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Posted on: August 13, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of August 17, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of August 17, 2015

There have been some troubling incidents at a few senior centers across the state. So the Enfield Senior Center would like to be proactive with a few simple safety measures. First of all, if you see something, say something. If something just doesn’t seem right, report it to the front office. Also, it is important for staff to be aware of who is in the building. Make sure you have a swipe card and you use it. We have asked some friendly volunteers to help anyone who does not know how to use the system learn how. If you do not have a card, we will make you one. Additionally, some participants have propped doors open. Please do not do this. Limiting access to the building is a very important security step. Thanks for your help.

Our local firefighters are coming back again! The Firefighter Picnic will be held on Wednesday, September 2 at noon at Enfield Rotary Park at the Enfield Senior Center. Bring a chair and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by our Enfield firefighters. If the weather is inclement, the picnic will be held on Thursday, September 3.

Movie and Pizza Night is Thursday, August 20 featuring the movie “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” Pizza is served at 5 p.m. and the cost is $5 for the movie and pizza. Tickets for the movie only can be purchased at the door for $2. The movie begins at 6 p.m.

Dance to the sounds of keyboardist Richie Mitnick on Friday, August 21 at 2 p.m. The cost is $3 at the door.

Additional sessions of Technology Help have been added every Thursday in August from 1 to 3 p.m. and every Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Students are volunteering their time to help anyone who would like to know more about their cellphone, laptop, tablet, or social media.

The Enfield Single Seniors group welcomes Officer Phil Thomas speaking about safety issues at their meeting on Wednesday, August 19 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Home Helpers Home Care is sponsoring a free Canes, Walkers and Wheelchairs Inspection on Tuesday, September 1 from 12 to 1 p.m. They will continue this valuable service every first Tuesday of the month. Make sure your assistive equipment is in working order and fits properly.

Susan Wilk, Certified Addictions Counselor, will be available for free 20 minute private appointments on the first Thursday of every month. She will offer information, guidance, and referrals to anyone concerned about the use and effects of alcohol and drugs. Perhaps it is a spouse, child, grandchild or friend that you are concerned about. Call the Senior Center office to schedule your free appointment. Recovery Happens begins on Thursday, September 3 from 9 to 11 a.m.

A new service is being offered by Touchpoints at Chestnut. Bring any questions about acute or chronic pain, injury, or exercises that could help on Tuesday, September 8 for Ask the Physical Therapist. Please call the Senior Center office to make an appointment from 9 to 11 a.m.

Golf Fit is a class that teaches you exercises to reduce injuries and add flexibility. The class is held on Thursdays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. from September 10 to October 15. The cost is $18 for residents and $24 for non-residents. Please register in the office.

Parkway Pavilion is sponsoring a complimentary pasta dinner on Thursday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. Enzo Boscarino will entertain following the dinner with a musical and cultural program. Pick up your ticket for A Taste of Italy in the Senior Center office.

We are trying something new. It is very simple. You bring a joke and we go around in a circle with each person telling their joke. Join the Laugh Café on Tuesday, September 15 from 10 to 11 a.m.

We are offering a trip to New York City to the American Museum of History on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Spend the day exploring one of the world’s greatest museums. You can stand under a 94 foot long blue whale, the largest animal that ever lived and marvel at the most important collection of dinosaurs in the world. Walk through a central African rainforest, feel the rumble of an earthquake or explore the exhibition of the inside story of the brain. The cost of this trip is $81 per person.


• Health New England Medicare Advantage – Wednesday, August 19 at 1 p.m.
• Skilled Nursing Facility or Rehabilitation Hospital: What’s the Difference? – Wednesday, August 26 at 1 p.m.
• How to Afford Senior Living – Wednesday, September 2 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.
• Block Island Breeze, Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Cost: $126 pp.
• Hyde Park, Culinary Institute, FDR Home & Museum, Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Cost: $131 pp.
• American Museum of Natural History in NYC, Saturday, September 26, 2015. Cost: $81 pp.
• “Vermont Charm”, Friday, October 2, 2015. Cost: $112 pp.
• 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.
• 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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