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Posted on: March 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of March 9, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of March 9, 2015

The Diamond Collection is a tribute band dedicated to recreating the songs and sounds of Neil Diamond. Tickets are going fast for the show on Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m. Enjoy great hits such as Cherry Cherry, America, Cracklin’ Rosie and of course, Sweet Caroline. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and include coffee and dessert.

Enjoy an afternoon of dancing on Friday, March 13 at 2 p.m. The Ballroom Dance includes a snack at the break for $3 at the door.

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.

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. Anyone who needs assistance with a cell phone or computer should stop in.

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.

We just added two more trips to our travel program. If you’re in the mood to laugh, join us for the “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage show at the Waterbury Palace Theater on May 31, 2015. The price is $123 per person. And, if you’re a Red Sox fan you won’t want to miss out on our 3-day trip to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC to view the historic sites of these cities and attend two Red Sox/Orioles games at Camden Yards. The price of this trip is $527 per person/double occupancy. Trip flyers are available at the Senior Center and by visiting our website. Reservations are currently being taken for both of these trips. Space is limited so don’t wait too long.


• Mindfulness for Seniors – Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m.
• Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits – Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
• Are You Thinking of Changing Your Address? – Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Learn about the housing market and selling your home.

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, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cost: $104 per person.
• “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.
• “I Love Lucy” Live on Stage at Waterbury Palace Theater, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Cost: $123 pp. Reservation being accepted at this time.
• 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.
• Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC – Red Sox vs. Orioles, June 9 -11, 2015. Cost: $527 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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