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 have been notified by the National Council on Aging that the theme for National Senior Center Month in September is, “Senior Centers, Masters in Aging!” With this theme in mind, the following classes and services are offered at the Milford Senior Center, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, a Stretch Strengthen and Stabilize Class, Ballroom Aerobics, Pickle Ball, Osteoporosis, Preventative Exercises, Tap Dancing, Wii Bowling, Country Western Line Dance classes and Zumba Gold.
Also, the Center offers classes in Art, Ceramics, Meditative Coloring, Quilting, Beading, Arts and Crafts. Knitting, Bridge, Mahjongg, Scrabble, Italian, French, Creative Writing, Computer classes and Individual Technology mentoring.
Services offered at the Center include Meals On Wheels, Food Bank and Social Service assistance, Transportation to and from the Senior Center and to medical appointments in Milford. Also, Insurance assistance, Ahrens respite program, mini-lunch and continental breakfast program. In addition, we offer a Notary Public service and traveling opportunities.
This year, our Annual Health Fair is scheduled for September 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A variety of health and wellness information will be available. Also, health screenings, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, vision and dental, advanced care planning and mammography exams. Appointments are necessary for cholesterol screenings, and mammography. Please see page three for details regarding screenings. We invite you to participate and join us in celebrating the national tribute to Senior Centers.
The Milford Senior Center Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, October 11 and Monday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.at the Center. 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.
On Monday, September 4, the Center will be closed due to the Labor Day holiday.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF ELEANORE TURKINGTON
According to the National Council on Aging, the theme for National Senior Center Month in September is, “ Senior Centers, Masters In Aging!” Think about it for a moment, if you would, folks over 55 years of age have “mastered aging” in so many ways. Proof of that statement is a visit to our Center. Please take special note of the message on page one of today’s Bulletin from Executive Director, Janice M. Jackson. The services and programs available to Milford residents over the age of 55, who have become Milford Senior Center’s members, is definite proof, seniors can master aging! From Art Class to Yoga “all activities that engage the mind, move the body and inspire” are available here at 9 Jepson Drive. The annual membership fee for Milford older adults is just $15.00! You may want to mark Monday September 18 on your calendar! We will be offering our annual Senior Health Day 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In addition to a myriad of health screenings there is going to be a special presentation on Cataract Surgery at 10:30 a.m. by Eye Physicians and Surgeons, PC, Dr. Alex Voldman. Page three of today’s bulletins will provide complete information on this program. The Milford Recreation Department’s Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program is holding its annual Autumn Garlic Festival at the Gazebo on the Milford Green in downtown Milford Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, September 24th. See you there!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Lynne Knobel, Mary Anne Mingrone, Cynthia Mullins, Pamela Buskey, T. James Dumont, Janet Gomolson, Francine Kelly, Patricia Kvancz, Gail Lamoureuex, Mary Lavery, Patricia Mahon, Ray Mahon, Marlene Margolin, James Parkin, Janet Parkin, Carl Pisacane and Annabelle Torres.
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
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
NATIONAL SENIOR CENTER MONTH
Recognized by the Older Americans Act (OAA) as a community focal point, senior centers have become one of the most widely used services among America’s older adults. According to the National Council on Aging, September is recognized as National Senior Center Month celebrating 2017’s theme, “Senior Centers, Masters in Aging!” There are over 11,000 senior centers in the nation, serving more than 1 million older adults every day compared with their peers. Senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction and life satisfaction. Senior centers serve as a gateway to the nation’s aging network connecting older adults to vital community services that can help them stay heathy and independent.
What was the original plan for Buckingham Avenue?
What was the gasoline station located at Lafayette and Broad Street called?
Where were prisoners kept before the present police station was built?
What Milford resident was an All American Lacrosse player?
What was produced at the pond located at Anderson Avenue Playground in 1900?
Answers are on Health page.
You Could Be a Victim of Identity Theft and Not Know It
Anyone can become the victim of identity theft. They don't know their identity has been stolen until unexplained charges start showing up on credit cards or their bank accounts have been emptied.
Identity theft occurs when a thief steals the person's social security number, bank account numbers and other financial or personal documents. With this information, they can open a new credit card account for their own use, apply for loans in the victim's name, drain the victim's bank accounts, and illegally obtain professional licenses, driver's licenses and birth certificates. How do criminals take your identity?
Stealing mail - ID thieves can easily steal your mail, including bank and credit card statements, checks, tax information and more. And it's not only the mail that gets stolen: Thieves will steal your garbage, rummaging through it for personal and financial information carelessly tossed into the trash.
Sending mail - Identity thieves not only take the mail, they also send it to you. The mail appears to come from trusted sources, such as the victim's bank, charitable organizations or well-known companies. The scam mail usually contains "official" letterhead, authentic looking logos and registered trademarks.
Why are seniors targeted? Seniors are seen as an easy opportunity. Identity thieves love older people because they are vulnerable. They are often socially isolated, lonely, tend to be trusting and vulnerable, and may have early dementia or memory loss. This is the perfect victim profile for an identity thief to prey upon.
This information was provided by the Milford Police Department.
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.