Senior News: June 30 — July 6

Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers a variety of activities for seniors; annual membership is $10. For more information visit or call 203-877-5131.

Monday, June 30 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 rhythm and blues, ballroom aerobics; 10:30 Italian, low vision support, meets second Monday of the month; 11 ballroom cardio; 1 bingo, mah jongg, scrabble; 1:15 Keeping Grandkids Safe presentation; 4 line dance; 5 book club (last Monday of month); 5:30 pickle ball; 6:30 model railroad group; center is open 6-8 for cards, pool and games.

Tuesday, July 1 — 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 2 — 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.

Thursday, July 3 — 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 3, 17, 31, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration, next session begins Sept. 11; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish.

Friday, July 4 — Center closed in observance of Independence Day.

Sunday, July 6 — 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.

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.

Keeping your grandkids safe — Receive the latest information about child safety on traveling, poison/medications, home and fire, Internet, water and recalls Monday, June 30, 1:15. Cathi Kellett, MA,BLS TCF special programs coordinator, Griffin Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley Coalition, is presenting the program.

Christmas in July vendors sought — The Center is hosting a Christmas in July sale Monday July 28, from 9 a.m. to 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 June 30-July 4 — Monday, tortellini with vegetables and tomato sauce, tossed salad and garlic bread; Tuesday, roast pork, sweet potatoes, broccoli; Wednesday, baked tilapia fish, seafood stuffing, spinach; Thursday, Bar-B-Chicken, potato salad, baked beans; Friday, closed for Independence Day.


July 9, State Capital and Behind the Scenes Tour of the Bushnell Theatre $20.

July 16, All Shook Up at Ivoryton, $65 includes lunch.

July 19, Teh Bikini’s at Long Wharf, $85, includes lunch.

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.