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5Continuing to serve the Milford senior population for over 40 years, the Milford Senior center has announced that Daphne Bumbrey will be the next Director of the facility. On Tuesday, July 8 Bumbrey began her first day with the organization as they look for ways to continue their commitment to the Milford community and ways to attract new members.

Most recently the Director of Program Development and Retired Senior Volunteer Program projects at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, DE, Bumbrey has 14 years of experience working with adults. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Strayer University, she began working with adults with developmental disabilities in 2000 at the Northern Virginia Training Center where she was the Director of Volunteer Services and Public Relations. In 2002 she was the Director of Marketing and Sales for Ardmore Enterprises, Inc. before she went to work at Modern Maturity Center in 2008.

At the Modern Maturity Center, Bumbrey studied and analyzed recreational, social and educational needs and resources while coordinating recreation, social and education programs. She hopes that by developing additional programs and services that Milford Senior Center will offer, the organization will grow its membership and increase its affect on the local community. Living in Milford for five years now, she feels the need to help her town continue to meet the growing needs of the senior population.

“When I accepted the job at Milford Senior Center I felt as if I had been brought back home,” commented Bumbrey. “It is the next step in my career and I knew I could make an impact in my community.”

Bumbrey notes that one of her first challenges will be continuing to inform the community on all of the services and programs the Senior Center offers year-round. The Center offers activities such as bingo, bowling, movie nights, line dancing, Tai Chi and health screenings and informational services. The organization also offers trips to places including Fifer Orchards, Dover Downes Casino and the Delaware State Fair.

“There is a lot going on here and I want the community to know about all of the opportunities they have through the Milford Senior Center,” commented Bumbrey. “

In an effort to expand the services of the Center, Bumbrey will be meeting with Senior Center members on Wednesday, August 13 to ask them what services and activities they want to see moving forward.

“I want to know what they are interested in and what they want to do,” commented Bumbrey. “I may be the Director but I want them to know that they make the Center. I want them to have fun, come here to enjoy their time and feel that they are a part of the Center.”

She will also be meeting with other organizations throughout the Milford community to see how partnerships can be formed to benefit the community. “We have a great facility here and we need the community to see that,” said Bumbrey. Individuals interested in finding out more about the Milford Senior Center, its activities and trips can contact the facility by calling (302) 422-3385, visiting them at 111 Park Avenue in downtown Milford or going online at http://www.milfordseniorcenter.net.

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