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Posted on: February 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - February 20, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of February 20, 2017




A large portion of falls are preventable. Learn practical coping strategies to reduce fear of falling, change the environment to reduce fall risk, and simple exercises to increase strength and balance.  A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based falls management program for older adults offered through St. Francis Care at the Enfield Senior Center. The size of the class is limited and you must be able to attend all 8 classes, but there is no charge for the class. The class is offered on Tuesdays, March 7, 21, April 4 and 11 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, March 8, 22, April 5 and 12 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Please call 860-763-7425 to register.


Are you curious about the Caribbean Cruise that we are offering for January 28 – February 9, 2018? Thirteen days and 12 nights on a cruise to the sunny South Caribbean in the middle of winter sounds wonderful. Find out all of the details at the trip presentation on Thursday, February 23 at 2 p.m.  Detailed trip flyers are available at the Senior Center.


The Senior Center and Allied’s Attic are planning a Fashion Show for Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Allied’s Attic will provide the clothes and accessories. We are looking for volunteer models who will put together an outfit that is both thrifty and attractive. Both men and women models are needed. It will be fun! Sign up in the Senior Center office.


Because of the weather, the very popular Genealogy class will be changed. On February 16 from 2 to 3 p.m., the class will be DNA & Your Family Tree. The final class in the series will be held on March 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. and the topic will be Using Online Genealogy Resources.


Back by popular demand is the Elton John Tribute Band, Bennie & the Jets. When they were here last, they put on a fantastic show with the excitement of an Elton John concert. Bennie & the Jets are returning on Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person and includes dessert and coffee.


If the Enfield Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the Senior Center programs are canceled. If there is a school delay, our schedule goes on as usual. The building remains open, in most cases, for drop-in activities including the Prime Fitness Center. Notification of cancellation is posted on WFSB, Twitter and Facebook. Always feel free to give us a call to check the closing status.





·         Your Journey to Better Heart Health – Wednesday, February 22 at 1 p.m.

·         Financial Elder Abuse – Wednesday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

·         Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits – Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m.

·         Building Relationships: A Lawyers Perspective – Wednesday, March 8 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. 

·         Best of Maple Sugar Season, March 14, 2017. Cost: $95 per person. Reservations currently being taken.

·         West Point Dress Parade, April 29, 2017. Cost: $101 per person.  Must bring valid photo ID. Trip sign-up date is February 24, 2017.

·         Mamma Mia! Westchester Dinner Theatre, May 24, 2017. Cost: $107 per person. Trip sign-up date is March 3, 2017.

·         The Tall Ships Boston Harbor Cruise, June 21, 2017. Cost: $115 per person. Trip sign-up date is April 7, 2017.


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Holland, Michigan - Tulip Time, May 9 – 16, 2017. Cost $1695 pp/double.

·         Ogunquit, ME - June 5 – 7, 2017. Cost $409 pp/double.

·         4-Day Montreal & Quebec City, August 26 - 29, 2017.  Cost $779 pp/double.

·         Canadian Rockies, September 2 – 8, 2017. Cost $3259 pp/double.

·         3-Day Vermont, September 11-13, 2017. Cost $529 pp/double.

·         Iceland, October 26 - November 1, 2017. Cost: $2999 pp/double.

·         Caribbean Cruise, January 28 – February 9, 2018. Cost $1649 pp.  Trip Presentation Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Senior Center.



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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