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
We are fortunate to have Milford’s Health Director, Deepa D. Joseph provide us with a number of sun safety tips for seniors during the hot weather. They are as follows:
Wear appropriate clothing. The best summer clothing is lightweight and made out of breathable fabric such as cotton. Shirts should be long-sleeved. Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect from the sun.
Apply sunscreen early and often. Try to apply sunscreen before you head outside and reapply every two hours. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UBA radiation.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Increase your water intake especially if you are doing any kind of activity.
Stay indoors during the hottest hours of the day. The sun is most intense during the middle of the day. Try to keep outdoor activities in the early morning or evening hours when the weather is cooler.
Wear eye protection. As we get older, our eyes can become more sensitive. Wearing sunglasses can help reduce the damage to your eyes.
Check your medications. Some medications can cause increased sensitivity to the sun or hotter temperatures. Look over your medications and talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns.
The Milford Senior is an air conditioned facility. When temperatures are in the high 90’s the Center may be open until 8:00 p.m. Come enjoy a good book, watch a movie or play cards with friends. Please call the Center to verify at 203-877-5131.
Be safe and I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Welcome to the month of July, a month of patriotic celebrations, parades and fireworks. I did a little research and came up with a few unusual, but interesting 4th of July facts. Only two men signed the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock and Charles Thompson. There was only one man of the signers that was educated at Harvard and the White House celebrated its first 4th of July in 1801. Happy July 4th! If you will, check our page 5 of this Bulletin and discover the really interesting, informative, fun filled programs our Program Director Amanda Berry has come up with this month. Our Christmas in July Tag Sale, Monday, July 31st at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will surely provide an interesting shopping day adventure! If environmental issues pique your interest, visit us Thursday, July 20th 1:15 p.m. when a guest speaker will lead a Rainforest discussion. Also, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. July 16th, the Milford Concert Band will present “Summer Seventeen Concert Series,” Music from Broadway and movies, pop medleys and a few surprises. Free! Open to the public! On that note, enjoy the upcoming summer days.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
David Berkowitz, Carol Dima, Sharleen Kazmercyk, Sally Maglione, Judith Moger-Celano, Miriam Mola,Dovie Napolitano, Cynthia Pagano, Mary Page, Robert Patry, Barbara Richards, Nancy Rosenblum, Peggy Salerno, Patricia Violette, L. Ruth Wilkerson, Brenda Bowes, Priscilla Chevrette, and Norma DuBour. Also, Pamela Glover, Stephanie Heisler, Rebecca Hussey, John Karney, Kathleen Karney, Mary Ann Leahy, Frerick Luongo, Stanley Marczak, Suzanne Mora, David Orrell, Laura Palmieri and Charles Peschel. Membership at the Milford Senior Center is open to Milford residents 55 years of age and older. There is an annual fee of $15.00 Please call our office at 203 877-5131 for additional information.
Who was the first Boy Scout in Milford?
Do you remember the nickname for a favorite beach in Milford?
When was the fire house on New Haven Avenue built?
Name the three Jonathan Law basketball players that scored over 1,000 points?
The answers can be found on page " Health "
Reduce Your Chance of Being Carjacked
Always park in a well-lit area so from a distance you can see your car and its surroundings.
Have your car keys ready as you approach your vehicle and look under, around, and inside your car for persons who may be hiding. If safe, enter and immediately lock all doors.
Stay alert. Don’t drive on autopilot. Watch your mirrors for any car that might be following. If you think someone is following you, do not go home. Drive to the nearest police, fire, or gas station, or well-lit area where there are people that can help.
While stopped in traffic, leave enough room between your car and the one in front of you so you can maneuver and escape if necessary.
Keep an alert eye out for any suspicious characters at intersections.
A “Patriotic Journey” concert, conducted by Debra Fellenbaum, was presented at our Center recently. Janice Sowka at the podium,participated in the concert’s salute.
A visitor to the Center’s Art Show studies the works of George Radwick, artist who participates in the Arts Class during a recent exhibition at the Center.
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.
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 Liz Kassay, Human Resources Manager 203-877-5131.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
JULY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
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.