Senior News: July 21 — July 27
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.
Monday, July 21 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 super bingo, rhythm and blues, ballroom aerobics; 10:30 low vision support, meets second Monday of the month; 11 ballroom cardio; 1 bingo, mah jongg, scrabble; 4 line dance; 5 book club (last Monday of month); 5:30 pickleball; 6:30 model railroad group; center is open 6-8 for cards, pool and games.
Tuesday, July 22 — 9 beginners line dancing; 9:30 slimmercize; 10 ceramics, Gospel Choir; 10:30 osteoporosis exercise; 11:30 Morning Glorys sing-a-long; 1 Club C meeting followed by bingo, book club, meets last Tuesday of the month; 1:30 tap dancing; 2 women’s club third Tuesday of the month, quilting; 4:15 yoga.
Wednesday, July 23 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate Tai Chi, beading class; 10 MSC band rehearsal, country western line dance class, beginners bridge; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling, bingo; 1:15 summer sweet treat cooking demo.
Thursday, July 24 — 9:15 Morning Glorys sing a long; 9:30 computer class, advance registration required, next sesson begins Sept. 11; 10 Writers Unlimited bi-monthly, every other Thursday July 17, 31, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration, next session begins Sept. 11; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish; 1:15 grown up show and tell.
Friday, July 25 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call Nancy Reed, 203-877-5131, ext. 2145; 9 ceramics; 9:30 light weights; 10 creative writing; 10:30 Linda’s choral group; 1 art group; 1:30 pickleball; on movie matinees, July 18, pickleball starts at 3.
Sunday, July 27 — 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.
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 instructor position open — The Milford Senior Center has an opening for an art instructor. Amanda Berry, program director at the Center may be contacted at 203-876-6145 for more information.
Christmas in July vendors sought — The Center is hosting a Christmas in July sale Monday July 28, 9 a.m.-noon. Vendors are needed. Tables are $15 each. For more information, call 203-877-5131 or place a request at the Center’s front office.
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 July 21-25 — Monday, kielbasa with sauerkraut, potatoes, carrots; Tuesday, chicken caccitori, pasta side, tossed salad; Wednesday, roast pork, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables; Thursday, sliced turkey with gravy, stuffing, buttered peas; Friday, breaded fish, cole slaw, potatoes.
July 23, Sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm, Griswold, $25, hayride through 10 acres of sunflowers.
July 28, Mohegan Night, $25, departs 1:15, returns 9:30.
July 28, sneak peak preview of Music Cities Tour, April 19-26, New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, meals, tours, air, transfers, tips and more included, $2,599.
Aug. 10, Ct. Opera Theatre at Clinton, $82.
Aug. 14, Wizard of Oz at Westchester, $95, lunch included.
Sept. 17, Connecticut Day at the Big E, Springfield, Mass., $52.
Oct. 14, Oktoberfest at Log Cabin, $99, Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, Octoberfest meal.
Nov. 13, South Pacific at Westchester, $95, includes lunch.
Call for information on other tours including Colorado Rockies and Train Tour Sept. 5-13; Spain and Portugal River Cruise Oct. 3; Reflections of Italy Nov. 3-12; Christmas on the Danube Nov. 28-Dec. 6; Australia and New Zealand Cruise/tour, January 2015; and America’s Music Cities April 19-26, 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.
Art classes — Art instructor Mike Voytek holds art classes 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.