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Posted on: October 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of October 24, 2016

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of October 24, 2016

After six years, Cindy McGuire, our hardworking and beloved Secretary and Trip Coordinator, has taken another job across the state to be closer to her fiancé. Even though we are all happy that Cindy has a bright, exciting future ahead of her, it is hard to imagine the Enfield Senior Center without her organizational skills, her upbeat, can-do attitude, and her caring personality. I speak for all of the Senior Center staff when I say that Cindy is an integral part of our team and we are a better Senior Center because Cindy worked here. Cindy’s last day will be Thursday, October 27. At her request, we will not have a going away party, but feel free to stop in and say goodbye.

Are you looking for an incredible opportunity to help those in your own community? One that provides an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and help those in need? If so, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for you! Our incredible teams of volunteers are people just like you who give a few hours each week during the tax season to help low-moderate income taxpayers prepare and file their Federal and State tax returns ensuring that they receive the tax credits and deductions they deserve! Right here in Connecticut alone last year our volunteers prepared and filed more than 24,000 free Federal and State tax returns helping more than 35,000 taxpayers at our 95 sites throughout the state. This service alone saved CT taxpayers more than 6.2 million dollars in tax preparation fees and returned more than $22 million dollars in Federal refunds and credits to our clients. We have a variety of positions from Greeters to Counselors and Electronic Return Originators just to name a few. Our sites operate weekdays during the tax season and while personal tax return preparation is helpful, training is provided. To learn more about our program or to register as a volunteer, please visit our website @ Once your registration is received a volunteer in your area will contact you to discuss the program and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

How Do You Start the Conversation with Your Loved One? is a discussion designed to help adult children, family members and trusted caregivers initiate a conversation around health, legal, financial, and end-of-life issue. The panel will include Henry Weatherby, JD, ChFC, CEBS of the law firm Weatherby & Associates, Jacqueline Abramczyk, LMSW, Life Care Coordinator, Weatherby & Associates, Sean Stevens, Funeral Director, Leete-Stevens Family Funeral Homes, Jarrett F. Solomon, CFP, CIMA, Director of Connecticut Wealth Management Firm, and Peter DiMaria, Owner of Home Helpers of North Central CT and Western MA. Please call the Senior Center to reserve a seat for this Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. panel discussion.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue is sold out. Tickets are on sale for the Knightsmen Band in Concert on Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m. The Knightsmen perform well known hits of the 50s and 60s. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.


• Cataract, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration – Wednesday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
• How Do You Start the Conversation with Your Loved One? – Thursday October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
• Grief and the Holidays – Wednesday, November 2 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.
• “A Hartford Christmas”, Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees & the Governor’s Mansion, December 2, 2016. Cost: $94 per person.
• “Let’s Make a Little Christmas”, Phil Vassar at Fox Theatre and Foxwoods Casino, December 7, 2016. Cost: $90 per person.
• Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Bushnell, January 21, 2017. Cost: $149 per person. Trip sign-up date is November 18, 2016, 10 a.m.
• The Jersey Boys at the Bushnell, March 23, 2017. Cost: $117 per person. There is no sign-up date for this trip. Reservations are being taken at this time.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• The Wonders of Italy, April 25 – May 5, 2017. Cost $4899 pp/double.
• Holland, Michigan - Tulip Time, May 9 – 16, 2017. Cost $1695 pp/double.
• Alaska Land & Cruise, June 11 – 23, 2017. Call the Senior Center for availability and pricing.
• Canadian Rockies, September 2 – 8, 2017. Cost $3259 pp/double.
• Iceland, October 19 - 25, 2017. Cost: $2999 pp/double.

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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