Senior News: Dec. 23 — Dec. 29

Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers a variety of activities for seniors; annual membership is $10. For more information visit milfordctseniorcenter.com or call 203-877-5131.

Monday, Dec. 23 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 rhythm and blues, Latin line dance; 10:15 Italian; 10:30 low vision support group meets second Monday of the month; 11 Zumba Gold; 1 bingo, Mah Jongg, Scrabble; 1:30 bowling; 5 book club last Monday of the month; 5:30 pickle ball; 6:30 model railroad group; 6-8 open for pool, cards, games.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 — Center closes at 1 for Christmas Eve. 9 beginners line dancing; 9:30 slimmercize; 10 ceramics, Gospel Choir; 10:45 osteoporosis exercise; 11:30 Morning Glorys sing-a-long.

Wednesday, Dec. 25 — Center closed.

Thursday, Dec. 26 — 9:15 Morning Glorys sing a long; 9:30 computer class, advance registration required; 10 Writers Unlimited bi-monthly, every other Thursday, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish.

Friday, Dec. 27 — 9:15 Morning Glorys sing a long; 9:30 computer class, advance registration required; 10 Writers Unlimited bi-monthly, every other Thursday; 11 computer class, advance registration; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish.

Sunday, Dec. 29 — Center is open noon-4 for cards and bingo. Pool room is open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 and Sunday, noon-4.

 

Menu — Dec. 23-27: Monday, chicken parmesan, green beans, pasta on the side; Tuesday, baked ham with pineapple, mashed potatoes, broccoli; Wednesday, closed for Christmas; Thursday, Subway sandwiches; Friday, Subway sandwiches.

 

Lunch offered daily, 12:15, Monday-Friday. Complete dinner, $3, includes soup, dinner & dessert; sandwich dinner, $1.75, includes sandwich, soup & dessert; sandwich only, $1.25; soup only $.50. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich or tossed salad offered daily for $1; hot dogs, $1.50.

 

Trips

Limited tickets are still available for War Horse Feb. 2, $98; Book of Mormon March 30, $113; Ghost, the Musical, June 14, $87.

 

Movie — Hyde Park on the Hudson will be shown Friday, Dec. 27, 1:15. This movie tells the story of the visit from the King and Queen of England to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his home at Hyde Park.

 

Art classes — Art instructor Mike Voytek holds art classes each Friday, 1:30-3, Ceramics Room. Free paint and brushes.

 

Ahrens program — Service offered to individuals with cognitive impairments who require a supervised environment at the Center. The program co-coordinator, Rita Whiskeyman, may be contacted for more information at 203-877-5131. The program is funded by the City of Milford and United Way of Milford, Inc.

 

Low Vision group — meets the second Monday of the month, 10:30 a.m.

 

Memoir workshop — Workshop participants meet every other Thursday, 10-11:30, card room.

Writing is prompted by subjects presented by Judy, such as one’s childhood home, the look, the feel, and the smells and sounds that remind us of our favorite Christmas, our first car, television in the early days, a job we liked or disliked, friends through the years or lessons we’ve learned through our life.

Participants will create a self portrait for future generations.

Information: 203 877-5131.

 

Zumba classes — Six-week sessions, $20. Sign up at the front desk.

 

Center membership — Membership at the Center is open to Milford’s older adults, 55 and over. Annual fee: $10. Interested residents may sign up at the Center or call Mary Steinmetz, 203-877-5131.

 

Model Railroad Club — The formation of the Center’s Model Railroad Club has begun. Membership is open to all Milford residents age 55 and older.

The HO scale of model railroading will be used. Donations of any model railroading equipment or any scale and cash donations are accepted.

 

Treasure Chest Consignment and Craft Shop — Open Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Pool room open daily, and Monday & Thursdays, 6-8.

 

Volunteers sought — The Ahrens Program, at the Milford Senior Center, provides recreational, nutrition and educational activities for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. This program enables caregivers several hours of respite while the participant is being supervised by staff members and volunteers.

If interested in volunteering, call Rita Whiskeyman, Ahrens program coordinator, 203-877-5131.

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