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 will be hosting two tax preparation programs this year, the AARP Income Tax Assistance Program and the VITA Program.
The AARP Income Tax Assistance Program provides free Income Tax preparation assistance for low and middle income taxpayers of all ages with special attention to those 60 and older. The program will run February 2nd to April 13th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Participants are required to register by calling 203 877-5131.
Taxpayers should bring with them, all information and documents that apply to their 2016 Income Taxes, including a copy of 2015 Income Tax Return, W-2 wage and tax statement forms, W-1G, certain gambling winning forms, all 1099 forms, social security benefit statement, original cost of stocks, bonds and mutual holdings sold during 2016, all documents that relate to deductible expenses, such as medical, state income taxes, property taxes, contributions and mortgage interest.
The VITA Program offers free income tax preparation for all ages and low-income families with earnings of $54,000.00. The VITA Program associated with the I.R.S. will be offered by TEAM Inc. at the VITA Clinic at the Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. This program will run Sunday, January 29th from noon to 3:00 p.m. and Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through April 17, 2017.
To register for the VITA Program and for more information regarding documents needed, please call TEAM at 203 736-5420, extension 206.
As a reminder, when the Milford School System is closed due to inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed. If there is a 90 minute delay, the Senior Center will open at 10:30 a.m.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Best Wishes Always
Janice M. Jackson
FROM THE DESK OF EDITOR ELEANORE TURKINGTON
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day coming up! Of course, we will be looking forward to Ground Hog Day, February 2nd. Will he see his shadow this year? However, it won’t be long, (I hope) before we start anticipating longer days, the first signs of flower bulbs sprouting green shoots and the sports pages of the newspapers encouraging sign- ups for spring baseball leagues. Even though these days are brisk and cold, many of us enjoy walking for exercise. For those of you who like to keep warm and yet active, there’s sure to be an activity at the Center that will entice you to spend happy hours here. Or, if you have made a resolution, or not, to be more active, we have Tai Chai, Wii Bowling, Stretch, Straighten and Stabilize, Qi Gong, Osteoporosis Preventative Exercise Class, Meditation or the Drum and Rhythm Circle program. You can look at the Bulletin’s page 6 for the various classes and schedules. Amanda Berry, Program Director for our Center is always seeking interesting, innovative programs and discussions. We are very proud of our Center and encourage you to take advantage of a membership so you too can enjoy what we have to offer! By the way, I hear the Milford Hospital Volunteer Services Department will be offering a New Volunteer Orientation Session, Tuesday, February 14th 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in Auditorium A. Call 203 876-4062 for more information. Here’s good news! Only 48 more days until Spring! Hurrah!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We are happy to welcome new members to our family at the Milford Senior Center. Peter Burns, Carole Degnan, Edward Seketsky, Rose Bradley, Elizabeth McNamara, Mary Barschow and Marie Mickus. Also, Robert Filicko, Lynn Roy, Francine Lipka, Mary Lou Hastings, Phyllis Owen and Teresa Cavaliero. Also, Diane Stango, Ed Callahan, Richard Briggs, Ellen Telker, Donna Cooke, John J. Lane, Elizabeth Lane , Marie Marchuck, James Gil and Marcia Gil. You can reach our Center at www.milfordctseniorcenter.com for information on the activities, programs and services offered to our members. For any questions you may have on membership, you may call us at 203 877-5131. Membership at an annual fee of just $15.00 is open to Milford residents 55 years of age and older. Stop in, visit us and become a member!
HARBORSIDE SCHOOL CHORUS PERFORMED FOR OUR CENTER DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON
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.
Our receptionist, Paula Honcz welcomes visitors and members with a Happy Valentone's Greeting!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRANTS!
Walnut Beach, circa 1904 - looking east
OPENINGS IN THE AHRENS PROGAM
There are openings in the Ahrens Program for people who are cognitively impaired. This program offers respite for family members and helps the clients make new friends and participate in activities. If you are interested, call Jean Kaluzynski, Social Services Worker at 203 877-5131.
We had an opprotunity to learn ferom a former chef how to prepare healthy versions of chicken during a cooking demo that took place at our Center recently. The demonstration was presented by Executive Care.
Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for traction and avoiding skids and decelerate earlier for slowing and stopping.
Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly.
Increase your distance between vehicles to increase your reaction time. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
Don't power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill as slowly as possible.
Put an emergency kit in your vehicle. The kit could include items such as, emergency flares, extra oil and antifreeze, blankets, drinking water, and a cell phone so that you can call for assistance.
Stay home. If you really don't have to go out, don't. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can.
This information was provided by the Milford Police Department
Our Milford Senior Center In Construction During 2004
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.