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Posted on: March 15, 2017

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

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of March 20, 2017



Featuring the look and sounds of the 1960s, Union Jack takes you back to the days of the Rolling Stones, Kinks, Hollies, and of course, the Beatles. Union Jack is a five-piece band from Western Massachusetts. They will journey through the British Invasion from the early days of Beatlemania to the end of the decade. They also have an American Artist segment where they feature artists like the Monkees, Credence Clearwater Revival, Grass Roots, Rascals, Neil Diamond and more. Tickets are $7 per person for the concert and includes dessert and coffee. Remember the 60s with each song on Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m.


Our friends at Suffield by the River are sponsoring a free four-week exercise program at the Enfield Senior Center. The Active & Fit class is taught by a Certified Personal Trainer who will focus on cardio fitness, flexibility training to prevent stiffness and strength training. This class begins on Thursday, April 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. for four sessions. Please register in the senior center office.


The Usual Suspects are back for an evening of dancing. This local band really rocks the Senior Center and fills the dance floor. Pick up your tickets for their Friday, March 24, 6 p.m. dance for $7 per person in the Senior Center office. This is always a great night. Coffee and dessert are served at the break.


Home & Community Health Services is sponsoring a new support group at the Enfield Senior Center beginning Monday, March 28 from 10:30 to noon. Loss Due to Aging Support Group is for those who are dealing with feelings of loneliness, loss of independence, living with chronic health conditions, or any feelings of loss. The group will reflect on the past and find hope in the future. Please call Bereavement Counselor JoAnn Taft at 860-763-7612 to register.


The Senior Minor Home Repair Program begins on Tuesday, April 4. This volunteer run program assists older Enfield residents with minor repairs such as fixing railings, changing light bulbs, and pretty much anything that does not require a licensed professional. Do you need some minor repairs? Call 860-253-6395 to schedule an appointment. Residents are not charged for the service, only for the supplies needed.


Enfield Culture & Arts Commission is sponsoring Belly Dancing Lessons for all ages on Thursday, March 23 at 6 p.m. Hips scarves, instruction and music are provided. There is no fee for the class but registration, in the Senior Center office, is required. What fun!




·         Evaluating Sleep Hygiene – An Overview of Sleep Apnea – Wednesday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

·         Information from the State of CT Public Utilities Regulatory Authority – Wednesday, March 29 at 1 p.m.

·         Reduce the Risk of Food-borne Illnesses – Wednesday, April 5 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.  Trip sign ups take place at the Senior Center at 10 a.m.

·         West Point Dress Parade, April 29, 2017. Cost: $101 per person.  Must bring valid photo ID.

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

·         Sail Away Argia, Mystic, CT, July 20, 2017. Cost: $77 per person. Trip sign up date is May 5, 2017.

·         Block Island Breeze, July 27, 2017. Cost: $130 per person. Trip sign up date is May 12, 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 - SOLD OUT

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

·         Caribbean Cruise, January 28 – February 9, 2018. Cost $1649 pp/double.

·         Spain’s Classics, April 19 – 29, 2018. Cost $3,899 pp/double. Trip Presentation date is May 18, 2017.


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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