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
Since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into Law in 1965, the Act has provided a nationwide network of services that assists seniors to live with dignity in their communities.
According to the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, this year’s theme for Older American’s Month is Age Out Loud. “Age Out Loud emphasizes the way older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.”
The Milford Senior Center will be celebrating Older Americans Month with beautiful art work created by our members at an Art Show on Friday, May 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On display will be creations from the Art Class, Ceramics Class, and the Knitting and Quilting Group. At 11:00 a.m. our Writing Classes will present an exciting, interesting and creative program. The events are open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Here at the Milford Senior Center, we are extremely proud of the seniors who participate with enthusiasm at the many activities our Center provides. Our members dance, sing, create, exercise, travel and are avid readers at our Book Club. In addition, seniors enjoy learning new languages, Wii Bowling, Osteoporosis Preventive Exercise Classes, participate in a Low Vision Support group, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Yoga classes. Their vigor is contagious serving as true symbols of today’s senior citizens.
The Milford Senior Center wishes to take this opportunity to applaud Older Americans during the month of May. We will continue to provide our seniors with quality programs and services that will assist older adults now and in the future.
Best Wishes Always
Janice. M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
You can tell Spring has arrived, not only with the warmth of the sun on our backs, but the activity at our Center! All you have to do is take a look at page 5 of this month’s bulletin and you’ll see what I mean. Program Director, Amanda Berry is serving up interesting discussions, entertainment and programs that are designed to inspire and titillate the most discerning visitor to our Center. By the way, have you taken a moment to look at Kathy Wachter’s Travel column on page 4? The laughter and chatter that occurs near the Travel Department’s Bulletin Board will inspire you to sign up for a trip locally or around the world! There’s always a buzz of excitement at our Center, whether its members on their way to exercise or the sound of an orchestra warming up for a concert down the hall. If you haven’t become a member at our Center yet, a look at our monthly bulletin will hopefully, inspire you to sign up for a year’s membership at a minimal cost of $15.00. I can’t forget what we are celebrating this month of May, Mother’s Day, of course. Did you know that Mother’s Day has been celebrated since 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia? A very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, and aunts and friends who share this holiday with us. Monday, May 8, join us at our Mother’s Day Tea at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at our front office until Wednesday, May 3rd.
Ann and Henry Panek, members at our Center,display the American Flag. Ann crocheted, in honour of the nation's Memorial Day.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Narenda Patel, Shakuntala Patel, Natalie Perakos, Phyllis Martin, James Martin, Ann Nelson, Marilyn Pearson, Dorota Horwitt, Randall Hansley and Billie Harber. Also, Rosemary Forte, George Lamb, Elizabeth Bazinet, Marguerite Murray, Gail Sotir, Dennis Mattison, Suzan Wisniewiski, Alan Wisniewski and Diane Vasseur. Also, Bernice Marie-Daly, Cheryl Leonard, Christine Papcun, Anthony Papcun, Perpetua Festa, Valerie Rosa, Marilyn Christensen, Charlene Schaer, Norman Schaer and Cindy Wellington. Welcome to the Milford Senior Center Family. Milford residents 55 years of age and older are invited to join the Center for an annual membership fee of $15.00. Our office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need additional information. Please call 203 877-5131.
Members of the Model Train Club created and designed this spectacular train layout based on an actual very early Milford scene. The Club meets each Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at our Center, 9 Jepson Drive. Rick George, facilitator of the train club, welcomes those interested in participating in this group each Monday evening.
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
MAY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Top 10 Red Flags Of Home Repair Scams
This spring, don’t be a victim of home repair scams. Arm yourself by being aware of the following red flags of potential home repair scams:
Contractors who appear uninvited at your door or who telephone you out of the blue.
The contractor says they are doing work in your neighborhood and claims they have “extra material” left over.
You feel pressured to make a decision and sign a contract for the work immediately.
The contractor offers a “special deal” available “today only”.
The contractor points out a “problem” with your home that you never noticed yourself before. Some unscrupulous scam artists have been known to offer “free” inspections and then break something on purpose so they can be paid to “fix” the problem.
The contractor demands full payment up front, particularly if payment is demanded in cash.
Offers to give you a discount so that your home can be used as a “model” or if you find additional customers for him/her.
The contractor offers to help finance the project, either from his own funds or the funds of an associate, especially if your home equity or home deed is involved.
The contractor insists you come and examine “damage” with him (while an associate steals valuables from your home).
Be sure any home improvement worker that you hire is actively registered with the Department of Consumer Protection.
This information was provided by the Milford Police Department.
COMPUTER LAB VOLUNTEERS
Our Center is looking for a volunteer to assist people during our open computer lab hours. If you are interested, please call Program Director Amanda Berry at 203-877-5131.
Food Bank Manager, Sharon Brown, extends her appreciation for food donations from the WRR, Women Redefining Retirement at Golden Hill. The group has been a regular contributor to the food bank. There will be a U.S. Postal Food Drive, Saturday, May 13th. Food donations may be left at your mailbox on that day. Grocery items donated to the Food Bank are always appreciated.
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.