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Posted on: December 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of January 5, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of January 5, 2015

It is 2015! The holidays are over and it’s time to get healthy. PRIME Fitness at the Enfield Senior Center is a gym inside the Senior Center with Fitness Assistants that design programs tailored to your needs. If you are new to fitness, this is a comfortable way to begin. But if you are an experienced exerciser, you will find all of the equipment of a large gym in a safe, friendly space. Call 860-272-3554 if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment with Fitness Assistants, Laurie, Antonio or Les.

See our complete array of fitness classes for every fitness level in the January newsletter available for pick-up at the Senior Center or online at

If you have questions about your computer or tablet, we offer Computer Help Session on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. Just drop in. There is no charge.

There are so many activities, services, trips, and events going on. On Tuesday, January 13 at 10 a.m. we will offer “Welcome to Enfield Senior Center” including a tour and the answers to all of your questions about the Senior Center. You do not have to register, just meet in the Senior Center Library.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get out more? John Banker and his band have created a new show. He is always a great entertainer when he plays with Island Rhythms, Riverboat Ramblers and other groups. The new show is called The Ultimate 60s Dance Party and it will be held on Friday, January 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and includes dessert and coffee.

Stop in for Afternoon Ballroom Dance on Friday, January 23 at 2 p.m. Richie Mitnick plays the keyboard and a snack is included at the break for $3 at the door.

Movie Night features the movie, The Judge, with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, will be shown on Thursday, January 29. See the movie and enjoy a ham grinder for $5 per person at 5 p.m. The movie is shown at 6 p.m. and the fee is $2 at the door.

The Dukes of Hazardville are back at the Senior Center on Friday, January 30 at 6 p.m. Whether you are a dancer or a listener, you will enjoy the music of the Dukes. Enjoy a slice of pizza before the show and dessert and coffee at the break. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person.

Tax-Aide will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in February at the Senior Center. IRS-trained volunteers complete Federal and State income tax returns at no charge for those 60 and older. Call the Senior Center office for an appointment.

Start planning your spring weekend getaway to Washington, DC on April 10 – 13, 2015. On this tour, you’ll enjoy the cherry blossoms and stops along the way at the World War II Memorial, the Dr. Martin Luther King National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial and FDR Memorial. The tour coach will drive on Embassy Row and famous Pennsylvania Avenue past the U.S. Capitol and the White House. There’ll also be free time to explore the Smithsonian Institute. A visit to the Arlington National Cemetery and a visit to Annapolis are also included. Three breakfasts and three dinners, taxes and gratuities are included. Price: $652 per person/double occupancy.

• Shen Yun Show and Traditional Culture – Wednesday, January 7 at 1 p.m. This is a talk about the upcoming show in Connecticut.
• Life in Enfield a Century Ago – Wednesday, January 14 at 1 p.m.
• Preventing Falls – Wednesday, January 21 at 1 p.m.

2014 TRIPS
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.
• AAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2015. Cost: $83 pp. Reservations on sale now. Only a few seats available.
• Newport Playhouse – “When The Cat Gets Away,” Thursday, March 26, 2015. Cost: $106 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10 a.m.
• West Point Dress Parade, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cost: $104 per person. Sign-up date: Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10 a.m.
• “Let’s Hang On!” at Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Cost: $75 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• Washington DC Cherry Blossom Special, April 10 – 13, 2015. Cost: $652 pp/double.
• Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island, May 30 – June 5, 2015. Cost: $1298 pp/double.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour (Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island), July 1- 7, 2015. Cost: $1637 pp/double.
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 15 – 25, 2015. 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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