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Posted on: January 7, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of January 12, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of January 12, 2015

Two very exciting things have happened at the Enfield Senior Center in the past few weeks. First, Health New England has given the Senior Center $10,000 for outdoor fitness equipment. Pending the proper approvals, this will be installed in the spring along the walking trail. The equipment will have clear directions for performing six different exercises designed for older adult functional fitness. You will be hearing more about this soon but it is too exciting to wait!

The Senior Center has also been awarded $6,000 from Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving, Inc. for improvements to the Computer Learning Center to transform it into a hands-on Technology Center. We hope to have a variety of devices to experiment with and learn on. This grant would not have been possible without Joe Murtari’s advocacy and his son, Brian Murtari nominating us for the award.

The generosity of our community partners is overwhelming. These donations, along with your individual donations, enable us to innovate and stay a state-of-the-art senior center.

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.

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.

The Enfield Single Seniors group is for active over 55 older adults who are single. The next meeting is Wednesday, January 21 at 6 p.m. for a fun night of Wii Bowling. For information about the group please call Helen Olander at 860-253-9188.

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.

• Life in Enfield a Century Ago – Wednesday, January 14 at 1 p.m.
• Preventing Falls – Wednesday, January 21 at 1 p.m.
• Caring for Yourself When You are No Longer a Caregiver – Wednesday, January 28 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.
• New York State Adventure, June 9 – 10, 2015. Cost: $311 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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