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Posted on: April 26, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - May 1, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of May 1, 2017


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 Lions Club 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.   

Every month the group attending TED Talks grows. Watch a high quality speaker and then discuss your thoughts. On Thursday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m., the topic is How to Speak So That People Want to Listen with Julian Treasure. The topic for Thursday May 18 at 10:30 is 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation with Celeste Headlee. No need to register. Just drop in.

The fun and upbeat Line Dance Jamboree will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. This includes an afternoon of line dancing and a grinder too. Tickets are on sale now.

We are thinking of making some adjustments to the furniture in the Technology Room. Would you be willing to brainstorm some solutions to our space crunch? Call the Senior Center office to be a part of this short-term committee.

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 on Friday, May 12 6 p.m. show. Is sold out. Our next concert, Elvis & Orbison Show will be held on Friday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. You may want to purchase your tickets in advance for that event.

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 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.

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.


Why Do I Have Knee Pain? – Wednesday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Home Modifications for Safe, Independent Living – Wednesday, May 17 at 1 p.m.

Dignity of Life – Wednesday, May 31 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.

Saratoga Racetrack, August 17, 2017. Cost: $113 per person.  Trip sign up date is June 2, 2017.


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

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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