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Posted on: June 3, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of June 8, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of June 8, 2015

The Friends of the Enfield Senior Center launched their 2015-16 Annual Fundraising Appeal this week with cookies, balloons and generous contributors. These contributions have purchased benches, televisions, cabinets in the Craft Room, fitness equipment, tables and chairs, Game Room furniture and more. They truly keep our facility state-of-the-art. All donations are welcome, but a contribution of $10 per person is suggested. Those who use the facility and do not reside in Enfield may choose to contribute more. We appreciate your continued support of the Enfield Senior Center.

I am looking for a few volunteers who would help me share our technology teaching software. The Sip and Swipe Café software on the iPads is easy to use but requires a little assistance for the user who is not familiar with the technology of tablets. Can you volunteer two hours a week? There will be training and no experience is necessary. E-mail me at if you are interested and I will schedule a one-to-one training.

The Afternoon Ballroom Dance is scheduled for Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. What a great way to get exercise, enjoy the music and meet friends. Dance and enjoy a snack for $3, payable at the door.

The Knightsmen Band will be playing your favorite songs from the 50s and 60s on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m. Dance, sing, and clap your hands to this fun band. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is off to a great start. If you or someone you know is over 60 and has a monthly income of $1,276 or less for a single person, they are eligible for a once a month free box of food. You can sign up on Monday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Enfield Senior Center. Please make an appointment. Bring proof of income. The boxes include: cheese, shelf stable milk, juice, oats, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, canned fruit and vegetables.

PRIME Fitness at the Enfield Senior Center, our gym, now accepts Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers is a program offered through some insurances that allows you a gym membership for free. You can find out if you are eligible by calling your Medicare supplemental insurance company. PRIME Fitness is different than other gyms because a Fitness Assistant designs a program just for you. You receive one-on-one training on all of the equipment and can ask all of the questions you like in a non-judgmental, friendly atmosphere. Stop in or call 860-272-3554 for more information.

Students from Fermi High School National Honor Society will be in the Technology Center at the Senior Center every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your own laptop, phone or tablet and ask any questions you would like. The students provide individualized instruction.

Join us on Monday, June 15 at 4 pm for a Scandinavian Splendor Cruise Trip Presentation. A Tours of Distinction representative will present details of the Norwegian Cruise Lines cruise to the Baltic capitals on June 1-11, 2016. On this cruise you’ll experience six incredible cities in nine days. Embark from Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city, and experience the fascinating Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag in Berlin, Peter the Great’s Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, and the palaces and cathedrals of St. Petersburg. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the culture and history of Helsinki and Stockholm. Cost: $3409 per person/double occupancy/inside stateroom. Shore excursions are optional and are available through Norwegian Cruise Lines.


• Exercise and Lower Back Pain – Wednesday, June 10 at 1 p.m.
• Medicare Made Clear – Wednesday, June 17 at 1 p.m.
• Wills and Power of Attorney – Wednesday, June 24 at 1 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.
• Saratoga Race Track, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Cost: $99 pp.
• 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 pp. Sign-up date: June 26, 2015, 10 a.m.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• 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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