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
Deepa Joseph, Director of The Milford Health Department has announced two Flu Clinics will take place at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, Monday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
To pre-register, contact our Insurance Specialists, Jackie Sconzo or Laura Daneault 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details that each year more than 200,000 flu- related hospitalizations and up to 49,000 flu-related deaths occur; it is estimated that 60% of the hospitalizations and 85% of the deaths occur in people 65 years of age or older.
The Milford Health Department will offer Fluzone High Dose for individuals 65 years of age and over at their Flu Clinics this season, including the Senior Center Flu Clinics. Fluzone High Dose is the first and only influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years of age and older. Persons in this age group have a higher risk of complications from influenza. Aging can decrease the body’s ability to have a good immune response after getting the influenza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine helps provide older adults a better immune response and therefore better protection against the flu.
On another note, the Milford Senior Center at 9 Jepson Drive, will host its annual Veteran’s Day tribute on Thursday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m. All seats are assigned. Please RSVP by November 7th. Tickets can be obtained at our front office before the event. Please call Program Director, Amanda Berry for details at 203 877-5131. Milford veterans and a guest are invited. We will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a complimentary luncheon, music by the Center’s band, The Note Ables, followed by a selection of patriotic music by the Center’s Choral group under the direction of Linda Whittaker. Veterans of all wars and servicemen and women are invited to attend. If your spouse has passed, you are welcome to join us.
Best Wishes Always,
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Yes, it’s October and once again Halloween is celebrated by youngsters in our neighborhoods. We have become accustomed to be selective in the treats we leave for these little people, avoiding chocolate and peanut butter for those with allergies. Here at the Milford Senior Center, we’re going to be celebrating this fun holiday as well. Thursday, October 20, at 1:00 p.m., an award winning journalist and storyteller, Cindy Wolfe Boynton will lead us through stories and photographs of witches and ghosts that will get you in the mood for this popular holiday. For those of us who like to listen and dance to the music of Vinnie Carr, you can celebrate at our Halloween Party, Monday, October 31st 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Snacks and desserts will be served. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at our front office through Thursday, October 27th. There is going to be a Drug Take Back, Saturday, October 22nd 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.in our parking lot with Milford Police Officers available. This is a great opportunity to dispose of all your old medications. By the way, for those of you collecting used stamps, I have a good supply. If you would like them, call me 203 877-5131. We have many activities, programs and services at our Center that are available for you to view on our website www.milfordctseniorcenter.com Happy October!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Joanne Polis, Sheila Beall, Mildred Townsend, Robert Tiana, Verda Benjamin, Barbara Jepson, Michael Paternoster, Marshall Hochberg and Janice Mongillo. Also, Charles Drury, George Redwick,Kantaben Patel, Nancy Webster, Richard Morrical, Fredrick Cotter, Margaret McEvoy, Septeva Misra, Jaya Misra, Leonard Gulino and Larry Rubin. Also, Kiva Lorrou, Anne Condran, Micca Haley Lankowski, Thelma Barr, Nancy Canevari, Douglas LaBreque, Phyllis Mullins, Marge McCarvill, John McCarvill, Marie Roman, Jose Roman, Ann S. Caricaner, Marie Baneat, and Reginald Fraser. Membership at our Center is available to Milford residents 55 years of age and over. The annual fee is $15.00.
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
OCTOBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Members of the DeMaio Garden Club participated recently in preparing and donating “Back Packs” to the United Way for Milford children.
OPENINGS IN THE AHRENS PROGAM
There are openings in the Ahrens Program for people who are cognitively impaired. This program offers respite for family members and helps the clients make new friends and participate in activities. If you are interested, call Jean Kaluzynski, Social Services Worker at 203 877-5131.
LITERARY BOOK CLUB
Do you like to read? Do you like to talk about the books you’ve read with other interested readers? Come join us on the last Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the small upstairs conference room at our Center. Bring your lunch (or not) and get ready for a lively discussion! All books are available at the Circulation Desk at the Milford Library. Any questions, contact Rose Nolan, 203 877-2342.
Come Play In Our Band!
According to Linda Whittaker, the Center’s Band Teacher, “As we enter the Fall season, it’s the perfect season for players to join our band. We especially need clarinets and flutes, but brass players and strings are welcome too. The Center has several instruments that have been donated for seniors to use for free. So, if your old instrument went to your grandchildren or into a Tag Sale, long ago and you would like to play again, call me a 203 877-2134. Most of the music is level 2, so don’t be afraid that it is too hard. We meet every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. in the Band Room at the Center, 9 Jepson Drive. Occasional performances throughout the year are during the daytime. Be sure to call me early so I can put a book of music together for you before you come on Wednesday.”
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.