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 have been notified by the National Council On Aging, that the theme for National Senior Center Month in September is, “Find Balance at your Senior Center.” With this theme in mind, the following classes and activities are offered at the Milford Senior Center: Yoga,Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Drum and Rhythm Circle, a Stretch, Strengthen, Stabilize Class, Ballroom Aerobics, Pickle Ball, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercises, Tap Dancing, Wii Bowling., Country Western Line Dance Classes and an Introduction to Ballroom Steps.
Also, the Center offers classes in Art, Ceramics, Meditative Coloring, Quilting, Beading, Arts and Crafts, Knitting, Bridge, Mahjongg, Scrabble, Italian, French, Creative Writing and Computer Classes.
This year, our Annual Health Fair is scheduled for September 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A variety of health and wellness information will be available. Also, health screenings, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, vision and dental, stroke risk assessments and mammography exams. Appointments are necessary for cholesterol screenings, mammography and stroke assessments. Please see page three for details regarding screenings. We invite you to participate and join us in celebrating the national tribute to Senior Centers.
The Milford Senior Center Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for Monday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center. To pre -register, contact our Insurance Specialists, Jackie Sconzo or Laura Daneault at 203 877-5131 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have your insurance information available when you call.
On Monday, September 5, the Center will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Best wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE TURKINGTON
By now, we hear the rumbling of school buses, a hint of cooler evenings and the promise of an upcoming fall season. The month of September also brings us an announcement from the National Council on Aging that National Senior Center Month is celebrated during this month. Senior Centers provide so many services and programs for our older population. There are over 176 senior centers in Connecticut that add so much to the lives of seniors. The Milford Senior Center has approximately 3,000 members who enjoy their visits to our Center. Program Director Amanda Berry is constantly searching and providing innovating, interesting productive programs for our members. As an example, check out page 3 and 9 of this month’s Bulletin. I have been associated with our Center for a number of years and I never cease to be amazed at the laughter, energy and creativity of our Center members. Staff members here enjoy interaction with members and whether it is an exercise session, craft project, music, culture, travel or various classes, their warmth and encouragement stimulates our members. It is truly a joy to be associated with these wonderful people. Please don’t forget to visit our Senior Health Fair, Monday September 26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Take a look at page 3 for the details! Sherry Grant, Member Services Coordinator for the Connecticut Food Bank has suggested that the Milford Food Bank located at the Center, be served as a model facility under the leadership of Food Bank Manager, Sharon Brown. Way to go Sharon!
Welcome New Members!
Trudy Mitchell, Jane Cyr, Marjorie Wolf, Renee Borer, Theresa Ward, Daniel Perez and Virginia Passoni. Also, Lorraine Griebeil, Donna Morgan, Richard Ferris, Rosemarie Burcheski, Waima Petrov, Frieda Pope, Dolores Bertola and Claire Vanfleet. Also, Lillian Tarantino, Michael Spigarola, Richard Roy, Patricia Roy, Donald T. Caldwell, Elisabeth Lopez, Karen Spencer and Jacqueline Munk. We’re happy you joined our family! Please call our office, 203 877-5131 Milford residents 55 years or older, if you would like to become a member at our Center. Annual membership fee is only $15.00 a year!
Senator Gayle Slossberg Visits Our Center
Senator Gayle Slossberg presented an AARP Fraud Watch session at the Milford Senior Center recently. The interactive discussion invited the audience to learn how to avoid scams and appropriately report them.
Our Tag Sale was a tremendous success!
Yvonne Baker recently completed a spectacular feat! She grew her very own pineapple, right at home!
It took three years, but as evidenced in the photo today, Yvonne and her family during a special “harvesting” ceremony, sliced and enjoyed a delicious Golden Pineapple! A Dole club has been formed among Yvonne and friends and family and a tradition has been born.
The Writer' Unlimited Group during a recent presentation.
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.
Steve Sholtis - a 300 Wii Bowler Winner
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
SEPTEMBER 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.
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.