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Posted on: June 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of June 20, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of June 20, 2016

There are a number of ways you can find out about what is happening at the Enfield Senior Center. Our monthly newsletter, Front & Center, is a complete listing of everything that is going on at the Senior Center and a good resource for information on services to older adults in the Town of Enfield. You also may want to sign up to receive news right to your e-mail at the Town of Enfield website,, and click on Notify Me, enter your e-mail, and check Newsflash, Senior Center News. It is really easy. The Enfield Senior Center can be found on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, too. Follow us! Our website is You will find a lot of information there. Of course, you can stop in or call too.

Are You Smarter Than a Senior? Join host DJ Sir James from WKND on Thursday, July 7 at 12:30 p.m. to find out. Try this quiz show with questions from the 40s to the 60s. Sir James will be bringing some giveaways and prizes. This free event is sponsored by Panda Home Care.

If you need a little extra exercise for the summer months, we are offering Summer Senior Boot Camp on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fitness instructor Laura Namnoun takes you through exercise stations that challenge you and improve fitness level. The class begins on July 5 for 7 sessions. The cost is $21 for residents and $28 for non-residents.

If you missed “Bridge of Spies” when it was in the movie theater, you may want to catch it on Thursday, June 23 at the Senior Center. Buy a ticket in advance if you would like to have a turkey grinder at 5 p.m. The ticket is $5 for dinner and a movie. If you would just like to enjoy the movie in the air-conditioned Senior Center, the cost is $2 at the door.

Medicare and Medicare Part D Assistance is provided at the Enfield Senior Center every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Trained CHOICES volunteers and Neighborhood Services staff offer information about Medicare Supplemental Plans and Medicare Part D. Make an appointment by calling the Senior Center office at 860-763-7425. You may now make an evening appointment at Parkway Pavilion for CHOICES counseling on the third Thursday of every month from 4 to 7 p.m. Call Parkway Pavilion at 860-745-1641 for an appointment.

We are offering a wonderful eight-day trip to Ireland, with direct flights from Bradley International Airport, on March 22 to 29, 2017. This trip combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery and sumptuous food. The price is $2499 per person, double occupancy. For more information, an informational trip presentation will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 3 pm, at the Enfield Senior Center or contact our travel desk at 860-763-7427.

If you’re looking for a fun filled day trip this summer, join us as we explore some of the “Berkshire’s Hidden Gems” on July 8, 2016. Our first stop will be at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, encompassing 15 acres of functional and ornamental gardens, followed by lunch at Michael’s Restaurant and a tour of Chesterwood, which is the country home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, join us for our “Exploring Boston & Whale Watching” trip on August 18, 2016. View some of Boston’s historical sites as we follow the Freedom Trail. A local step-on guide will journey through time with you to share the story of each historical location. After lunch at Maggiano’s Restaurant, we’ll be on our way for a whale watch excursion, aboard a specially designed high-speed catamaran. Registration for these trips are being taken at the Enfield Senior Center Front Desk.


• All About Stonebrook Village – Wednesday, June 22 at 1 p.m.
• Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m.
• Your Home and Title 19 – Wednesday, July 13 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.
• Exploring Boston & Whale Watch, August 18, 2016. Cost: $135 per person.
• 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.
• Lake Winnipesaukee Brunch Cruise, October 16, 2016. Cost: $119 per person. Trip sign-up date is August 19, 2016, 10 am.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• Hawaii Cruise Tour, January 11 – 21, 2017. Cost: $4799 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Irish Splendor, March 22 – 29, 2017. Cost: $2499 pp/double (rate expires 9/23/16).
• 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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