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Posted on: December 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of December 28, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of December 28, 2015

Happy New Year!
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Enfield Senior Center at noon. Noon Year’s Eve begins at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast gathering in the Dining Room. We will have Meditation class, Chair Yoga class and Crafts beginning at 10 a.m. Play cards, visit with friends, or just have a cup of coffee. Lunch will be served at noon with a special dessert and a bubbly toast. Reservations are required for lunch by calling 860-763-7428.

Start out the New Year informed. AARP Fraud Watch Network: The Con Artist Playbook is coming to the Enfield Senior Center on Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m. Chris Mattei, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption Unit will be joining Fraud Watch volunteer Bob Rodman at this presentation. You will see some compelling video of actual scam artists and have an opportunity to have all of your questions answered. Please register in the Senior Center office so we can have enough materials for everyone.

Get your tickets to our upcoming dance on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 6 p.m. Drive Time is a local band that plays blues, rock and soul. Wear a comfortable pair of shoes and be prepared to dance off all of the holiday calories. Tickets are on sale for the Drive Time Dance for $7 per person and includes a dessert and coffee at the break.

Are you or anyone you know thinking about looking for a job? Learn all of the latest job seeker resources at AARP 50+ Job Seeker: Tip & Tools with AARP State Director Nora Duncan on Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. Please register by calling the Senior Center office.

Now is the time to start making your travel plans for next year. We have some wonderful European vacations planned. In June you can cruise the Danube River on The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise or set out to Discover Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria. We also have a trip planned to see the Baltic Capitals on a wonderful, fully escorted, Scandinavian Splendor Cruise. In addition to our international trips, we have a once in a lifetime adventure planned to America’s Canyon Country. This is a great opportunity to celebrate America’s National Park Services Centennial. If palm trees and tropical islands are more your style, join us for an October Autumn Repositioning Cruise with a stop in New Orleans. Many day trips, including a trip to the Metropolitan Opera or a multi-day trip to Pennsylvania, Nova Scotia, or the White Mountains are also available. Pricing and trip flyers can be found on our website at or feel free to contact our trip coordinator at 860-763-7427 for more information.


• Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home and Home Care Expenses With and Without 5-Year Planning – Wednesday, January 6 at 1 p.m.
• AARP Fraud Watch – Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m.
• AARP 50+ Job Seeker Tips and Tools – Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m.
• Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery – Wednesday, January 20 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.
• Boston’s 2016 Flower Show, March 18, 2016. Cost: $108 pp. Trip sign-up date is January 8, 2016, 10 a.m.
• “Motown the Musical” at the Bushnell Theater, March 26, 2016. Cost: $154 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• Newport Playhouse “One Slight Hitch”, April 12, 2016. Cost: $91 pp. Trip sign-up date is February 5, 2016.
• The Metropolitan Opera “Otello”, April 23, 2016. Cost $153 - $162 pp. Reservations being taken at this time.
• “Shadows of the 60s” at Foxwoods Resort, May 18, 2016. Cost $80 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 18, 2016.

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.
• Long Island & The Hamptons, September 15 – 16, 2016. Cost $349 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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