Milford Senior Center celebrates 50 years

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Milford Senior Center will hold a Golden Anniversary Gala to celebrate 50 years of service to the community

Milford Senior Center celebrated its 50th year in March 2023 and, in celebration of that milestone, will hold a Golden Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 20 from 6 to 10 PM in the Crystal Room at the center, located at 111 Park Avenue in Milford. According to Amy Stratton, Executive Director of the center, the gala is to celebrate the huge milestone.

“Tickets to the event will include a buffet dinner provided by Lighthouse Catering, a champagne toast and feature Mike Hines and the Look for entertainment,” Stratton said. “A cash bar will be available for those interested.”

Milford Senior Center began as the Bi-County Adult Center of Milford and was incorporated in March 1973. The center opened its doors in May of that year with just 20 members. Membership and attendance grew quickly, leading the center to move three times in the first two years it existed. The final move was in September 1997 when they secured a 25,000 square foot space in the former Leggett’s Department Store where they currently operate.

“There are so many benefits to being a member of the Milford Senior Center,” Stratton said. “We provide free transportation to and from the center as well as to local appointments and shopping. There are free and low-cost meals served each day and over 120 activities and programs offered each month. Members enjoy socialization, peer support, recreational trips and outings along with health and wellness seminars. All of this is included in an active membership.”

Membership is available to those 50 and over with dues only $20 per year. Applications can be completed at the senior center or downloaded from the website. There is a lifetime membership option for veterans, first responders and their spouses as well.

Tickets for the gala are $50 each and can be purchased by phone by calling 302-422-3385 or in person at the main office. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM. You do not need to be a member to purchase tickets to the event but all tickets must be purchased in advance as there will be none sold at the door the night of the gala. The Milford Senior Center website can be accessed at

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