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.
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 services and programs that benefit older adults living in Milford. We work together in providing a friendly, supportive environment for our members, volunteers and employees.
Retirement years can provide numerous opportunities to learn and grow. Perhaps joining a Computer class, learning a new language or traveling to new and exciting places. We offer numerous exercise classes at our Center including ballroom Aerobics, Slimmersize, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercises, Yoga and Tai Chi. Our members also enjoy Tap Dancing, Line Dancing, Pickle Ball, Ping Pong, Billiards, Bingo, Wii Bowling, Book Clubs, and a Model Train Group. Creativity abounds at our Art class, Craft class and Ceramic class where students produce beautiful items while satisfying a desire to be productive and imaginative. We have a Creative Writing Class and a Writer’s Unlimited Class where creative minds are busy at work generating stories of interest. Members also play in our own Senior Band; 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 services our members of the Center participate in every weekday and Sunday afternoons 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 Service Worker is also available to assist seniors with issues related to older adults. We have a Food Bank which assists anyone in Milford in need of food, and our Meals-on-Wheels program delivers meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals. We have a free 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. The program also provides respite time for care givers.
Due to rising costs, a deficit has occurred. The Center needs to seek other sources of revenue in order to continue to provide these programs and services for Milford’s senior population. Unfortunately, we have not received an increase in our City of Milford budget since 2007.
We would appreciate your cooperation with completing the enclosed flyer. Let us know if you would prefer an increase in membership dues or if you would prefer to pay a fee for classes. Please check only one category. Tear off the bottom of the flyer and return it to the Senior Center by May 2nd.
Thank you for your input regarding this very important issue.
From the desk of the Editor, Eleanore Turkington
I have been surveying our flower gardens at home, hoping to see new growth, any kind of growth, that will indicate Spring is really here! Fortunately, I found tiny hyacinths peeking out from the recesses of frozen soil. Yes, readers, there are signs of hope during this season. The next time you visit our Center, you will, I am sure, see signs of growth in our gardens surrounding our building thanks to Maryann Hiza, Charles Alderson and Betty Hawkins. Many of us attended the Older Workers Luncheon at Hometown Buffet last month. We enjoyed delicious selections from their extensive menu. What a delightful way to be recognized by the Milford Senior Center. Congratulations to our Center’s member, Larry Sterback! He attended the Milford Police Academy’s graduation ceremony last month for a very special reason. Larry pinned the Wallingford Police Department Badge on his grandson, Officer Michael Sterback! What a proud grandfather! The United Way of Milford is hosting a Fashion Show, Friday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Indigo By The Water at 1 Schooner Lane. They are showcasing fashions from Village Vogue. You can call 203 874-6791 for ticket information. It should be fun! I’ll see you there! You may want to check out our Special Events page this month; there’s a lot going on. A regular stop on my agenda is the Spring Craft Fair at our Center Thursday, April 3rd in Room 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will be impressed as I always am. And a reminder, the free Income Tax Preparation Service that has been taking place at our Center is ending Tuesday, April 15. If you need this assistance, call our front office at 203 877-5131 to register. I was surfing the Web recently searching for senior information and came across a website www.free4seniors.comA really interesting site! Smile, warmer weather is just around the corner!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Paul Joslin, John Mickolyzck. John R. Kelley, Cynthia Sissick, Albert Sissick, Rochelle O’Leary, Robert Harrigan, John Anderson, Brian Burgh and Stephen W. Frank. Also, Deborah Frank, Margaret Rose Zabeline, Linda Pastor, Dolly Byrne, Carol Scully, James Aquilino and Deb Roniano. Also, Laurette Demers, Alan Robbins, Barbara Robbins, Patricia Kallmann, Mary Szychulski, Louise Hamel and Gretchen Soule. Sally Ciotti. Ernie Dubois, Nancy Sobosinski, June Kupson, Michael Kupson, Patrick Regan, Gail Wall, Geri Rozgenyi, Dorothy Hbramski and Leslis Donnelly. Also, Helen Tomlinson, John Manzolilla, Tatiana Esremenke, Robert Lampo, Constance Brownstein, Robert Eichman, Margaret Eichman, Mary Miller, Thomas Miller, David Brandman, Ruth Schneider and Linda Baldwin. Also Michelle Ryan, Pete Ryan, Susan(Kim) Hoey, Patricia Martin, David Hatch, Al Tinti, Laudije Meco, Patrick Foster, John Langan, Kathryn Tinghitella, Maralyn Abbott, Carol Penta, Marlene Schmedlin and Geraldine Mazzath.
Come On Down! There’s room for musicians in the Center’s band, The Note Ables! Music Teacher, Linda Whittaker is seeking a bass guitarist, keyboard bass, flute, clarinet and alto sax. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at the Center, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p..m. You may call Linda at 203 877-5131. We would really like to have you join our family at our Center!
GROCERY AND MONETARY DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED!
The Milford Food Bank is in need of groceries and monetary donations. We would like to see the food shelves full and ready to assist those who are in need. The Food Bank, located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated with a Corn Beef Dinner prepared by Lasse’s Restaurant and music by Vinnie Carr. Members and guests had a great time!
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 Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
Nancy Reed, Milford Senior Center receptionist registers a new member to the Center. Annual membership is $10.00 a year, offering a large variety of programs and services to members. You may call 203 877-5131 for additional information.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
APRIL BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Elle Gilbertson, front, Chuck Czajkowski and Gelsomine Dinneen were among those employees from the Milford Senior Center who attended the Older Workers Luncheon at Hometown Buffet recently.
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.
Dr. Susan Meissner left prepares to test Maryln Brown’s hearing during a recent screening at the Milford Senior Center. Program Director Amanda Berry has planned other wellness procedures during April, including a Wound Care presentation, foot screening and dental health lecture and discussion presented by the students and faculty of the University of New Haven Dental Hygiene Program. You may consult the Special Events section of our April Bulletin for time and dates. All the health and wellness presentations will take place at our Center, 9 Jepson Drive. You may call Program Director Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for additional details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Type the address of your social networking site directly into your browser or use your personal bookmarks. If you click a link to your site through e-mail or another website,
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1. Be selective about who you accept as a friend on a social network. Identity thieves might create fake profiles in order to get information from you.
3. Assume that everything you put on a social networking site is permanent. Even if you can delete your account, anyone on the Internet can easily print photos or text or save images and videos to a computer.
4. Be careful about installing extras on your site. Many social networking sites allow you to download third-party applications that let you do more with your personal page. Criminals sometimes use these applications to steal your personal information. To download and use third-party applications safely, take the same safety precautions that you take with any other program or file you download from the Web.
5. Think twice before you use social networking sites at work.
6. Talk to your grandkids about social networking.
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.