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Posted on: March 8, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - March 13, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of March 13, 2017



The Usual Suspects are back for an evening of dancing. 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.


National Honor Society students will be available for individual technology help on Tuesday, March 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. If you would like to know how to use your smart phone, learn about Facebook or any other technology question, drop in.


The Senior Minor Home Repair Program begins on Tuesday, April 4. This volunteer run program assists older Enfield residents with minor repairs such as fixing railings, changing light bulbs, and pretty much anything that does not require a licensed professional. Do you need some minor repairs? Call 860-253-6395 to schedule an appointment. Residents are not charged for the service, only for the supplies needed.


Enfield Culture & Arts Commission in sponsoring Belly Dancing Lessons for all ages 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!


The Alzheimer’s Association holds office hours at the Enfield Senior Center on the fourth Thursday of every month. Make an appointment this month for Thursday, March 23 to talk with an Alzheimer’s Association representative to discuss any concerns, address information and referral needs, or any help at all.


Learn how to create a beautiful painting using acrylic paint at the Enfield Senior Center Paint Party. Blend colors and apply them to canvas while finding out about background, middle ground, and foreground. OBTA Care is sponsoring the Paint Party on Friday, March 31 at 11 a.m. There is a $5 supplies fee that will hold your spot. Register in advance in the Senior Center office.


The Afternoon Ballroom Dance with keyboardist, Richie Mitnick, is 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.


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.




·         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.

·         Information from the State of CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority – Wednesday, March 29 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.

·         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/double.

·         Spain’s Classics, April 19 – 29, 2018. Cost $3,899 pp/double. Trip Presentation date is May 18, 2017.


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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