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 Milfordís Senior population.
Benjamin G. Blake
Lillian A. Holmes
Janice M. Jackson
Eleanore Myers Turkington
As each year passes, Veteran’s Day is remembered throughout our country, and we at the Milford Senior Center join in remembering the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to preserve the many freedoms we are able to enjoy. We would like to offer a tribute to the Milford servicemen and women who continue to preserve the safety of our nation and other nations.
We are inviting Milford veterans from all wars and a guest to join us for a complimentary lunch, Thursday, November 9th at 12:00 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. There will be music by the Center’s band, the Note Ables and we will enjoy a selection of patriotic music by the Center’s Choral Group.
Last year, over 200 veterans and guests attended our luncheon. We were very happy to see so many men and women from various branches of the service at our Center. The comraderies among the veterans was an impressive sight we won’t forget. Please call our Center at 203 877-5131 by November 7th to make your reservation to join us on November 9th.
Gus Grigoriades owner of Pop’s Family Restaurant regrets that they will no longer be hosting a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The Pop’s family is thankful for all the many amazing memories over the past 15 years and wishes you and yours a safe and happy holiday.
The Winter Energy Assistance Program to help offset costs has begun. Call the Department of Human Services at 203-783-3253 to schedule an appointment and receive additional information.
A reminder that in the event of stormy weather this winter, please tune in to Radio Station WICC 600 on your dial, or watch Channel 3 or 8 who will give the list of area closings of schools. If the Milford School System closed, then the Milford Senior Center will be closed. If there is a two hour delay the Center will be open at 11:00 a.m. This delay is to allow enough time for the Public Works Department to shovel, plow and sand our sidewalks and parking lot. As always, the safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us.
The Center will be closed Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 23rd and 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Americans celebrated the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621 after their first harvest. This feast lasted three days and was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. We continue to observe this very special holiday and to take this opportunity to appreciate the bounties of the season with our family and friends. The magazine, Milford Living, contains an interesting Milford Senior Center feature this season. I hope you will get the opportunity to enjoy the writer’s description of our facility. By the way, in addition to the numerous, interesting programs coming up this month listed on page 5 of today’s Bulletin, you may want to mark Thursday, November 9 on your calendar as a day to remember. Annually, our Center hosts a tribute to the many servicemen and women in Milford at a luncheon in our building. You may want to refer to page 3 of today’s Bulletin for the details. This luncheon is planned and celebrated with staff enthusiasm and respect and we look forward to greeting these fine men and women each year. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Edward Austin, Nadine Benjamin, Gisele Bernhard, Danielle Blumner, Dolores (Dolly) Bonisch, Frank Bonisch, Sheila Bottacari, Donna Brainard, Maureen Byiteck, Gregory Clukey, Joan Costello, Amanda Cowles, MaryAnne Diamond, Michael Diamond, Ann Dymond and Lore Ehrmann. Also, Carol Faruolo, Robert Fenton, Sheila Fenton, Victoria Fraioli Mary Gebhardt, Luz Gonzales, Artuto Gonzalez, Michael Hartmere and Eleanor Henningsen. Also Lynne Herrmann, Mitchell Horowitz, Ruth Jachimski, Stanley Jachimski, MaryLou Kecko, Robert Kirkland, Harriette Lanier, Marianne Martino, Janice McDonald, Kristine Miller, William O’Donnell Jr., Connie Pino, Donna Pinsince, Laurie Posner, John Sieckhaus, Joanne Smith, Laurence Smith, Robert Soltes, Sr., Vidalyn Thomas, Dianne Vayda, Paul Vayda, Karen Warycha , Charles Weiss and Karen Vito.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Members of the Centerís Beading Group create intricate projects, while sharing their talents with one another.
MILFORD HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
According to Christine Brown, Volunteer Coordinator at Milford Hospital, there is a need for morning, afternoon and evening volunteers. Qualifications include interaction with patients and their families, ability to push a wheelchair (training provided) and excellent communication skills. You may contact Christine Brown for additional information at 203-876-4062 or email Christine.Brown@MilfordHospital.org
SENIOR AND DISABLED WAITING LIST OPENING
The Milford Redevelopment & Housing Partnership (MRHP) will be opening the waiting list for Senior & Disabled Housing on November 9, 2017. Pre-applications will be available as of that date at the Milford Senior Center and the MRHP office (75 DeMaio Drive in Milford). The waiting list will remain open until November 30, 2017. To qualify applicants must be at least 55 years old or be disabled. Annual income limits are: $47,600 for a one-person household and $54,400 for a two-person household. All MRHP facilities are smoke –free.
A representative from the Milford Redevelopment and Housing Partnership will provide an informational session at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 15 at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.
Visitors registered for flu shots at the Centerís Flu Shot Clinics held during October.
Who posed for the Doughboy statue in front of City Hall?
Which Rotary Club had the first female member, Devon or Milford?
Orange was originally part of Milford. What was it called?
Where is the Fowler Mill Memorial Stone located?
When was the Memorial Bridge built?
Trivia answers are on Health page.
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.
TAI CHI TEACHER
The Milford Senior Center is pleased to announce that Martin Reichgut a retired, physician and licensed clinical social worker, will join our staff to teach Tai Chi.
Dr. Reichgut, who has practiced this ancient Chinese martial art, for over twenty years, will emphasize health and wellbeing. Course participants will use the discipline’s graceful, meditative movements to improve their balance, coordination, endurance, concentration and ability to manage stress. They will learn to utilize Tai Chi’s “go with the flow” strategy to better handle the repeated confrontations of everyday life.
Classes will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To register call 203 877-5131, or stop by the Center’s office between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Milford Senior Center is located at 9 Jepson Drive.
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.