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, June 15 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 rhythm and blues, ballroom aerobics; 10:30 low vision; 11 ballroom cardio; 1 bingo, mah jongg, scrabble, art class; 4 line dance; 5:15 pickleball; 6:30 book club meets last Monday of month, model railroad group.
Tuesday, June 16 — 9 beginners line dance; 9:30 stretch, strengthen and stabilize; 10 ceramics, gospel choir, beginners bridge; 10:30 osteoporosis preventative class; 1 reverse mortgage myths, club C meeting followed by bingo, book club last Tuesday of the month; 1:30 tap dance; 2 women’s club meeting third Tuesday of the month, quilting group; 4:15 yoga.
Wednesday, June 17 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate tai chi, beading group; 10 MSC band rehearsal, ask your pharmacist, country western line dance class; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling.
Thursday, June 18 — 9:30 computer class for beginners; 10 writers unlimited June 18, line dance; 11 computer intermediate class, next session begins July 9; 1 Right to Die Legislation discussion, Spanish, Wii bowling, knitting, bingo.
Friday, June 19 — 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; 10:30 Linda’s choral group; 1 mahjongg, movie, Casablanca; 1:30 pickleball, however, on movie matinee days, starts at 3.
Sunday, June 21 — Father’s Day Breakfast 9:30-noon to benefit Model Railroad Group. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, turkey sausage, coffee, tea and o.j., $6 adults, $5 seniors, $25 family of five. 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 June 15-19 — Monday, sliced ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables; Tuesday, sliced roast beef with gravy, potatoes; Wednesday, chili dogs, roast potatoes, corn on the cob; Thursday, baked chicken with gravy, rice pilaf, broccoli; Friday, eggplant rollatini, pasta side, tossed salad.
Flag Day —The annual holiday will be recognized with participation of the Center’s band, The Note Ables and the Center’s Choral Group, performing patriotic songs during the program Friday, June 12, 1 p.m. Representatives from Cody-White will be honoring the American Flag with a traditional folding of the flag and reading s describing the meaning of each fold. The program is free and open to the public.
Mini-health fair — The students in the Southern Connecticut State University’s  Accelerated Nursing Program will be visiting the Milford Senior Center Thursday, June 18, 9:30-noon.
Health stations include blood pressure screening, summer safety, diabetes management, nutrition, chair exercises and fall prevention.
The nursing students will be on hand to offer tips for being safe, active and healthy at this interactive presentation.
Information: Amanda Berry, 203-877-5131.
Musical instrument donations sought — Linda Whittaker, band director at the Milford Senior Center is seeking used band instruments for use by band members. On several occasions, seniors have asked to play in the band but their high school or military instruments are long gone. The players could find enjoyment again, if there were instruments for them to borrow. All donations are tax deductible. Call 203-877-2134 for additional information.
Glockenspiel and clarinet plays needed — According to Whittaker, “A glockenspiel and B-flat clarinet have been donated to the Milford Senior Center for use by band members. Not many people have played glockenspiel, but if you have played piano or organ in the past, it would take only a week or two to learn to play the ‘clock.’ “Call Linda Whittaker, Milford Senior Center Band Director at 203 877-2134 if you are interested.
Choral group seeks singers — Singers age 55 and older are invited to join Linda Whittaker’s Choral Group on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the Music Room at the Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive. The group will be preparing music for the annual Flag Day program starting May 22. Call Linda Whittaker at 203 877-2134 for information.
Band instrument plays needed — 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, and alto saxes are especially needed at this time. Also, any bass instrument, bass guitar, bass keyboard, electric bass is desperately needed. The only requirement to join is to have one’s own instrument (except keyboards which can be provided) and be able to play it, at least a bit beyond beginner level. People who play piano keyboard are welcome to play some of the single line instrumental parts on the keyboard. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 10-noon, in the Music Room at the end of the hall. The Band plays at several afternoon Senior Center events throughout the year. Call Linda at 203-877-5131 or 203-877-2134 a few days ahead, so she can prepare a music binder for you before you arrive.
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
June 20, Calendar Girls at Ivoryton, $62, lunch; June 20, Calendar Girls at Ivoryton, $62, lunch; June 28, The Broadway Series at the Bushnell, Kinky Boots; July 13, Mohegan Sun, $27; Aug. 16, CT Opera Theatre is back with Die Fiedermaus; Sept. 10, Backward 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.
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.