News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/17/2015 10:04:30 AM to 4/23/2015 12:20:00 AM.

News Flash

Senior Center News

Posted on: April 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of April 20, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of April 20, 2015

The weather is beautiful and it is time to get out and enjoy it. Two great outdoor activities started last year and are ready to resume again this season. Pickleball is played at the South Road tennis courts near Mark Twain. The drop-in game will begin Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12. Beginners and more experienced players are invited to meet at the courts weather-permitting. Pickleball is a game that is similar to tennis but the court is smaller and the ball is like a wiffleball. It is the fastest growing sport in the U.S.

Also, the bike group is back! They will meet each time at the Miller Road lot in Southwick MA at 9:15 a.m. All rides are on a smooth, flat bike path. The rides are scheduled for April 20, 22, 28 and May 1, 4, 6, 12, 15, 18, 20, 26 and 29. Call coordinator Melissa Dopp at 860-265-2038 for more information. New riders are always welcome.

AARP Tax Aide has wrapped up another year of tax assistance at the Enfield Senior Center. This is a wonderful, free service that we could not provide without dedicated volunteers. We send a sincere thank-you to these amazing volunteers who came on Mondays and Wednesdays through snow and rain, from February through April, to assist older adults in tax preparation.

We are going to rock and roll again! It’s dance night on Friday, April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. with Rock Solid Alibi. The dance will start a little later than usual so you have time to grab a quick dinner. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break. Tickets are $7 per person in the Senior Center office.

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.

If you’re in the mood to laugh, join us for the “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage show at the Waterbury Palace Theater on May 31, 2015. The price is $123 per person. And, if you’re a Red Sox fan you won’t want to miss out on our 3-day trip to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, on June 9 – 11, 2015, to view the historic sites of these cities and attend two Red Sox/Orioles games at Camden Yards. Detailed trip flyers are available at the Senior Center.


• 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.

Trip flyers are available on our website at 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.
• “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.
• Perkins Cove, Maine, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Cost: $131 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 8, 2015, 10 a.m.
• Gloucester Lobster Cruise, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Cost: $109 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 1, 2015, 10 a.m.
• Saratoga Race Track, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Cost: $99 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 29, 2015, 10 a.m.

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.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour (Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island)
July 3 – 9, 2015. Cost: $1637 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 16 – 25, 2015. Cost: $3199 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, as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

Facebook Twitter Email