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Posted on: July 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of July 13, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of July 13, 2015

The perfect summer band is coming to the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, August 7 at 6 p.m. The Driftwoods Band is the premier Beach Boys tribute band in the area. We will have fun, fun, fun, listening to favorites like “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls,” “I Get Around,” and “Barbara Ann.” Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Dessert and coffee will be served at the break.

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established Medicare. For 50 years, Medicare has been protecting the health and well-being of millions of older Americans. To commemorate and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare, join U.S. Representative Joe Courtney at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, July 31 at 12:30 p.m. for cake, coffee and conversation. Make a reservation for lunch at 860-763-7428 or just stop in for dessert.

The Community Café is having a picnic! On Wednesday, August 12 at noon, join us for a picnic meal of Frankfurter with Baked Beans, Hamburger on a Roll, Corn on the Cob, Watermelon, and Homemade Cookies and Milk for dessert. Call the Lunch line at 860-763-7428 to make your reservation for lunch. After a delicious meal, T-Bone takes the stage. Tom “T-Bone” Stankus brings his upbeat, funny, musical performance that will have you clapping and singing along. A $2.50 donation is requested for the lunch and there is no charge for the entertainment. Come to one or both of these fun summer activities.

We are screening a humorous and heart-warming documentary, Cyber-Seniors, about a group of colorful seniors who discover the Internet with the help of teenage mentors. Celebrate our intergenerational technology assistance! This 74 minute movie is perfect for all generations. Bring friends and family, and especially teenage grandchildren, on Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the screening.

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch. It may feel a little intimidating at first, but it is a great way to connect with family and friends from near and far. The Enfield Senior Center is fortunate to have a teacher who will share her skills this summer instructing a Beginner Facebook class. You can sign up for the small group class that will meet both Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please call to register for these free classes. Class size is limited.

The Enfield Senior Center Goldtones will be in concert at the Senior Center on Sunday, July, 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $5 per person which includes a summer dessert. Enjoy the new selection of songs in the air-conditioned comfort on a hot summer day.

The Fire and Police Departments postponed the Safety Fair from July 1, when inclement weather was expected, to Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Walk through the Police Mobile Command Center, see a fire extinguisher demo, try the Fire Department Smoke Trailer and learn about the Enfield Canine Unit. Bring a chair for this outdoor event.

The movie “And So It Goes” with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton will be shown on Thursday, July 30. Chinese food will be served before the movie at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $5 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the movie with dinner. If you would like to come for the movie only, you can pay $2 at the door. The movie begins at 6 p.m.


• Healthy Eating Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

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.
• “Mimosa Monday” – Newport, RI, Monday, August 24, 2015. Cost: $113 pp.
• Block Island Breeze, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Cost: $126 pp.
• Hyde Park, Culinary Institute, FDR Home & Museum, Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Cost: $131 pp. Sign-up date: July 17, 2015, 10 a.m.
• American Museum of Natural History in NYC, Saturday, September 26, 2015. Cost: $81 pp. Sign-up date: July 24, 2015, 10 a.m.
• “Vermont Charm”, Friday, October 2, 2015. Cost: $112 pp. Sign-up date: August 7, 2015, 10 a.m.
• National September 11 Memorial Museum, Sunday, November 1, 2015. Cost: $74 pp. Sign-up date: August 28, 2015, 10 a.m.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• 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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