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
We at the Milford Senior Center take great pride in offering a wide variety of activities and services that benefit older adults living in Milford. We work together to provide a friendly, supportive environment for the members, volunteers and employees.
Retirement years can provide members opportunities to learn and grow. Perhaps learning a different language or traveling to new and exciting places. One of the programs our Center offers is a Low Vision Support Group which provides innovative concepts for people with visual handicaps. We offer numerous exercise classes at our Center including Stretch, Strengthen and Stabilize, Ballroom Aerobics, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation 1st Friday, Let Your Yoga Dance and Qi Cong. Our members also enjoy Tap Dancing, Line Dancing, Pickle Ball, Zumba Gold and Laughter Yoga, a seasonal iPhone Classes, Billiards, Bingo, Book Club, French and Italian Classes, Wii Bowling and a Model Train Group. Creativity abounds at our Beading Class, Art Class, Craft Class, Ceramics Class, a Knitting and Quilting Group where members create beautiful items while satisfying a desire to be productive and imaginative. We have a Creative Writing Class and a Writers Unlimited Class where creative minds are busy at work, generating stories of interest. Members also play in our own Senior Band and sing in our Gospel Choir and Choral Group to provide entertaining programs for our members.
I would like to share with you the many benefits from programs and services our members may participate in every weekday. We offer transportation to and from our Center and to medical appointments in Milford. Our Insurance Specialists are available to assist members with Medicare, Title 19 and other insurances. Our Social Services Worker is also available to assist seniors with issues related to older adults. We have a Food Bank, which assists anyone in need of food and our Meals-on-Wheels program delivers meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals. We offer a Continental Breakfast and a Mini-Lunch Program where seniors can socialize while enjoying an affordable meal. Our Ahrens Program is designed for older adults with cognitive impairments who require a supervised environment and also provides respite time for caregivers. If you are interested in pursuing any of the above activities, consider joining the Milford Senior Center.
I hope everyone enjoys a pleasant Spring and holiday.
Best Wishes Always.
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE MYERS TURKINGTON
The month of April is very special at the Milford Senior Center; for this is the month we pay tribute to our many volunteers.We will celebrate their dedication April 24th at a brunch to honor their many hours of volunteer service to our members. Music lovers, Friday, April 26th at 1:00 p.m.,The Milford Senior Center Choral Group will perform some of the best known Rogers and Hammerstein selections from timeless musicals including The Sound of Music and The King and I. The Stratford Community Band will perform for us Sunday afternoon, April 28th at 2:00 p.m. at our Center. This is a free concert and open to the public. I have heard this band and they are GOOD! Come and enjoy! Also, AARP is conducting a safe driver course at our facility, Wednesday, April 17th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. You will find additional information on our Special Events, page 4. We have distributed copies of our monthly bulletin throughout the city in various offices, stores, banks and our Center. The pitter patter of April showers will open the door to pleasant weather and beautiful flowers. Enjoy!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Laura Adams, Gene Altieri, Kristen Ayer, Antonette Carollo, Beverly Catchpole, Melinda Chasse,Robert DeFonce, Roberta DeFonce, Phyllis DeFranco, Larry Fazio, Russ Fetcho, Victor Florio, Daniel Ford, Debra Fraleigh, Nancy Goss, Mary Hanke, Constance Holler, David, Hurlburt and Monica Irving. Also, Barbara Kauders, Elizabeth Kazmercyk, Patricia Kelly, Dorothy Knauert, JoAnn Kudola, Janice Lynn, Carole M. Mackey, Elizabeth Markisello, Frank Markisello, Susan McKenna, Roy Nishimura, Joseph Novak and Willa Oliver. Also, Gretchen Parrella, Lina Perrotti, James Perrotti, Mary Ann Pivarnik, Daniel Pivarnik, Patricia Rauscher, Catherine Reno, Victor M. Rios, Abigail Rios, Beatrice Robertson, Lucinda Romano,Michael Scarveles and Patti Sci. Also, Keith Sci, Joanne Smith, Laurence Smith, Marilyn Swan, Beverly Smith, Rosemary Sobocinski, Boris Tetyanechko, Kathleen Thibadeau, Linda Tomlin, Joyce Tuliano, Linneau Whalen and Dolores Zaccaro. Welcome to our family.
Robert Guidry left, President of the Milford Lyons Club recently presented a $500.00 donation to the Milford Food Bank. Food Bank Manager, Sharon Brown right, Mark Marillar volunteer and Marie Shuster center, participated in the presentation. The Food Bank assists anyone in need of food. Groceries and Personal items are welcomed. You may call Food Bank Manager, Sharon Brown at 203 877-5131 for details. The Food Bank is located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.
HOW SWEET IT IS!
You don’t want to miss this performance; an afternoon with a Rogers and Hammerstein presentation by the Milford Senior Center Choral Group. The program is Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. April 26 at our Center 9 Jepson Drive. A variety of the best- known Rogers and Hammerstein selections from timeless musicals you are sure to enjoy; The Sound of Music, The King and I, Oklahoma and other musical hits. This concert is free and open to the public.
You can also enjoy the music of the Stratford Community Band performing Sunday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. at our Center . This concert is free, and the public is welcome. This band is talented, entertaining and rejuvenating. Music always adds pleasure to our days. Come join us! Call 203 877-5131 for additional details on both music programs.
MAY WE HELP YOU?
The Mini-Lunch program at our Center is served daily and is enjoyed by many. The menu is varied and is available at a reasonable price. Tickets can be obtained at the lunch window 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from volunteers Pam Holden left and Mary Conklin. These ladies donate their time and their smiles to everyone. The menu is found in our monthly bulletin throughout the city in offices, banks, stores and other convenient locations as well as at our Center, 9 Jepson Drive.
There are openings available in the Ahrens Program at our Center. The Ahrens Program provides recreation, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with cognitive impairments. The program also enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers. Please call Christine Lyas, Social Service Worker at 203- 877-5131 for details on this program.
BINGO! Henry Panek, Milford Senior Center member and volunteer prepares to call the next number which could be a winner coming up! Our Center hosts Bingo regularly; the next SUPER BINGO will take place Monday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
APRIL 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.