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Posted on: August 31, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center - Weekly Column - September 5, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of September 5, 2016

The Annual Firefighter Picnic is here! On Wednesday, September 7, our wonderful Enfield firefighters will grill hamburgers and hot dogs for Enfield older adults. Bring a chair to Enfield Rotary Park at the Senior Center and enjoy an afternoon picnic. In the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be postponed until Thursday. If you have not picked up your ticket, they are available in the Senior Center office.

We are offering new technology classes on iPad, iPad Camera, Twitter, Talking with Siri, and YouTube. See all of the class dates and times in the September edition of Front & Center available online at or pick up a copy at the Senior Center.

Many people are already coming in the morning for toast. If you haven’t tried it, stop in for coffee or tea and an English muffin or toast and choice of jelly, butter, peanut butter or Nutella.

The Enfield Senior Center is showing the movie “Eddie the Eagle” on Thursday, September 15. The cost is $5 for the movie and Chinese dinner and tickets must be purchased in advance. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and movie begins at 6 p.m.

You may want to take advantage of the upcoming free screenings at the Enfield Senior Center. On Tuesday, September 20, Evergreen Health Care Center is offering individualized Balance Screenings from 10 to noon. Free Vision Screenings are offered on Tuesday, September 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. Call the Senior Center office for an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted as time is available.

For people with health conditions like heart disease, arthritis, pain and anxiety or those caring for someone with ongoing health conditions, we are offering a free 6-week evidence-based program. The Chronic Disease Self-Management program will begin on Mondays from September 12 through October 24 from 1:30-4 p.m. Registration is required.

Several people have expressed interest in a Chess group. Beginning Wednesday, September 14, at 5:30 p.m., interested players are invited to join the group. Join us! Please bring your own chess board.

The award-winning Beatles tribute band, Beatles for Sale, is returning to the Enfield Senior Center for another exciting performance. Tickets are available for the Friday, September 23, 6 p.m. show. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive. The $7 ticket price includes coffee and dessert. For Beatles fans, you do not want to miss this show.

If you’ve always dreamed of visiting beautiful Ireland, we have a great deal for you! Our eight-day trip, on March 22 to 29, 2017, combines fabulous accommodations, stunning scenery, sumptuous food and non-stop flights from Bradley International Airport. The price of this trip is only $2499 per person/double occupancy. For more information, pick up a trip flyer at the Senior Center or contact our travel desk at 860-763-7427.


• Creating a Secure Retirement in Uncertain Financial Times – Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m.
• Hearing Loss – Wednesday, September 21 at 1 p.m.
• Dry Eyes – Thursday, September 22 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.
• “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.
• 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.
• 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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