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 at the Milford Senior Center take great pride in offering a wide variety of activities and services that benefit older adults living in Milford. We work together to provide a friendly, supportive environment for the members, volunteers and employees.
Retirement years can provide members opportunities to learn and grow perhaps learning a language or traveling to new and exciting places. We offer numerous exercise classes at our Center including Stretch, Strengthen and Stabilize, Ballroom Aerobics, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercise, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation 4th Friday, Let Your Yoga Dance and Qi Gong. 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, Ceramic Class and a Knitting and Quilting Group where students produce beautiful items while satisfying a desire to be productive and imaginative. We have a Creative Writing Class and a Writers Unlimited Class where creative minds are busy at work, generating stories of interest. Members also play in our own Senior Band and sing in our Gospel Choir and Choral Group to provide entertaining programs for our members. New programs are Zumba Gold and Laughter Yoga.
I would like to share with you the many benefits from programs and services our members of the Center participate in every weekday. 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 and also provides respite time to care givers. If you are interested in pursuing any of the above activities, consider joining the Milford Senior Center.
I hope everyone enjoys a pleasant spring and a happy Easter.
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
April can be a beautiful month, one that is filled with warm breezes, the scent of budding flowers and long walks along our seashore. April can and is a very special month at our Center because we honor all the many dedicated volunteers who assist us in so many areas. In the years I have been a staff member at our Center, I have encountered their courteous helpfulness and kindness shown to members, visitors and staff. Please take a look at page three of this month’s bulletin and you will see how many folks deserve the accolades we offer to these volunteers. By the way, if you have been caring for a loved one and would like a few hours of respite during the day, you might be interested in the Center’s Ahrens Program. This program provides recreation, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with cognitive impairments. You can call Rita Whiskeyman, the Ahrens Program Coordinator or Jean Kaluzynski, Social Service Worker at 203 877-5131 for details on this program. Amanda Berry, Program Director has an interesting schedule for this month on page 5 of our Bulletin today. Please take a look and see what Amanda has planned for April. Happy Spring everybody!
The VITA Program is providing free tax preparation every Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until April 16th at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. To register call 211 and follow the prompts. The AARP volunteers are also assisting tax payers with free tax preparation at our Center, 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until April 12. To register, call our Center 203 877-5131.
Chef Jean Gorton of Atria at Stratford discussed and demonstrated how to prepare a menu of a week’s worth of healthy, affordable, easy-to-prepare meals for an individual’s downsized lifestyle
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Ellen-Ann Anderson, Marie Bennet, William Bennet, K.Sandra Britton, Elaine Clifford, Sandra Cacace. Dpmma Darak, Robert Eldridge, Susan Galli, Steven Gomez and Frank Grazioso. Also, Mary Grazioso, Dolores Jenney, Kevin Kazmercyk, Karin King, Joseph McGarry, Judith Lambert, Eleanor Lovallo, Kim Marion and Ralph Marino. Also, Rosemarie McDonald, William McDonald, Rosemarie Mirisola, Peter Myslinski,Carmella O’Gorman, Arlene Painter, Frances Pallman, Caroline Phillips and Virginia Pilla, Susan Prosser, Gloria Renzulli, Jeffery Scott, Joseph Sicotte, Patricia Sullivan, Samuel Taurick,Doreen Tomao and Bettina Youngs.
CENTER SEEKING VOLUNTEER CHESS FACILITATOR
Chess anyone? The Milford Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to facilitate a chess group for all abilities in the afternoon on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Berry, Program Director at 203 877-5131 or email@example.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
APRIL BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
M.H.S. Reunion Class of 1958 Celebrate 60 years.
The 1958 Milford High School Reunion will take place June 29, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Costa Azzurra Restaurant in Milford. Replies can be sent to Fran Carrick Hope at 203-929-7833 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Is Available
The Communication Advocacy Network, Inc. (CAN) is promoting a unique service provided to deaf elders who communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is their primary communication tool. According to (CAN), these elderly citizens do not comfortably communicate in spoken or written English. They interact with the hearing community through sign language interpreters. The (CAN) has sent consumer support providers (CSP) to help deaf elders in its area. According to (CAN), this agency has received funding from the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut to send consumer support providers to help deaf elders in its areas. They perform several following services: Cleaning their homes, taking deaf elders to their medical and personal appointments, encourage family member visits and provide transportation to social functions where they feel comfortable communicating in American Sign Language.
This agency has indicated they know many deaf elders living around the South Central part of our State who do not expose themselves to outsiders and who do not communicate in American Sign Language. The Communication Advocacy Network, Inc. is seeking assistance in referring the deaf elderly to their agency. They can be reached at 860-566-9489 or 860-566-9490.
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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 email@example.com 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.