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
We have received notification from the National Council on Aging that the theme for National Senior Center Month in September is Senior Centers Building Momentum! With this theme in mind the following classes and services are offered at the Milford Senior Center, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Stretch, Strengthen and Stabilize Class, Ballroom Aerobics, Pickle Ball, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercises, Tap Dancing, Wii Bowling, Country Western Line Dance Classes, Zumba Gold, Laughter Yoga and Let Your Yoga Dance.
Also, the Center offers classes in Art, Ceramics, Quilting, Beading, Arts and Crafts, Knitting, Bridge, Mahjong, Scrabble, Italian, French, Creative Writing, a Book Club and Chess class .
Services offered at the Center include Meals On Wheels, Social Services and Food Bank assistance. Transportation to and from the Senior Center and to medical appointments in Milford. Also, insurance assistance, Ahrens respite program mini-lunch and Continental Breakfast program. In addition, we offer a Notary Public service and traveling opportunities.
The Milford Senior Center Flu Shot Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Center. To pre-register, contact our insurance specialists, Laura Daneault or John Cornelius, at 203 877-5131 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have your insurance information available when you call.
On Monday, September 3rd, the Center will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
In recognition of National Senior Center Month, we have planned a Week of Welcome, Sunday, September 9 through Friday, September 14. The details are on page 3 of this Bulletin. Our Center is going to present author Carleton Young who will offer an insightful look into the Civil War from a solder’s perspective, Monday September 10th at 1:00 p.m.
According to an article in a recent AARP magazine, if you bring your AARP membership card to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, September 28, you can enjoy free admission to this scenic area. I feel September is a beginning monthe where so many opportunities welcome us at our Center. September is a great opportunity to become a member at our Center. Please take a look at page one that lists all our programs and services. Happy September!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Nathalie Avery, Carol Balgach, Pat Benzenberg, Ralph Benzenberg,Donna Birney, Robert Creigh, Lisa Dantona, Carol Frantz, Alicia Haley, Deborah Kaufmann, Tom Kirumwiede, Darlene Lessard, Elizabeth C. Lynch, Doreen Lyons, Joseph J. Mager, Janet E. Meyer and Robert Meyer, Kaushik Patel, Ann Mezei, Barbara Pavelko, Elizabeth( Betty) Podpolucha, Jacqueline Regan and Laurie Robertson. Also, Kathleen Rosa, Thomas Rosa, Elsie Sabatino, Julia Jill Taussig II, Debra Tomlinson, Louise Uchaczyk, Dale Warner, and Marianne Wedereit.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
A Busy, Happy New Employee at our Center!
Phyllis Leggett, Bookkeeper at the Milford Senior Center
There is a bright new face at the Milford Senior Center these days and if you should meet her, she is usually smiling, and in a hurry as she proceeds toward our Business Department. Phyllis Leggett, bookkeeper is the new addition to our staff.
Prior to joining us at our Center, Phyllis was employed by the City of Milford in the Department of Permitting and Land use.
Expressing her happiness at this new position in her life, Phyllis is delighted to associate with the senior population at our Center.
Phyllis is happily occupied with many activities. She enjoys walking, exercise programs, two book groups, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and visiting Block Island whenever she can. Phyllis is also associated with the AARP Tax Program, February to April, assisting individuals with their tax filings.
Phyllis has a son, daughter and four grandchildren and a special friend, Bob Hiza.
Welcome aboard, Phyllis!
A PERFECT Wii GAME!
Congratulations to Laurie Sebestyen, who recently bowled a perfect 300 Wii game at our Center!
COME AND LAUGH WITH US!
Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. the Milford Senior Center offers an relaxing, healthy activity, Laughter Yoga! Come join us, laugh and be rejuvenated. Please call Program Director, Amanda Berry at 203 877-5131 for details.
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.
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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.