If you have difficulty bringing donations to the Animal Control, please call 203 783-3279.
Christmas in July Tag Sale
Come visit our July Tag Sale, Sunday July 21st 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tables are $ 15.00 and Vendors can call Amanda Berry, Program Director at 203-877-5131 to reserve your table today!
If you are not a member of the Milford Senior Center and you are a Milford resident 55 years of age or more, for just $15.00 a year, you are welcome to join us for all the fun, exercise, cultural, educational and social activities that the Milford Senior Center offers. Please call us with any questions at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz Kassay, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
Please notify us if you are aware of a member who is in a healthcare facility in Milford. Please call 203- 877-5131 to request a visit from our Friendly Visitor, Maryann Hayes.
Members: Please do not use the road between the Senior Center and the condominium complex as an exit. This road is only to be used to pick up or drop food off, deliveries and City vehicles.
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.
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.