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
Deepa Joseph, Director of The Milford Health Department has announced two Flu Clinics will take place at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, on Wednesday, October 11th and Monday, October 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
To pre-register, contact our Insurance Specialists, Jackie Sconzo or Laura Daneault at 203 877-5131 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please have your insurance information available when you call.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) details that each year more than 425,000 related hospitalizations and up to 36,000 flu-related deaths occur. It is estimated that 52% of the hospitalizations and 78% of the deaths occur in people 65 years of age or older.
The Milford Health Department will offer Fluzone High Dose for individuals 65 years of age and over at their Flu Clinics this season, including the Senior Center Flu Clinics. Fluzone High Dose is the first and only influenza vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years of age and older. Persons in this age group have a higher risk of complications from influenza. Aging can decrease the body’s ability to have a good immune response after getting the influenza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine helps provide older adults a better immune response and therefore better protection against the flu.
On another note, the Milford Senior Center at 9 Jepson Drive, will host its annual Veteran’s Day tribute on Thursday, November 9th at 12:00 p.m. All seats are assigned. Please RSVP by November 6th. Tickets can be obtained at our front office before the event. Please call Program Director, Amanda Berry for details at 203 877-5131. Milford veterans and a guest are invited. We will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a complimentary luncheon, music by the Center’s band, The Note Ables, followed by a selection of patriotic music by the Center’s Choral group under the direction of Linda Whittaker. Veterans of all wars and servicemen and women are invited to attend. If your spouse has passed, you are welcome to join us.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
I have been receiving 2018 calendars in the mail already and it’s only October! Is it true? Is 2018 just two months away? In the spirit of Halloween during this month, Program Director Amanda Berry has planned a dance, Monday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. You can see our Center’s complete list of special events on page 5 of this Bulletin. Recently, our Center was visited by a Channel 12 Television Staff member who provided viewers insight on our Ahrens Program including a chat with volunteer Cynthia DeLuca. And…there’s more. Our Center’s monthly events have been heard over the WFIF, 1500 AM radio waves. I am anticipating continued monthly coverage over WFIF airwaves. Our Center is bustling with activities…exercise, music, travelling, language classes, crafts, ceramics, billiards, dancing, just to name a few. You might want to check out page 9 of today’s Bulletin. Program Director, Amanda Berry has listed all the Center’s activities, alphabetically for easy reference. If you are interested in any of these programs, please give us a call, 203 877-5131. Congratulations to Edgar Russell Jr. a member of our writer’s group who had his article on Freedom published in the New Haven Register. Happy Halloween, Happy October!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Mark Antonelli, Monique Antonelli, Curtiss Avery, Maureen Barquinero, Derek Couturas, Joy Couturas, Paul Downing, Paul Flocke, Anita Germain and Patricia Glica. Also, Frances Grade, Lynne Knobel, Viola Konkol, Susan Lapham, Ruth MacKenzie, Ann Magnotta, Judith Parodie, Ronald Plavnicky, Joseph Roberts, Gloria Sanwald, Mariann Shannon, Loretta Sherwood, Edward Stawski, Janice Uhrynowski and Joan L. Viola. The annual membership fee at our Center is $15.00. For additional information on becoming a member, please call our office at 203 877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
OCTOBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
AHRENS VOLUNTEERS LIST
Volunteers participating in the Ahrems program are, Dorothy Beers, Troy England, Norma Fitzpatrick, Linda Gill, Patricia Gutierrez, Judy Irwin, Susan Kliger and Margaret Lewis. Also Kelly Miller, Rabang Muhajir, Ernestine Olencki, Breda Quirk, WinnAnn Steinmetz, Eileen Torrow, Janice Troll, Elda Wierzbicki, Ward Willis, Cynthia DeLuca and Cherie Reichgut.
Respite for Caregivers at the Ahrens Program
The Ahrens Program provides recreation, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with cognitive impairments. This program also enables caregivers to have several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers. You may contact Rita Whiskeyman, Ahrens Program Coordinator or Jean Kaluzynski, Social Service Worker at 203 877-5131.
FAVORITE RECIPES WANTED
If you have a favorite recipe, you are invited to submit it in a contest run by the New England Young At Heart folks. They are looking for family favorite recipes to be submitted by seniors to publish in their upcoming New England Young at Heart Cookbook. For additional information you may contact them at email@example.com Entries should be submitted by October 6, 2017.
Why was the “cut off” on the Post Road at the old Phyllis’s Restaurant built?
In the 1930’s and 40’s what was the name of the dairy at Walnut Beach?
What was Cherry Street known as in 1835?
Who posed for the wall plaque outside City Hall by artist Jan Revere?
Approximately, how many boats are in Milford Harbor in the summertime?
Answers are on Healthy side page.
FLU SHOT CLINICS
The Milford Senior Center is hosting two Flu Shot Clinics, Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 16, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call 203 877-5131 to pre –register.
Participating in the Ahrens Volunteer Program are volunteers,
left to right, Ron Kubik, Eileen Toro, Program Coordinator, Rita Whiskeyman, Social Service Worker, Jean Kaluzynski, Assistant Program Coordinator, MaryAnn Hayes, volunteers Kelly Miller, Ward Willis and Odeilia Molina.
Tips for Avoiding Counterfeit Prescription Drugs:
Be mindful of appearance. Closely examine the packaging and lot numbers of prescription drugs and be alert to any changes from one prescription to the next.
Consult your pharmacist or physician if your prescription drug looks suspicious.
Alert your pharmacist and physician immediately if your medication causes adverse side effects or if your condition does not improve.
Use caution when purchasing drugs on the Internet. Do not purchase medications from unlicensed online distributors or those who sell medications without a prescription. Reputable online pharmacies will have a seal of approval called the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS), provided by the Association of Boards of Pharmacy in the United States.
Be aware that product promotions or cost reductions and other “special deals” may be associated with counterfeit product promotion.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
This information was provided by the Milford Police Department
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.
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.