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Posted on: April 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - April 24, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of April 24, 2017


Thanks to our dedicated Tax Assistance Volunteers, we could process 328 returns and answer 26 questions at the Enfield Senior Center this tax season. AARP Tax Aide Coordinator Bob Bourret and 8 volunteers worked Mondays and Wednesdays from February to April. Thank you all for your hard work. We appreciate the assistance you provide to the Enfield community.

Our Community Café meals had a disruption in service but they are now back on track serving a noon meal Monday through Friday. During the two day per month break in service, several groups stepped up to help. Thank you to The Friends of the Enfield Senior Center, Reserve at East Longmeadow, Atrium and Orchard Valley Benchmark Senior Living, East Village Place, and Blair Manor for preparing and serving meals. Suffield by the River, Fresh River, Touchpoints at Chestnut, Kimberly Hall, and volunteers from Holy Family Church, Enfield Fire, Enfield Police Department, and Enfield Loaves & Fishes were waiting in the wings to provide a meal if we needed it. You know Enfield is a caring community when you need help and everyone wants to lend a hand. Thank you!

Fresh River Healthcare and Touchpoints at Chestnut are offering a week of health information at the Enfield Senior Center. On Monday, May 8 at 1 p.m., they are providing a talk on Memory Care. On Tuesday, May 9 at 10:30, the topic is Balance. On Wednesday, May 10 at 9 a.m. there is a discussion on Memory Care and the Family. Ask the Occupational Therapist is the discussion for Thursday, May 11 at 10 a.m. And then on Friday, May 12 at 1 p.m. learn about Cardiac Heart Failure. Come to one or several of these health education seminars.


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.

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.



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.

Why Do I Have Knee Pain? – Wednesday, May 3 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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