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Posted on: April 29, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of May 4, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of May 4, 2015

The outdoor fitness equipment has been installed on the Senior Center Walking Trail and is ready for use. The instructions are very clear. Take a walk on these beautiful days and try the new enhancements. There are two stations with three different exercises on each. Beautiful new benches have been strategically placed to stop for a rest if you need to. The Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new equipment will be held on Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Bring a chair for the ceremony and then try out the equipment with the instruction of our Fitness Assistants. Lemonade and cookies will be served in the gazebo. Funding for the equipment was provided by a grant from Health New England and additional support from Friends of the Enfield Senior Center.

If you do not have the May newsletter, be sure to pick it up. It is filled with all of our classes and events. Of course, you can always go online to our website at Find us on Facebook and Twitter too.

George Rider wrote a collection of hilarious, cheeky and poignant essays that share his unique view of aging for his book The Rogue’s Guide to Retirement: How I Got My Groove Back after Sixty-Five - - And You Can Too! Meet George on Wednesday, May 13 at 1 p.m. for a reading, discussion and book signing.

KITE, Key Initiatives to Early Education, would like your feedback. What challenges do you see facing Enfield children and families today? How can older adults be more involved with young children in the community? You are invited to a meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center. Please contact Amy Morales to RSVP at 860-253-5144 or

Celebrate at the Polish Party on Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. with a Polish buffet dinner and polka dancing. Tickets are on sale for $10 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door, so make sure to purchase yours soon.

The bike group is back! They will meet each time at the Miller Road lot in Southwick MA at 9:15 a.m. All rides are on a smooth, flat bike path. The rides are scheduled for May 1, 4, 6, 12, 15, 18, 20, 26 and 29. Call coordinator Melissa Dopp at 860-265-2038 for more information. New riders are always welcome.


• CRIS Radio – Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. Learn about this radio service for people with print disabilities.
• Fit to a T – Wednesday, May 6 at 1 p.m. A T-score is the measure of a person’s bone density. This seminar focuses on bone health, osteoporosis, how to avoid fragility fractures, and provides information needed to make informed decisions on bone health.
• Healthy Cooking Demonstration and Tasting – Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m.
• Experts in Arthritis – Wednesday, May 20 at 1 p.m. Learn what you can do to take control of arthritis. Learn the current scientific evidence and management strategies.

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.
• Perkins Cove, Maine, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Cost: $131 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 8, 2015, 10 a.m.
• Gloucester Lobster Cruise, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Cost: $109 pp.
• Saratoga Race Track, Thursday, July 30, 2015. Cost: $99 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, May 29, 2015, 10 a.m.
• Martha’s Vineyard, Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Cost: $96 pp. Sign-up date: June 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
• “Mimosa Monday” – Newport, RI, Monday, August 24, 2015. Cost: $113. Sign-up date: June 26, 2015, 10 a.m.

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.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour (Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island)
Added new trip dates: July 3 – 9, 2015. Cost: $1637 pp/double.
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 16 – 25, 2015. Cost: $3199 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.
• Scandinavian Splendor Cruise – Baltic Capitals, June 1- 11, 2016. Cost $3409 pp/double/inside cabin.
• Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria, September 14 – 23, 2016. Cost: $3599 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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