Milford Senior Center calendar: Jan. 20-26

The Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers the following programs and events. For more information, call 203-877-5131 or visit;

Tax preparation

The Vita Program will be providing free income tax preparations for all ages and low-income families Sundays, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays, from 5-8 p.m., Jan. 26 through April 5. Participants are required to register by calling 211 or online at preparations.

Ahrens program

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 continental breakfast, enjoy various activities, which include 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 p.m.

Cost is $10 a day for Milford residents and $15 a day for out-of-town residents. To learn more about the program or to schedule a tour, contact Rita Whiskeyman, program coordinator or Christine Lyas, social service worker at 203-877-5131.

Night time programs

The Center will be open Mondays, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for cards, pool and games; Tuesday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, from noon-4 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 20 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 9:30 laughter yoga; 10:30 ballroom aerobics; 11 zumba gold; 1 bingo, mahjongg, scrabble, art class; 4 stretch, strength, stabilize; 5:30 pickleball for beginners; 5:55 board game night, second Monday of the month; trivia night, fourth Monday of the month; 6:30 model railroad group.

Tuesday, Jan. 21— 9:15 beginners line dance, chess group; 9:30 stretch, stengthen and stabilize; 10 ceramics, gospel choir; 10:30 osteoporosis preventative class; 11 MSC Book Club, The Curious Charms of Arther Pepper by Phaedra Patrick; 1 traffic safety “Jeopardy” game, Club C meeting followed by bingo, tap dance; 2 Women’s Club meeting, quilting; 4 yoga.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 — 9:30 beading, Tai Chi beginner; 10 MSC Band rehearsal; 10:30 intermediate Tai Chi, country western line dance; 1 understanding sleep, happy hookers knitting group, bingo, Wii bowling; 4 zumba gold.

Thursday, Jan. 23 — 9:15 yoga, chess play; 10 Writers Unlimited; 10-noon Tech Time; 10:30 line dance, Qi Gong; 11 Italian cultural class; 1 Wii bowling, knitting, bingo, healthy cooking demo, RSVP to 203-877-5131.

Friday, Jan. 24 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call front desk; 9:30 stretch, strengthen and stabilize, meditation; 10 ceramics, choral group, creative writing; 10:45 Let your Yoga Dance; 1 Halotherapy: How to benefit mind, body and soul discussion; 2 movie, Las Vegas; 3 pickleball beginners.

Sunday, Jan. 26 — The center is open from noon-4 for cards and bingo, billiards. The pool room is open 9-4. Sandwiches and chips are available for $2.

The center offers lunch daily, Monday-Friday, from noon-1. Lunch tickets may be purchased at the office window from 9:30-12:15. Complete dinner, at $3, includes soup and dinner; sandwich $1.25; soup $.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.

Lunch menu

Monday, Jan. 20 — Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Teriyaki meatballs over rice, green beans.

Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Breaded fish with lemon and tartar, baked potato, cole slaw.

Thursday, Jan. 23 — Chicken casserole, rice pilaf, broccoli.

Friday, Jan. 24 — Kielbasa with saurkraut, potatoes, carrots.


Jan. 28, 4:30 p.m., Travel Expo features full calendar of trips for 2020; March 1, Jesus Christ Superstar, $115; Feb. 3, Cats, Bushnell; March 2, 4 p.m., presentation of Painted Canyons of the West trip Sept. 13-21; March 3, Rent, Bushnell; March 11-23, Treasures of Egypt with optional three-night stay in Jordan, $4,489; March 13, Let History Come Alive Hudson Valley trip, $146; March 19, St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Aqua Turf, $65; March 21, The Andrews Sisters at Nelson Hall, $55; March 31, Beautiful, The Carol King Musical, Bushnell; April 5, Moondance, the music of Van Morrison at Nelson Hall, $55; April 7, Burt & Me at Ivoryton, $70; April 8, Mohegan Sun, $27; April 11, Wicked Tulips, $141; April 16, The Glenn Campbell Experience at Aqua Turf, $65; April 26, The Band’s Visit, The Bushnell, Hartford, $110; April 27, West Point Dress Parade, $116; May 5, Come From Away, The Bushnell; May 19-21, Queen Esther, Sight and Sound Theatre, $565; June 23, Waitress, Bushnell.