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Posted on: July 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of July 28, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of July 25, 2016

The human participants of the Enfield Dog Park have been incredibly generous to the Animeals on Wheels program at the Senior Center. Volunteers take pet food to people who cannot get out to shop but have very important pets in their lives. When we ran short of donated food, Gregg Pugliese delivered food to the Senior Center in a day. Karen Ward along with Gregg spread the word so others would donate. We are fortunate to be the recipients of these donations from this very generous community.

Care for Me At Home is sponsoring an afternoon of great American music on Thursday, August 4 at 12:30 p.m. We Got Rhythm Band is providing the music. Everyone is invited and there is no charge for this fun-filled musical show.

Take an entertaining musical journey to Nashville, Tennessee featuring stories and songs from classic country stars who performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Join us on Friday, August 5, at 6 p.m., for the Gunsmoke Band Grand Ole Opry Show. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and includes dessert and coffee at the break.

Evergreen Health Care Center is offering free individualized balance screenings on Tuesday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call the office to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be taken as time permits.

On Wednesday, August 10 at 1 p.m., join presenter Chelsey Lafleur to learn about essential oils. She will teach you how to use oils to improve your overall health and wellness. No registration is necessary.

Our Summer Matinee Movie Series continues with the movie Daddy’s Home on Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. The movie Concussion will be shown on Thursday, August 11 at 1 p.m. Spend a hot afternoon in the air-conditioned Senior Center watching an entertaining movie.

During the five weeks of August, we are offering a trial Zumba Gold class on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Nicole, our new instructor, encourages those new to Zumba to take part in her class in the air-conditioned Senior Center. The cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. What a good way to try Zumba Gold!

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. For more information, a trip presentation will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016, at 3 p.m.

Last call for our summer-time trip to Boston! We still have a few seats available for our “Exploring Boston & Whale Watch” trip on August 18, 2016. See firsthand some of the sites that have shaped our nation as you follow the historical Freedom Trail. A motor coach step-on guide will share the history of each location along the Trail. After a delicious lunch at Maggiano’s Restaurant, you’ll experience an unforgettable Whale Watch excursion aboard a specially designed high-speed catamaran. Make your reservation at the Enfield Senior Center front desk.


• CPR Training for the Community – Wednesday, July 27 at 1 p.m. Must be registered.
• Stand Up to Joint Pain with MAKO Robotic Surgery – Wednesday, August 3 at 1 p.m.
• Essential Oils – Wednesday, August 10 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.
• Exploring Boston & Whale Watch, August 18, 2016. Cost: $135 per person.
• Discover Woodstock Vermont/Billings Farm Museum, September 6, 2016. Cost: $139 per person.
• “CT Rail & Sail”, Essex Steam Train, Becky Thatcher Riverboat, Lyman Orchards, September 23, 2016. Cost: $107 per person.
• Lake Winnipesaukee Brunch Cruise, October 16, 2016. Cost: $119 per person. Trip sign-up date is August 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
• National September 11 Memorial Museum, November 6, 2016. Cost: $81 per person. Trip sign-up date is September 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

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 - Ireland, 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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