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Posted on: May 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of May 18, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of May 18, 2015

We are fortunate, in Enfield, to have a great police department. The Enfield Police Union and Police Benevolent Association will again sponsor the Enfield Police Senior Picnic on Friday, June 5 at noon at the Enfield Senior Center. It is always a wonderful afternoon of good food, good music and good friends. The Senior Center provides the entertainment. This year it will be The Voice star, Noah Lis. Free tickets are available at the Senior Center.

The Spring Craft Fair and Bake Sale was a great success! It was a wonderful day. Thank you to our talented volunteers who devoted their time to creating the handmade treasures and home baked treats. Our partners, the Lions Club and Enfield Garden Club, made the day special. And thank you to everyone who stopped in to support the Senior Center programs by buying something.

The movie “Wild” with Reese Witherspoon will be shown on Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Come for a ham grinder and chips at 5 p.m. if you like. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $5 for dinner.

Learn a variety of simple mindfulness practices in the 4–week session of Mindfulness Meditation beginning Wednesday, June 3 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The fee for residents is $12 and nonresidents $16.

Blue Skies Big Band is a 19-piece orchestra featuring a male and female vocalist. These local musicians love the music they play and it shows! Listen to the fantastic sounds of notables like Glen Miller, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman. They also play more contemporary artists. Blue Skies Big Band will be in concert at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served.

The Line Dance Jamboree will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. This is always a lively and fun event. Learn new dances and dance your favorites. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and include a grinder and an afternoon of dancing.

The Ribbon Cutting Celebration for the new outdoor fitness 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 with additional support from Friends of the Enfield Senior Center.

We still have a few seats left for our one-day trip to Perkins Cove, Maine on June 23. The first stop in Maine will be at the Bull N’ Claw Restaurant for lunch. Here, you’ll enjoy a five course meal. After lunch, you’ll head off to Ogunquit to Finestkind Scenic Cruises which is located in picturesque Perkins Cove. This cruise offers unsurpassed views of York's elegant homes and rocky coast. Cruise leisurely to the Nubble Lighthouse. After your cruise, you’ll venture to When Pigs Fly Bakery in Kittery. This bakery makes old-world artisan breads, fresh every day. Cost: $131 per person. Stop by the Senior Center front desk to register.


• 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.
• What is COPD? – Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m. Learn how to live well with COPD by managing and preventing flare ups, conserving energy, and using breathing techniques.

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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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