ENFIELD SENIOR CENTER

Senior Center

As a focal point for aging services, the Enfield Senior Center provides social, educational, and recreational opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit of older adults in an open and accepting atmosphere. 

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Registration Day

First sign up day for October classes: 

Residents - Wednesday, September 23 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm   

Non-Residents - Wednesday, September 30 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm          

Please bring a completed registration form and cash or a check payable to the Enfield Senior Center.


Registration Forms and Procedures

ENFIELD SENIOR CENTER REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

The Enfield Senior Center will re-open to the public on a limited basis on Monday, October 5, 2020. Registration for fitness and arts & crafts classes will begin on Wednesday, September 23 for residents and Wednesday, September 30 for non-residents.  Pre-registration will be required for all programs.  There will be no drop-in programs.

    Registration will begin promptly at 8:30am and end at 12:00pm.  

    Registration will be held outdoors in front of the entrance.

    If you arrive early, please socially distance in line on the sidewalk – 6 feet apart.  Directional markers will indicate where to stand.

    Masks are required.

    Both the registration form and the COVID Informed Consent form should be completed in advance.  Both forms can be found on our website: www.enfield-ct.gov/seniors

    Classes are no longer listed on the registration form.  Please find a list of offerings on the Senior Center website, Facebook page or email from Friday, September 18, 2020.

    Please note that the new registration form has a release and waiver section at the bottom of the form.  Participants are required to sign the form.

    Participants may only register themselves, due to limited class sizes.

    Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check or money order made payable to the Enfield Senior Center.

    Participants who have a credit from cancelled classes in their My Senior Center Wallet may apply it to their registration.  

    Registration will end at 12:00pm.  For those who miss the initial registration date, call the Enfield Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to make an appointment.

    Mail-in registrations will be accepted and put in a hold folder to be entered at random after the initial registration based on your residency.

    Class sizes will be very limited due to State of Connecticut COVID guidelines.

For more information, the Registration and COVID Informed Consent forms, and the program class listing please visit our website at www.enfield-ct.gov/seniors.

Sign up early as class size is limited due to social distance guidelines and slots are awarded on a first come first served basis.


Registration and COVID-19 wavier forms : 

Registration Form  

COVID-19 Waiver


Senior Center Fitness Classes

Beginner Line Dancing

Mondays, 1 – 2 pm 

Oct 5 - 26, 3 classes

R$9 NR$11

No class Oct 12

This class is for the participant who has never line danced before. The absolute beginner will take this class and be ready to move on to the Line Dancing to Different Rhythms class. 


Line Dancing to Different Rhythms 

Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm 

Oct 5 - 26, 3 classes

R$9 NR$11

No class Oct 12

This class is for the participant who wants to continue to learn easy to intermediate lines dances with different rhythms. 


Body 360

Wednesdays, 11:30 pm – 12:15 pm

Oct 7 - 28, 4 classes

R $20 NR $25

Tight muscles can contribute to back pain or difficulty performing everyday tasks. Poor balance increases your risk of falls. If you have been inactive due to injury or recovering from surgery or if you are active and want to stay active, you will want to take this class. Incorporating stretching, flexibility and balance into one class, this class is for all levels of fitness. Exercises will be standing, in chairs and some mat work.


POW! - People on Weights   

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm- 1:15 pm

Oct 7 – 28, 4 classes

R $20 NR $25

Fridays, 10:30 – 11:15 am

Oct 9 – 30, 4 classes

R $20 NR $25

This class is broken down by muscle group, so the entire body is trained. Light weights and bands will be used, as well as your own body weight. The instructor will accommodate the different goals of each student. 


Simply Stretch & Strengthen with Shelly   

Thursdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Oct 8 - 29, 4 classes

R$20 NR$25

Stretch and strengthen every part of your body, relax and revitalize with breathing exercises, improve your balance with simple yoga postures both seated and standing. This class is for all ability levels and will not involve mat work or getting down on the floor. 


Stability Ball Training 

Thursdays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 

Oct 8 – 29, 4 classes

Free

Stability ball training is an excellent modality to help maintain muscle tone, balance, and improve core strength. This training is an ideal way to help us all work off some excess pounds.


