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Posted on: March 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of March 7, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of March 7, 2016

Two important evidence-based programs are beginning at the Enfield Senior Center this month. On Mondays beginning March 28, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., we are offering the Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop. You will learn about what to eat, foot care, low and high blood sugar, tips for dealing with stress and many more topics. Another six-week workshop will be held on Thursdays starting March 31 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is for people with health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, depression, arthritis, pain and anxiety or those caring for someone with those conditions. Both workshops are sponsored by the CT State Department on Aging and the CT Department of Public Health. There is no charge for these six-week sessions but registration is required.

We would really appreciate it if you pick up a survey form, complete it, and return it to the front desk. Our annual Participant Satisfaction Survey helps us to see where we can make improvements. If you want to take the survey online, just go to Thanks for your help.

The Enfield Senior Center is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and entertainment by Irish balladeers, The Kerry Boys. Join us on Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $15 per person. Wear your green!

As the days get warmer, you may want to take a walk on the Senior Center Walking Trail. It is a ¼ mile circular trail with two benches and strength training equipment along the way. It is nice to think that very soon, we will be able to walk the trail every day.

We offered the class Boxing & More: Exercise with Parkinson’s as a trial class and it was wonderful. The next series begins on Wednesday, March 9 through Wednesday, April 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. The cost of the class is $32 for residents and $40 for nonresidents. Please register in the Senior Center office.

One-on-one technology help is available on Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from March 8 through March 22. Bring any questions, your computer, iPad or phone for training or problem solving. We also have help available on Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. or Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Ask the experts any questions you have.

The Enfield Intergenerational Alliance is an exciting new pilot program that partners high school students and older adults to connect generations. We will hold the first meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the Enfield Senior Center. If you would like to be a part of the group, please register by calling the Senior Center office.

Enfield area based band, Usual Suspects, takes the stage for a great evening of dancing on Friday, March 11 at 6 p.m. The Usual Suspects play a variety of rock and roll dance favorites. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break.

Summer will soon be here and it’s the perfect time to travel to the beautiful White Mountains in New Hampshire. During this two-day trip, on June 20 – 22, 2016, enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee and have the opportunity to visit Settlers Green Outlet Village with over 60 factory outlet stores. Hop aboard the world’s first mountain climbing train, The Mount Washington Cog Railway and visit the Castle in the Clouds, a majestic 5,500-acre mountain estate with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Cost: $473 per person/double occupancy. Reservations are being accepted at the Senior Center.

Just a reminder that the sign-up date for the Albany Tulip Festival day trip on Saturday, May 7, 2016, will be held at the Senior Center on Friday, March 11, 2016, beginning at 10 a.m. Come early to register so you don’t miss out on this spring-time trip.

• The Five Wishes – Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. Making decisions about a living will.
• Diabetes Nutrition Q & A Forum – Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m.
• Deciphering Your Medical Lab Test Results – Thursday, March 24 at 1 p.m.
• Empowering Women for a Successful Retirement – Thursday, March 24 at 6 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.
• Albany Tulip Festival, May 7, 2016. Cost: $84 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 11, 2016, 10 am.
• “Shadows of the 60s” at Foxwoods Resort, May 18, 2016. Cost $80 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 18, 2016.
• Captain JP II Cruise on the Hudson River & NY State Museum, June 8, 2016. Cost: $99 per person. Trip sign-up date is April 15, 2016, 10 am.
• Berkshire’s Hidden Gems, July 8, 2016. Cost: $99 per person. Trip sign-up date is May 6, 2016, 10 am.
• Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise, July 21, 2016. Cost: $103 per person. Trip sign-up date is May 20, 2016, 10 am.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• 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.
• Long Island & the Hamptons, September 15 – 16, 2016. Cost $349 pp/double.
• Autumn Repositioning Cruise, October 28 – November 11, 2016. Cost: $1999 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Hawaii Cruise Tour, January 11 – 21, 2017. Cost: $4799 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Tropical Costa Rica, March 20 – 28, 2017. Cost: $2649 pp/double.
• Alaska Land & Cruise, June 11 – 23, 2017. Cost: $4599 pp/double/plus taxes.

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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