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Posted on: April 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of April 6, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
860-763-7425

News Release for the Week of April 6, 2015

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Monthly packages of healthy and nutritious food are provided at no cost to eligible individuals. These boxes include: Canned fruits, canned vegetables, bottled 100% juice, nonfat dry low-fat milk, low-fat American cheese, canned meat like chicken, beef stew, chili or tuna, and peanut butter or dry beans and cereal, rice or pasta. If your income or someone you know meets the guidelines, you may register at the Enfield Senior Center on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Monday, April 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. Please bring proof of income. The income guidelines are $1,265 per month for a family unit of 1, $1705 for a family unit of 2, $2,144 for a family unit of 3. You may pick up the box or designate someone else to pick it up for you when you register. For an appointment time, please call the Senior Center office. If you would like more information, please call the Senior Center.

Get your tickets for the Truck Stop Troubadours an old time, foot stompin’ country music concert on Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break.

No partner is needed for Salsa Lessons on Tuesday, April 7 and 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This class is provided free through Ballroom Fever and Enfield Cultural Arts Commission. Register for classes in the Senior Center office.

Do you own an IRA or 401K? John Dee, President of Wealth Preservation Group, will present How to Avoid the Top IRA and 401k Legacy Planning Mistakes on Wednesday, April 15 at 1 p.m. Please register by calling the Senior Center.

Make your reservation for our Sunny Portugal trip by April 16, 2015 to receive the $200 per person discount. This wonderful 10-day trip, on October 16 - 25, 2015, will explore ancient castles, roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, and quiet whitewashed villages. Experience Portugal’s kind and gentle people while you tour historic sites and beautiful cities. Stop by the Senior Center for a trip flyer for details on this wonderful vacation. Discounted price: $2999 per person/double occupancy.

We will be taking reservations for the Isabella Gardner Museum trip on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 10 am. This day trip, on June 3, 2015, begins in Boston with a fascinating Guided Tour of Trinity Church which dominates Copley Square. Henry Hudson Richardson designed this masterpiece in 1872, and it is still considered to be one of America’s finest. Tour highlights at the Isabella Gardner Museum include: interior tour of murals, mosaics, granite and marble carvings, brilliant stained glass, breathtaking spires, all blending in an aura of serenity and inspiration. There will also be time at the Prudential Center in Copley Square where you can enjoy lunch on your own at the wonderful food court & retail stores. Price for this trip is $81 per person.

SEMINARS

• Eye Care Bingo – Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m.
• Starting an Exercise Program – Wednesday, April 15 at 1 p.m.
• Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration – Wednesday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
• Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors – Thursday, April 23 at 6 p.m.

TRIPS
Trip flyers are available on our website at www.enfield-ct.gov/seniors or can be picked up at the Senior Center.

Day Trips
Day trips are available for sale on or after the trip sign-up date.
• West Point Dress Parade, Saturday, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cost: $104 per person.
• “Let’s Hang On!” at Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Cost: $75 pp.
• “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage at Waterbury Palace Theater, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Cost: $123 pp.
• Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Cost: $81 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, April 10, 2015, at 10 a.m.
• Gloucester Lobster Cruise, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Cost: $109 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 1, 2015.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• New York State Adventure, June 9 – 10, 2015. Cost: $311 pp/double.
• Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC – Red Sox vs. Orioles, June 9 -11, 2015. Cost: $527 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 16 – 25, 2015. Cost: $2999 pp/double.
• California New Year’s Getaway, December 29, 2015 – January 2, 2016. Cost: $2399 pp/double (reserve by July 29, 2015 for this discounted rate).
• Eastern Caribbean Escape Cruise, January 22 – February 1, 2016. Cost: $1395 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Scandinavian Splendor Cruise – Baltic Capitals, June 1- 11, 2016. Cost $3409 pp/double/inside cabin.

Meal reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. I can be reached at slather@enfield.org, as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

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