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Posted on: April 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of April 27, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of April 27, 2015

Mark your calendars for our popular spring event on Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Spring Basket Raffle, Bake Sale and Pancake Breakfast also includes the Enfield Garden Club Plant Sale. What a fun way to start the day!

Celebrate at the Polish Party on Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. with a Polish buffet dinner and polka dancing. Tickets are on sale for $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure to purchase yours soon.

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. If your income or someone you know meets the guidelines, you may register at the Enfield Senior Center on Monday, April 27 from 12 to 3 p.m. Please bring proof of income. The income guidelines are $1,276 per month for a family unit of 1, $1,726 for a family unit of 2, $2,177 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.

Are there any ladies interested in playing pool? Just give us a call to sign up and we will get back to you when we can get a group together.

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.

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 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.


• CRIS Radio – Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Learn about this radio service for people with print disabilities.
• Fit to a T – Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. A T-score is the measure of a person’s bone density. This seminar focuses on bone health, osteoporosis, how to avoid fragility fractures, and provides information needed to make informed decisions on bone health.
• Experts in Arthritis – Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. Learn what you can do to take control of arthritis. Learn the current scientific evidence and management strategies.

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.
• 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.
• Martha’s Vineyard, Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Cost: $96 pp. Sign-up date: June 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
• “Mimosa Monday” – Newport, RI, Monday, August 24, 2015. Cost: $113. Sign-up date: June 26, 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.
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 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.

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