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. 

________________________________________________________________________

Digital Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter <--- Click Here

Virtual Programs in March

Virtual Programs Link: https://meeting.windstream.com/my/enfieldseniorcenter

Virtual Programs Meeting ID: 111 1339 0811


VAMS Registration Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watchfbclid=IwAR1pBwQHPenPW7FMjQiqdVru0BnDWg2I36HN3c-Tw_jWh_lNd2_ISGQNuQ&v=AJy6mA6Nmm0&feature=youtu.be <--- Click Here

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

The Department of Social Services, with assistance from the Commission on Aging Committee, 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 for assistance. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.


AARP Tax-Aide Program

The AARP Tax-Aide program is currently FULL. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425. You must reach a staff person to be added to the waiting list; the waiting list DOES NOT guarantee you an appointment.  

This program is on Mondays ONLY, February 22 - April 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, this year's Tax-Aide program will be for Enfield residents only and there will be a limited number of appointments available.

*This service will be "contactless". On the date and time of your appointment, please drive to the back of the Senior Center. A tax volunteer will greet you and obtain all required paperwork. You will be given instructions for follow up and completion of the process via phone.

If you already have an appointment you will need the form and information below

Intake and Interview AARP Tax-Aide Form  <---- Click Here

What you Need to Bring with you <---- Click Here


Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoceGoqzIvGdMtu3rcT5SR_gjG_XHpEtg8



Pierce Campbell Concert


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
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 from 10:00 to 11:45 am. Call the Senior Center at 860-763-7425 to schedule an appointment.

Ask the Lawyer: March 31st, 2021

Ask the Realtor: Open availability. Call 860-593-4248 to set up appointment.

Legal Consultation: March 16th, 2021

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


Virtual Bingo March 4

_____________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Weekly News Release

Week of March 8, 2021

Week of March 1, 2021

Week of February 22, 2021


Websites and Apps

Staying Sharp

Staying Sharp is a program that brings focus to the science around brain health. Did you know research shows its lifestyle behaviors that may have the biggest impact on brain health? Explore Staying Sharp and learn about healthy habits to help support brain health as we age.

https://stayingsharp.aarp.org/

Epicurious

If you enjoy cooking but are tired of the same old recipes, this website offers thousands of recipes for you to try. You'll never get bored in the kitchen with this website by your side.

https://www.epicurious.com/


Good RX

It's no secret that the cost of prescription drugs has skyrocketed. This app and website will compare the prices of prescription drugs at more than 60,000 pharmacies to help you find the lowest price. The best part of this app and website is that it's free too!

https://www.goodrx.com/


Old Time Radio 24

For seniors who want to listen to music from the 1920s to 1950s, this is the website for them. It broadcasts retro music and popular TV shows from that time period. Run by volunteers, this website or app can be something fun that the whole family can enjoy.

https://www.oldradioworld.com/

https://www.relicradio.com/otr/


Jigsaw Puzzles

https://games.washingtonpost.com/games/daily-jigsaw/

https://thejigsawpuzzles.com/

https://www.mobilityware.com/jigsawpuzzle

https://games.aarp.org/category/all-games - includes pool, jigsaw puzzles, solitaire, mahjong, sudoku and many more!


WordBrain

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone & Android

Studies have shown that word puzzles can help delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Apps like WordBrain keep a senior's mind active by solving word puzzles. On this app, the puzzles start off easy and get harder as you go along.

 

Lumosity

Cost: $$

Platform: iPhone & Android

On the same thought as WordBrain, the Lumosity app also offers hundreds of games and puzzles to keep the mind sharp.


Librivox Audio Books

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone

For some seniors with vision problems reading an actual book can become difficult. But that doesn't mean they need to miss out on some great stories. Librivox has thousands of books available to listen to. Audiobooks are a great alternative for those seniors who want to keep up with their “reading” but may not be able to do so the old-fashioned way.


Words with Friends

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone & Android

Here's another game app that allows seniors to keep their minds active. This is similar to Scrabble and also allows players to challenge one another no matter where they live. It's a fun way to stay connected with loved ones while sharpening those mental skills.


NPR One

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone & Android

Here's another app that can provide information right on your smartphone. NPR (National Public Radio). National and international news as well as some entertainment shows are accessible on this app. You can even set up the app to let you know when your favorite programs are on so you don't miss them. You can also search for different topics that interest you.

Pillboxie

Cost: $

Platform: iPhone

Sometimes remembering to take medications can be tricky, especially if you take different medications on different days. The Pillboxie app allows you to make a customized pillbox and set reminders to help you take your pills at their scheduled times.

Blood Pressure Monitor

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone

Keeping track of your blood pressure is vital for many seniors. The Blood Pressure Monitor app allows you to track your blood pressure, weight, and other vital statistics. You can also easily share them with your doctor.

Find My Phone

Cost: Free

Platform: iPhone

We all lose our phone from time to time. This app will help locate it for you.

Be My Eyes

Cost: Free

Platforms: iPhone

Sometimes seeing things without much light can be difficult. This app not only illuminates magazines, newspapers, and restaurant menus, but also magnifies them. It's a win-win all around!

________________________________________________________________________

PRIME FITNESS CENTER

Health and Wellness

PRIME Fitness Update

Use of the PRIME Fitness Center will be put on pause starting Monday, December 21, 2020 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. We hope to be back as soon! If you have any questions please feel free to contact the staff of the Senior Center. 

Online Health and Wellness

Silver Sneakers: www.facebook.com/silversneakers

________________________________________________________________________



Sr Center Accreditation Logo