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Posted on: February 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of February 8, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of February 8, 2016

Are you interested in a part-time or full-time job? Do you know someone who is? The Enfield Senior Center 50+ Employment Expo will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Companies including Big Y Foods, Comfort Keepers, Cabela’s, Home Helpers of North Central Connecticut, Health New England, Six Flags New England, and Walgreens Distribution Center, will be on hand to take your applications and discuss available positions. The Technology Center will be open with volunteers to help you apply online or assist you with setting up a Linkedin profile. What a great chance to meet employers looking to hire mature workers! Stop in, have a cup of coffee, complete applications and have a conversation directly with an employer.

Join us for the movie “The Intern” on Thursday, February 18. Come at 5 p.m. for pizza and the movie starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 for movie and a meal and the ticket must be purchased in advance. If you just want to drop in for the movie, you can pay $2 at the door.

This month’s Ballroom Dance is on Friday, February 19 at 2 p.m. Dance to the sounds of Richie Mitnick on the keyboard and have a snack at the break for $3 per person at the door. Great exercise with nice people!

We are offering something new that you may want to try. Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing using energy believed to improve just about any aspect of life from physical health and emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. You are fully clothed during a session and, different than massage, no touch or a light touch is applied. Reiki is a popular means of relaxing, calming and healing. Stacey Ford, Reiki Master, will be offering this service on Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for a 25 minute session. Please make an appointment for a Reiki session by calling the Senior Center office.

Community Health Center, Inc. will provide dental hygiene at the Senior Center for $30 or services at 100% covered by HUSKY/Medicaid. Make an appointment for Monday, February, 29 through Friday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling the Senior Center office.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the sounds of The Platters. On Friday, February 12 at 6 p.m., Tony Funches and his full band, perform hits including, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Only You,” and “The Great Pretender.” A special dessert will be served at the break. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.

Springtime flowers will be in bloom at the Boston Flower Show on March 18, 2016. Our day-trip to Boston will begin with lunch at Maggiano’s. Maggiano’s is well-known for their Italian-American fare. After a delicious lunch, we’re off to the flower show to enjoy colorful displays of flowers and beautiful landscapes. After the show, we’ll head over to Quincy Market for some free-time to enjoy the unique shops and get something to eat before heading home. Reservations are being taken at the Senior Center for $108 per person.

It’s not too late to make plans for your summer vacation. Join us on a wonderful 9-day trip to explore America’s Canyon Country on June 9- 17, 2016. America’s legendary canyons await you in a three-state tour of the nation’s rugged majesty. Bryce, Glen, and the mighty Grand Canyon join a list of national parks and monuments that will delight and amaze. Fourteen meals, round trip airfare and airport transfers are included in the price of $3529 per person/double occupancy. A detailed trip flyer is available at the Senior Center or on our website. Check your calendar and reserve your spot today!


• Home Safety – Wednesday, February 10 at 1 p.m.
• Eye Care Bingo – Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m.
• Winter Weight Management for People with Diabetes – Wednesday, February 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.
• Boston’s 2016 Flower Show, March 18, 2016. Cost: $108 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• “Motown the Musical” at the Bushnell Theater, March 26, 2016. Cost: $154 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• Newport Playhouse “One Slight Hitch”, April 12, 2016. Cost: $91 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• The Metropolitan Opera “Otello”, April 23, 2016. Cost $153 - $162 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• Albany Tulip Festival, May 7, 2016. Cost: $84 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 11, 2016.
• “Shadows of the 60s” at Foxwoods Resort, May 18, 2016. Cost $80 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 18, 2016.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• 3-day Pennsylvania, “Samson” at Sight & Sound Theater, May 9 -11, 2016. Cost: $449 per person/double.
• America’s Canyon Country, June 9 – 17, 2016. Cost: $3529 pp/double.
• Journey to the White Mountains, June 20 – 22, 2016. Cost: $473 pp/double.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour, July 2 – 8, 2016. Cost: $1667 pp/double.
• Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria, September 14 – 23, 2016. Cost: $3599 pp/double.
• Long Island & the Hamptons, September 15 – 16, 2016. Cost $349 pp/double.
• Danube River Cruise, September 24 – October 4, 2016. Cost: $4995 pp/double/Riviera Deck
• Autumn Repositioning Cruise, October 28 – November 11, 2016. Cost: $1999 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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