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Posted on: October 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - October 9, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of October 9, 2017



On these crisp fall days, take a walk on the Senior Center Walking Trail. Many people have commented about how nice it is to walk on the trail. Stop and try the outdoor fitness equipment too. Studies have shown that walking outdoors relieves stress as well as giving you a good cardio workout. We are very fortunate to have the walking trail and equipment on the grounds of the Senior Center. Come give it a try.


We would like to thank Bob Bourret for his many years of service in Enfield as our Tax Aide.  This regular tax season assignment required a tremendous amount of time and dedication and we greatly appreciate all your efforts.  We wish Bob all the best in his future endeavors.


Andrew Epstein, MD of Northern CT Eye Association will lead a discussion on the causes, symptoms and advanced treatment options for Cataracts, Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration on October 18 at 1 pm.  Please register at the front desk.


Please join Colleen Sullivan, Prevention Coordinator for the Town of Enfield on Wednesday October 11th at 1 pm for a seminar to discuss the opioid epidemic.  Learn about local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse, collaborative work to address the opioid epidemic and how you can play a role in preventing substance misuse in our community. A discussion will immediately follow the presentation. For more information please contact Colleen Sullivan at or (860)253-6382. 


Join us on October 19 at 6 pm for the movie Dr. Strange about a top neurosurgeon whose career is ruined after he is injured in a horrific car accident which causes him to lose the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he goes on a journey determined to find a way to be healed. He comes across a sorcerer who shows him that he has strong powers within himself that he never realized. Tickets are $5 in advance for movie and meal; $2 at the door movie only.


We have the wonderful opportunity to work with physical therapy graduate students from American International College that will be offering Dancing with Parkinson's. They will share a fun and educational dance experience to improve common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This program will be offered on Tuesdays, Oct 3 – Nov 7 from 10:30 – 11:30 am and Thursdays, Oct 5 – Nov 9 from 11:45 – 12:45 pm for a total of 12 classes. There is no fee for these classes. Space is limited so please call or stop by the front desk to sign up.


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, on Monday, October 30 at 9 am we will have a representative from the Network Against Domestic Abuse facilitate a session on “Domestic Violence”.  Please register at the front desk.


Mediterranean Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas, September 22 – October 5, 2018, 14 days/12 nights.  Cost is $2999 per person which includes transportation to and from the airport, roundtrip flights to Barcelona visits to Nice, France, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Amalfi Coast, an overnight onboard in Venice, Bologna, Italy and Kotor, Montenegro.  Come to our trip presentation on October 17 at 2 pm for all the details on this fabulous trip!


How Things Work in Our World Explained in Uncomplicated English is a new seminar program being offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  The first seminar will be held on October 10 at 10:30 am.  The focus of this first seminar is The Weather and the most significant events resulting in a variety of weather conditions which are experienced on Earth on an irregular but constant basis.  No registration is required, just drop in.



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. 

·         Thomaston Opera House – It’s A Wonderful Life, December 3, 2017.  Cost $91 per person includes lunch at the Black Rock Tavern. 

·         Stageloft Theatre – Winter Wonderettes, December 9, 2017.  SOLD OUT


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Spain’s Classics, April 19 – 29, 2018. Cost $3,899 pp/double.

·         Colorado’s Historic Trains, August 10 – 18, 2018. Cost $3,299 pp/double.

·         Mediterranean Cruise, September 22 – October 5, 2018.  Cost $2999 pp/double.  Trip presentation date is October 17 at 2 pm.


Lunch reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. Comments, questions or concerns email We look forward to hearing from

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