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Posted on: July 22, 2015

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

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of July 27, 2015

State Senator John Kissel and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris will be at the Enfield Senior Center on Thursday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Senator Kissel will give a brief overview of the legislative session and any act affecting seniors. Commissioner Harris will speak about fraud and answer any questions you have. Mark your calendars for this very informative discussion.

Every Thursday in August, we will be showing some classic Dean Martin shows. Deana Martin, Dean’s daughter, sent us some of Dean’s DVDs when she visited the Senior Center last year. Starting Thursday, August 6 at 1 p.m. we will show a few Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. On Thursday, August 13, we will have The Dean Martin Variety Show. Join us to laugh along with others in the air-conditioning on a hot August afternoon. There is no charge and no need to register.

The movie “And So It Goes” with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton will be shown on Thursday, July 30. Chinese food will be served before the movie at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $5 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the movie with dinner. If you would like to come for the movie only, you can pay $2 at the door. The movie begins at 6 p.m.

For 50 years, Medicare has been protecting the health and well-being of millions of older Americans. To commemorate and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, join U.S. Representative Joe Courtney at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, July 31 at 12:30 p.m. for cake, coffee and conversation. Make a reservation for lunch at 860-763-7428 or just stop in for dessert.

The perfect summer band is coming to the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, August 7 at 6 p.m. The Driftwoods Band is the premier Beach Boys tribute band in the area. We will have fun, fun, fun, listening to favorites like “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” and “Barbara Ann.” Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break.

Do you want to learn more about your iPad? A Beginner iPad class is being offered on Monday, August 10 and August 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Register by calling the Senior Center office.

We are screening a humorous and heart-warming documentary, Cyber-Seniors, about a group of colorful seniors who discover the Internet with the help of teenage mentors. Celebrate our intergenerational technology assistance! This 74 minute movie is perfect for all generations. Bring friends and family, and especially teenage grandchildren, on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the screening.

The Community Café is having a picnic! On Wednesday, August 12 at noon, join us for a picnic meal of Frankfurter with Baked Beans, Hamburger on a Roll, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon, and Homemade Cookies and Milk for dessert. Call the lunch line at 860-763-7428 to make your reservation for lunch. After a delicious meal, T-Bone takes the stage. Tom “T-Bone” Stankus brings his upbeat, funny, musical performance that will have you clapping and singing along. A $2.50 donation is requested for the lunch and there is no charge for the entertainment. Come to one or both of these fun summer activities.

We still have a few seats left for our day-trip to Newport, RI on Monday, August 24, 2015. Enjoy lunch at the Mooring Restaurant followed by a 1-hour narrated harbor cruise and free time to explore the Newport harbor waterfront area. The cost of this trip is $113 per person. Register at the Senior Center front desk.

We are offering a trip to New York City to the American Museum of History on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Spend the day exploring one of the world’s greatest museums. You can stand under a 94 foot long blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived and marvel at the most important collection of dinosaurs in the world. Walk through a central African rainforest, feel the rumble of an earthquake or explore the exhibition of the inside story of the brain. The cost of this trip is $81 per person.


• What is a Geriatrician? – Wednesday, August 5 at 1 p.m.
• Health New England Medicare Advantage – Wednesday, August 19 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.
• “Mimosa Monday” – Newport, RI, Monday, August 24, 2015. Cost: $113 pp.
• Block Island Breeze, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Cost: $126 pp.
• Hyde Park, Culinary Institute, FDR Home & Museum, Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Cost: $131 pp.
• American Museum of Natural History in NYC, Saturday, September 26, 2015. Cost: $81 pp.
• “Vermont Charm”, Friday, October 2, 2015. Cost: $112 pp. Sign-up date: August 7, 2015, 10 a.m.
• National September 11 Memorial Museum, Sunday, November 1, 2015. Cost: $74 pp. Sign-up date: August 28, 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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