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
Dr. Dennis McBride, Director of the Milford Health Department has announced two Flu Clinics will take place at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, on Monday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 8th 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.
The Milford Health Department will offer Fluzone High Dose for individuals 65 years of age and over at their Flu Clinics this season, including the Senior Center Flu Clinics. Dr. McBride recommends that all individuals age 65 and older receive the High Dose influenza vaccine. Fluzone High Dose is the first and only influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years of age and older. Persons in this age group have a higher risk for complications from influenza. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) details that each year 226,000 flu-related hospitalizations and 36,000 flu-related deaths occur; it is estimated that 60% of the hospitalizations and 90% of the deaths occur in people 65 years of age or older. Also, aging decreases the body’s ability to have a good immune response after getting influenza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine helps provide older adults a better immune response and therefore better protection against the flu.
On another note, the Milford Senior Center at 9 Jepson Drive will host its annual Veteran’s Day tribute on Monday, November 10th at 12:15 p.m. We will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a complimentary luncheon, music by the Center’s band, The Note Ables, followed by a selection of patriotic music by the Center’s Choral group under the direction of music teacher, Linda Whittaker. Light refreshments will also be available after the concert. Please R.S.V.P. by October 30th to 203 877-5131 or sign up at the front desk. Last year’s event was enjoyed by over 300 veterans and their families. Veterans of all wars and servicemen and women are invited to attend.
Janice M. Jackson.
From the desk of Editor, Eleanore Turkington.
We have a great opportunity to experience the convenience and benefits of the yearly flu shot program at our Center, Monday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 8th 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If you would like to pre-register, call 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 ready when you call. Next month, our Center is hosting a tribute to Veterans of all wars with a luncheon, music from the Center’s band, our choral group and much more. Check out Janice M. Jackson’s, our Executive Director’s details outlined on page 1 of today’s Bulletin for details on this luncheon. I have been browsing Milford’s Answer Book and discovered many interesting facts about our City. Here’s a few you may find interesting about celebrities who live or who have lived in Milford; Dan Patrick, NBC’s Football Night in America co-host and senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Ellen Muth, actress, Catherine Pollard the first female Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America, Dan Rusanowsky, NHL radio broadcaster for the San Jose Sharks and among many others, Frank J. Sprague, inventor who helped develop the electric motor, electric railways and electric elevators! In addition to the many historic areas we have here in Milford, we at the Milford Senior Center are very proud of our facility. We have many services and activities offered to residents 55 years of age and over, that entertain, educate and enhance their lives. Stop in; become a member for only $15.00 a year and discover the sounds of music and laughter here at 9 Jepson Drive. Meanwhile, enjoy the gorgeous fall colors Milford has to offer. Bite into a crisp locally grown apple and enjoy the upcoming season!
The Young at Heart Chime and Bell Choir performed to an attentive audience at our Center recently.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Patricia Howard, Joseph Hall, Joan McGrath, Susan Reynolds, Barbara Weller, Nancy Val, Patricia Blake, John McGrath, Sharon McGrath, David Donlan, Jr. and Eva Marie Szoke, Linda Bloom, Dianne Severance, Frances Coassin, Elizabeth Strossi, Marion Cahill, Jeffrey Cochrane, Dorothy Steel, Sandra DeCesare Hromjak, Edward Verespy, June Dolinski, Ruthann Van Hise ,Errol Van Hise, Burton Van Hise, Barry Dana, Bruce Dana, Judith Anton Spencer, Garry Sheppard and Marie Reitano. Come visit and participate and enjoy our many programs and services!
The Center’s Gospel Choir at a recent concert under the direction of Debra Fellenbaum.
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
OCTOBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Peter Grassman takes aim during the Raymond Czaplicki Memorial Pool Tournment held at our Center recently. Participating at the tournament was Stanley Benway, Joe Clark, George Seresin, Mary Ann Still, Remzo Cerkez, Peter Grassman, Zane Spiller, Lenny McGruder, Silvio Francischiello, Richard Worby, Marci Maukert and Joseph Dimartino. First place tournament winner, Richard Worby, second, Silvio Francischiello and third, George Seresin.
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
Security In Offices And Public Areas
Your protection and protection of your property starts with your willingness to take a few simple steps.
Keep your purse, wallet, or other valuables with you at all times or lock them in a drawer or closet.
Never leave your keys unattended.
Cash left on your desk or in an unlocked drawer is a great temptation for thieves.
Request authorization from persons asking for confidential information or from delivery or repair people who want to enter an area restricted to employees.
Give keys only to those who have a legitimate need and make sure they are returned.
If keys are lost or stolen notify management.
Carry only the amount of cash, credit cards you need for the day.
Report any suspicious activities to your employer and the police department.
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.