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
AHRENS PROGRAM: Recreation, nutrition and educational activities provided for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments.The program enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers.Please call Jean Kaluzynski at 203 877-5131 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for more information.
INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Assistance with Medicare Part A, B and D, Title 19 and other insurance assistance is available by calling our insurance Specialists Laura Daneault or John Corneliusat 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 elderly and disabled clients.A small donation is requested.Call Marie Vaughn, MOW Coordinator at 203 877-5131.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE:For information concerning income guide lines for energy assistance, call the Department of Human Services at 203 783-3253.
MILFORD FOOD BANK:The Milford Food Bank located at the Milford Senior Center, accepts monetary donations and donations of canned and jarred food and other non-perishable goods to be distributed to needy persons of all ages.Call Food Bank Manager Sharon Brown at 203 877-5131 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
NOTARY PUBLIC:Call 203 877-5131 to schedule an appointment with Marie Vaughan or Geri Dichkewich.
SENIOR AND DISABLED HOUSING:For information concerning housing for seniors and disabled individuals, please 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 Center and to and from medical appointments in Milford.Call Jim Convery, Transportation Supervisor at 203 877-5131 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at least 48 hours in advance for appointments.
May we suggest placing this available service information in a convenient location for easy access.The Center will be closed Monday, January 1st and Monday January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.
Happy New Year !
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Do you remember the last time you interacted with a group of men and women who exuded warmth and friendliness as soon as you met them? I experienced that emotion almost 10 years ago when I became a staff member at the Milford Senior Center. I have heard from countless Center members expressing this same sentiment. Members and staff as well, greet one another with care and concern, enabling us to really feel welcome. I am taking this opportunity to applaud my co-workers, volunteers, management and members for their comradery, support and genuine interest in one another. My best wishes for a healthy, Happy New Year to everyone. As you are reading this and are wondering how you can become a member of the Milford Senior Center Family, all it takes is a call for information, 203 877-5131 or a visit to our office. We’re open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The annual membership fee is just $15.00 enabling you to participate in our many programs and services. Come join us and Happy New Year!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Nancy Adamson’s, Nancy Anderson -Smith, Martin Arnold, Elaine Babey, Susan Brunelle, Halina Chodziutko, Diane Crolla, Barbara Coffee, Jasmine Foong, Jean Geddes, Jim Kauders and Susan Kelleher. Also, Jean Lampros, Doug Lanyon, Maria B. Lyons, Karin Maruszak, Claudia Mathews, Emiliie Mones, Karen Moran, Brian Nichols, Lorna Nichols, Donald O’Brien, James Richards, Michael Smeraglino,Roger Smith, Jeffrey Thong and Kim Thergood.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JANUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Rita Whiskeyman, Co-coordinator of the Ahrens Program at the Milford Senior Center would like to thank Chef Rick Zajak and the students at Platt Regional Vocational Technical School for a delicious Thanksgiving meal for the Ahrens Program, Bridges and the Beth El Shelter.
What was the cause of the traffic jam in Devon Center in the 30s and 40s?
What does Housatonic mean in Indian?
Who was the original operator of the barber shop on Daniel Street?
Where is the largest Indian burial ground in Milford? (See page ON THE HEALTH SIDE for answers)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
According to a recent internet Google Search, we began celebrating New Year’s Day for the first time in history on January 1, 45 B.C. when the Julian Calendar took effect. Soon after becoming Roman dictator, Julius Caesar decided that the traditional Roman calendar was in dire need of reform.
Many of us attempt to make New Year’s resolutions each year. How did New Year’s resolutions start? The Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named.
New York City celebrated New Years in Times Square back in December 31, 1904. The New York Times owner, Adolph Ochs, decided to celebrate the opening of the newspaper’s new headquarters, One Times Square, with a New Year’s fireworks show on the roof of the building to welcome 1905. We have been viewing the celebratory festivities with the dropping of the huge ball of light ever since.
2018 is here! Happy New Year!
MILFORD SENIOR CENTER MEMBERS CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S DAY ( DIWALI ) IN OCTOBER
Center members celebrated New Year’s Day, an October holiday in India,
while participating in the Center’s Craft Class.
Seated left to right, Tasvina Shah, Kiran Mehta, Sakuntala Patel and Smita Mehta.
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.