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
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, November 9th at 12:00 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. Our program will include guest speakers, Robert Swirsky, Richard Herman and Joseph Blanco. 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 6th to make your reservation to join us on November 9th.
Gus Grigoriades, owner of Pop’s Family Restaurant has, for many years has given generously to those seeking a Thanksgiving dinner at his restaurant on Old Gate Lane. If you are interested in attending the November 26th 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 if of the utmost importance to us.
The Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 26th and 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Crunchy apples, colorful autumn leaves, football games, all this, a gentle reminder that winter is fast approaching. I must confess, this is my favorite season. Speaking of seasons, activities at our Center are on the go! Members enjoyed our recent Halloween dinner dance and costumed staff members. By the way, the next time you visit our center, take a stroll down our center hall and admire the paintings created by our art class, on exhibit for all to enjoy!We alsohave a band, numbering over 20 musicians; folks that have retired and were eager to pick up that instrument once again.Linda Whittaker, band director, has received a number of donated instruments including a trumpet, coronet, flute and glockenspiel. Seniors who have played any of these instruments in the past and would like to be in the band and need an instrument, are invited to borrow one of these instruments.You can call the band director Linda Whittaker,at 203 877-2134 for information to let her know you are coming so she can put a book of music together for you!. The band rehearses each Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to noon. Veterans’Day is celebrated November 9. If you are a Milford Veteran, you are invited to a tribute luncheon, Monday, November 9 at our Center. Please see page 3 of today’s Bulletin for details. Happy Thanksgiving!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Pete Stauss,Ronald Basney, Robert Volgmuth, Donna Lorenti, Susan Steiner, Donna Dominguez, Keith Belford, Gelsomina DiSora, Philip DiSora, Christine Libby, Nick Pasikh, Patricia DiGhello and Rose Miller. Also, Jane Wharton, Eileen Doyle, William Doyle, Joann Wilson, RoseMarie Nemec, Albert Miezakowski, Paul Milller, Judith Miller, Cheryl Grappi, Anne Anderson, Karen Hoang, Laura Barrett, Anna Durden, Donald Everett, Elizabeth O’Brien and Lee Hurst. Also, Linda Price, Charles Butwell,Penelope King, Eugene Lidman, Eleanor Lidman, Anthony Hernandez, Pamela Riekert, Charles Heffner,Carmella Nunno, Denyse Higgins, Beverly Weston, Moniemalena Boopmanne, Patricia Clarkson, Albert Clarkson, Ruth Paige, Lidia Baldello and Debera Gambardella. Also, Ronald Gambardella, June Dolinski, Beverly Baldino, Addie Yemmmashita, Patricia Nembergut, Donald Crowell, Dorothy Miller, Phoebe Repetsky, James Repetsky and Silvia Guth. Also, Susan Sarullo, Paul Harter, Michael Kapareiko, Grace Williamson, Maria Macri, Sharon Szabo, Marion Kaparieko and Marie Dallas. Welcome to our Center! The annual membership fee is $15.00. You may visit our office, 9 Jepson Drive, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to register for membership. You may call our office at 203 877-5131 with any questions you may have on membership.
Our Open House recently was a resounding success! We were so happy to display our Center. Visitors enjoyed tours throughout the building, viewing ongoing classes and programs.
Rose Kristie. Left, and Wendy Ferraro, prepare to serve members during the daily Continental Breakfast at our Center.
WELCOME TO OUR BREAKFAST PROGRAM
The scent of freshly made coffee on its own, is usually enough to attract our members to our Continental Breakfast every Monday through Friday morning. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. a steady flow of members arrive at our Center to enjoy the warmth and cheerfulness they find at our dining room.
Employee members Wendy Ferraro and Rose Kristie work together as a successful team, eager to please everyone each weekday morning. Beginning with a friendly greeting and a multitude of smiles, these employees take great pride in every aspect of preparing and serving breakfast each day.
Along with a menu of cereal, juice, toast and fruit, music, a new concept, has been added to make breakfast at our Center a pleasurable experience. There is also an attractively set table, where Rose and Wendy serve our seniors a selection of doughnuts, pastry, bagels and other goodies along with their hot coffee or tea.
Contributing to a very successful breakfast program, Stop and Shop, Adams, Duncan Doughnuts, Olympic Donuts and other local stores, donate a variety of breakfast items.
The Milford Senior Center continually provides happy, healthy, adventurous, educational programs to Milford senior, 55 years of age and over.
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.
Our Center hosted the annual Flu Shot Clinic recently.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
NOVEMBER 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.
Congratulations to Laura Daneault, Insurance Specialist at our Center.as Executive Director Janice M. Jackson presented her with a citation recognizing Laura’s 20 years at the Milford Senior Center. Amanda Berry. Program Director, left and Insurance Specialist, Jackie Sconzo joined the presentation ceremony.
Officer Joseph Dempsey of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department provides the following information. You may reach Officer Dempsey at 203-874-2366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reverse Mortgage Scams
The FBI and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General (HUD-OIG) urge consumers, especially senior citizens, to be vigilant when seeking reverse mortgage products. Reverse mortgages, also known as home equity conversion mortgages (HECM), have increased greatly creating significant opportunities for fraud perpetrators.
In many of the reported scams, victim seniors are offered free homes, investment opportunities, and foreclosure or refinance assistance. They are also used as straw buyers in property flipping scams. Seniors are frequently targeted through local churches and investment seminars, as well as television, radio, billboard, and mailer advertisements.
A legitimate HECM loan product is insured by the Federal Housing Authority. It enables eligible homeowners to access the equity in their homes by providing funds without incurring a monthly payment. Eligible borrowers must be 62 years or older who occupy their property as their primary residence and who own their property or have a small mortgage balance.
Tips for Avoiding Reverse Mortgage Scams:
▪ Do not respond to unsolicited advertisements.
▪ Be suspicious of anyone claiming that you can own a home with no down payment.
▪ Do not sign anything that you do not fully understand.
▪ Do not accept payment from individuals for a home you did not purchase.
Seek out your own reverse mortgage counselor.
If you are a victim of this type of fraud and want to file a complaint, please submit information through your local FBI office.
FOOD BANK NEEDS GROCERIES
The Milford Food Bank located at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, is in need of groceries and personal items. Call Sharon Brown, Food Bank Manager at 203 877-5131 for details on donating food. Please remember to check the expiration dates on all food items.
Music, soothing, stimulating and joyful! Members at our Center enjoys listening to the Note Ables, the Center's band
OUR CENTER OFFERS KNOWLEDGE, ENTERTAINMENT, TRAVEL AND MORE!
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.