Milford Senior Center calendar: Feb. 24-March 1
The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive offers a variety of programs, activities and services for Milford residents age 55 and older. Membership dues are $15 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. For more information, call 203-877-5131 or visit milfordctseniorcenter.com.
Free tax preparation
The Vita Program will be providing free income tax preparation for all ages and low-income families Sundays, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays, from 5-8 p.m., through April 5. Registration is required by calling 211 or at uwc.211ct.org./tax.
Free income tax prep
AARP volunteers will provide free income tax preparation Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m.-noon, through April 15. Registration is required.
Mind Fit program
The Mind Fit program will help keep your mind sharper, longer and enable you to learn lifestyle changes. On Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. there will be a discussion focusing on the Visual — spatial formula, the sixth in a six-part session.
Visual-spatial perception is the ability to accurately perceive an object’s physical location and understand the relationship between objects. This process is involved in most physical interactions with the environment. A loss in this ability can result in higher risks of falls since seeing steps or a slope becomes more difficult.
The center will be open Monday, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for cards, pool and games; Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
The Ahrens program provides respite time for caregivers during the day. The program is designated for individuals with cognitive impairments who may require a supervised environment. During their stay in the program, members are offered a continental breakfast, various activities like arts and crafts, table games, cognitive fit games, exercise, music and entertainment, trips and other special events. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cost is $10/day for residents and $15/day for nonresidents. To learn more or to schedule a tour, contact Rita Whiskeyman, program coordinator or Christine Lyas, social service worker at 203-877-5131.
Monday, Feb. 24 — 9:30 a.m. arts and crafts, laughter yoga; 10:30 a.m. ballroom aerobics; 11 a.m. zumba gold; 1-3 p.m. super bingo; 1 p.m. bingo, mahjongg, scrabble, art class; 4 p.m. stretch, strength, stabilize; 5:30 pickleball easygoing play; 5:55 p.m. board game night, second Monday of the month; trivia night fourth Monday of the month; 6:30 model railroad group.
Tuesday, Feb. 25 — 9:15 a.m. beginners line dance, chess learn and play; 9:30 a.m. stretch, strengthen and stabilize; 10 a.m. ceramics, gospel choir; 10:30 a.m. osteoporosis preventative class; 11 a.m. MSC book club, The Rosie Project, by Graeme; 1 p.m. Club C meeting followed by bingo, tap dance, quilting; 4 yoga.
Wednesday Feb. 26 — 9:30 a.m. beading, tai chi beginner; 10 a.m. MSC band rehearsal; 10:30 a.m. tai chi intermediate, country wester line dance; 1 p.m. happy hookers knitting group bingo, Wii bowling; 4 p.m. zumba gold.
Thursday, Feb. 27 — 9:15 a.m. yoga, chess play; 10 a.m.-noon Tech Time first and third week of the month; 10:30 a.m. line dance, qi gong; 11 a.m. Italian; 1 p.m. Wii bowling, smart solutions for cleaner air, knitting group, bingo.
Friday, Feb. 28 — 9-11:30 a.m. free haircuts, call 877-5131; 9:30 a.m. stretch, strengthen and stabilize, meditation; 10 a.m. ceramics, choral group, creative writing; 10:45 a.m. let your yoga dance; 1 p.m. pickleball beginners.
Sunday, March 1 — The center is open from noon-4 p.m. for cards, bingo and billiards. The pool room is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandwiches and chips are available for $2. Bingo will be held the first, third and fifth weeks of the month.
The center offers lunch Monday-Friday, from noon-1 p.m. Lunch tickets may be purchased at the office window from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A complete dinner, at $3, includes soup and dinner; sandwich only $1.25; soup only $.50. A vegetarian meal is offered: tossed salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich daily for $1. Salad of the day is available as a cold plate for $1. All meals include hot coffee or tea, rolls with butter and dessert.
Monday, cream of mushroom soup, ham salad or turkey and cheese sandwich; Mini lunch, chicken paprikash, egg noodles, green beans; Tuesday, cheddar brocolli soup, seafood salad or bologna and cheese; Mini lunch, baked fish, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables; Wednesday, chicken rice soup, tuna salad or salami and cheese, Mini lunch, sausage and peppers, pasta, tossed salad; Thursday, sausage potato soup, egg salad, or ham and cheese sandwich; Mini lunch, beef stew, tossed salad, corn bread; Friday, Italian wedding soup, tuna salad or liverwurst and cheese sandwich; Mini lunch, sliced ham, pineapples, peas, sweet potatoes.
March 3, Rent, Bushnell; March 13, Let History Come Alive: Historic Hudson Valley tour, $146; March 19, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Aqua Turf, $65; March 21, The Andrew Sisters at Nelson Hall, $55; March 31, Beautiful, The Carole King Musical, Bushnell; April 5, Moondance, the Music of Van Morrison, $55; April 7, Burt & Me at Ivoryton, $70; April 8, Mohegan Sun, $27; April 11, Wicked Tulips, $141; April 16, The Glenn Campbell Experience, $65; April 27, West Point Dress Parade, $116; May 5, Come From Away, Bushnell; June 23, Waitress, Bushnell.