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Posted on: February 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 2/12/2021

On February 11th, the Town of Enfield partnered with the North Central District Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Enfield Senior Center. We are grateful to the health district for collaborating with the Town in this important endeavor. 152 eligible adults received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We would also like to recognize the staff of the Senior Center, the Department of Social Services, Public Works, the Police Department, and EMS who were present to ensure those registered were able to quickly and safely receive their vaccination. The Town will continue to explore every avenue available to deliver vaccinations to our community. More clinics will be announced as vaccine becomes available.  

On Wednesday, February 24, 10 AM – 1 PM, Community Health Center, will be hosting a COVID testing site at the Enfield Senior Center. For more information or to register, visit www.chc1.com.

COVID-19 Vaccination Enrollment and Registration Assistance for Enfield Residents Only: 

The Department of Social Services – with assistance from the Commission on Aging – will be providing VAMs Enrollment and Registration Assistance for those Enfield residents age 65 and older so that they can be scheduled for their vaccination appointment. If you do not have anyone who can assist you with navigating the process – adult child/grandchildren/friend, please call 860-253-6398 so that we can help you. Appointments for assistance will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Help Us Plan Enfield’s Future  

The Town of Enfield and the Planning and Zoning Commission have started the comprehensive planning process to update the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).The POCD is a strategic plan that will guide land use, development, and decision making for the next 10 years. As part of the planning process, we are seeking input from the community to inform our effort and the Plan. This Community Survey offers you an opportunity to provide your thoughts and perspectives on Enfield today and the Enfield you want to be part of in the future.  

The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete—time well spent to participate in the planning of Enfield’s future. We thank you for your interest in our community and taking the time to inform the Town’s planning process.    

Enfield CT - Community Survey 

If you do not have internet access, paper copies of the survey are available at the Enfield Express (800 Enfield Street) and the Central Library. 

Senior Center  

In the interest of keeping everyone safe we will continue to offer programs virtually throughout the month of February. Staff is available from 8 AM – 4 PM to answer any questions or concerns. If you would like to receive our newsletter please e-mail the Enfield Senior Center at seniorcenter@enfield.org. You may also pick up a copy in the front of the Senior Center or find it on our website and Facebook page. 

We All Fit Together - Every one of you is a part of the puzzle that is the Enfield Senior Center! Decorate your puzzle piece and contribute your individual voice to form our story and complete our Enfield Senior Center puzzle. Each piece starts out blank, and in the end, all the pieces are different and fit together. You can color, paint, collage, embroider, anything to express yourself. You can be anonymous or sign your piece. Call 860-763-7425 to get your puzzle piece. 

Below are just some of the programs we are offering at The Senior Center, for a complete list please visit our webpage, Facebook page or sign up for our weekly e-mails. All programs are free and will be held virtually via zoom.  Please call 860-763-7425, or e-mail seniorcenter@enfield.org to obtain Zoom links. Some links may be found on our Facebook page.  

Brian Gillie - Thursday, February 18, 2 PM. Enjoy this concert via Zoom. 

Jukebox Bingo - Friday February 26, 6:30 PM. List to the music, identify the song, check your card, mark it off, call Bingo and win. 

Tech Time – The second Wednesday of the month at 10 AM. Audra Lauf from Comfort Keepers will answer any tech questions you may have and give tech tips to help you stay connected with family and friends.  

Exercise Classes

Yoga Chair and Standing - Mondays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, February 1-22, No Class Feb 15.

Yoga All Levels, Mondays - 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, February 1-22, No Class Feb 15

Yoga All Levels - Tuesdays, 9 AM – 10 AM, February 2-23

Stability Ball Training - Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, February 2-23

Body 360- Wednesdays11:30 AM – 12:15 PM, February 3-24

POW! - People on Weights - Wednesdays12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, February 3-24

Stability Ball Training - Thursdays12 PM – 1 PM, February 4-25

Body 360 - Fridays11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, February 5-26

POW! – People on Weights - Fridays10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, February 5-26 

Crafts

Fleece Eye Glass Case - Tuesday, February 16, 1:30 PM– 2:30 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath - Tuesday, February 23, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Take it and Make it Cards – Ongoing – This program has no Zoom component, please call to obtain instructions on how to obtain materials to complete your project at home. 

Recreation 

The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual and Take it, Make it programs this February/March. The February/March newsletter is now online at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation. Currently, in-person programming has been suspended due to increased COVID numbers. Upcoming programs include: 

The Cooped-Up Crafts Cart is out and about this February!  Stop by, say hi and pick up a 

FREE activity or two for your child!  Upcoming dates include…    

  • Saturday, February 20th, 10 - 11 AM at the Rotary Playground  

DEEP C.A.R.E. Winter Fishing Classes: The CT DEEP Fisheries Division C.A.R.E program is offering virtual Learn to Ice Fish classes via Zoom.  See website for complete details and how to register for one of these FREE, one-day workshops.  Classes will be offered at 6 PM on 2/16. 

February/March Holiday Trivia Contest: Check out our February/March newsletter for complete details and to view the contest questions.  Those who respond with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a fun prize!  Enter by sending an email with your family’s answers to bfairman@enfield.org by March 19.  

Our Virtual Recreation Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains a variety of free resources for you to use from the comfort and safety of your own home. NEW WINTER HIKING SECTION JUST ADDED!!!   

Library  

Available through February 15, The Roots of Black Music in America with Karlus Trapp is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. This program is sponsored by the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. Available at: https://crossbaymedia.com/roots-of-black-music/  

On February 14 at 4 PM, join the Library for Claire de Lune – A Valentine’s Concert. Paul Bisaccia presents a concert of romantic music and popular favorites for your Valentine’s celebration. This concert is sponsored by the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. Email lsprague@enfield.org for an invitation to the Zoom concert.  

Book Discussions  

2/22 Virtual Book Discussion Good Riddance 

2/25 Virtual Book Discussion Magic for Liars 

These titles are available in eBook format. When possible, we will also have physical copies that can be picked up at the Central Library circulation desk.  

Children’s Programs

Join the Library for the Online Rhyme Time program for children ages birth to 24 months via Facebook on Mondays at 10:30 AM. Virtual Storytime for ages 2-4 will be on Facebook on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Storytime for ages 4-5 will be on Facebook on Thursdays at 9:30 AM. 

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The Town Hall continues to be open by appointment only. If you need to conduct your business in person, please call the department you wish to schedule your visit in advance.   

Our staff and I are available to assist you and will continue to provide services. Please continue to check our website for updates. For alerts from the Town of Enfield, please go to https://enfield-ct.gov/List.aspx to sign up for Notify Me and select Public Notices. Follow Enfield Town Manager on Facebook and on Twitter.

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