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
Milford Department of Human Services Kicks-Off Renters Rebate Program
The City of Milford will begin to accept applications for the 2017 Renters Rebate Program. This program is for elderly renters (65+) or under the age of 65 who receive Social Security Disability benefits. The maximum yearly income for single applicants is $35,200.00 and for married couples it is $42,900.00.
As in previous years, Milford Department of Human Services Outreach Staff will be taking applications at Milford Senior and Disabled Housing sites, scheduled as follows:
Viscount Drive Tuesday, June 13 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 1 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Jagoe Court Tuesday, June 15 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p..m.
DeMaio Drive Tuesday, June 20 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 8 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Catherine McKeen Thursday, June 22 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Jepson Drive Thursday, August 10 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Foran Towers Tuesday, June 27 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saranor Apts. Thursday, June 29 9:00 a..m.-4:00 p.m.
Senior Center Tuesday, July 25 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
River Park Friday, July 28 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Applicants should bring all 2016 rent and utility receipts and all 2016 income verification including their SSA-1099 and 2016 Federal Tax Return (if filed).
The Milford Department of Human Services will also be taking applications for all other qualified residents who do not reside in the above sites beginning May 22, 2017, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 203-783-3253. Applications will be taken through October 1, 2017.
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Welcome to the month of June! Graduations, weddings, blooming roses and Father's Day! The governor of the state of Washington, proclaimed the nation's first Father's Day on June 19, 1910 and we have been celebrating it ever since. Congratulations to all the dads, uncles and male friends who contributed love and companionship to us. Happy Father's Day! If you're a member of the Milford Senior Center, surely you have made a visit to our facility recently. There is so much going on here.So many of our programs are adding vitality and enthusiasm for members and after you look at page 5 of this month's Bulletin, you will see how diversified our programs are. Speaking of programs, we have The Ahrens Program available, designed for individuals with cognitive impairments who require a supervised environment. A light breakfast is served. A nutritious lunch as well and a variety of activities planned during the day. For more information, please call Jean Kaluzynski at 203-877-5131. For an inspiring, meaningful tribute, we will be celebrating Flag Day, June 14 at 1:15 p.m., a truly moving event. We hope to see you there. Recently, the Food Bank located at our facility, received food donations collected by the United States Postal Service. Residents placed bags of groceries at their mailbox and through the efforts of mail persons, hundreds of pounds of food were placed in the Food Bank. Thank you everyone!. Also, the Drug Take Back program, held by the Milford Police Department at our parking lot, produced 700 pounds of discarded medications. Great job folks!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Monica Gasperini, Kristin Mould, Judy Kennedy, Liz Hawley, Carole Boughton, Albert Guinazu, Cynthia Zullo, Susan Charest, Mary Ann Cyr, Vivienne Fehsenfeld, Wilbur Hoffman and Barbara Ragozzine. Also, Robert Ragozzine, Beth (Mary E.) Lorenzi, Tona Donlan, Lynne Harrison, Patty Schein and Don Sanders.
PER DIEM DRIVER OPENING AVAILABLE
The Transportation Department at the Milford Senior Center has an opening for a Per Diem Driver, a driver that is called when the need arrives to work. Please call Liz Kassay, Human Resource Manager at 203 -877-5131 for additional information.
SHE'S A WINNER!
Barbara Rylski, a member of our Wii Bowling Team recently bowled a perfect 300 game. Congratulations Barbara!
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 Liz Kassay, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JUNE BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS
Allow vehicles enough time to stop. Don’t assert the right of way with a fast moving vehicle, you could lose.
Make eye contact with drivers. But don’t assume they will yield.
Cross at intersections. Crossing mid-block is unsafe; never cross from between two parked cars…drivers can’t see you and aren’t expecting you. When crossing at a signal controlled intersection, cross only on a green light OR when the “walk” sign is activated; the walk sign may change but the light is timed to give you enough time to continue on safely before opposing traffic approaches.
Stop, look and listen before crossing. Just like when you were a kid, look right and left over your shoulder before crossing, look for cars and bicycles, bicycles are required to obey the rules just like the cars.
Always cross in a straight line. The shortest distance between two points Use extra care when crossing with children. Remember drivers may not see a little one… hold their hand while crossing.
Use the same rules of caution in a parking lot. Parking lots can be just as dangerous as the street.
Be a defensive walker. Watch where you are going. Expect the unexpected. Don’t let cars surprise you… even if the motorist is wrong. You could be dead right.
The information for this article was provided by the Milford Police Department
NATIVE AMERICAN SHARES HIS SKILLS
Larry Robstock a member of the Milford Senior Center, and a native of the Cayuga Tribe, a tribe that originated in the upper area of Buffalo, New York. is an extremely talented individual.
As you can see by his photo today, Larry displays one of his loves of Indian culture, beading. The cradle he is holding originates from six months of dedication and patience. To truly appreciate the beauty of his work of love and art, it is worth remembering that each of the thousands of beads was inserted by hand and needle. There are a number of beaded artifacts such as moccasins, belt bags and of course, cradles made by this talented Native American who loves and respects his culture.
Among his many abilities is the art of creating arrowheads and bows. Arrowheads are created from stone to arrowhead, an art that has been taught from generations of Cayogas. Bows are made from Osage Orange Trees, found locally and designed and created by this talented Native American.
Larry has been the recipient of many accolades and has visited numerous Pow Wows with his creations and won a number of awards for their creativity, authenticity and beauty.
Larry has been a commercial fisherman for 35 years and is a well - traveled individual, visiting many Native American sites throughout the country.
Deeply respective of nature, he takes quiet walks each morning, convening with natural surroundings, allowing the sights and sounds of the landscape to comfort and relax him.
Larry Robstock has continued to cultivate and keep his Indian heritage as a legacy for his children and grandchildren.
We are happy to have Larry in our midst, offering membership the opportunity to appreciate and respect the talents of his Native American culture.
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.