Senior News: Dec. 17 — Dec. 21

Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers a variety of activities for seniors; annual membership is $15; non-members $25. For more information visit or call 203-877-5131.

Wednesday, Dec. 17 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate Tai Chi; 10 MSC band rehearsal, country western line dance class, beginners bridge; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling, learn to play bridge, call Amanda Barry, 203-877-5131; 1:15 Christmas with Corey — Sing and dance to holiday tunes.

Thursday, Dec. 18 — 9:30 computer class, advance registration required call 203-877-5151, writers unlimited bi-monthly; 10 line dance; 11 Italian, computer intermediate class, advance registration required; 1 beginners bridge, knitting, Spanish, Wii bowling, bingo, beginners bridge.

Friday, Dec. 19 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call Nancy Reed, 203-877-5131, ext. 2145; 9 ceramics; 9:30 stretch, strengthen and stabilize; 10 creative writing; 10:30 Linda’s choral group; 1 movie, Uncle Buck; 1:30 pickleball, however on movie matinee days, starts at 3.

Sunday, Dec. 21 — 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.

Breakfast with Santa — Pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Sunday, Dec. 14, 10:30-12:30. After breakfast, Santa will visit with each child followed by Magic with Amazing Andy. Tickets are $3. Goodie Bags are sponsored by Golden Hill Health Center.

Gospel Christmas concert — The Center’s Gospel Choir under the direction of Debra Fellenbaum is Sunday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Inclement weather makeup date is Dec. 18.

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 Dec. 15-19 — Monday, stuffed shells, tossed salad, garlic bread; Tuesday, roast pork, baked apples, potatoes, carrots; Wednesday, chicken tenders, rice pilaf, broccoli; Thursday, sausage and peppers, pasta side, tossed salad; Friday, hot seafood on a roll, cole slaw.


Holiday Inn (Goodspeed); Newsie’s and Jekyll and Hyde (Palace); Buddy Holly Story (Thomaston); Pippin, Camelot, Once and Kinky Boots (Bushnell); Taste of New Haven Wooster Square Tour. Fall tours coming too — On the Big side, Music cities. April 2015, California Coast, May 2015, Best of Scotland, September and Pacific Northwest, October 2015. Australia/New Zealand Cruise/Tour Jan. 19 has limited space left; Music Cities coming along with three more U.S. and Europe options for 2015.

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.

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.