Senior News: June 9 — June 15

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 9 — 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 orthopedic options presentation; 4 line dance; 5 book club (last Monday of month); 5:30 pickle ball workshop; 6:30 model railroad group; center is open 6-8 for cards, pool and games.

Tuesday, June 10 — 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, June 11 — 9-noon AARP driver course, call 203-929-7487 to register; 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate Tai Chi, beading class; 10 MSC band rehearsal, beginners bridge; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling.

Thursday, June 12 — 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, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration, next session begins Sept. 11; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish.

Friday, June 13 — 9-11:30 free haircuts, call Nancy Reed, 203-877-5131, ext. 2145; 9 ceramics class; 9:30 lightweights class; 10 creative writing; 10:30 Linda’s Choral Group; 1 art class; 1:15 Flag Day presentation; 1:30 pickle ball, on movie days and special events, June 13 and 27 program beings at 3.

Sunday, June 15 — 9:30-noon Father’s Day Breakfast to benefit the Model Railroad Group, includes scrabbled eggs, pancakes, bacon, turkey sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice, $6/person; $5 seniors; family of five $25.

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.

Flag Day program — Friday, June 13, 1:15, features the Senior Center Band “The Note-Ables” performing patriotic songs, children from East Shore Middle School will sing songs in celebration of Milford’s 375th anniversary, a Senior Wish Society presentation and a flag folding ceremony by Cody White representatives and a special “Turf and Twig Ceremony” recreating the deeding of Milford to the Puritans in 1637 will also be a highlight.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by Always Best Care and Golden Hill Health Care Center.

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 9-13 — Monday, hot seafood on a roll, macaroni salad; Tuesday, chicken parmesan, pasta, green beans; Wednesday, baked ham, sweet potatoes, broccoli; Thursday, sliced roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn; Friday, baked fish, seafood stuffing, carrots.


Limited tickets still available for Bushnell Broadway series: Ghost, the Musical, June 14, $87.

June 18, Newport ice cream train, $82, guided train, light lunch, ice cream and free time.

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 23, Sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm, Griswold, $25, hayride through 10 acres of sunflowers.

Aug. 10, Ct. Opera Theatre at Clinton, $82.

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.