Senior News: Dec. 29 — Jan. 4

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.

Monday, Dec. 29 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 super bingo, rhythm and blues, ballroom aerobics; 10:30 low vision support meets second Monday of month; 11 ballroom cardio; 1 bingo Mah Jongg, scrabble, art class; 4 pickleball; 5 book club meets last Monday of month; 6:30 model railroad group; open 6-8 on Mondays.

Tuesday, Dec. 30 — 9 beginners line dance; 9:30 stretch, strengthen and stabalize; 10 ceramics, gospel choir; 10:30 osteoporosis preventative exercise; 1 Club C meeting followed by bingo, book club last Tuesday of the month; 1:30 tap dance class; 2 women’s club meeting third Tuesday of the month, quilting group; 4:15 yoga.

Wednesday, Dec. 31 — 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, learn to play bridge, call Amanda Barry, 203-877-5131; 1-3:30 New Year’s Eve party.

Thursday, Jan. 1 — Closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

Friday, Jan. 2 — 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; 1:30 pickleball, however on movie matinee days, starts at 3.

Sunday, Jan. 4 — 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 Dec. 29-Jan. 2 — Monday, personal pizza with sausage, tossed salad; Tuesday, chicken with lemon sauce, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables; Wednesday, tortellini with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread; Thursday, closed; Friday, baked fish, potatoes, green beans.


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; Jan. 11, Pippin at the Bushnell, $90; Feb. 14, Love in the Afternoon at Nelson Hall, $60 (with lunch); Feb. 15, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Warner Theatre, $65 (lunch); Feb. 26, Musical Sounds of Louis Prima and Keely Smith at 7 Angels, $70 (lunch); Feb. 28, The legendary Ethel Merman at Nelson Hall, $60 (lunch); March 7, Sister Act at The Palace TBA (lunch).

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.