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Posted on: July 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - July 17, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of July 17, 2017




I will be retiring from the Town of Enfield on July 19. I have met some of the most amazing people ever in Enfield over my fourteen years. Surely, the most giving people live in this community. We have done great things together. We moved into a new building in 2003 and grew from there…and have not stopped. We changed views on aging with Speed Dating, helped keep older adults healthy in evidence-based programs, fitness classes and our amazing Fitness Center. We learned technology together. We laughed, sang and danced. Do you remember collecting teacups for our teas? I am so proud of what we have accomplished together! Although I am retiring from Enfield, I will still be working in and advocating for senior centers. Senior centers are amazing places. And while the director and staff are important, and the facility is a big factor, the absolute most important thing about a senior center is the people who participate. You are wonderful and I will miss you!


Enjoy the movie La La Land on Thursday, July 27. If you would like, purchase a ticket in advance for a Turkey Grinder for $5. Grinders are served at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. The movie only is $2. Assistive hearing devices are available for the movie.


Ballroom Dance with Richie Mitnick is on Friday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Dance away the afternoon and have a snack at the break for $3 at the door.


Parkway Pavilion is hosting a Pasta Dinner at the Enfield Senior Center on Thursday, July 20 starting at 4:30 with appetizers. Make reservation by calling the Senior Center office and then pay $3 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Enfield Food Shelf.


Tickets are sold out for California Dreamers in Concert on Friday, July 21 at 6 p.m. You may want to get a jump on the Truck Stop Troubadours Concert on Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. We are fortunate to have such great audiences for our concerts.


The Enfield Senior Center hosts TED Talks and discussion groups on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The topic, How the Wonderful and Terrifying Implications of Computers That Can Learn is on July 20. Exercise your brain by joining this class in the Technology Room. There is no fee or registration for the TED Talks discussion.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters will be presented on Wednesday, July 19 at 1 p.m. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, this is a great way to learn the facts. Attend this interactive workshop to learn the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease from Alzheimer’s Association Director Esther Corcoran.  



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. 

·         Bennington, VT, October 5, 2017. Trip sign-up date is July 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. Cost: $84 per person.

·         National 911 Memorial Museum, November 5, 2017. Trip sign-up date is August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m.

·         Radio City Christmas Spectacular, November 30, 2017. Cost: $165 per person. 



Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         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 September 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

·         Mediterranean Cruise, September 22 – October 5, 2018.  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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