Senior News: Nov. 15 — Nov. 24
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.
Friday, Nov. 15 — 9-11:30 free haircuts for members every Monday, call for an appointment; 9 ceramics; 9:30 light weights; 10 creating writing; 10:30 Linda’s Choral Group; 1 Wii bowling, art class, free paint and brushes provided; 1:15 Joe Pavlik discusses community Chatfield Farms in Beacon Falls; 3 pickle ball.
Sunday, Nov. 17 — Center is open noon-4 for cards and bingo. Pool room is open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 and Sunday, noon-4.
Monday, Nov. 18 — 9:30 arts and crafts; 10 rhythm and blues, Latin line dance; 10:15 Italian; 10:30 low vision support group meets second Monday of the month; 11 Zumba Gold; 1 bingo Mah Jongg, Scrabble; 1:15 Medicare discussion; 1:30 bowling; 5 book club last Monday of the month; 5:30 pickle ball; 6:30 model railroad bgroup; 6-8 open for pool, cards, games.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 — 9 beginners line dancing; 9:30 slimmercize; 10 ceramics, Gospel Choir; 10:45 osteoporosis exercise; 11:30 Morning Glorys sing-a-long; 1 Club C/bingo, book club meets last Tuesday of the month; 1:30 tap dancing; 2 Men’s Club first Tuesday of the month, Women’s Club meets third Tuesday of the month, quilting group; 3 billiard instruction; 4:15 yoga.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 — 9:30 rhythm and blues, intermediate Tai Chi, beading class; 10 MSC band rehearsal, country western line dancing; 10:30 beginners Tai Chi; 1 French class, bingo; 6-8 open for pool, cards, games; 6 cardio ball, $20 for six weeks, call Nancy, 203-877-5131.
Thursday, Nov. 21 — 9:15 Morning Glorys sing-a-long; 9:30 computer class, advance registration required; 10 Writer’s Unlimited bi-monthly, every other Thursday, line dance; 11 computer class, advance registration required; 1 knitting group, Wii bowling, bingo, beginners Spanish; 1:15 Connecticut Care discussion.
Friday, Nov. 22 — 9-11:30 free haircuts for members every Monday, call for an appointment; 9 ceramics; 9:30 light weights; 10 creating writing; 10:30 Linda’s Choral Group; 1 Wii bowling, art class, free paint and brushes provided; 1:15 movie, Life of Pi, ice cream social; 3 pickle ball.
Sunday, Nov. 24 — Center is open noon-4 for cards and bingo. Pool room is open Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 and Sunday, noon-4.
Alaska Cruise tour presentation — Video presentation and in depth information on Alaska tours on Sunday, Nov. 17, noon. Experience Alaska June 20. Cruise only for seven days or cruise with four day land package.
Medicare 101 — Matt Zukerman of Aetna Insurance will discuss Medicare 101 in the second floor conference room, Monday, Nov. 18, 1:15 p.m.
ConnectiCare talk — Jim Biarelli of Biarelli Insurance, will speak on ConnectiCare Thursday, Nov. 21, 1:15.
Center closed — Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, for Thanksgiving holiday. The center will be open Sunday, Dec. 1, noon-4.
Nov. 20, Most Happy Fella, Goodspeed, $85, 11-5:30, $85, includes lunch at Gelston House.
Nov. 29-Dec. 7, Christmas on the Danube tour includes Wurzburg, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Wauchau Valley, Hofburg Palace, Vienna and Christmas Markets.
Dec. 11, Holiday Tea at Florence Griswold Museum, $48, 1-6.
Dec. 12, White Christmas, $90, Westchester Theater, 10-5.
Dec. 18, Lockwood Mansion and Stew Leonard’s trip, $45, 10-4.
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.