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 will be hosting two tax programs this year; the AARP Income Tax Assistance Program and the VITA Program.
The AARP Program provides free Income Tax preparation assistance for low and middle income tax payers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. The program will run February 1st to April 12th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants are required to register by calling 203 877-5131. In the event there is a two hour delay because of stormy weather, the Senior Center will open at 11:00 a.m. and if the Milford School System is closed, the Senior Center will be closed as well.
Taxpayers should bring with them, all information and documents that apply to their 2017 Income Tax, including a copy of their 2016 Income Tax Return, W-2 and tax statement forms, W-1G, certain gambling forms, social security benefit statement, original cost of stocks, bonds and mutual holdings sold during 2017, all documents that relate to deductible expenses, such as medical, State income taxes, property taxes, contributions and mortgage interest.
The VITA Program will be providing free income tax preparation for all ages and low income families at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., beginning January 28 to April 16. Participants are required to register by calling 211.
As a reminder, when the Milford School System is closed due to inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed. If there is a 2 hour delay, the Senior Center will open at 11:00 a.m.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
With Best Wishes
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
The other day, I overheard a conversation between two members who were discussing the various programs our Center offers. They were holding a copy of our bulletin between them and were trying to decide which special event they wanted to visit first! I must admit, the Milford Senior Center provides something for everyone including crafts, health programs, entertainment, travel opportunities and various language classes, just to name a few. Amanda Berry, our Program Director really provides an interesting variety of programs and entertainment. Of course, if you are a Milford resident, all you have to do to enjoy these interesting and informative events is to become a member at our Center. Stop in and visit us at 9 Jepson Drive. The staff will be happy to assist you. I researched Valentine’s Day and discovered a few interesting facts about this holiday. The state of California produces 80% of roses sent on Valentine’s Day, 15.1 billion dollars is earned in retail sales and 1 billion cards are sent each year! Personally, I think reliving a special memory of days long gone by of a husband or significant other, provides a special opportunity to remember love and romance on this Valentine’s Day. Our Special Events on page 5 lists a Valentine’s celebration you may want to celebrate with us. You may also want to look at our flower gardens at the Center’s entrance to see if the crocuses may be peeking out of the ground as they eagerly anticipate spring!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Rosemarie Forte, Dee Jordan, Walter Musfeldt, Joanne Swann and Anne Theodore-Howard. We’re happy to have you join our Milford Senior Center Family. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Our staff is ready to enroll folks 55 years of age and older who are Milford residents, who would like to enjoy the many advantages of the Milford Senior Center programs. Please call us at203 877-5131 with any questions you may have.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
WE DO ENJOY OUR TIME AT THE MILFORD SENIOR CENTER
The Boy Scout “Thanks For Giving” Food Drive was assisted by Jonathan Law Key Club Members who devoted their time and effort to the collection of food for the Food Bank located at the Milford Senior Center.
Recent Food Bank Drives have provided those in need with an abundance of groceries. Sharon Brown, Food Bank Manager, has expressed her appreciation to those individuals, groups and persons who have worked so diligently to fill the shelves in the Food Bank located at the Milford Senior Center.
Appreciation is extended to Kennedy School, Milford Ice pavilion, the Roos Family, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, FCP Euro-Milford, Irish Heritage Society, Devon, Jonathan Law High School Key Club, DeMolay/Royal Order of Masons, Milford, Trinity Lutheran Church, Neopost, Milford and Durham Bus Company.
Also, Gango Flow Yoga-Milford, Women Redefining Retirement, Auto Works-Devon, Calf Pen Meadow School, Woodmont Volunteer Fire Department, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, Vival, Milford, the Cassella Family, West Shore Middle School, “Thanks for Giving” Boy Scout Food Drive, Jacobi, Case and Speranzini P.C., Paul Vayda, In Memory of Michael Vayda, St. Peter’s Episcopal church and the New Life Church of West Haven, Ct.
The Durham Bus Company Staff, assisted by Demolay and Masons, contributed their time and efforts to collect and deliver groceries to the Milford Food Bank.
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.