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Posted on: September 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - October 2, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of October 2, 2017



As part of our mission to provide social, educational and enrichment opportunities, the Enfield Senior Center is now offering a Men’s Group that will be facilitated by staff but guided by the interests and needs of participants.  Join us on Wednesdays at 9 am, beginning October 4, to discuss topics such as healthy aging and interact with other group members to connect and open possibilities for mutual aid and support.  Please register at the front desk.


We have the wonderful opportunity to work with physical therapy graduate students from American International College offering Dancing with Parkinson's. They will share a fun and educational dance experience to improve common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This program will be offered on Tuesdays, Oct 3 – Nov 7 from 10:30 – 11:30 am and Thursdays, Oct 5 – Nov 9 from 11:45 – 12:45 pm for a total of 12 classes. There is no fee for these classes. Space is limited so please call or stop by the front desk to sign up.


Heart disease is the biggest health threat that women will face.  It is the number one killer of women in the U.S. but much of it is preventable.  Join staff members from the Women’s Heart Program at Saint Francis for an informative lecture on Wednesday, October 4 at 1 pm as they discuss how to reduce a woman’s individual risk of heart disease.  Please call or stop by the front desk to register.


Join us for Dignity of Life presented by The Catholic Cemeteries Association on Thursday, October 5 at 6 pm.  This educational event is designed to prepare you to handle the difficult end of life issues facing all of us.  Professional representatives from cemeteries, funeral homes, the long term care and legal community will help you plan and relieve the burden on those you leave behind.  Refreshments will be served.  Please register at the front desk.


Don’t sit this one out!  The Signs and Symptom of Depression seminar presented by Patient Care will be held on October 11 at 1 pm.  Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and take charge of your life.  This presentation will cover strategies for combating depression and help you learn how to recognize depression in older adults.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register at the front desk.


Join Rafael Rodríguez Cruz, an attorney with Greater Hartford Legal Aide at the Enfield Senior Center on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5 to 6 pm. Mr. Cruz will present on health and financial matters of special interest to seniors including Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney. Mr. Cruz will also be available immediately after the workshop to answer any specific questions you may have. Register at the senior center front desk.

Join us for our Line Dance Jamboree on Friday, October 13 at 1 pm.  Have an afternoon of fun, line dancing to some of your favorite line dances, old and new.  Tickets are $7 per person and include a grinder.



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. 

·         Thomaston Opera House – It’s A Wonderful Life, December 3, 2017.  Cost $91 per person includes lunch at the Black Rock Tavern. 

·         Stageloft Theatre – Winter Wonderettes, December 9, 2017.  Cost $92 per person includes lunch at the Salem Cross Inn. 


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Spain’s Classics, April 19 – 29, 2018. Cost $3,899 pp/double.

·         Colorado’s Historic Trains, August 10 – 18, 2018. Cost $3,299 pp/double.

·         Mediterranean Cruise, September 22 – October 5, 2018.  Cost $2999 pp/double.  Trip presentation date is October 17 at 2 pm.


Lunch reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. Comments, questions or concerns email We look forward to hearing from you.

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