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Posted on: March 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of April 4, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of April 4, 2016

The Older Americans Act funds critical services that keep older adults healthy and independent—services like meals, job training, caregiver support, transportation, health promotion, benefits enrollment, and more. On March 21, 2016, the House passed S. 192, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016, by unanimous vote. Representative Joe Courtney will visit the Enfield Senior Center on Tuesday, April 5 at 1 p.m. to explain this important piece of legislation and what it means to you. Join us!

TRIAD, an organization of older adults, police and fire, working to keep senior safe, is sponsoring Senior Safety Day on Thursday, April 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Enfield Fire Station on Weymouth Road. There will be a free pancake breakfast and lots of safety information. Learn about safety with the hands-on smoke trailer, fire extinguisher demonstrations, the Enfield Police Command Center and more. Free tickets are available at the Enfield Senior Center.

What you would like to do with the next phase of your life? If you are new to retirement or just making changes, this AARP event can help. AARP Life Reimagined can mean new passions to pursue, work that is rewarding, great people to connect with, and a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. Take advantage of this thought-provoking approach on Wednesday, April 6 at 1 p.m.

Take a trip to the Caribbean without leaving Enfield. White-Eyed Lizard Band plays familiar Caribbean steel drum island music like Day-O, One Love and Three Little Birds. You can relax and enjoy the music and almost feel the warm tropical breezes. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person for the Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. performance.

The Senior Minor Home Repair Program is gearing up for an April start. If you have a minor repair that these dedicated volunteers can help you with, call the Enfield Senior Center at 860-763-7425 and leave the required information. A representative from the Repair Program will call you back with an appointment time.

We are looking for a few good volunteers. We are going to start serving toast with our coffee and tea in the morning. We need early risers who will make the toast for participants from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Once we have a full complement of volunteers, we can start toasting English muffins or wheat and white toast with jelly or butter. Sometimes you just need a mid-morning snack with your coffee. Call the Senior Center office if you can help.

The iPad User Group meets on the second Monday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, April 11. At the meeting, the collaborative group shares information that they have learned from using their iPad. Some people bring problems and others have the solution. Join us!

Join us as we Journey to the White Mountains, on June 20 – 22, 2016, for a summer-time vacation. We will depart aboard a deluxe motor coach for the White Mountains, North Conway, New Hampshire where we’ll enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, and shopping at Settlers Green Outlet Village with over 60 factory outlet stores. We will also hop aboard the world’s first mountain climbing train, The Mount Washington Cog Railway. And, we’ll venture to the Castle in the Clouds, a majestic 5500-acre mountain estate with breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The cost of this trip is $473 per person/double occupancy. Reservations are being taken at our front desk. For more information, contact our travel desk at 860-763-7427.


• AARP Life Reimagined – Wednesday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
• Protecting Your Assets From Nursing Homes and Home Care Expenses Without 5 Year Planning – Wednesday, April 13 at 1 p.m.
• Know the 10 Signs – April 20 at 1 p.m. Ian McDonald, Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association shares the facts about memory loss or behavior changes for you or someone you know.

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.
• 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.
• Journey to the White Mountains, June 20 – 22, 2016. Cost: $473 pp/double.
• Rhine & Mosel River Cruise, September 10 – 20, 2016. Cost: $4899 pp/double/Haydn deck.
• Long Island & the Hamptons, September 15 – 16, 2016. Cost $349 pp/double.
• 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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