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
Since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Older American Act into Law in 1965, the Act has provided a nationwide network of services that assists seniors to live with dignity in their communities.
Every May, according to the Administration for Community Living, the Act leads our Nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2019 theme is Connect, Create and Contribute. At the Milford Senior Center this theme has our members interacting in a number of programs that include this concept.
Our members connect with the community performing in the Gospel Choir, Choral Group, the Band and the Annual Art Show, inviting the public to attend. Our Travel Department provides trips and tours welcoming the public as well.
Creativity has many opportunities with members participating in art, ceramics, various crafts, vocal groups, the band and choral groups contributing beauty and a unique display of talent.
Our 109 volunteers contribute in our office, Ahrens Program, Food Bank, dining room, consignment shop, mini lunch ticket window, programming, travel and other areas as needed.
The Milford Senior Center will be celebrating Older Americans Month with beautiful art work created by our members at an Art Show Friday, May 31st from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On display will be creations from our Art Class, Ceramics Class, Beading, and the Knitting and Quilting Group. At 11:00 a.m. our Writing Classes will present two exciting, interesting and creative program. The events are open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Here at the Milford Senior Center, we are extremely proud of the seniors who participate with enthusiasm at the many activities our Center provides. Our members dance, sing, create, exercise, travel and are avid readers at our Book Club. In addition, seniors enjoy learning new languages, Wii Bowling, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercise Classes, Zumba Gold, and Participate in a Low Vision Support group, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and different Yoga classes. Their vigor is contagious serving as true symbols of today’s senior citizens.
The Milford Senior Center wishes to take this opportunity to applaud Older Americans during the month of May. With the thought of this year’s theme, Connect, Create and Contribute, we will continue to provide our seniors with quality programs and services that will assist older adults, now and in the future.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE MYERS TURKINGTON
I couldn’t begin writing this month without first acknowledging the month of May as Older Americans Month. President Gerald Ford originated this celebration in 1976. This year’s theme is Connect, Create and Contribute. Janice Jackson, the Center’s Executive Director detailed this theme within her greeting to everyone on page one today. By the way, the next time you visit our Center please take a moment to look at the Lilacs, Bleeding Hearts and Azaleas growing in our garden at the entrance of the Center. We have Maryann Hayes, Ahrens Program Assistant along with a number of our members who assist Maryann with the pruning, planting and maintenance of this cheerful garden. I had an interesting conversation with Linda Whittaker music teacher recently. Linda conducts the Note Ables, the Center’s band. This talented lady is so proud of her musicians, who are all volunteers. There is an opening presently for a clarinetist, so if you’re interested, please call Linda at 203-877-2134. Our Program Director, Amanda Berry has quite a list of very interesting and informative presentations this month. Please take a look at our Special Events on page 4 of this Bulletin today for details. With thoughts of spring and warm pleasant days you may want to visit our Consignment Shop to browse our seasonal fashions and a variety of decorative and useful items 9:30 to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hurray! Spring is here!
The Milford Senior Center paid tribute to the many volunteers who gave of their time this year, in varied capacities throughout the Center. Mayor Benjamin Blake, center, seated offered a greeting of appreciation to the group of men and women during the recognition brunch held at the Center recently. Seated, l-r, Janice Jackson, Executive Director of the Milford Senior Center, Mayor Benjamin Blake, Council Aging Board of Directors, Dick Dowin, Cynthia DeLuca, Gloria Lanna and Phil Caporisso
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Arthur Altieri, David Amendola, Joyce Ahrens, Thomas Biroscak, Lise Borys, Jean M. Cabral, Charles Carloni, Elaine Casey,l Debra Clark, Mary Colombo, Georgiana Criscione, Nancy Dautel, Thomas Dautel, Lois Fagan and Susan Galli. Also, Tom Fernino, Vinny Fraulo, Connie Goebel, Mary Hanke, Carroll Hogan, Nancee Impellizeri, Karen Jansen, Ruth Jones, Dorothy Holly Knauert, Marilyn Kophok, Jennifer Low, Paula Maher, Dennis Manzi, John McCarroll, Francis McGarry, David Musante, Wendy Myles and Charlotte O’Brien. Also, Catherine Pallman, Patricia Pickering, Peter Pietrini, Nancy Rotas, John Sheedy, Laureen Warner, Lori Wierzbicki, Albert Wood and Patricia Yaffe.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
MAY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
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.
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.
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.