April is a reminder of nature’s promise of renewal and revitalization. A return of the early Spring crocuses after a gray Winter inserts pops of bright colors in backyards and by walkways. Soon daffodils and tulips will follow the tiny crocus’ fearless led out from dormancy to bloom. Although my favorite season is Autumn, it is hard not to appreciate Spring’s annual show of determination, to return from cold and gray to a display of bright colors and warmer days. April brings about a return of some programs and activities to the Milford Senior Center as well; a refreshed Center with spaces to meet with friends once again. The Center’s consignment shop which has been renamed, “The Second Glance Shop” has been meticulously redesigned by staff and volunteers. The shop is now ready to welcome customers. We are eager to increase programs offerings once again. We ask that members and visitors of the Center to continue to wear masks and keep mindful of social distancin requirements while in the Center. I graciously invite you to join an activity of your interest or to just say ‘hello’. Inside this month’ newsletter, take a moment to look at both in-person and virtual programs. If you are not quite ready to rejoin activities or prefer to wait for warmer weather, we are looking at the prospect of offering outdoor classes and activities in the near future. This month, I will not include a verse from a song but instead a poem, ‘The Crocus’s Soliloquy’ by Miss H. F. Gould in The Poetry of Flowers and Flower of Poetry, ed. Frances Sargent Locke Osgood, J. B. Lippincott & Co, Philadelphia, 1863.
Sincerely, Leonora C. RodriguezExecutive Director