Yoga – Chair and Standing  

Mondays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Oct 5 – 26, 4 Classes

R $20 NR $25

An enjoyable series of stretches & movements leave you energized & relaxed. No mat work.  Positions are modified for chairs and standing.


Yoga – All Levels              

Tuesdays, 9 - 10 am

Oct 6 – Oct 27, 3 classes

R $15 NR $18

No class Oct 13

This class is for active adults who want to incorporate mat work on the floor into their yoga practice. Even if you have never had a yoga class, the instructor will guide you through modified sun salutations and postures. 


Senior Center Craft Classes

Paint Party

Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm

Oct 5, 1 class

Oct 19, 1 class

R$20 NR$25

Paint along with the very talented Sandy and create a beautiful

11 x 17 painting. 

 

Sew It’s Tuesday

Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Oct 6 and Oct 20

Free

Do you enjoy quilting and sewing? Come and sew items for our gift shop and craft fairs. Call 860-763-7437 to reserve your seat. –

 

Craft Workshop

Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 am

Oct 13 – Dryer Hose Pumpkins – using dryer hose and paint create a pumpkin to decorate for fall.

R$6 NR$7

Oct 27 – Gnomes – Using a sock, felt and faux fur.  Create an adorable top gnome.  

R$6 NR$7


Creative Stitches

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Free

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Do you wish to brush up on your skills or share your talent?  We welcome you to come in and craft items for our gift shop and craft fairs. Call 860-763-7437 to reserve your seat.

 

Ceramics  

Thursdays, 9 -11 am

Oct 8 – 29 4 classes

R$18 NR$22

Learn ceramics, from preparing greenware to finishing or firing the piece. Greenware and firing are an additional cost. Space is limited to 8 people.


Card Making

Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Oct 9, 1 class

R$4 NR$5

We will make 1 birthday and 1 thinking of you card. 


Gift Shop Crafters

Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Oct 23, 1 class

Free

Join other crafters and create craft projects to sell in our gift shop and craft fairs.  Call 860-763-7437 to reserve your seat.


Scarecrow Contest

The Enfield Public Library is having a Scarecrow Contest! Decorate your own scarecrow anyway you like at home and display it on the library grounds!

 Scarecrows should be dropped off October 8th, 9th or 10th when the library is open and will be on display for the rest of the month. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorites and the winners will be announced on Saturday, October 24th.

Businesses, community organizations and clubs are encouraged to participate.  The entry form is available at the library or on our website.

Please call the library at 860-763-7518 or 860-763-7512 for more details or visit the library’s website: www.enfieldpubliclibrary.org


 Virtual Alaska Tour - Friendship Tours

On September 30 at 11:00 am, Join Friendship Tours for an inspiring, fun, and interactive presentation about one of the world's great cruise and travel destinations, Alaska & the Yukon! 

Kayli and Clint are our Holland America Line on Stage Alaska presenters. They are coming to you, live from Anchorage.  They currently live year-round in Alaska, and both have worked for Holland America Line as Journey Hosts, guiding guests through Alaska and the Yukon. They are excited to share their local insight with you!

Advance Registration Required Please type this link into your browser to register. 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3478805720717545740


Stay Connected with Agency on Aging

WANT TO “STAY CONNECTED” WHILE STAYING HOME AND STAYING SAFE?  

The CT Department of Aging and Disability Services has a new grant program called “Stay Connected” that will provide technology such as laptops and tablets to older adults and individuals with disabilities who are increasingly socially isolated because of COVID-19. 

The grant even provides training on how to use the devices so you do not need to be a “techie” to give it a try.  If you would like to be screened for the program, please call your local Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-994-9422 and ask for the “Stay Connected Program” in the CHOICES Department. 


Virtual Bingo - Allied Rehabilitation

Allied Rehabilitation is having a virtual Bingo game to benefit their sports and recreation programs. The game will be on September 25th at 6:30 pm. Ten games will be $15 for 3 cards per game $20 for 6 cards per game. 

To purchase Bingo cards, contact Mike Vignone, (860) 741-3701 ext. 251 or mvignone@alliedgroup.org. All Bingo card purchases must be in by September 9th. Winners will receive a raffle basket or gift card valued at $50 or more. Proceeds benefit Allied Rehabilitation sports and recreation programs.


