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Posted on: March 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of March 14, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of March 14, 2016

The first meeting of the Enfield Intergenerational Alliance was held last week. The conversation was very interesting and informative. All participants enjoyed the meeting. If you know of any high school students who might like to participate in a discussion of how generations can work together, please have them contact me. We would like to expand our group of Enfield high school students.

Digital Photography expert, Kassie Huhtanen, will be teaching her Digital Photography class, “Gotcha” on Thursday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is free but registration is requested.

A big thank you goes to Tom and Ramona Wlazlo for their generous donation of a brand new flat screen TV for the wall in the Game Room. We appreciate your support of the Enfield Senior Center.

Big Y is offering a Healthy Eating on a Budget tour on Thursday, March 17. Meet in the Big Y café area at 11 a.m. if you would like to be a part of the tour. The tour also includes a snack and a raffle for a gold coin.

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!

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.

One-on-one technology help is available on Tuesdays in March from 4 to 7 p.m. 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.

It’s time to start making your travel plans for next year. We have three wonderful trips planned to exotic locations. Our 2017 Hawaiian Cruise Tour will depart on January 11, 2017, for 12 wonderful days exploring the beautiful islands of Hawaii on Norwegian Cruise Lines. An informational trip presentation for the Hawaii trip will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 3 pm. In March 2017, we depart for the lush rain forests and stunning waterfalls of Costa Rica. Join us as we explore the exotic wildlife and beautiful coastlines of this tropical paradise. An informational trip presentation for the Costa Rica will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 3 pm. And, we’re off to Alaska for an Alaskan Land & Cruise Tour in June 2017. Glaciers, Wildlife Cruises, Alaskan Ports and Denali National Park are just a few of the highlights on this trip. To learn more about this Alaskan vacation, join us for an informational trip presentation on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3 p.m.


• 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.
• “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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