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 at the Milford Senior Center take great pride in offering a wide variety of services and programs that benefit older adults living in Milford. We work together in providing a friendly, supportive environment for our members, volunteers and employees.
Retirement years can provide numerous opportunities to learn and grow. Perhaps joining a Computer class, learning a new language or traveling to new and exciting places. We offer numerous exercise classes at our Center including ballroom Aerobics, Slimmersize, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercises, Yoga and Tai Chi. Our members also enjoy Tap Dancing, Line Dancing, Pickle Ball, Ping Pong, Billiards, Bingo, Wii Bowling, Book Clubs and a Model Train Group. Creativity abounds at our Art class, Craft class and Ceramic class where students produce beautiful items while satisfying a desire to be productive and imaginative. We have a Creative Writing Class and a Writer’s Unlimited Class where creative minds are busy at work generating stories of interest. Members also play in our own Senior Band; sing in our Gospel Choir and Choral Group to provide entertaining programs for our members.
I would like to share with you the many benefits from services our members of the Center participate in every weekday and Sunday afternoons. We offer transportation to and from our Center and to medical appointments in Milford. Our Insurance Specialists are available to assist members with Medicare, Title 19 and other insurances. Our Social Service Worker is also available to assist members with Medicare, Title 19 and other insurances. Our Social Worker is also available to assist seniors with issues related to older adults. We have a Food Bank, which assists anyone in Milford in need of food and our Meals-on-Wheels program delivers meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals. We have a free Continental Breakfast and a Mini- Lunch Program where seniors can socialize while enjoying an affordable meal. Our Ahrens Program is designed for older adults with cognitive impairments who require a supervised environment. The program also provides respite time for care givers.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Here it is April..at last. Recently, I learned this 30 day month was named April, coming from the Latin word aperire which means “to open” probably because during this month the sun warmed the earth, the buds fell away from branches and the season of Spring began!Aren’t you glad April is finally here? We’ll be remembering, Easter Sunday, Passover, Holocaust RemembranceDay and Earth Day this month. I hope you will visit the Center’s Art Show, Friday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. You will be so impressed when you see the paintings completed by our art students.. Here at the Milford Senior Center this month, we’ll also be enjoying the presence of notedenvironmentalist, historian and speaker, Tim Chaucer, Director of Milford’s MarineInstitute, Monday, April 27 at 1:15 p.m. I’ll see you there! Please take a look at our special events on page 5; so much to see, to do and enjoy! Program Director Amanda Berry has come up with a really enjoyable and informative April package! Excitement is contagious and that’s what we all experienced last month when the Four Strings Ukele Band of SouthernConnecticut performed for our Ahrens program! Fantastic ! The AARP Volunteer TaxPreparation program was as usual, a big success at our Center.Our parking lot was full! We were so happy to so many people taking advantage of this free tax preparation program.If you’re looking for new friends, excitement, travel, exercise, dining, music and so much more, The Milford Senior Center is for you! Come join us! Membership is just $15.00 a year.
Members of the Milford Council on Aging, l-r Shirley Serrano, Dick Dowen, Doreen Fontana, Terry Nolan, Cynthia DeLuca and Philip Caporusso. Seated, Mike Petrucelli, and Milford Council on Aging Chairman, Lillian Holmes. Missing in the photo is Judge Beverly Streit – Kefalas.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Janet Field, Marie Hendrie,Mary Capole, Garry Workman, Mary Jane Martin, Joseph Turk, George Rahgo, Patrice Beaver, George Pastor, Robert McIntosh, Ronald Stach, Linda Klingbeil, Vincent Pozzuoli and Stephen Tesla. Also, Ann Bouteriler, Joseph Breski, Jeffrey Correia, Emanuel Dellatorre, Anna Chupick, Marilyn McManus, Lawrence Nugent, David Cammarota, james Moran, Sr., Jacqueline Lupkas, Betty Kass, Aileen Provewzarw, Winthrop Smith and Bonnie Smith.
Deb Jones, Ginger Burrows, Margaret Farnam and Diane Goessingerjoined celebrants at the Milford Senior Center’s St. Patrick’s Day Dance recently. They danced to Vinnie Carr’s music and enjoyed a Corn Beef Dinner! Everyone had a great time!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sharon Szturma, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
AARP volunteers provided free income tax preparation at the Milford Senior Center and will continue to do so until April 14. Registration details on page 5 of today’s Bulletin.
The Power of Attorney presentation by a member of the law office of Joseph J. Patchen drew a record crowd at the Milford Senior Center recently.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
APRIL BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Michael Osacky is an active collector of pre 1970 sports cards and has written numerous articles for national publications.He is also a vintage sports expert for various television and radio outlets. Michael Osacky submitted an interview today with a few questions posed to Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts. (Editor’s note- If you enjoyed this column and would like to follow Michael Osacky’s writings in the Bulletin please let me know. email@example.com)
Chicago Cub Owner Insights by Michael Osacky
Sitting in the most important office in the Chicago Cubs ‘organization, I couldn’t help but notice how unpretentious everything looked.I expected something lavish.This is not the case at Wrigley Field.But, when I mentioned the low-key surroundings to Tom Rickets, chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs, he said, “Michael, we have hundreds of better ways to spend money. I don’t need a fancy office.”
Consistently engaging with the fans inside Wrigley, I asked why he chose to be a hand-on owner?The reply, “ I walk around with 12 baseballs every game.Each baseball is uniquely stamped with the date of the ballgame.I don’t want to be trapped as an executive. I need to be engaging with fans and see what they are talking about.Additionally, the crowd lifts me up.They are very supportive.” Another question to Mr. Ricketts, “How closely do you follow the minor league standings? Without hesitation, “I read every minor league box score and the baseball prospectus every morning.” When asked, “How do you measure if the club is moving in the right direction, his reply, “According to numerous credible sources, the Cubs farm system is the second best in baseball.”
When I asked him what was his proudest moment as owner of the Cubs, he quickly responded, “The investment in our spring training facility. " We have the best spring training park in baseball.”
A fitting end to an interesting, informative interview!
Sports writer Michael .Osacky left, and Chicago Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts.
"Four Strings" ukulele band performed during the Ahrens Program recently. Happy singing voices were heard from everyone!
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.
Sergeant Jeffry Nielsen of the Crime Prevention Office at the Milford Police Department Provides the following information. You may reach Sergeant Nielsen at 203-874-2366 0r Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:
Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Remember, too, the IRS does not use email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.
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.