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 would like to invite our Milford residents, 55 years of age and older, to join our family at the Senior Center. Membership is just $15.00 a year. Take a few minutes and visit us. We are open Monday from 9:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Visit our website, milfordctseniorcenter.com and see the many activities, educational programs and services offered to our membership.
It is with pride that we are able to provide so many diversified activities for our approximately 3,000 members. During the fiscal year, July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, we were happy to welcome 356 new members.
This year, the Milford Health Department’s Annual Flu Shot Clinics will take place 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 16. Please do not arrive at the Center before 9:00 a.m. Further information will be available and published in our September Bulletin and local media.
Just a reminder, the Center is an air conditioned facility and provides cool comfort for our older adults. The Senior Center is open on Monday evenings until 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Call 203 877-5131 before 4:30 p.m. to verify if we are open any other weekday evenings until 8:00 p.m. due to temperatures in the high 90’s.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable August.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Did you know that August 3 was Watermelon Day? August brings many happy memories and perhaps some of you will remember catching fireflies after dark, picking blue berries and watching the evening summer skies for “falling stars”. August is a great month here at the Center as well. Many of our members board buses from here to view our beautiful New England States during these summer months. Our members enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining concert last month, performed by the Milford Concert Band, the official band of our city. We had quite a crowd attending. The Milford Mirror published patriotic compositions from members of our Wordsmith Writers group under the tutelage of Judy Goldwyn . Congratulations members! Years ago, many of us enjoyed sitting on our front porches, watching the world go by. Well, our members can enjoy “porch watching” here at the Center on our front porch. This is a popular resting spot enjoyed by so many. Perhaps you are not a member yet. If you are over 55 and a Milford resident, come on down to our front office and for an annual fee of $15.00 you can enjoy our many activities, services and programs. Call us if you need more information at 203 877-5131. We introduced a new little feature in our bulletin last month, Milford Trivia. I received a number of requests for more of this local history quiz, so I have placed Milford Trivia on this page today.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Elaine Dworkin, Jean-Louis Auclair, Robert Brady, Patricia Chasney, Ana Maria DaSilva, Raymond Desrosiers, Sandra Doebler, Iris Dougherty, Joy Duva, Marie Gentile, Marty Hammill, William Keenan, Ellen Solhem, Carol Pyne, Adele Aldridge, Linda Bernardo and Frank Bocialetti. Also, Malcom Boxwell, Margaret Chanaca, Christine Cook, Monica Costantini, William Farrell, Robert Fitzpatrick, Sara Jean Gardner, Warren Gardner, Lois Gosselin, Gloria Hayes, Shirley Heery, Cecilia Keenan, Patricia Kellam, Mary Jo Kramer and Madaleen Lazowsky. Also, John Lazowsky, Patricia Loso, Agnes Nardone, Rosemarie Nardone, Sherri Pantoja, Galen Pape, Mary Lou Parks, Arlene Phaneuf, Concetta Rooney, Diethelm Schippers, Marjorie Schippers, Virginia Stefanko, Annette Stofan, Lawrence Traylor, Thelma Traylor, Estelle Trichka and Mavis Williams.
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
AUGUST BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Swimmers enjoying the creek between Pond Point and Bayview with Melba Street and Orchard (Orland) Street in the background. Undated photo.
What year was the “Oatmeal Lots” available in Milford?
When was the original Chamber of Commerce built?
What is the speed limit in Milford Harbor?
Who owned Charles Island originally?
If you are interested in reading more on these questions, call me 203 877-5131.
Answers are given in the artical below.
WE COMPOSE, DONATE, VOLUNTEER AND CREATE AT OUR CENTER!
Kennedy Center Dining room helpers with Wendy Ferraro, Kitchen Supervisor
Terry Manno with low vision, enjoys a Ceramic Class project.
Milford Trivia Answers
1902, Shelland Street, small building lots
1894 Chamber of Commerce Building
6 miles per hour
The Miles Company, Dominican Order 1930
Your home should be a safe haven. Most burglaries occur during daylight hours and many intruders gain access through open or poorly secured doors and windows.
Here are some precautions you can take to keep you and your home safe.
Install solid, easy-to-use locks on your doors and windows, including sliders and garage.
Use deadbolt locks on all the doors.
Don't hide extra keys under the doormats or in planters, etc.-leave an extra set with a neighbor or friend.
Install a peephole and make sure you use it.
Never open the door to strangers. If a stranger asks to use your phone, offer to make the call for them.
Ask service technicians or care providers you don't know for ID before you open the door.
Trim trees and shrubs to eliminate hiding places.
Keep your home well lit at night, inside and out.
Draw the curtains and blinds at night.
10. Engrave your valuables (don't use your Social Security number) and list their serial numbers and description.
This information was provided by Milford Police Department
A Little Humor Goes A Long Way!
1. I am the life of the party even if it lasts until 8:00 p.m.
2.I am very good at opening childproof caps—with a hammer.
3. I’m smiling all the time because I can’t hear a thing you’re saying.
4. I’m very good at telling stories over and over and over.
5. I’m not really grouchy, I just don’t like traffic, waiting, crowds, lawyers, loud music,
unruly kids, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember
6. I’m a walking storeroom of facts. I’ve just lost the key to the storeroom door.
These humorous recollections were provided by http:// guy.sports.com senior moments.
With Fall cleaning right around the corner, the Milford Senior Center Consignment Shop is accepting men and women’s clothing, knick knacks, dishes, holiday items, etc. Please call Amanda Berry if you have any questions. 203 877-5131.
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.