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Posted on: March 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - March 6, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of March 6, 2017




The Enfield Senior Center has been recommended for full accreditation for the third time! This is a really big deal for us and we are very proud. It was a lot of work! The National Institute on Senior Centers has a rigorous accreditation process. Accredited senior centers must meet 9 standards including Purpose and Planning, Community Connections, Governance, Administration, Program Development, Evaluation, Fiscal Responsibility, Records and Reports and Facility. This year long process included a self-assessment, strategic plan, on-site peer review and off-site peer review. The process also included community partners, Senior Center staff, Town staff, residents, and Senior Center board members. Only 7 senior centers in CT are accredited.


The Usual Suspects are back. This local band really rocks the Senior Center and fills the dance floor. Pick up your tickets for their Friday, March 24, 6 p.m. dance for $7 per person in the Senior Center office. This is always a great night. Coffee and dessert are served at the break.


Enfield Culture & Arts Commission in sponsoring Belly Dancing Lessons on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. Hips scarves, instruction and music are provided. There is no fee for the class but registration, in the Senior Center office, is required. What fun!


Last week we had a great turnout for the Afternoon Ballroom Dance. Everyone had a great time dancing to the sounds of keyboardist, Richie Mitnick. Join us for a special St. Patrick’s Day dance on Friday, March 17 at 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per person at the door and includes a snack and coffee at the break.


Every month we show a TED Talk and every month we have more and more people attending. Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 for “All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes.” No registration is necessary. We watch the TED Talk and discuss it after.


The Senior Center and Allied’s Attic are planning a Fashion Show for Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Allied’s Attic will provide the clothes and accessories. We are looking for volunteer models who will put together an outfit that is both thrifty and attractive. Both men and women models are needed. It will be fun! Sign up in the Senior Center office.




·         Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits – Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

·         Building Relationships: A Lawyers Perspective – Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

·         Clean Energy: What’s New, What’s Cool, What’s Possible for Enfield – Wednesday, March 15 at 1 p.m.

·         Evaluating Sleep Hygiene – An Overview of Sleep Apnea – Wednesday, March 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.  Trip sign ups take place at the Senior Center at 10 a.m.

·         West Point Dress Parade, April 29, 2017. Cost: $101 per person.  Must bring valid photo ID.

·         Mamma Mia! Westchester Dinner Theatre, May 24, 2017. Cost: $107 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 3, 2017.

·         The Tall Ships Boston Harbor Cruise, June 21, 2017. Cost: $115 per person. Trip sign-up date is April 7, 2017.

·         Sail Away Argia, Mystic, CT, July 20, 2017. Cost: $77 per person. Trip sign up date is May 5, 2017.

·         Block Island Breeze, July 27, 2017. Cost: $130 per person. Trip sign up date is May 12, 2017.


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Holland, Michigan - Tulip Time, May 9 – 16, 2017. Cost $1695 pp/double.

·         Ogunquit, ME - June 5 – 7, 2017. Cost $409 pp/double.

·         3-Day Vermont, September 11-13, 2017. Cost $529 pp/double.

·         Caribbean Cruise, January 28 – February 9, 2018. Cost $1649 pp. 


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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