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
Milford Department of Human Services Kicks Off Renters’ Rebate Program
The City of Milford will begin to accept applications to the 2018 Renters’ Rebate Program. This program is for elderly renters (65+) or renters under the age of 65 who receive Social Security Disability benefits. The maximum yearly income for single applicants is $35,300.00 and for married couples it is $43,000.00.
As in previous years, Milford Department of Human Services Outreach Staff will be taking applications at Milford Senior and Disabled Housing sites, scheduled as follows:
Viscount DriveTuesday, June 199:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24th1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Jagoe CourtThursday, June 21st9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
DeMaio DriveTuesday, June 26th9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31st1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Catherine McKeenThursday, June 28th9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Center 73 Jepson Dr.Thursday, August 2nd1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Foran TowersTuesday, July 10th9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Saranor Apts.Thursday, July 12th9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Senior CenterTuesday, July 17th10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
9 Jepson Drive
River ParkFriday, July 20th1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Applicants should bring all 2017 rent and utility receipts and all 2017 income verification including their SSA-1099 and 2017 Federal Tax Return (if filed).
The Milford Department of Human Services will also be taking applications for all other qualified residents who do not reside in the above sites beginning May 21, 2018,by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 203-783-3253. Applications will be taken through October 1, 2018.
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Here it is, the month of June! So many happenings this upcoming month. I placed some Medicare Card information on page 8 of today’s bulletin. New cards will be issued to us soon and this article explains when and how. June also brings us Father’s Day celebrations. Perhaps there’s a dad or uncle or good friend that has been serving as a father to those without a dad. How supportive that is for a family without a father. Happy Father’s Day! Hats off to Milford Police Department officers who were stationed at our Center recently, to collect unwanted prescriptions. 377 pounds of discarded medicines were deposited with the officers during the event. Volunteers who assisted that day are also to be congratulated for donating their time. By the way, with the price of gasoline skyrocketing, this would be the time to sign up as a member of our Center. If you’re over 55 years of age and a resident of Milford, for only $15.00 a year you can enjoy all the programs and services we offer here at 9 Jepson Drive, a close to home destination. The Center is open for registration Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From time to time, used stamps are left with me and if you would like them, you can call me 203 877-5131 and I will make arrangements for you to pick them up. Recently, the Center paid tribute to 96 volunteers at a brunch here, who donated their time and skills at the Center during the past year. Thank you! Hurrah to the U.S. Postal workers who participated in the city wide food collections recently. Sharon Brown, Food Bank Manager and the volunteers who assisted with the U.S. Postal Food Drive that took place at our Center. Great job! Here comes summer! Enjoy!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Blanche Arpie, Jane Ayers, Elizabeth Barbano, Patricia Blake, Daniel Brennan, Phyllis Cohen. Robert Dale, Theresa Eke, Lorraine Fecteau, Anna Freibott, Patrice Grote, Donna Jackson, Tina Gryskiewicz, Anthony Gryskiewicz, Richard Labelle and Sharon LaBelle. Also, Carol LaBrake, Patti Lesko, Vinny Lesko, Nicholas Morrone, Robin McGrath, Stephen Midlik, Ali Mohseni, Elaine Pappas and Richard Parker. Also, Susan Parker, Jeannette Pilot, Robert Pilot, Eugenia Porto, Susan Reher, Janet Raynor, Thomas Raynor, Sr.Sonia Rioja, Ana Marie Rodriguez, Edward Romatzick, Kathleen Romatzick, and Paul Rusanowsky. Also, Esther Ruotolo, Marilyn Rusanowsky, Thomas Scanzillo, Michael Student, Tara Terr, Arlet Tejada, Cynthia Thibodeau, John Velleco, Dale Weiner,Richard Westen and Dolores Zimmerman. Membership is just $15.00 a year. Call us for additional information 203 877-5131. Come join our family
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JUNE BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
What was Woodmont prior to becoming a borough of Milford?
What was the original name of the Duck Pond?
Name three things the Town Hall was used for in the past 100 years?
In 1900 Wilcox Park was deeded to the town. Where is it?
Who was the lighthouse keeper in Milford Harbor?
EXPECT NEW MEDICARE CARDS SOON
The new Medicare cards will have an 11-character; randomly assigned number that has connection to a beneficiary’s other personal data.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) announced the seven-stage rollout schedule for the replacement card, which has been redesigned to prevent fraud (money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch [network/).
The card is still red, white and blue, but it no longer includes a Social Security number, gender, signature or other personal information that could compromise a Medicare beneficiary’s identity.
Medicare has until December 2019 to get recipients their new card.
Connecticut’s mailing schedule is after June 2018. Before the mailing begins, beneficiaries should make sure their addresses are correct. If you need to make a change, contact the Social Security Administration which will be preparing and mailing the cards, at ssa.gov/myaccount (http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount) or by calling 800-772-1213.
CMS wants beneficiaries to beware of anyone who contacts them about their replacement Medicare card, as scammers have already targeted recipients with new ploys. Officials say they will never ask a beneficiary for personal or private information or for any money as a condition of getting a new Medicare number and card.
This information was provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP
BUSY HANDS, HAPPY HEARTS
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Terry Manno, visually impaired, indicates the opportunity to creat during our "Hooking " class.
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A process called “Hooking” is used by a group of creative women during a craft class at our Center.
MAYOR BENJAMIN BLAKE PRESENTED AWARDS TO VOLUNTEERS
The Milford Senior Center paid tribute to 96 volunteers recently, during an award luncheon at the Center. Pictured are volunteers, staff members, Council on Aging Board of Directors, Executive Director of the Milford Senior Center, Janice M. Jackson and Mayor Benjamin Blake who presented the awards to honored recipients, Susan Persett, Consignment Volunteer of the Year, Paula Hartlett, Office Volunteer, Community Café, Terry Manno, Ahrens Program Volunteer to Linda Gill and Food Bank Volunteer Barbara Harrington.
Margueritte Dumont, Eleanor Calder and Beverly Harrigan
Josephine Myroniuk and Pam Holden
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.