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 will be hosting two tax programs this year; the AARP Income Tax Assistance Program and the VITA Program.
The AARP Program provides free Income Tax preparation assistance for low and middle income tax payers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. The program will run February 6 to April 12th on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants are required to register by calling 203 877-5131. In the event there is a two hour delay because of inclement weather, the Senior Center will open at 11:00 a.m. and if the Milford School System is closed, the Senior Center will be closed as well.
Taxpayers should bring with them, all information and documents that apply to their 2018 Income Tax, including a copy of their 2017 Income Tax Return, W-2 and tax statement forms, W-10, certain gambling forms, social security benefit statement, original cost of stocks, bonds and mutual holdings sold during 2018, all documents that relate to deductible expenses, such as medical, State income taxes, property taxes, contributions and mortgage interest.
The VITA Program will be providing free income tax preparation for all ages and low income families at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, beginning January 27 to April 15th. Participants need to schedule an appointment by calling 211 and following the prompts (option 3 and option 6) or WWW.211CT.ORG/TAXHELP
As a reminder, when the Milford School System is closed due to inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed. If there is a 2 hour delay, the Senior Center will open at 11:00 a.m.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR, ELEANORE MYERS TURKINGTON
February is an unusual month; while many of us are struggling to keep warm, there are some of us perusing through flower and vegetable seed catalogs. Meanwhile, our Center can offer you respite from the winter doldrums as well as all the seasons. If you would, please look at page 3 of today’s bulletin. We have listed all our classes, from A to Z. Do you enjoy music or painting, ceramics, chess or cards, exercise just to mention a few? Call our Program Director, Amanda Berry 203 877-5131 for more information. Our members enjoy visiting the Milford Senior Center. In addition to various classes we offer interesting, inspiring, educational and cultural programs as well as traveling adventures. One of our awesome craft classes, Happy Hookers, recently produced 485 hats for premature and newborn babies at Yale New Haven Hospital. “Hats off” to these talented, dedicated ladies! Speaking of folks with big hearts, I would like to applaud staff members and volunteers at our Center. They are dedicated, devoted men and women and I am happy to be considered among their number. By the way, the Milford Food Bank welcomes donations which can be brought to the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson drive. Our Center is located just off High Street, several blocks from the Green downtown. You may call Food Bank Manager Sharon Brown at 203 877-5131 for additional details.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Jean Abramovitz, Ibett Aponte, Ronald Brennan, Robert Brennan, Ludwig Bros, Philip Catalano, Paul Daneault, Rose Elliott, Jane Evans, Allan Jones and Toni Kemp. Also, Gerry Levinson, Mary Ann Motanagh, Elizabeth Murray, John Nelson, Joan Nesdale, Gloria Paoli, Alex Pazsak, Rosemarie Peclet, Robin Reabe, Robert Scaramella, Michael Sorrentino, Susan Sorrentino and Stanley Swanson.
There are openings available in the Ahrens Program at our Center. The Ahrens Program provides recreation, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with cognitive impairments. The program also enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers. Please call Christine Lyas Social Service Worker at 203- 877-5131 for details on this program.
MILFORD HOSPITAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Milford Hospital is seeking volunteers for afternoon, evening and weekend shifts. There is a greatest need for volunteers in the Emergency Room, Enchanted Windows Gift Shop, Information Desk and the Walk-In Center. Most positions require the ability to commit to one, 3 hour shift per week. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and must enjoy interacting with the public. You may call 203-876-4062 for more information.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
So much to enjoy at our Center !
If you are not a member of the Milford Senior Center and you are a Milford resident 55 years of age or more, for just $15.00 a year, you are welcome to join us for all the fun, exercise, cultural, educational and social activities that the Milford Senior Center offers. Please call us with any questions at 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 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.