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
Janice M. Jackson
Eleanore Myers Turkington
I would like to invite our Milford residents, 55 years of age and older, to join our family at the Senior 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 to our membership.
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, 2014 to June 30, 2015, we were happy to welcome 321 new members.
This year, our Milford Health Department’s Annual Flu Shot Clinics will take place 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 5th and Monday, October 19th. Further information will be available and published in our September Bulletin and local media. Please do not arrive at the Center before 9:00 a.m.
Rite Aid Pharmacy will present a program of immunizations, explaining who is susceptible for the shingles and pneumonia vaccinations and why, Thursday, September 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at our Center, 9 Jepson Drive.
Just a reminder, our Center is an air conditioned facility and provides cool comfort for our older adults. The Senior Center is open on Monday evenings until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Call 203 877-5131 before 4:30 p.m. to verify if we are open any other weekday evenings until 8:00 p.m. due to temperatures in the high 90’s.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable August.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR
Sergeant Jeffrey Nielsen, formerly a member of the Milford Police Department, has been appointed to the position of coordinator of school safety and security for the Milford School system. Sergeant Nielsen had been a writer of the Center’s Bulletin, “Police Tips” for a number of years, providing us with up to date information on home, personal, auto and driving safety precautions. We’re looking forward to Officer Joseph Dempsey’s continuation of this well-read column beginning with this Bulletin edition. Well, you can tell the summer is fleeing by as you can see by the newspaper store ads, all promoting school supplies! Where did the summer go? By the way, be sure to take a look at our Special Events Page 5, Program Director Amanda Berry has the month of August packed with fabulous programs! I am planning to attend a day trip to the Opera this month. You might want to check out our Travel Page and make a selection or two of your own! Meanwhile, enjoy this month, the snowflakes will be flying before you know it.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Deepa Kumar, Melissa Komlos, Anne Amato, JoAnn Lister, Bernadette Cremin, Joan Attolino, Marie Tomaszycki-Reshenk, Stephanie Smith and Eileen Driscoll. Also, Paul Seminoro, Cynthia O’Rourke, Fredrick Ward, Mark Winkler, David Hennessey, Sonya Casey, June Sheehan, Paul Raucci, Helen Raucci, Georgia Dickenson, Sharon Harwood, Paulette Peterson, Karen Lucisano, Assuntina Palambo, Dori Cavaleri, Alice Raim, Wayne Colbree and Barbara Billare. Welcome to our Center! The annual membership fee is $15.00. Stop in, sign up and enjoy the many programs and services the Milford Senior Center offers to residents 55 years of age and older. Please call Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 if you would like additional membership information.
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 Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
Bargains galore at our July Tag Sale!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
AUGUST BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Melanie Hamilton owner of Great Beginnings Preschool hosted a food collection for the Milford Food Bank, housed at the Milford Senior Center. Sharon Brown, right, Food Bank Manager at the Center, accepted donated items from Michele Zawadski, left and Tamlyn Maher.
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 Joseph Dempsey of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department provides the following information. You may reach Officer Dempsey at 203-874-2366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - SENIOR FRAUD HOTLINE
The State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Unit runs a Senior Fraud Hotline. Retired volunteers offer help to older Connecticut residents in providing consumer information on frauds and helping seek restitution for funds lost to fraudulent schemes. The Consumer Assistance Unit can be contacted at (860) 808-5420.
DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES - AGING SERVICES DIVISION
Art Class members, under the instruction of Art Teacher, Gail Caro, displayed their recent works on the wall of our Center, l-r Mary Taylor- Red Robin- pastel; Ginny Regan- Gifts from the Sea and Blackwalk-watercolors; Jammie, the Gentle Clown- Parasol and Colorful, acrylic; Arlene Capozzi- Born To Ride and- Milford Harbor- acrylic; Linda Stiewing- Summer Pathway- oil; Teddy Eisenberg- Wall Flowers- watercolor; Elaine Van Wagner- Bird of the Woods-oil; Gayle Caro- Birds on a Wire and Georgia’s Poppy- acrylic.
OUR CENTER OFFERS KNOWLEDGE, ENTERTAINMENT, TRAVEL AND MORE!
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.