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Posted on: February 25, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of March 2, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of March 2, 2015

It’s Paint Night @ the Enfield Senior Center on Monday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Have a piece of pizza, listen to good music and paint. Instruction and all supplies are included. No experience is necessary and you will take home a 16 X 20 work of art that you created. The resident fee is $37 and nonresidents are $40. Please register in the Senior Center office.

Learn a new Latin line dance for free. Introduction to Cumbia Semana will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. Let us know you are coming by registering in the Senior Center office.

If you saw Kathie Lee and Hoda last week, you may have seen them talking about the movie, “The Age of Love.” The Enfield Senior Center will host a free movie screening of that movie on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. There are not many opportunities to see this highly acclaimed film in this area. “The Age of Love” follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70 to 90 year olds. After the movie, there will be a discussion led by AARP CT State Director Nora Duncan about the issues the movie addresses. Free tickets are available in the Senior Center office.

Play a live round of Name That Tune with James from Panda Home Care on Wednesday, March 18 at 1 p.m. Try and guess the tunes from the 50s and 60s. There is no charge for this fun event.

Students from Fermi National Honor Society will be volunteering on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Technology Café (Computer Learning Center) for the month of March. Bring any questions or any device and these students will provide individual assistance.

A free bone density screening, compliments of Health New England, will be held on Friday, March 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. It only takes 5 minutes! Please call to schedule your free appointment.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join Patty O’Brian from the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. for Effective Communication Strategies to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Join us for a fun-filled trip to the Newport Playhouse on March 26, 2015. Enjoy the comedic show “When the Cat Gets Away.” This play is about what happens when two wives go off on a trip to Paris, and then the "mice will play". Their philandering husbands agree to invite two charming little sex kittens over. Well, you already know what happens, don't you? The wives come home prematurely! Prior to the show, enjoy a buffet lunch then enter into their theatre to see the show, followed by a fun-filled Cabaret. Price: $106 per person. Secure your reservation soon; reservations are filling fast for this fun day.


• Vertigo and Balance Disorders – Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m.
• Mindfulness for Seniors – Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
• Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits – Thursday, March 12 at 6 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.
• Newport Playhouse – “When The Cat Gets Away,” Thursday, March 26, 2015. Cost: $106 pp.
• 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.
• Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Cost: $81 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, April 10, 2015, at 10 a.m.
• Gloucester Lobster Cruise, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Cost: $109 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 1, 2015.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• New York State Adventure, June 9 – 10, 2015. Cost: $311 pp/double.
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 15 – 25, 2015. Cost: $2999 pp/double.
• California New Year’s Getaway, December 29, 2015 – January 2, 2016. Cost: $2399 pp/double (reserve by July 29, 2015 for this discounted rate).
• Eastern Caribbean Escape Cruise, January 22 – February 1, 2016. Cost: $1395 pp/double/inside cabin.

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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