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
September is National Senior Center Month in the State of Connecticut. To honor this recognition, we invite seniors to attend the Senior Health Fair, on Monday, September 22. There will be health screenings between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon for individuals age 55 and over at the Milford Senior Center. Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Glucose, foot exams, oral/mouth screening and vision screenings will be available. Yale New Haven Hospital will also have a Mammography Van at our Center. Appointments are required. Please call 203-688-6800 in advance.
An osteoporosis and a skin assessment van will be available. Appointments are required for osteoporosis and skin screenings. Call Maureen at 203-874-8414 ext. 1713. Milford Hospital is offering cholesterol screening for a $5.00 fee, an appointment is required. Call Maureen @ 203 874-8414 ext. 1713. (Fasting for this screening is not required.) There will be a cooking demonstration courtesy of Milford Hospital. In addition there will be music by Corey Seligson. The Senior Health Fair is being sponsored by the Milford Senior Center, Home Care Plus and Milford Hospital. Sydney Patchen will be discussing solutions for hoarding at 10:30 a.m. Milford Police Officer Jeff Nielsen will also be at the Health Fair to accept unwanted prescription medications.
Dr. Dennis McBride, Director of the Milford Health Department has announced two Flu Shot Clinics will take place at the Milford Senior Center on Monday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m. 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. Additional information will be available in the newspapers and in our October Bulletin.
Best wishes from
Janice M. Jackson
From the desk of Editor, Eleanore Myers Tarkington
Have you felt a little chill in the evening air lately? September is the promise of the seasons to come; colorful leaves, long walks along the beach and a new awareness of the changes Mother Nature has in store for us. Speaking of changes, we have a very popular art class here at our Center and we would like to welcome our new art teacher and artist, Gayle Caro! Congratulations to the Center’s Human Resource Manager, Sharon Szturma. She and husband Bill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. By the way, if you were one of the folks at last month’s Hawaiian Shirt Party, what a blast! Husband and I attended and really enjoyed the music of the combo “Play It Again Sam”, a talented group of guys for sure! There is an aura of excitement at our Center these days with interesting, innovating happenings going on. As an example, not only does our Program Director, Amanda Berry have speakers demonstrating fascinating new concepts in eye, ear, dental, arthritic and health motivating programs for us, but there’s fun and games as well! Our Pickle Ball is extremely popular. Like to play bridge? Scrabble? Ping Pong? Dancing? Exercising? Crafting? Ceramics? So much to do here at 9 Jepson Drive. If you are not a member, there’s no time like the present to join us for only $15.00 a year. I would like to call your attention to the Senior Health Fair that will offer various health screenings at our Center, Monday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. See you there!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Anna Pela, Barbara Morris, Victoria Brennan, Jaqueline Randolph, Samuel Randolph, Barbara Streit, John Lane, Jr., Elizabeth Lane and Nicholas Catanyto. Also, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Joan Wolf, Joseph Wolf, Edwin Root, Valerie Verbeer, Linda Sheehan, Joan Jacobson-Zamore, Vivienne Reid and Elizabeth Williams. Also, Karen Davis, Harry Davis, Eunhee Kim, Karen Cornwell, Robert Fallon and Luzanne McCullough. Also, Frances Spraker, Marie Renz, Marian Mullen, April Phillips, Evelyn Prendergast, Diana Genest, Deborah Dinan, Mario Bonetti, Sharon Stanton, Mary Taylor, Dorothy Clark, Fred Clark, Richard Kratzer and Carmella Cervone. Welcome to our Family!
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
The Center’s Annual Christmas in July Tag Sale was a tremendous success
Barbara Ragozzine pictured with husband Bob, caught a 15 pound Halibut during a recent cruise to Alaska. The Ragozzine’s were among a group of 34 Milford Senior Center members who visited Alaska. Five of the members, each caught a Halibut which was filleted and frozen and sent home for the seniors. The Center’s Travel Coordinator, Kathy Wachter prepared the Halibut
Exquisite creations are found when these members participate in producing beautiful works of art during the Center’s Beading Class. Seated left to right, Charlotte Frey, Ann Sholtis, Mary Ellen Allspaugh, Kiran Mehta, Silva Chakmakjian, Antoinette Adams, Alice Fredricks and Mickey Plunkett.
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.
TURN IN UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
Here is an opportunity to get rid of those unwanted prescription medications that have been accumulating in your medicine cabinet. Milford Police Officer Jeff Nielsen will be on hand at our Center, during Senior Health Day, Monday, September 22, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to collect these medications.
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.
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
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General continue to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers worried about telephone calls in which the caller claims to be an official from the IRS and attempts to solicit tax payments. These calls are bogus and should be reported to the federal Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (800) 366.4484.
Consumers can rest easy knowing that while these calls are an annoyance, there is no truth to them. It’s important to share this message with all members of your household who may answer the phone to one of these troubling or threatening calls. Government agencies – including the FBI and the IRS – do not call people on the phone or send emails to demand money or threaten arrest.
This is a pervasive scam that has been described as particularly aggressive, no matter what the caller may threaten or say, never send them money. The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due through the U.S. mail, not through an unsolicited phone call. If you or a family member gets this call, hang up, and then report it to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax
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.