Senior News: March 3 — March 9

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, March 3 — 9 arts and crafts; 10 rhythm and blues, low vision support group meets second Monday of month, ballroom aerobics; 11 ballroom cardio; 10-4 super bingo; 10:15 Italian; 11 zumba gold; 1 bingo, mah jongg, Scrabble; 5 book club last Monday of month; 5:30 pickle ball; 6:30 model railroad group; Center open 6-8 for evening programs.

Tuesday, March 4 — 9-noon AARP free tax preparation, call 203-877-5131 to register; 9 beginners line dancing; 9:30 slimmercize; 10 ceramics, Gospel Choir; 10:30 osteoporosis exercise; 11:30 Morning Glorys sing-a-long; 1 Club C meeting followed by bingo, book club, meets last Tuesday of the month; 1:15 pianist Roger Young; 1:30 tap dancing; 2 men’s club first Tuesday of the month, women’s club third Tuesday of the month, quilting; 4:15 yoga.

Wednesday, March 5 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate Tai Chi; 10 MSC band rehearsal, country/western line dance, beginners bridge class, advance registration required; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling.

Thursday, March 6 — 9-noon AARP free tax preparation, call 203-877-5131 to register; 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, March 7 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call Nancy Reed, 203-877-5131, ext. 2145; 9 ceramics class; 9:30 lightweights class; 10 creative writing; 10:30 Linda’s Choral Group; 1 Wii bowling, art class; 3 pickle ball.

Sunday, March 9 — Center is open noon-4 for cards and bingo, billiards and special program events. Pool room is open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 and Sunday, noon-4.

 

Menu — March 3-7: Monday, vegetable quiche with hollandaise sauce, tossed salad; Tuesday, Swedish meatballs in gravy over egg noodles, buttered carrots; Wednesday, baked ham with macaroni and cheese, broccoli; Thursday, breaded chicken tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce, potato casserole, mixed vegetables; Friday, eggplant rollatini with marinara and mozzarella cheese, pasta on the side, green beans.

 

Lunch offered Monday-Friday, 12:15. 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.

 

Tax filing — AARP volunteers will be available from 9-noon for free income tax assistance through April 15. About 25 participants will be registered each Tuesday and Thursday. To schedule a day or for more information, call 203-877-5131.

 

Christmas on the Danube presentation — Highlights of Nov. 28-Dec. 6 trip Monday, March 3, 6 p.m., include Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Nurembeerg, Regensburg, Passau, Wachau Valley, Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House & The Christmas Markets of all. Transportation from the Senior Center to airport, airfare, transfers, all meals, tours, gratuities and more. Prices from $3,199/per person, double based on category selected on the ship. Prague extension available.

 

Reflections of Italy tour presentation — Highlights of Nov. 3-12 trip Monday, March 31, 6 p.m., include Rome, Coliseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Chiani Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Lugano, Switzerland and Como, from $3,849 double.

 

Trips

March 5, 4,000 Miles at Long Wharf Theatre, $75, lunch stop on own.

March 19, Dublin City Rambler, $65, Foxwoods.

March 31, Mohegan Nite, departs 1:15, returns 9:30, $25.

April 2, Shout! The Mod Musical at Ivoryton Playhouse, $60, lunch included.

April 9, Fascia’s Chocolate Tour and Backstage at The Palace Theatre Tour, lunch included.

April 23, I Ought to Be in Pictures! at Ivoryton Playhouse, $60, lunch included.

April 24, Ragtime at Westchester Broadway Theatre, music and lunch, $95.

April 26, Dream Lovers at Nelson Hall, $50, lunch included.

April 30-May 2, Atlantic City, Resorts Casino, bonus package, two dinners, show, $30 slot, $229.

May 12, Harlem tour, $102, lunch at Sylvia’s, Apollo Theatre, Harlem Market and more.

Limited tickets still available for Bushnell Broadway series: Beauty and the Beast, May 7, $65; Ghost, the Musical, June 14, $87.

Call for information on other tours including Colorado Rockies and Train Tour Sept. 5 and Spain and Portugal River Cruise Oct. 3.

 

DAV Chapter 15 donates to the Center — Disabled Veterans of America, Chapter 15, has donated a reading device to the Milford Senior Center for individuals affected with macular degeneration.

For more information, call Program Director, Amanda Berry, 203-877-51331.

 

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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