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Posted on: April 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - April 17, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of April 17, 2017


The Diamond Collection: Neil Diamond Tribute is a humble salute to an American icon. The Diamond Collection is fronted by Kenny LaBelle and has a line-up of skilled musicians. Be sure to get your tickets early for this Friday, May 12 6 p.m. show. Dessert and coffee are served at the break and included in the $7 ticket price. This show will sell out soon, so purchase your tickets soon.

Our annual Spring Craft Fair, Basket Raffle, Bake Sale & Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in for the pancake breakfast, buy a plant at the Enfield Garden Club Plant Sale, pick up some home baked treats, and have fun choosing a raffle basket to bid on. Shop handcrafted items made by our volunteers. You may also want to take a chance on a beautiful quilt being raffled. This is always a fun event and one of our major fundraisers. Please support Senior Center programs by being a part of the day.  

Allied’s Attic is providing the bargain-priced clothing modeled by our wonderful fashionistas for the Allied’s Attic Fashion Show on Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. Learn how to put an outfit together without breaking the bank. Admission is free with a non-perishable food item. We are still looking for male and female models of all ages and sizes. Please call the Senior Center if you would like to help.

We are fortunate to have a community volunteer, Rich Galvez, who will give direction and call Bingo numbers in Spanish on Monday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. This would be great for those whose first language is Spanish or for those who would like to practice the language. Stay for lunch if you like. The event is free and there will be prizes. If Spanish Bingo is popular we will make it a regularly occurring event.

Osteoarthritis of the knee is caused by excess wear and tear on the knee joint as a result of aging or joint injury. Vipul Dua, MD a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in joint reconstruction of the hip and knee, will be giving a talk on an overview of knee pain and the various procedures that may help alleviate the condition. Join us for Knee Osteoarthritis: How to Manage its Symptoms on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Michael Ciriello, the Director of Development Services for the Town of Enfield will discuss how small changes can make it easier for older adults to remain in the community for as long as possible. Structuring community design to meet the needs of seniors creates benefits for the entire community. Join us for Aging in Place in Enfield on Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. for this interesting discussion.

Our Gluten Free Support Group is sponsoring a free presentation by Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Jonathan Goodman on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. RSVP to ShopRite Dietician Michelle Mattia, the group facilitator at or 860-253-4173. Learn about the benefits of eating fewer carbohydrates.

Enfield Single Seniors would like to invite singles 55+ to join us for their Spring Pot Luck dinner at 6 p.m. on April 19 at the Enfield Senior Center.   Bring a dish, salad, entrée, or dessert to share. Bring your own dinnerware and come to socialize and make new friends.  Their motto is "Loneliness is not a friend.” Join the group and make a new friend. For any information call coordinator Helen Olander at 860-263-9188.

Do you need help with some tasks or home repairs? Call 860-253-6395 to schedule an appointment with the Enfield Senior Minor Home Repair Program. 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. Residents are not charged for the service, only for the supplies needed.



Aging in Place in Enfield – Wednesday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

Underwater Photography: Lionfish, Morays and Sharks, Oh My! –Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

Nutrition for a Healthier You – Friday, April 28 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.

Tall Ships Boston Harbor Cruise, June 20, 2017. Cost: $115 per person

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. 

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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