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 Milford Senior Center. Membership is just $15.00 a year. We welcome your visit. The office is open for memberships Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Feel free to visit our website, milfordctseniorcenter.com and view the many classes, educational presentations and services offered to our memberships.
It is with pride that we are able to provide so many diversified activities for our approximately 3,000 members. During the fiscal year, July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, we are happy to welcome 350 new members.
This year, the Milford Health Department’s Annual Flu Shot Clinic will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Please do not arrive at the Senior Center before 9:00 a.m. Further information will be available and published in our September Bulletin and local media.
Just a reminder, the 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 ELEANORE TURKINGTON.
I have begun a monthly tribute in our Bulletin to our dedicated volunteers and staff highlighting these individuals, their duties and personal life. These are the folks who provide the programs and services for our members. I have been writing professionally for many years and must admit, I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to sit down and chat with these men and women during each interview. I hope you will as well after you read page 8 of today’s Bulletin. Many seniors, including myself, have often indicated that as we get older, days, months and years just fly by. Just the other day, I read an advertisement promoting a sale on school supplies, why, it’s just August! Speaking of August, here’s a few holidays you may be interested in celebrating; Saturday, August 4, Coast Guard Day, August 7, Purple Heart Day and August 19, is National Aviation Day. By the way, last month I listed a Free Pass opportunity for a lifetime pass to the State of Connecticut’s Parks and Recreation System for Connecticut residents age 65 and older. A phone number was published with a typo. I am sorry. Here is the correct number to call for information on this offer 1-800-424-3200. Happy August!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Thelma Angell, Linda Arendt, Joann Becker, Catherine Bedlovies, Michael Blake, Dorothy Butler, Lynn Chesnel, John Ciambriello, Naomi Ciambriello, Kathleen Collier, Marvin Collier, Bud Converse, Martha D’Agostino, Monica Daniel, Audre Dannenhoffer, Julia Dinan, Bonnie Frank, Paul Furgalack, Paul Gernat, Gail Hauser, Daryle Hiltz, Ellen Kennedy, Maryanne Maier, James Mayne, Janet Milo, Deborah Murray, Marie Orrell, Jacqueline Mager, Freda Galanty, Anna Pasquariello, Donato Pasquariello, Carl Raytar, Sharon Raytar, Cindy Samela, Rhoda Silberman, Philip Soleck, Carolyn Stewart, Anna Tamborino, Vincent Tanner, Mark Travers, Madalyn Ugoliu, Elizabeth Uliano-Colon, Maria Vallee, Mary Ann Vinci, Betty Vodola, and Maria Wilson. Welcome to our family!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
AUGUST BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
WE CELEBRATED FLAG DAY AT OUR CENTER!
All eyes are on the folding of the American Flag during a Flag Day celebration at the Milford Senior Center recently. Representatives from Cody-White demonstrated the various positions of the flag for those in attendance.
The Milford Community Band, the Official Band of Milford, performed at a concert at the Milford Senior Center recently.
Michael and Lynn Seresin, winners of a Jeopardy Game, featuring the mayor, are pictured following the annual Flag Day celebration at the Milford Senior Center recently. Pictured with the Seresins are Mayor Ben Blake and Linda Whittaker, Band and Choral Director
COME AND LAUGH WITH US!
Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. the Milford Senior Center offers an relaxing, healthy activity, Laughter Yoga! Come join us, laugh and be rejuvenated. Please call Program Director, Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for details.
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.
EILEEN TOROW “SEES” LIFE WITH A CLEAR VIEW
Eileen Torow and the Milford Senior Center’s Low Vision program are one and the same, for they are both successful, helpful and long lasting. Eileen, a volunteer at the Center, is a very special individual for she not only assists those members with low vision difficulties, but her vision falls into the same category as the members of the Center’s Low Vision group.
Over 13 years ago, this dedicated volunteer joined a low vision group, anticipating learning various skills that would assist her in daily living challenges. However, finding herself the youngest in a group amidst a number of elderly handicapped individuals, she stepped up to coordinate and lead these men and women to adapt to life in spite of their poor eyesight.
Eileen is a dedicated, determined guide for the legally blind, constantly searching for methods to provide independence for those with low vision. Meeting monthly at the Milford Senior Center, Eileen coordinates the program, arranging for those in attendance to become educated in the various methods of identifying colors, denomination of money, and various methods of dealing with everyday activities. This inspired volunteer leads and encourages an average group of 20 individuals, assisting them in contacting the proper authorities for visual assistance. Including help from their doctors and various organizations.
Eileen is constantly searching for methods to help her group of low vision individuals, including procuring various devices such as magnifiers, canes and other helpful items through various organizations such as the Lions Club.
This devoted individual assists in planning picnics, dining out and obtaining rides from volunteers, who by the way may call Eileen at our Center at 203 877-5131.
Hats off to this dedicated, selfless woman, who although is inflicted with poor vision herself, accepts the responsibility of caring for those with a similar handicap.
In addition to accepting the responsibility of aiding those with poor vision, Eileen raised two children, a boy and a girl and these days enjoy two grandchildren. We can’t forget a recent wedding anniversary celebration of 54 years.
Quite a woman, Eileen Torow. You are indeed, an inspiration for all of us!
What is the longest river in Milford?
What centrally located school opened in 1908 and was demolished in 1986?
In 1650 what was the punishment for disrespect to parents?
Which local organization can you call to inquire about businesses in Milford?
What was the biggest game played in the school yards during WWII?
Trivia answers are on page HEALTHY SIDE
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.