The Milford Senior Center is open to everyone 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.
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Janice M. Jackson
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AHRENS PROGRAM: This program enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while their loved ones with cognitive impairments, are being supervised by staff members and volunteers. Call Jean Kaluzynski, Social Services Worker at 203 877-5131 for more information.
INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Assistance with Medicare Part A, B and D, Title 19 and other insurances are available by calling Insurance Specialists Jackie Sconzo or Laura Daneault at 203 877-5131 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
MEALS ON WHEELS: Home delivered meals are distributed on a temporary basis to individuals 60 years old and older. A small donation is requested. Call Marie Vaughn, Meals- on-Wheels Coordinator at 203 877-5131.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: For information concerning income guide lines for energy assistance, call the Human Services Department at 203 783-3253.
MILFORD FOOD BANK: The Milford Food Bank, located in the Milford Senior Center, accepts donations of canned and jarred food and other non-perishables. Also, the Food Bank accepts monetary donations. For more information, call Sharon Brown, Food Bank Manager at 203 877-5131 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NOTARY PUBLIC: Call 203 877-5131 to schedule an appointment with Marie Vaughn or Geri Dichkewich.
SENIOR AND DISABLED HOUSING: For information concerning housing for seniors and disabled individuals, call the Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership at 203 877-3223, Saranor Senior and Disabled Housing, 203 877-7195 or River Park Senior and Disabled Housing at 203 877-9518.
TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is available to and from the Senior Center and to and from medical appointments in Milford. Call Jim Convery, Transportation Supervisor at 203 877-5131 at least 48 hours in advance for appointments.
The Center will be closed New Year`s Day, January 1st and January 19th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Happy New Year to all!
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
From the desk of the Editor
Will you be watching the ball drop at Times Square, New York on New Year’s Eve? We plan to sit by the fireside struggling to keep our heavy eyelids open to view the sight. Did you know that the ball is made of crystal and electric lights on a pole that is 77 feet high? It will begin to drop slowly, one minute before midnight and comes to rest exactly at midnight. This New Year’s highlight began in 1907 but was discontinued during World War II. This spectacular sight is viewed in our country and around the world. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Members at our Center celebrated New Year’s Eve dancing to Disc Jockey Vinnie Carr and dined at a dinner catered by Lasse’s Restaurant. There are always events and programs and services at our Center that can be enjoyed by everyone. Did you happen to see the feature story in the Connecticut Post recently about member Roy Green’s fascinating World War II memories. Roy, a 92 year old Navy veteran still bowls and enjoys golf. I posted this story on our bulletin board in the hall. We celebrated the holidays here at a Breakfast with Santa Claus and sang and danced at our Christmas Tree Lighting Party. There are a number of exciting, informative seminars coming up this month including the popular Grown Up and Tell discussion. You can check out our monthly Special Events on page 5 where you will be sure to find interesting and fun activities you won’t want to miss.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS !
George Desbafian, Elenor Fulianelle, Ines Ofe, Elvira Proski, Regina Proski, Richard Savanelli, Margaruite Damiani, Joan Kelly, James Bean, Maria Fonseca, Susan Holodak, Nancy Hoinsky, Elaine Liberto, Carlos Portuondo, Patricia Homola Portuondo, Marilyn Rubin, Herman Rubin and Arlene Prosh. Welcome, also, to our members that have renewed their memberships. Annual member fees are just $15.00 per year. Come join us at our Center; meet new friends, travel, exercise, learn new languages, create at our Ceramic Class and enjoy our music programs. Take a look at page 6, our daily, evening and Sunday activities. Call us at 203 877-5131 for information on all our services and programs.
The Center’s Low Vision Program meets the second Monday of each month. This program provides information and support to those members who have vision difficulties. Call our office at 203 877-5131 for additional information. Visiting speakers to this program provide interesting, helpful and updated information for these individuals.
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 Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
Congratulations to Lorraine Volgmuth who bowled a perfect 300 Wii Bowling Game!
Way to go, Lorraine!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JANUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
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 Jeffrey Nielsen of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department provides the following information. You may reach Officer Nielsen at 203-874-2366 or Email email@example.com
News stories about people impersonating utility employees have cropped up in recent days. These fake workers call customers saying they are behind on their utility bills and must make an immediate payment in order to avoid shut-off.
We don’t like the scam artists who pose as utility workers and threaten customers. We want you to report these incidents to us and file a report with your local police department.
If you suspect you’re being scammed:
Check your caller ID and note the number you’re being called from.
Get the caller’s name and position with the company, and ask for a callback number. You can also call us to ensure you were really speaking with a legitimate utility representative.
Have the caller confirm your account number. (Your account number is on your bill.)
Never provide personal or account information to anyone you’re not sure is legitimatel representing the company.
Call UI at 800.722.5584
Reprinted from the UI bulletin “The Source”.
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.
2014 WAS A GREAT YEAR AT OUR CENTER
WE DISPLAYED OUR PATRIOTISM AND SHARED OUR LOVE OF MILFORD AND OUR COUNTRY.