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
Lisa Diamond Graham, Executive Director of the Milford Department of Human Services, announced today that Milford residents may apply for the 2014 Rental Rebate Program. As in previous years, the Outreach Staff will be taking applications at the Senior and Disabled Housing sites, scheduled as follows:
Viscount Drive Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Jagoe Court Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
DeMaio Drive Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Catherine McKeen Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Jepson Drive Wednesday, August 13,2014 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
River Park Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saranor Apts. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Foran Towers Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Senior Center Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Rental Rebate Program is for elderly renters, or renters under the age of 65 who receive Social Security Disability benefits. The maximum income for single applicants is $34,100.00 and for married couples it is $41,600.00. Applicants should bring all 2013 rent and utility receipts and all 2013 income verification including their SSA-1099 and 2013 Federal Tax Return (if filed). No appointments are necessary for site visits. The Milford Department of Human Services will also be taking applications by appointment before October 1, 2014. Please call 203-783-3253 for an appointment.
Bequest gifts to the Milford Senior Center in memory of a family member or friend are always appreciated. Please mail your gift to Janice M. Jackson, Executive Director, Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford CT. 06460
From the desk of the Editor, Eleanore Turkington
Does it really feel like July? As I write this today, it’s a brisk, cool day. I can remember, many years ago when July 4th was the BIGGEST DAY because my girlfriends and I used to walk to Pleasure Beach carrying our blankets and sunshade lotion. Do any of you remember the Pleasure Beach Bridge we had to cross and the Merry Go Round and the concerts in the Ball Room? Well, there are many memories to treasure this year in our city of Milford, especially as we celebrated Milford’s 375th Anniversary. Fireworks, a parade, music everywhere. Wasn’t it wonderful? Our Center presented a fantastic program on Flag Day last month. We joined the 375th festivities and Mayor Ben Blake, participated in our program as well. Our members can enjoy the beautiful music of our Gospel Choir, Sunday July 20that 2:00 p.m. The performance is free, with refreshments served as well. Our Program Director Amanda Berry has also planned a Craft Workshop on July 10 at 1:15 p.m. providing an opportunity for us to “let our creative juices flow with picture frame decorating.” Don’t miss this one! I’m looking forward to visiting our Grown-up Show and Tell program, Thursday, July 24! And we can’t forget the Christmas in July Tag Sale 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, July 28. By the way, if you’re a vendor and would like to participate, please call the Center’s front desk at 203 877-5131 for details. And a little note in parting, “Remember that every age brings new opportunities.” Come and enjoy at the Milford Senior Center! I’ll be looking for you!
Cinco DeMayo was celebrated at our Ahrens Program recently. Members danced, sang and enjoyed the music provided by Chuck Czajkowski.
FIVE BELOW LOCATED AT 1397 BOSTON POST ROAD SPONSERS FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD SENIOR CENTER
FIVE BELOW carries school supplies, software, books, electronics, sporting goods, games, t-shirts, jewelry, bath and body, candy ,snacks and beverages, room décor, storage, plus much more. Everything is priced at $5.00 or less.
This Milford Senior Center Fund Raiser will take place August 1 to August 31. 10% of every purchase, along with a flyer obtained at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, will be donated to the Center. If you visit Five Below more than once, please bring another flyer.
Five Below is open Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Any questions? Call 203 874-0736.
Eighty-two seniors were honored as volunteers at the Milford Senior Center’s Awards Luncheon.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Marion Schrader, Arlene Markus, Elizabeth Romano, Kim Rose and Willard Schulte. Also Kathleen Barnes, Helen Blume, Patricia Godsmark, Stephen Racz, Gale Uberti, Maryann Acker and Marcia Andel. Come join our family of folks, 55 and over and discover all the interesting, educational and fun activities that are offered at the Milford Senior Center. If you have any questions on any of our programs, please call our Program Director Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131.
Mayor Ben Blake, second from the left, presented a Proclamation to Al Salamanca, Food Bank Manager, second from the right, in recognition of Salamanca’s retirement. Joining the presentation was left, Janice M. Jackson, Executive Director of the Milford Senior Center, rear, Sharon Brown, the Center’s new Food Bank Manager, right rear, Amanda Berry, Program Director and right, Rose Kristie, Administrative Assistant.
MEMBERSHIP FEES RISE JULY 1, 2014
The Milford Council on Aging Board of Directors voted to increase the yearly membership dues to $15.00 a year, effective July 1, 2014. For members who do not live in Milford, the yearly membership fee will increase to $25.00 a year.
DANCING IS FUN
George Sarasin left , Bob Avery and Peter Grassmann perform a Hawaiian dance during our music program, “My Land is Your Land.“
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.
Kristen Murphy, left, Amanda Berry, Program Director and Maryann Hiza, Ahrens Program Assistant, right, assisted Kristen Murphy of Milford Health Care to plant colorful spring flowers in the garden at our Center. We thank Milford Health Care for its donation of these lovely plants.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JULY 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 crime1@ci.
ID Theft Protection
Report lost or stolen credit cards to the issuer immediately.
Sign your new credit cards – before someone else does.
Memorize your Social Security number and passwords; don’t carry them with you. Don’t use your date of birth as your password.
Don’t ever leave receipts behind – at ATMs, on counters at financial institutions, or at gasoline pumps.
Check expiration dates on credit cards and contact the issuer if you don’t get a replacement before they expire. Ditto for monthly financial statements and bills.
Match credit card receipts against monthly bills and check financial statements for accuracy.
Add these tips to your “must do” list to protect your identity.
Deposit outgoing mail at a Post Office or a blue US Postal Service collection box, or give it directly to your letter carrier.
Shred or tear up unwanted documents that contain personal information before discarding them.
Review your consumer credit reports annually.
Never give personal information over the phone or the internet unless you initiated the contact.
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.