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Posted on: November 12, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of November 16, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of November 16, 2015

Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert and they will be appearing at the Enfield Senior Center on Friday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Listen to classics like “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You”, “Brown Eyed Girl”, “Domino”, “Tupelo Honey” and of course “Into the Mystic” and “Moondance”. Tickets are on sale for Moondance – Van Morrison Tribute Band Concert for $7 per person and includes dessert and coffee.

Thank you for coming to the Holiday Craft Fair. We appreciate all of the volunteers who made this event such a success too. This was one of the most well-attended craft fairs so far. All purchases support the programs at the Enfield Senior Center and we made over $4,000! Program Coordinator Nancy Darrah worked tirelessly to coordinate the craft fair and it showed. Bravo!

The Rotary Club of Enfield is having a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 5 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Stop in for breakfast and support the charitable activities of the Rotary Club. Tickets are sold at the door for $5 per person.

Create a beautiful Stoneware Ornament on Tuesdays from December 1 to December 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Start by learning clay techniques to create your ornament, then learn waxing and glazing. You will leave with an ornament ready for hanging. Space is limited, so register early for this brand new class. The cost is $12 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

The Enfield Single Seniors will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be a local pharmacist who will answer any questions you have. New members are always welcome.

Would you like to participate in a University of Connecticut research study? Jennifer Hehl, a nurse in the School of Nursing Graduate Program, is developing and testing a computerized Pain Management Life History Calendar to help patients describe pain and treatments over time. If you would like to become part of the study, you would be asked to give your opinion on the computer assessment. If you are 65 years of age or older, have arthritis pain and would like to participate, contact Jennifer at 860-985-5852 or for more information or to register. You would be asked to come to the Senior Center on either Wednesday, December 2, 9 or 16 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Registration for January and February classes begins on Tuesday, December 8 at 8:30 a.m. for residents and Tuesday, December 15 at 8:30 a.m. for nonresidents.


• How to Protect Your Assets From Nursing Home Costs – Even Without Long Term Care Insurance – Wednesday, November 18 at 1 p.m.
• Stress Management – Wednesday, November 25 at 1 p.m.
• Grief and the Holidays – Wednesday, December 2 at 1 p.m.
• Exercise with Parkinson’s – Wednesday, December 9 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.
• Lee Greenwood “Tennessee Christmas” at Foxwoods, Thursday, December 3, 2015. Cost: $94 per person.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• 3-Day Pennsylvania, “Samson” at Sight & Sound Theatre, Longwood Gardens, May 9 – 11, 2016. Cost: $449 pp/double.
• Scandinavian Splendor Cruise, June 1 – 11, 2016. Cost: $3409 pp/double/inside cabin.
• America’s Canyon Country, June 9 – 17, 2016. Cost: $3529 pp/double.
• Journey to the White Mountains, June 20 – 22, 2016. Cost: $473 pp/double.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour, July 2 – 8, 2016. Cost: $1667 pp/double.
• Discover Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria, September 14 – 23, 2016. Cost: $3599 pp/double.
• Danube River Cruise, September 24 – October 4, 2016. Cost:$4995 pp/double/Riviera Deck
• Autumn Repositioning Cruise, October 28 – November 11, 2016. Cost: $1999 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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