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
As each year passes, Veteran’s Day is remembered throughout our country, and we at the Milford Senior Center join in remembering the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to preserve the many freedoms we are able to enjoy. We would like to offer a tribute to the Milford servicemen and women who continue to preserve the safety of our nation and other nations.
We are inviting Milford veterans from all wars and a guest to join us on Friday, November 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. There will be music by the Center’s band, the Note Ables and a selection of patriotic music by the Center’s Choral Group. Light refreshments will be available. Contact Amanda Berry, Program Director at 203-877-5131 to register before October 31st.
We were very happy to see over 200 veterans and their guests from various branches of the service attend our ceremony last year. The comraderies among the veterans was an impressive sight we won’t forget.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) has started accepting applications. Program benefits run from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. TEAM, Inc. in Derby serves as the local Community Action Agency to file and process these applications. As a courtesy to Milford residents, the Milford Department of Human Services also provides a limited number of intake appointments for this program. Appointments to file your application can be made by calling TEAM, Inc. at (203)736-5420 or the Milford Department of Human Services at (203)783-3253.
A reminder that in the event of inclement weather this winter, please tune in to Radio Station WICC 600 on your dial, or watch Channel 3 or 8 who will give the list of area closings of schools. If the Milford School System is closed, then the Milford Senior Center will also be closed. If there is a two hour delay, the Center will be open at 11:00 a.m. This delay is to allow enough time for the Public Works Department to shovel, plow and sand our sidewalks and parking lot. As always, the safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us.
The Center will be closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day and November 22nd and 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope everyone enjoys the holidays with family and friends.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
Well folks, as my youngsters used to say, “It’s Turkey Day, Mom!” Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. We are fortunate to reside in an old, old city, where Thanksgiving Day was celebrated with cherished admiration and gratefulness. We hope you and your family enjoy this holiday. Speaking of celebrations, please take a look at page three of this month’s Bulletin. We are celebrating Veteran’s Day with a tribute to servicemen and women, Friday, November 2nd. Each month as I write this column, I am surprised and happy to see the diversified selections our Program Director Amanda Berry has planned for our members. For instance, Tuesday, November 13th, visit our Center at 1:00 p.m. to see the program, KINDNESS ROCKS and with so much technology on cars these days, Monday, November 26 will surprise and please you with a wealth of knowledge you will be certain to absorb and utilize on your car from this presentation. By the way, our Center will be closed Monday, November 12, Veteran’s Day and November 22nd and November 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. Our insurance staff worked diligently to present our Flu Shot program last month. Hats off to Insurance Specialists Laura Daneault and John Cornelius for coordinating this program and making preparations for the flu shots. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Premila Arnold, Hector Arnold, Martha Banks, Patricia Brysoon, Andrea Buer, Eileen Casey, Elaine Cohen, Jean K. Cawford, Howard Custis, Linda Del Vechio, Richard Del Vechio, Lucille Dente, Madeline Deranleau-Kohl, Jeanne Flynn, Teresa Goron and Samuel Goron. Also, Mavis Hector, Nina Jackson, Lisa Kandrach, Don Keegan, Sharon Kelley, Perrin Kozlowski, Arlene Lacerenza, Shirley Lautz, Cheryl Lautz, Eleanor Liscio, Frank Liscio Sr., Carolene Mahnken, Arlene Martaus and Rosa Lusignan. Also, Robin Magel, John Martin, Frank Matthews, Karen Murcko, Carla McNamara, Mary Miller, Linda Murphy, Rosaria Muscatelli, Lucinda Nichols, Beatrice Parady, Gordon Parmelee, Debby Parsons and Barbara Pitt. Also, Frederick Pitt, Reiny Luther, Charles Robertson, Elaine Robertson, Michael Rosen, Susan Rosen, Judith Ryan, Linda Theriault, Maureen Truhn, Donna Venditti, Nancy Walker, Margaret Wendel and Jann York. Welcome to our family!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
We will always remember……
Milford, Connecticut is 379 years old and bears a legacy of freedom and an historic past. Its residents have never forgotten what freedom can produce.
This Veteran’s Day Milford continues to memorialize the valiant efforts of the veterans who have protected us in spite of the dangers and horrors of the battles of war.Milford has memorial monuments throughout our city and are conveniently located for easy viewing for us to visit.
World War I
World War I Memorial Doughboy Monument is located in front of Milford’s City Hall, dedicated in 1928. Residents are honored who served in World War I. The plaque on the face of the monuments lists 22 residents who died in this war as well as 715 names of residents who served.
Vietnam and Korean War
This monument, located at the southern end of Milford’s Green, was dedicated November 9, 1986. “Silent but watchful stand two members of the military, homage to the many men and women who have served their country to preserve freedom,” a news statement at the time. The monument was created by artist sculptor John J. Blair. The Founding Committee for this tribute consisted of James W. Broatch and William A. Carlson Jr., both Vietnam veterans, Eric P. Muth and Eleanore Myers.
World War II
Dedicated August 13, 1995, the five life-sized figures, sculpted by artist, John J. Blair, represented all branches of the military. Located at the northern end of the Green, the quest to erect a World War II dedication was led by William J. Moffett, President, Leopold Bisson, Burt Bond, Wayne Carson, Mario Ditroia, Ernest Dubois, Don Elliot, Ed Filanowski, George Frye, Cornelius Heyes, Jr. Alan Jepson, Mike Kivic, Dayle Leyland, Elvera McBridem, Daniel T. Meisenheimer, Jr., Jim Merrill, Eleanore Myers, Harold Murray, Peter Penkala, John Poole, Siagmund (Ziggy) Skibeck, Winthrop Smith, Salvatore Vitale, Joseph Von Dietsch, Marcus White and Don Wright.
A salute to Women in the Marines, who celebrated 100 years of service, this year, 2018.
If you are not a member of the Milford Senior Center and you are a Milford resident 55 years of age or more, for just $15.00 a year, you are welcome to join us for all the fun, exercise, cultural, educational and social activities that the Milford Senior Center offers. Please call us with any questions at 203 877-5131.
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.
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.