Senior News: May 26 — June 1
Milford Senior Center, 9 Jepson Drive, offers a variety of activities for seniors; annual membership is $10. For more information visit milfordctseniorcenter.com or call 203-877-5131.
Monday, May 26 — 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; 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, May 27 — 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, May 28 — 9:30 rhythm & blues, intermediate Tai Chi, beading class; 10 MSC band rehearsal; 10:30 beginners tai chi; 12:30 lunch time entertainer Bob Mel; 1 French, bingo, Wii bowling.
Thursday, May 29 — 9:15 Morning Glorys sing a long; 9:30 computer class, advance registration required, next sesson begins July 17; 10 Writers Unlimited bi-monthly, every other Thursday, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration, next session begins July 17; 1 knitting, Wii bowling, bingo, beginner’s Spanish; 1:15 Life’s Legacy through Journaling Workshop.
Friday, May 30 — 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 movie, With a Song in My Heart; 1:30 pickle ball, on movie days and special events, June 13 and 27 program beings at 3.
Sunday, June 1 — 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 May 26-30 — Monday, closed for Memorial Day; Tuesday, chicken parmesan, spaghetti, green beans; Wednesday, sliced roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn; Thursday, sliced turkey, stuffing, green beans; Friday tortellini with shrimp, tossed salad.
May 29, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes really reflect up? at 7 Angels, $65, lunch included.
June 1, Taste of New Haven, theatre district, $75, walking tour includes history and food stops.
June 5, Walking tour of Derby Historical District and Homes, $37 includes lunch.
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; 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.