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Posted on: July 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of August 3, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of August 3, 2015

Sometimes the little things can be exciting. The Enfield Senior Center is now serving flavored coffees in addition to our regular and decaf choices. Try the Hazelnut or Snickerkicker flavors that are brewing this month. Let us know if you like them.

It is very “cool” at the Senior Center. Try some of our summer activities. Movie and Pizza Night is Thursday, August 20 featuring the movie “The Second Best Marigold Hotel.” Pizza is served at 5 p.m. and the cost is $5 for movie and pizza. Tickets for the movie only can be purchased at the door for $2. The movie begins at 6 p.m.

Dance to the sounds of keyboardist Richie Mitnick on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. The cost is $3 at the door.

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 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 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.
• 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.
• 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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