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Posted on: March 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 3/5/2021

Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 3/5/2021 

Annex COVID-19 Clinic

The Town has partnered with Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the gymnasium of the Enfield Annex, the former Enrico Fermi High School. The clinic will be open each Monday from 12:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. All state guidelines for vaccine prioritization and eligibility will be followed and the clinic is by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. We would like to commend the extraordinary efforts made by our Building and Grounds staff and our Public Information Officer to work collaboratively with Trinity to prepare and open the clinic in just one week. When fully operational, the clinic will be able to vaccinate up to 625 people a day. Please use VAMS to request an appointment or call Connecticut’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line at 877-918-2224. 

Senior Center Clinic

On March 3rd, 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. 187 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.  

Enfield Town Council Meeting 3/15/21

Please join us for the Special meeting of the Town Council on Monday, March 15, at 6 PM to hear a presentation on the Enfield Train Station by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation. 

 At the 1/19/21 Town Council meeting, Town administration unveiled plans for the Enfield Train Station, which will be located in Downtown Thompsonville. The design will consist of a 200-foot-long platform that will be able to accommodate 6 train cars, be fully accessible, and have a canopy running the entire length. In addition, the surrounding area will be enhanced by adding over 100 parking spaces, walkways, and a utility building that will include amenities including ticket purchasing and a sheltered waiting area. A bus-drop off will accommodate commercial passenger buses and our local Magic Carpet Bus.   

When the Enfield Train Station is completed in the next two years, it will truly be a multi-modal train station with numerous opportunities for expansion and development in Thompsonville and Enfield. For more information, please view the Enfield Train Station Presentation at the following link: https://www.enfield-ct.gov/443/Town-Manager

Social Services

Given the everchanging supply of vaccine doses coming into CT, please continue to check the following CT DPH website for all updates concerning how to Schedule an appointment at the various available locations: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination-Scheduling-Options

If you're aged 55 or older, or are included within any of the Phase 1a groups, you are currently eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Connecticut. 

Enfield Police Department

Efforts at telephone scams continue.  This is friendly reminder that you should not provide personal information over the phone, email, or via text message.  The following are some of the more common scams that have been occurring:

  • Vehicle warranty calls
  • COVID19 calls
  • Requests for remote access to personal electronic devices
  • Request by callers that you purchase gift cards and provide them with the gift card serial number
  • Requests for your banking or social security information

 

Senior Center 

AARP Tax Aide will begin on February 22 – April 12, 9 AM – 3 PM. All appointments are filled, and we are currently taking wait list appointments only. 

Below are just some of the programs we are offering at The Senior Center. Please call 860-763-7425, or e-mail seniorcenter@enfield.org to obtain Zoom links.  

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. 

Virtual Coffee Hour – Every Thursday, 9:30 AM 

Virtual Bingo with Home Helpers – March 19, 1:30 PM. Prizes sponsored by Stonebrook Village

Virtual History for Fun – Monday March 8, 2 PM. Houdini - The Greatest Paranormal Whistle Blower

Virtual Bingo – Friday, March 19, 1:30 PM. Prizes sponsored by Stonebrook Village. 

Pierce Campbell Show – Thursday, March 18, 2 PM. Enjoy Irish Tunes via Zoom.

Virtual History for Fun – Monday, March 22, 2 PM. The Women of The Wild West  

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
  • Simply Stretch and Strengthen –Thursdays, 10:30 AM –11:30AM, March 4-25
  • 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

  • Birch Tree Pull Yarn Painting – Tuesday, March 9, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Easter Bunny Wreath – Tuesday, March 16, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Virtual Sock Easter Bunny – Tuesday, March 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

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR OFFICE HAS MOVED TO THE ENFIELD ANNEX!  We are now located in the Enfield Annex at 124 North Maple Street (Door 1). We are thrilled to have ample parking, a welcoming office area and expanded space for programming!  We can’t wait to see you at our new location!  Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM.   

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…    

  • Wednesday, March 10th: 9:30 - 10:30 AM at Central Library
  • Wednesday, March 17th: 10 - 11 AM at the Rotary Playground
  • Wednesday, March 24th: 10 - 11 AM at the Rotary Playground
  • Wednesday, March 31st: 10 - 11 AM at the Rotary Playground 

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. 

Take it, Make it Craft Kits: Contact the Enfield Recreation Division to reserve one of two seasonal craft kits.  Open to Enfield youth ages 3 and up, free craft kits are available while supplies last.  Activities include:   

  • Rainbow Lacing Craft Kit (ages 6 and older)
  • Spring Bunny Paper Roll Craft Kit (ages 3 and older) 

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.  

Stay tuned for Camp Tons-O-Fun Summer Care information coming soon! Plus, our next newsletter is set to be released on April 1! 

Library    

Because of the decrease in COVID cases and the increasing availability of the vaccine, we are happy to announce that beginning on March 1st an appointment will no longer be necessary at the Central Library. We will continue to operate at 50% of our normal capacity, but that is typically adequate for most days.  Due to the small size, appointments will still be necessary at the Pearl St. Branch. 

Join the Library on Friday, March 12, at 6:30 PM for a Facebook Live Concert with Abbotts Cross.  We are happy to welcome Abbots Cross back for the second time for a celebration of traditional and modern Irish music with unique improvisations. https://www.facebook.com/enfieldpubliclibrary. This program is sponsored by ECAC Enfield Culture and Arts Commission, 

Please join us for a Zoom Concert with Electric Violinist Caryn Lin on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 PM. Email lsprague@enfield.org for an invitation to the Zoom program. “One Woman Musical Extravaganza,” electric violinist Caryn Lin, literally transforms sound! Years of concentrated experimentation with sound results in a live or virtual show that is spectacular. Layers of sound with deceptively simple melodies make music that is both other worldly & totally catchy. With the technologies of looping & sound effects, on the spot recordings emerge, creating the musical equivalent of light traveling through a prism. You will learn about the basic science behind this magical sound. This program is sponsored by ECAC Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. 

Book Discussions  

3/10 Virtual Book Discussion The Garden of Small Beginnings

3/15 Virtual Book Discussion Nothing to See Here 

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.   

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