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Posted on: May 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of May 11, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of May 11, 2015

Blue Skies Big Band is a 19-piece orchestra featuring a male and female vocalist. These local musicians love the music they play and it shows! Listen to the fantastic sounds of notables like Glen Miller, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman. They also play more contemporary artists. Blue Skies Big Band will be in concert at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served.

The Line Dance Jamboree will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. This is always a lively and fun event. Learn new dances and dance your favorites. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and include a grinder and an afternoon of dancing.

Are you interested in hearing an overview of the comprehensive wastewater facilities plan that was prepared by Woodard & Curran? This plan includes recommended improvements to the Town’s water pollution control system that will be needed to collect and treat wastewater for the next 20 years. Representatives will be at the Senior Center on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m.

The Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new outdoor fitness equipment will be held on Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Bring a chair for the ceremony and then try out the equipment with the instruction of our Fitness Assistants. Lemonade and cookies will be served in the gazebo. Funding for the equipment was provided by a grant from Health New England with additional support from Friends of the Enfield Senior Center.

George Rider wrote a collection of hilarious, cheeky and poignant essays that share his unique view of aging for his book The Rogue’s Guide to Retirement: How I Got My Groove Back after Sixty-Five - - And You Can Too! Meet George on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. for a reading, discussion and book signing.


• Healthy Cooking Demonstration and Tasting – Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m.
• 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.
• What is COPD? – Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. Learn how to live well with COPD by managing and preventing flare ups, conserving energy, and using breathing techniques.

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.
• Perkins Cove, Maine, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Cost: $131 pp.
• 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.
• 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)
Added new trip dates: July 3 – 9, 2015. Cost: $1637 pp/double.
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 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.
• Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria, September 14 – 23, 2016. Cost: $3599 pp/double.

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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