Weekly Craft - Week of September 21st

 Perhaps the best thing about these adorable pumpkins is you're actually not wasting toilet paper, because you can easily disassemble the pumpkins at the end of the season. 

Start with one fat quarter, or precut piece of fabric, unfolded with the print facing down. Place a roll of toilet paper in the center of the fabric, then fold the fabric up over the sides of the toilet paper roll, stuffing the fabric into the top of the roll as you go. Once the toilet paper roll is completely covered with fabric, add a leaf and a wine cork to the center of the roll.

Please call the Enfield Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to sign-up. The number of craft packages are limited!!

Weekly Craft 3


Girl Scout Pen Pal

Were you a Girl Scout growing up? Do you remember the feeling of earning a new badge? You can help a Girl Scout in your area have that same feeling!

The Senior Center is partnering with a local Girl Scout Troop for a Pen Pal Program! You will be paired up with a Girl Scout to exchange letters in the mail. To register for this program please call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 or email us at seniorcenter@enfield.org. 


Occupational Therapy Telehealth Sessions

We are working with Bay Path University’s Occupational Therapy students to create telehealth sessions in a group format and individual, if preferred. These sessions can happen through Zoom, Facebook Live, your Public Access Channel, or over the phone. Some of the topics discussed in these sessions will be gardening, physical exercise, total body stretching, stress relief techniques, leisure pursuits, nutritional education, healthy snack preparation, hand strengthening activities, and cardio drumming.

If you are interested, please contact either: 

Nancy Darrah at ndarrah@enfield.org  

Alexis Ferioli at aferioli@baypath.edu 


Virtual Scattegories

Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 am starting July 7th for a game of Scattergories. This will be via Zoom. Please call 860-763-7425 or send an email to seniorcenter@enfield.org to receive a link to join in on the fun! 

*Game will only happen if adequate number of people register*


Virtual Coffee Hour

Every Thursday from 9:30 -10:30 am
Just a chance to socialize and connect each week.

How to attend the chat:
Email us at: seniorcenter@enfield.org
Call us at: 860-763-7425
Send us a message in Facebook messenger
Click “Going” on the Virtual Coffee Hour Facebook Event
We will send you the Zoom meeting link and password that Thursday, after you contact us that you would like to participate.


Ask The...

The following services are available via phone and are free 15-minute consultations. Call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to schedule an appointment.

Ask the Lawyer: October 28th

Ask the Realtor: October 7th

Legal Consultation: October 20th

Ask The CPA: Open availability. Call 860-741-3716 to set up appointment.


COVID-19 Testing

Covid Testing Sept and Oct

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Continuing Events

Connecticut is in Phase 2 of their Re-Opening Plan. Currently, the Senior Center is Closed to the Public.

We are offering virtual programs through our Facebook Page during this time. Please join in on the fun!

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PRIME FITNESS CENTER

Health and Wellness

Online Health and Wellness

Core Power Yoga: https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com/keep-up-your-practice

Silver Sneakers: www.facebook.com/silversneakers

Youtube Searches

Aerobics (Seated or Standing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CE4ijWlQ18  

Chair Yoga Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ST1j9PfrA 

Merengue Beginner Dance Fitness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdPyh80F4iE 

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Genealogy

Ancestry: www.ancestry.com

LDS Family Search: www.familysearch.org/en/

Find my Past: www.findmypast.com

National Archives: www.archives.gov/research/genealogy

Online Arts and Crafts 

Card Making: www.splitcoaststampers.com

Knitting and Crocheting: www.laughinghens.us or www.allfreecrochet.com

Quilting: www.quiltsandtreasuresinc.com or www.keepsakequilting.com

Scrapbooking: www.scrapbook.com

Seminars

The Smithsonian Institute: Follow the link below to free online courses, including subjects in central mathematics, programming, personal development, education, and more!     https://www.edx.org/search

TED TALKS: Learn about some new ideas through some powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Choose from over 3,300 videos on varying topics to stir your curiosity. The one linked below is about the power of boredom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGdsOXZpyWE 

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