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
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Happy New Year! It seems like 2016 just flew by! Babies were born, a new President of the United States will be sworn in, exciting, life- saving procedures were developed, graduations, promotions, family reunions…it was quite a year. Here at the Milford Senior Center, we celebrated all of 2016 with interesting, innovative programs, new members and happy days of sharing friendships and accomplishments. As a long time staff member, I marvel daily at the excitement our programs generate; the sound of music from the Center’s band and chorus filling the halls and the laughter and cheerful chatting among our members as they come and go each day. As you browse through our monthly bulletin, take a look at page six. Prepare for a surprise at the various, diversified programs our Center offers. Also, Lauralton Hall Students have been getting prepared as mentors to participate in the CYBER SENIORS program here at our Center. A senior will be partnered with a student as your personal mentor. According to our Program Director, Amanda Berry, you decide what you want to learn and at what pace. You will meet at our Center with your mentor for the number of classes you determine. This is a really innovative program. Check out our Special Events Page 5, January 11 listing. See how you can learn how to use the internet, a new tablet or smart phone. Call Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for details on this interesting, new concept. A healthy, happy 2017!
We enjoyed the holiday music
The Milford Concert Band
Our band and chorus entertaining us
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Welcome to Annette Fiore, Richard Fiore, Diane Johnston, Maureen O’Hara, Gary Crolla and Cheryl James. Also Cathy Mortimer, Louise Mortimer, Beatrice Javian, Peter Beryn, Carole Degnan, Edward Seketsky, Rose Bradley, Elizabeth McNamara and Mary Barschon. We’re happy you joined our family! You might like to check the Milford Senior Center’s website and discover how many great programs and activities and services we have to offer. You can reach our website at www.milfordctseniorcenter.com Milford residents 55 years and over may join our Center for just $15.00 a year. If you have any questions, please call 203 877-5131 and we will be happy to answer them for you. Happy New Year and welcome to our Center!
Groceries have been donated to the Milford Food Bank from The Irish Heritage Society, Boy Scouts “Food For Giving”, Milford Ice Pavilion, Employees and children, Durham Bus Company, Adam Supermarket, FCP Groton, food and monetary donations, John F. Kennedy School, Holer and Holer Law Firm, Neopost, food and monetary donations, ShopRite of Milford, Orchard Hills School, Tranquility Spa and Wellness, Andrea Cashman. Also, thank you to the many individual grocery contributions to the Milford Food Bank.
Kevin Brouillard, Vice Presenent Sales and Marketing, of Adama and JohnVarrone, Manager of Milford Adams Store
Thanks for Giving Boy Scout Drive
Home Depot Employees
Food Bank Drawing
Employees and Children of the Durham Bus Company
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 Liz Kassay, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JANUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
OPENINGS IN THE AHRENS PROGAM
There are openings in the Ahrens Program for people who are cognitively impaired. This program offers respite for family members and helps the clients make new friends and participate in activities. If you are interested, call Jean Kaluzynski, Social Services Worker at 203 877-5131.
WAYS TO PREVENT FALLING IN THE WINTER WEATHER
Shoes: Wear rubber or neoprene soles, especially those with plenty of tread, they protect better traction on snow and ice than leather or plastic that can be slippery.
Exiting cars: Many falls happen when getting in and out of vehicles. Always make sure you have proper footing when you get out of a car.
Beware of black ice: Black ice is extremely hard to see and black and slippery. This makes it a top winter safety concern. Use pathways that have been treated with sand or salt.
Shovel safely: Clear a level pathway to walk on so you won’t lose your balance. Make sure to take your time with frequent breaks if you feel winded.
Take your time: Avoid rushing and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. Avoid short-cuts through snow or over icy areas.
This safety information has been provided by the Milford Police Department Crime Prevention Department.
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.