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 are fortunate to have Milford’s Health Director, Deepa D. Joseph provide us with a
number of sun safety tips for seniors during the hot weather. They are as follows:
Wear appropriate clothing. The best summer clothing is lightweight and made out of
breathable fabric such as cotton. Shirts should be long-sleeved. Wear a wide brimmed hat to
protect from the sun.
Apply sunscreen early and often. Try to apply sunscreen before you head outside and
reapply every two hours. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA
and UVB radiation.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Increase your water intake
especially if you are doing any kind of activity.
Stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day. The sun is most intense during the
middle of the day. Try to keep outdoor activities in the early morning or evening hours when the
weather is cooler.
Wear eye protection. As we get older, our eyes can become more sensitive. Wearing
sunglasses can help reduce the damage to your eyes.
Check your medications. Some medications can cause increased sensitivity to the sun or
hotter temperatures. Look over your medications and talk to your doctor about any questions or
The Milford Senior Center is an air conditioned facility. When temperatures are in the high
nineties the Center may be open until 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy a good book, watch a movie or
play cards with friends. Please call the Center to verify at 203-877-5131.
Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Can you believe it? It’s July! Fireworks, family picnics, beach parties and vacations. We live in such a beautiful city and able to enjoy summer concerts, leisurely walks on the Green and visits to the picturesque waterfall behind Milford City Hall. Our Center, a short walk from the center of our city, also offers our seniors many opportunities to appreciate a large variety of interesting and entertaining programs year round! Looking forward to activities this month, the Center is offering a cabaret show, July 12, a Gospel Choir performance, July 17, Author, Jim Perkins, relates his parent’s influence, July 25, the Center’s Annual Christmas in July Tag Sale and so much more, all listed on our Special Events Page 5 in this month’s Bulletin. Amanda Berry, Program Director hosted the Arts A Bloom program recently, displaying water and oil paintings, beautifully created ceramics, knitting and quilting groups and a presentation by members of the Writers Unlimited and Creative Writing Class. The public’s response was dynamic, truly appreciating the creativity of our members. From time to time, there are opportunities to assist our members in a particular hobby and this month, for stamp collectors, I have received a HUGE donation of cancelled stamps. If you’re interested and would like them, please call me, 203 877-5131. By the way, Milford has a group of dedicated folks who work diligently and compassionately on The Senior Wish Society program, a program that grants wishes for seniors in need. If you would like further information, you can call Geri Dichkewich at our Center, 203 877-5131. Happy July 4th!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Richard Strovers, Anne Blake, Eleanor Desbyshire, Arthur Desbyshire, Ellen Beatty,Edward Beatty Jr., Bruce Perlstein, Genevieve Lombard, Deidre Burke, Barbara Inzitari and Barbara Santa Barbara. Also, Deborah Nemeth, Rasina Wielk, Anthony Melita, Laura O’ Neil, Marianne McDonough, Mary Ann Vinglione, Mary Dalton, Sandra Ericson, Felix Herandez and Peter Nurse. Also Mildred Passos, Helene Williams, Howard Williams, Steven Nierenberg, Jeanne Rich, Janice Kearney, Michael Kearney, Lisa Anne Glicklin, Richard Phaneuf, Grace Samolhano, Jerome Gerace and Madeline Rozzi. The Milford Senior Center welcomes you to our family! Annual membership to the Milford Senior Center is $15.00. Please call us at 203 877-5131 for additional information.
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
JULY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
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.