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
I wish to share the following information regarding Older Americans Month, that I recently received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.
“Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others.
The theme also reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law in July 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. These services include home-delivered and congregate meals, caregiver support, community-based assistance, preventive health services, elder abuse prevention, and much more.
By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.” While the Milford Senior Center provides a wide variety of programs and services to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to emphasize how older adults can access the home-and community-based services they need to live independently in their communities. It is also an occasion to highlight how older adults are engaging with and making a difference in those communities.”
We wish to take this opportunity to salute Older Americans during the month of May. We look forward to a continued effort to providing our senior citizens with quality programs and services that will assist older adults now and in the future.
Best Wishes Always,
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR
Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States, was originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. Since the 20th century Memorial Day has been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.Many of us will remember our loved ones and friends on this day.The Milford Senior Center will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of this holiday.Congratulations to Chairman Lillian A. Holmes for receiving the Distinguished Service Award on April 29 at the Costa Azzurra Restrauntfrom the United Way of Milford.Lillian has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Milford Council on Aging for many years and has been a strong supporter and advocate for our senior citizens in the Milford Community. On a sadder note, our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Claire L. Baird who recently died.Claire was instrumental in establishing the Milford Senior Center.Claire was a founding member of the Milford Council on Aging and Chairman of the Board of Directors for many years. Speaking of individualswho care for others, each year, the United States Postal Workers gathergroceries from resident’s mailbox areas for the food bank located at the Center’s building. I have witnessed this drop off of groceries and admire the smiles and eagerness of the postal workers as they arrive. The event will take place Saturday, May 9, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the Center’s staff and volunteers pitching in to help as the mail trucks arrive. Hurrah for all those folks out there who donate their efforts and their volunteering to local causes! Have a happy May everyone!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Carol Protsko, Ann Bonce, Aileen Provenzano, MichaelDePalma,Kristan Lugus, Jennifer Lugus, Irma Flores, Sharon Burns, Joyce Scott, Ann Bolin, Rosemary Massari, Jeannine Garlock, Denise Morria-Curt, Linda White, Leo B. Meyer, Joyce Kowalski, David Reynolds, Charles Carlon, Arvin DAS, Joseph Delamonia, Helen Delamonia, Charlotte Fraser, Deborah Woods, Mary Ann Lolita and Martha Sayles. The Milford Senior Center has many interesting programs and services to offer members over 55 years of age. Yearly membership is only $15.00.Come join us!
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
MAY 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.
Safety in the Community
Because many criminals target those victims who are considered vulnerable, it is especially imperative that senior citizens be the "BOSS" (Be Observant, Smart & Safe) whether at home or during their travels.
Be alert of your surroundings whether you are in an office building, walking down a street, in a shopping mall, waiting for a bus or driving a vehicle.
Carry your purse close to your body...not dangling by the strap. Never leave your purse in a shopping cart. Never leave your purse unattended.
Place your wallet in the inside coat or front pants pocket.
Wrap a rubber band around your wallet to make it harder to be removed from your pocket.
Do not carry large amounts of cash in your wallet, purse or in your pockets.
Try to sit close to the bus driver or the “exit” while riding public transportation.
Always look around before entering or exiting a vehicle. Once inside the car, lock doors and keep them locked while driving. Be particularly alert in parking lots and underground parking structures.
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.