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Posted on: August 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of August 8, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of August 8, 2016

Are you having trouble making ends meet? Would you like to check your eligibility for benefits? Monday through Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., you can make an appointment to meet with a knowledgeable caseworker at the Enfield Senior Center to assist Enfield residents with applying for a variety of State and local programs, information and referral to services, and resources to assist you with any needs you have. Please call 860-763-7427 or 860-253-6396 to schedule an appointment.

Our trained CHOICES volunteers are available on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings to provide information about Medicare supplemental insurance and Medicare Part D benefits. Make an appointment by calling the Senior Center front desk at 860-763-7425.

Parkway Pavilion staff has gathered a few area professionals who will be giving information on fall prevention, providing blood pressure screening, and a cooking demo with samples for heart healthy food choices. Representatives from New England Home Care, Beacon Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, and Town of Enfield Neighborhood Services will be on hand also. Join us on Wednesday, August 24 at 1 p.m.

Mary Megan Hastings will share her experiences in Guangxi Pingguo, China where she taught at a college for 10 months. Mary Megan will take you on a journey with her to China, the cities, and countryside through photos and discussion while wearing authentic dress. Join us for A Trip to China on Monday, August 15 at 2:30 p.m. There is no charge or registration for this event.

Registration for September and October classes begins on Tuesday, August 9 at 8:30 a.m. for residents. Non-residents may register on Tuesday, August 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please pick up a newsletter or find us at

Enfield Ophthalmologist, Dr. Abdul Khaliq will share information about Glaucoma on Thursday, August 18 at 1 p.m. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, resulting in the loss of peripheral vision.

CT Money School is providing two informative seminars to help you manage your finances. The first is on Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. Protect Yourself: Know Your Rights as a Consumer provides important information on the topic of identity theft, elder financial abuse, types of insurance to help manage risk and financial preparedness. On Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m., we will offer Invest in Yourself: Build Wealth to Meet Your Life Goals. Learn to identify the building blocks necessary for planning, accumulating and protecting wealth.

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 Concussion on Thursday, August 11 at 1 p.m. Spend a hot afternoon in the air-conditioned Senior Center watching an entertaining movie.

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, contact our travel desk at 860-763-7427.


• Essential Oils – Wednesday, August 10 at 1 p.m.
• Protect Yourself: Know Your Rights as a Consumer – Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m.
• Invest in Yourself: Build Wealth to Meet Your Life Goals – Thursday, August 18 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.
• 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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