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Posted on: August 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - August 7, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of August 7, 2017


Congratulations to our Enfield Senior Center Wii Bowlers. They attended the Torrington Senior Center Wii Invitational Tournament and came home with third place! This year’s competition was the closest ever with the top 3 teams only separated by 30 pins!


Tickets are on sale now for $7 for the Truck Stop Troubadours concert on Friday, August 18 at 6 pm.  In a time when country music has become less country it’s good to know that there is a band like the Truck Stop Troubadours to keep the fire alive for the traditional sounds and themes of true country music.

Registration for September and October classes begins on Tuesday, August 15 for residents and Tuesday, August 22 for nonresidents. Both begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration forms can be found online or at the Senior Center. Pick up a Front & Center newsletter if you haven’t received one, for all of the class details.

Wellness Naturally, a seminar to be held on Wednesday, August 9 at 1 pm, with two local practitioners, to discuss the benefits of homeopathy and introduce new balance and flexibility techniques to relieve pain and stiffness.  Both topics will help you learn about natural, and sometimes rapid, paths to wellness and active lifestyles.  Please sign up in advance at the front desk.

If you are looking for a casino trip, we have a great deal for you! Reserve your spot today for our 3-day trip to Atlantic City, NJ, on November 13-15, 2017, with fabulous casino bonuses which include $30 slot, $10 food credit, and 2-$20 meal credits that will value up to $30 if used at specific locations.  Stay at the Resorts Casino Hotel, with a prime location at the northern end of the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The price of this trip is only $239 per person/double occupancy. For more information, pick up a trip flyer at the Senior Center. 

Enjoy the movie A Dog’s Purpose, on Thursday August 10. A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Purchase a ticket in advance for $5 which includes movie and pizza. Pizza is served at 5 p.m. and the movie begins at 6 p.m. Movie only tickets purchased at the door for $2. Assistive hearing devices are available for the movie.

Get your hands dirty and exercise your green thumb at our Succulent Social on Friday, August 11 at 10 am.  Cost of the class is $40 and includes all the supplies to create your own table top garden using succulent plants.  Register at the front desk.

What’s the big deal with eating too much sugar?  How much sugar should you be eating in your diet?  Join us on August 16 at 1 pm for Sugar 101 to find out the answers to these questions and more.  Health educator Erin Ballou M.A., will lead this informative lecture.  Please sign up in advance at the front desk.

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 is, Why we all need to practice emotional first aid on August 17.  Guy Winch makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene – taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.  Exercise your brain by joining this class in the Technology Room. There is no fee or registration for the TED Talks discussion.




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. Cost: $84 per person – SOLD OUT

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


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

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

Atlantic City, November 13-15, 2017. Cost $239 pp/double includes slot and meal credits

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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