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 B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into Law in 1965, the Act has provided a nationwide network of services and funding that assists seniors to live with dignity in their communities.
According to the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, this year’s theme for Older American’s Month is Blaze a Trail. “May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. Older Americans Month acknowledges the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation. This is why we believe that May is the perfect month to celebrate senior artists in our communities.”
The Milford Senior Center will be celebrating Older Americans Month with beautiful art work created by our members at an Art Show on Friday, May 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.On display will be creations from the Art Class and Ceramics Class and the Knitting and Quilting Group. At 11:00 a.m. the Writers Unlimited and Creative Writing Class will present “Writing Is An Art.” The events are open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The Milford Senior Center wishes to take this opportunity to applaud Older Americans during the month of May. 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 TURKINGTON.
May, the month Mother’s Day is celebrated whether it’s your Mom, aunt or dear friend; this is a very special holiday. On May 8, 1914, Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The center is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea, Monday, May 2nd at 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tea, finger sandwiches and dessert will be served. Instrumental music will be performed by JP Shannon Jr. Tickets are $3.00. You can purchase them at our front office. Hats off to center volunteer, Pam Holden who devotes many volunteer hours to assist veterans housed at Veteran Hospitals in West Haven, Newington and Rocky Hill. We’re also celebrating the Older Americans Act this month and in recognition of this day, the center is presenting a very special event, Arts A Bloom, Friday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The creations of paintings, ceramics, knitting and quilting and a presentation from our Creative Writing Class will be yours to enjoy! And, if this isn’t enough to pique your interest, come visit us Tuesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. and enjoy a discussion by Alan Mann, Artistic Director of Opera at the Theater of Connecticut. He will share his knowledge of Giacomo Puccini, “The People’s Composer” with us. So much to enjoy here at our center! If all this isn’t a treat, please be sure to enjoy music teacher Linda Whittaker’s plans for a fabulous “Blue Eyes” (Frank Sinatra) and His Love Songs Concert, Friday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 5th . The Friday concert performed by the Senior Center Choral Group, and band, The Note Ables, will begin at 1:15 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. The concerts are free and refreshments will be served. Linda also has available openings for musicians. Please call her at 203 877-5131 if you’re 55 years of age and interested. There are flutes, clarinets, alto sax, trumpets and a keyboard free for players to use while playing in the band. Come on down! A reminder, Saturday, May 14, U.S. Mail Personnel, will be collecting groceries left at resident’s mailboxes for the annual food drive, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. Groceries collected that day will be delivered to the Food Bank located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Bruce Knowles, Concetta Eherle, Priscilla James, Leslie Vega, Marylou Bohn, Susan Tiernan, Jody Blackman, and Denise Broschart. Also, Joy Sprague, Lore Echmann, Brian Boretsky, Isidora Vincent, Noreen Gray, Janet Moultis, Carolyn Morgan, Priscilla Deuel, Paula Meaney, Coreen Edwards and Mary Bongiovani, Mary Lou Croke, Laura Paules, Grace Cowan, Janet Moultis, Cherrie Reichgut, Mary Butts and Clif Butts. The annual membership fee is just $15.00.
An attentive audience was captivated by a slide presentation of Cuba at our center recently. Linda Whittaker, music teacher, shared her travel experience to this island country.
VOLUNTEER AWARDS PRESENTATION AT MILFORD SENIOR CENTER
The Milford Senior Center recently honored 90 volunteers for their dedicated service at the Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony at the center. Also in attendance were Mayor Ben Blake, Milford Council on Aging Board of Directors, Aldermen Liaisons and several employees.
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.
Lauralton Hall students joined seniors at our center sharing and bridging the world of new digital technology.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
MAY 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.
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.