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
Eleanore Myers Turkington
We would like to offer our best wishes to Janice M. Jackson who recently retired as the Milford Senior Center’s Executive Director. Lillian Holmes, Chairman of the Milford Council on Aging and Board Members has named Leonora Rodriguez as the Center’s new Executive Director. We have enjoyed working with Janice and hope that her retirement years will be happy and healthy.
We would also like to note that the month of September has been named by the National Institute of Senior Centers as National Senior Center Month The theme this year is Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well. Senior centers are the key for individuals to age healthily and for communities to properly support older adults. With this theme in mind, the following classes and services are offered at the Milford Senior Center, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Stretch, Strengthen and Stabilize Class, Ballroom Aerobics, Pickle Ball, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercises, Tap Dancing, Wii Bowling, Line Dance Classes, Zumba Gold, Laughter Yoga and Let Your Yoga Dance.
Also, the Center offers classes in Art, Ceramics, Quilting, Beading, Arts and Crafts, Knitting, Bridge, Mahjong, Scrabble, Italian, Creative Writing, a Book Club and Chess class.
Services offered at the Center include Meals On Wheels, Social Services and Food Bank assistance, Transportation to and from the Senior Center and to medical appointments in Milford. Also, Insurance assistance, Ahrens Program Mini-Lunch and Continental Breakfast Program. In addition, we offer a Notary Public service and travelling opportunities.
The Milford Senior Center Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd and October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center, 9 Jepson Drive. To pre-register, contact our Insurance Specialists, Laura Daneault or John Cornelius 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.
Monday, September 2nd, the Center will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday.
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE MYERS TURKINGTON
Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday of September pays tribute to American workers for their contributions and achievements. It was created by the Labor movement in the late 19th century and celebrated as a holiday in 1894. Our Center will be closed Monday, September 2nd in recognition of this holiday. May I suggest you look at page 4 of this month’s bulletin. You will be impressed when you see our list of programs and events available this September! The list is diversified and welcomes members to the numerous interesting presentations planned by our Program Director Amanda Berry. The famous cartoon artist Rick Stromoski will be here September 17th at 1:00 p.m.to talk of his illustrious career and experiences and his humorous work in comics, illustrations, advertising, greeting cards and web comics. If you are considering selling or buying a home, pondering Medicare updating, attempting to understand living wills and estate planning, in addition to other helpful, interesting topics, please come and join us. September brings a hint of fall, cooler sleeping nights and the happy voices of children returning to school. Just where did the summer go?
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Barbara Basbagill, Claus Brandes, Lee Canapetti, Joan DeFelice, Katherine Devine, Joseph DiMartino, Wendy Fletcher, Suzanne Gold, Bridget Greer, Kimberly Hughes, John Jansen, Lance Lewis, Margaret Liontas and Deborah Luben. Also, Vincent Pansa, Narendra Patel, Gloria Powers, Carmella Procaccini, Salvatore Puglia, Catherine Salgado, Lorraine Sando, Anne Smith, Kathleen Smith, Susan Stradecki, Al Sunman, Charlotte Sunman, Nancy Warner, Jacqueline Weiner and Bernard Wilhelm.
FLU CLINIC PROGRAM
On October 23rd and October 30th, the Milford Senior Center and Milford Health Department will be conducting a flu clinic program at the Center between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Health Department is again recommending for those over 65, the high dose influenza vaccine. A low dose vaccine will also be available.
Senior Center members planning on attending the clinics are requested to contact Insurance Specialist, Laura Daneault or John Cornelius in our insurance office at 203 877-5131, before October 23rd to complete the required paper work. In order to take part in this program, it is important to bring your Medicare Card and supplemental insurance cards with you
As in the past members who require transportation to the clinics must advise the insurance office before October 23rd. The Milford Senior Center is located at 9 Jepson Drive.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
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 email@example.com 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.