Senior News: April 21 - April 26

Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers a variety of activities for seniors; annual membership is $15; non-members $25. For more information visit milfordctseniorcenter.com or call 203-877-5131.
Wednesday, April 22 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate tai chi, beading group; 10 MSC band rehearsal, country western line dance class, beginners bridge; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling; 1:15 Protect Your Identity.
Thursday, April 23 — 9:30 computer class for beginners, next session begins May 7; 10 writers unlimited, line dance; 11 computer intermediate class-next session begins May 7, 1 Spanish, Wii bowling, knitting, bingo; 1:15 Staying Active-learn simple techniques.
Friday, April 24 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call Nancy Reed, 203-877-5131, ext. 2145; 9 ceramics; 9:30 stretch, strengthen and stabalize; 10 creative writing class; 10-11 art exhibit; 10:30 Linda’s choral group; 1 movie matinee, Breakfast at Tiffany’s; 1:30 pickleball, however, on movie matinee days, starts at 3.
Sunday, April 26 — 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.
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.
Senior lunch April 20-24 — Monday, teriyaki meatballs over rice, carrots; Tuesday, Bar-B-Que chicken with macaroni salad, baked beans; Wednesday, kielbasa and sauerkraut, potatoes, carrots; Thursday, sliced turkey, stuffing, cranberry, green beans; Friday, eggplant rollatini, pasta side.
Ahrens program — Service offered to individuals with cognitive impairments who require a supervised environment at the Center. The Ahrens Program is currently accepting seniors with cognitive impairments. For more information, call Jean Kaluzynski, Social Service Worker at 203-877-5131, ext. 2139.
Trips
April 25, From Broadway to Italy at Nelson Hall, $60, lunch; April 26, Camelot at the Bushnell, $90, snack bag; April 27, Mohegan Sun, 1:15-9:30, casino bonus, $27; May 3, Hello Dolly at The Warner Theatre, $65, lunch; May 9, Frank Sinatra, his life and music at Nelson Hall, $60, lunch; May 14, Guys and Dolls at Goodspeed, lunch at Gelston House, $85; May 27, The 2nd Mrs. Wilson at Long Wharf, $85, lunch at Brazi’s; May 30, Once at the Bushnell, snack bag, $90; May 31, I Love Lucy at The Palace, $80, lunch; June 9, A slice of Brooklyn tour, $105; Sept. 10, Back in Heels, the Ginger Rogers Musical and Dance at Westchester, $97.
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.
Band members sought — Linda Whittaker, band director at the Milford Senior Center, extends an invitation to seniors to join the band. All instruments are welcome, but flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, and trumpets are especially needed. Any bass instrument, bass guitar, bass keyboard, electric bass is desperately needed. The only requirements to join are to have one’s own instrument (except keyboards which can be provided), be able to play it, and to come through the door with a smile every week. People who play piano keyboard are welcome to play some of the single line instrumental parts on the keyboard. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 10-noon. For more information, call Linda at 203-877-2134 a few days ahead so she can prepare a music binder.
Art classes — Art classes are held each Friday, 1:30-3, Ceramics Room. Free paint and brushes.
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.