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Posted on: May 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of May 23, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of May 23, 2016

Enfield Police Senior Picnic is the signal that summer is on the way. The annual picnic is sponsored by the Enfield Police Union and Police Benevolent Association. Join our wonderful Enfield Police on Friday, June 10 at noon for a free hot dog and hamburger and musical entertainment by Rock Solid Alibi. Bring a chair, your dancing shoes and an appetite. In the event of inclement weather, the event is moved indoors. Free tickets are available in the Senior Center office.

The Enfield Senior Center Goldtones have put together a delightful show to be held on Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Dessert will be served following the performance. Tickets are on sale for the Goldtones Concert for $5 per person.

Jaime Ingaran, who is our Evening Program Coordinator, thought you might like to binge watch Downton Abbey, Season 1, at a slower pace. She will be showing the award-winning British drama every Wednesday, from June 1- July 13 at 5:30 p.m. There is no fee for this event but it would be very helpful if attendees would register in advance.

Health New England is sponsoring a Healthy Cooking Demonstration on Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m. It is fun to learn about healthy eating while watching the steps in preparation. There will be a tasting too!

Meals-on-Wheels is looking for a few more volunteers. If you have some time to help with this important program, stop and pick up an application at the front desk.

Spend the day in the Berkshires of Massachusetts on Friday, July 8, 2016. Join us as we explore some of the “Berkshire’s Hidden Gems”. Our first stop will be at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. These public gardens are both functional and ornamental and are among the oldest in the United States. A great meal and relaxation will be enjoyed at Michael’s Restaurant. We’ll also tour Chesterwood, which is the country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French who is the foremost sculptor of public monuments. Some of his works include: Minute Man, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Cost: $99 per person. Reservations are being taken at the Senior Center Front Desk.


• Social Security Questions and Answers – Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m.
• Nursing Home Rights – Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m.
• Healthy Cooking Demonstration – Thursday, June 2 at 1 p.m.
• How to Protect Your Assets From Nursing Home Costs Even Without Long Term Care Insurance – Wednesday, June 8 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.
• Berkshire’s Hidden Gems, July 8, 2016. Cost: $99 per person.
• Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise, July 21, 2016. Cost: $103 per person.
• Texas Tenors at Foxwoods, August 3, 2016. Cost: $90 per person. Trip sign-up date is June 3, 2016, 10 am.
• Exploring Boston & Whale Watch, August 18, 2016. Cost: $135 per person. Trip sign-up date is June 10, 2016, 10 am.
• Discover Woodstock Vermont/Billings Farm Museum, September 6, 2016. Cost: $139 per person. Trip sign-up date is July 15, 2016, 10 am.
• “CT Rail & Sail”, Essex Steam Train, Becky Thatcher Riverboat, Lyman Orchards, September 23, 2016. Cost: $107 per person. Trip sign-up date is July 22, 2016, 10 am.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• Rhine & Mosel Rivers Cruise, September 10 – 20, 2016. Cost: $4899 pp/double/Haydn deck.
• Hawaii Cruise Tour, January 11 – 21, 2017. Cost: $4799 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Tropical Costa Rica, March 20 – 28, 2017. Cost: $2649 pp/double.
• The Wonders of Italy, April 25 – May 5, 2017. Cost $4899 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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