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
With the many programs offered by our Center, it is with pride that we are able to provide so many diversified opportunities to our approximately 3,000 members .During the fiscal year, July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, we were happy to welcome 358 new members.
As an example, the Center’s facilities will be available for a Senior Health Fair, Monday, September 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Attendance this day will provide our seniors with a wide array of health screening, including cholesterol, osteoporosis, hearing, vision, sugar (glucose) and skin.Yale New Haven Hospital will have a Mammography Van at our Center, appointments will be required.You may call Yale New Haven Hospital at 203 688-6800.
This year, our Milford Health Department Annual Flu Shot Clinics will take place 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 6th, Wednesday, October 8th.Further information will be available and published in our September Bulletin and local media. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
I would like to invite our Milford residents, 55 years of age and older, to join our family at the Center.Membership is just $15.00 a year.Take a few minutes and visit us.We are open Monday from 9:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Visit our web site milfordctseniorcenter.com and see the many activities, educational programs and services offered.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and remember when temperatures rise above 95, our Center is air conditioned and can provide cool comfort for you.Our Center will be open on Monday evenings until 8:00 p.m.Come and enjoy light refreshments, read a book, watch a movie or play cards amidst cool, air conditioned surroundings and Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.For more information, call 203 877-5131.
Best Wishes Always,
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR, ELEANORE TURKINGTON
The other day on my way downstairs to the basement of our house, my shoulder brushed against an object very familiar; an old fashioned, hand crank pencil sharpener anchored to the post at the bottom of the stairwell. The experience jogged my memory, back to my school days, when pencils were the norm in classrooms. We had to ask permission from our teacher to go and sharpen our usual one and only pencil. These days with August upon us and store ads touting school supplies already, it occurred to me that the long, lazy summer days are on the way to the ringing of school bells. Although our members aren’t carrying text books or hand held computers, they are enthusiastically looking forward to exciting upcoming activities at our Center. Our Program Director, Amanda Berry has planned quite a number of new and interesting presentations for the upcoming season.For instance, we all want to save money on energy costs and Wednesday, August 6, an expert in energy savings, from the Smart Living Center will show us how to save $$.August 13, we’re holding a Clay Sculpting Workshop helping us to show what our hands can do and having fun while we do!Fun, Fun, Friday, August 22nd, the Program Department is hosting an Hawaiian Shirt Party with “Play It Again Sam” combo providing the music. Check out our Special Events page 5 of this Bulletin for details.Thursday, August 28, the Young At Heart Chime and Bell Choir will perform for us at 12:30 p.m. under the leadership of Rev. Jim and Marilyn Marshall from the Black Rock Congregational Church! RepresentativeRosa DeLauro, honored artists Elaine VanWagner and Maria Hamilton for their art work in oil painting at our Center. Congratulations Elaine and Marie! And more congratulations to Chuck Czajkowski, who won the Senior Championship Ten Pin Bowling Division in the state of Connecticut.Recently, Chuck traveled to Reno to competively meet the challenge for a further win!
NEW FOOD BANK MANAGER
Sharon Brown has accepted the position of Food Bank Manager for the Milford Food Bank.Sharon replaced Al Salamanca who retired May 30, 2014.She has been associated with the food service industry for many years.According to Sharon, empathy and compassion for those in need are a dominant quality necessary to individuals serving at the Food Bank.She has expressed devotion to the job and enjoys the interaction between those in need and the seniors at the Center as well.
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.
Elaine Van Wagner, front and Maria Hamilton, artists in residence at our Center.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Terry Jacowleft, Donna Valente, Richard Valente, Edie Moccia, Lou Anne Malley, Margaret Beirne, Dennis Kiernan, Doris Taylor, Lora Betts, Winifred Pannebaker, Marilyn May, Thomas Quinn, Anne Keenan, Bill Safron, Susan Safron, Rose Vaccaro,Christine Parent, Odilie Holik, Barbara Wolfe, Cecile Carey, Irene Kalmav,August Bebon, Georage Merva, Harold Riccio, Kathleen Prentice, Lynne Tesla, Fran Barrows, Bill Bevan, Bud Canty, Kathy Castellon, Antonio Castellon, Neal Cohen, Barbara Izzo
Milford Senior Center member, Harriet Clyne received an unexpected surprise when she was discovered by a long lost cousin, Mark Plotkin. While browsing through a Center Bulletin, Mark recognized Harriet and within a short time, the cousins reconnected at our Center.
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.
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.
The drawing to benefit the Milford Senior Center Ahrens Program produced some happy winners!First prize $25.00, Mike Petrucelli, 2nd prize, a full size Afghan, Mary Ellen Allspaugh, 3rd prize, glass candle holder set, Tillie Piompino and 4th prize, a two piece Duffle Bag Set, Virginia Bombardier. Congratulations folks!
The depiction of transferringMilford land from Ansantawaeto the Puritans in 1639, was reenacted during a recent Center program . Mayor BenBlake as Ansantawe,facing Richard Platt, former Milford Historian, was joined by members, left to right, George Seresin, Lorraine Davis andRocky Ewell.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
AUGUST BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
There is a new game in town and we’re going to enjoy it here at our Center. It’s called Mexican Train! It’s played with tiles and it is a very popular board game. We will be playing the 2nd and the 4th Thursdays of the month beginning August 14, 2:30 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.You may call our Program Director, Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131for details.
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
You may be advised to close some or all of your accounts. At the least, change your PIN codes and passwords immediately.
Keep a record of the names and phone numbers of people with whom you discussed your case, and of all reports and supporting documents.
Report ID theft online with the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call its Identity Theft Hotline at (877) 438-4338. The FTC has counselors to help you resolve financial and other problems that can result from this crime.
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.