The Milford Senior Center is open to everyone 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
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 Monday, November10 at 12:15 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive.Our program will include guest speaker, Robert Swirsky,Retired World War II Tech Sergeant and noted author.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 300 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 camaraderie among the veterans was an impressive sight we won’t forget. Please call our Center at 203 877-5131 by November 5th to make your reservations to join us on November 10th.
Gus Grigoriades, owner of Pop’s Family Restaurant, has for many years, given generously to those seeking a Thanksgiving dinner at his restaurant, on Old Gate Lane.If you are interested in attending the November 27th dinner, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., you should register by calling the Center’s office at 203 877-5131. If you are in need of transportation, call our Transportation Supervisor, Jim Convery at 203 877-5131, extension 2125.
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 is closed, then the Milford Senior Center will be closed.If there is a 90 minute delay, the Center will be open at 10:30 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 on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 27th and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!
Best Wishes Always,
Janice M. Jackson
From the Desk of Editor, Eleanore Turkington.
The month of November has many memories for me…twenty five years ago I was included in plans to erect a monument on our Green, honoring Viet Nam veterans and a few years later, World War II local veterans asked me to pay a similar tribute with a monument to those vets. With Veterans Day just a few days away, The Milford Senior Center continues its annual tribute to veterans of all wars with a complimentary luncheon and a guest speaker, a veteran of World War II. There will also be a representative from the Milford Veteran’s office to answer you questions. I hope you have made your reservation if you are a Milford veteran, to attend this luncheon Monday, November 10 at 12:15 p.m. You can RSVP by November 5, 203 877-5131. Speaking of salutes, like they say, “Put your hands together” for Debra Fellenbaum, our gospel teacher, who was named Employee of the Month for October by the City of Milford. Congratulations Debra! Our art teacher, Gayle Caro has been busy assisting the cleaning effort of the art mural at the Fine Arts Council Building located in the old train station. “Way to Go Gayle!” By the way, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Food Bank located in our building at 9 Jepson Drive, is in need of food donations. Please call Food Bank Manager, Sharon Brown at 203 877-5131 ext. 2126 for details. If you would like to volunteer at our Center in our office or the Food Bank, please call Sharon Szturma, Human Resource Manager at 203 877-5131 extension 2117, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. And, more congratulations to Milford Senior Center staff member, Malcom Boxwell along with his Masonic Lodge brothers of Ansantwae # 89 of Milford, took part in the re-burying of the time capsule in front of the Diane Toulson Building recently. The Center’s Program Director, Amanda Berry has been presenting a number of interesting programs and among them, is helpful speakers of various health care programs. Since this time of year promotes the opportunity to changing health plans, these speakers have been very helpful. Please check the Special Events in our Bulletin for further opportunities to learn more about a variety of interesting and informative programs. Planning to join our Italian Class which meets 11:00 a.m. every Thursday? Here is an opportunity to enjoy your next trip to Italy after learning some Italian expressions. Call our office at 203 877-5131 for more information on registering for this.
Julia Reardon celebrated her 100th birthday recently during her visit at the Milford Senior Center Ahrens Program. Picturedwith her family. Rhonda Reardon, left, Julia Reardon, Beverly Dearborn, Grandson Robert Reardon and great grandson Bob Reardon, rear.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Jo Boynton, Irene Clark, Carol Cecero, Barbara Williams, Nicole Fabricatore, Charles Williams, Elizabeth Peterson, David Weyant and Joan DeFelice. Also, Lesley Hamel, Ronald Goldwyn, Judith Hunt, George Collier, Andrew Hungaski, Eileen Farakos, Robert Farakos, Christopher Mattei, Kathy Veecharelli, Jane Sharma, Robert Macklin.Mary Maloney, Pat Hoppes, Thomas Fernino, Patricia Root, Galen Pape and Barbara Gonsor. Our annual membership fee is just $15.00. Come join us and enjoy the many services, programs and numerous activities available at our Center!
Robert Swirsky, Retired Tech Sergeant, World War II is the guest speaker at the Center’s annual tribute to all Milford veteransMonday, November 10, 12:15 p.m.at our Center. Robert Swirsky served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Reservations for the complimentary luncheon may be made no later than November 5th. 203 877-5131.
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 Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Gayle Caro has been named art teacher at the Milford Senior Center.Bringing an extensive, experienced background to the Center, Caro has designed numerous high style home décor items, commissioned to create art pieces in various medium, including paintings and sculpture. She is also a freelance photographer as well as a private art instructor. The Center offers art classes each Monday at 1:00 p.m. Call 203 877-5131 for registration information.
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.
Officer Jeffrey Nielsen of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department provides the following information. You may reach Officer Nielsen at 203-874-2366 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
School Bus Safety Tips for Motorists:
• Slow down. • Be especially careful when driving on neighborhood streets and around school zones, always expect the unexpected. • Be alert for youngsters walking to and from school as you back out of your driveway or leave your parking garage. • We want school children to be safe. Watch for them on bicycles, especially at intersections and driveways. Young bicyclists have a tendency to dart out of driveways without looking for traffic. • Stop your car when you see lights flashing on a school bus. Red flashing lights indicate that the bus is stopped and students are getting on or off. Don't start driving until the red lights stop flashing. Be aware that a child may dash across the street.
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.