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Posted on: December 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - December 25, 2017

Enfield Senior Center

299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT  06082



News Release for the Week of December 25, 2017



Technology, Entertainment, Design - TED Talks are held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 am.  The group will watch a TED Talk and then have a discussion.  On January 4 “What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness” will be the TED Talk.  What keeps us happy as we go through life?  If you think it’s fame and money you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken.  As the director of a 75 year old study on adult development Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk he shares three important lessons learned from study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.  No registration required.  Just stop in.


Tickets on sale now for the Night Shift Dance Band.  Join us on January 19 at 6 pm to warm up your winter and begin the year with a good time!  Five of Connecticut’s most well- known and experienced musicians play only the most popular songs, the most fun songs and the most danceable songs that audiences of all ages love to dance and sing along with.  Tickets are $7 per person.  Snow date is January 26.


Join us for a 3-part series on Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle Stage Caregivers.  This informative seminar will take place on January 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 7:30 pm.  In the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers.  Hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of the disease.  Plan on attending all three sessions.  Please register at the front desk.


Grand Oak Villa in Oakville, CT presents Pasta & Shamrocks featuring Italian singing favorite Aaron Caruso and great Irish music and comedy of Jimmy Walsh on March 20, 2018.  Join us for a fun day of food, laughter, wine & song!  On arrival enjoy crackers, cheese & pepperoni along with complimentary carafes of red & white wines followed by a family style menu which includes corned beef & cabbage plus chicken parmesan along with garden salad, pasta, roasted potato, vegetable, dessert and beverage. Trip cost is $92 per person.  Trip sign up is January 5 at 10 am in the senior center dining room. 


Come join us for The Art of Writing on January 12 from 10 am to 12 pm.  This new workshop is being offered on the second Tuesday of each month.  If you are interested in writing, whether it be poems, stories, memoirs, essays or writing casual thoughts, this is an opportunity to share your creativity.  No registration required.




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. 

·         Westchester Theatre – Chorus Line, March 1, 2018. Cost $111 per person includes pre-show lunch.

·         Grand Oak Villa – Pasta & Shamrocks, March 20, 2018.  Cost $92 per person.  Trip sign up date is January 5, 2018 at 10 am.

·         Newport Playhouse – Exit Laughing, April 10, 2018.  Cost $94 per person.  Trip sign up date is February 2, 2018 at 10 am.

·         The Metropolitan Opera – Romeo & Juliet, May 5, 2018.  Cost $150 per person. Trip sign up date is January 26, 2018 at 10 am.

·         Red Sox Game at Fenway Park, June 24, 2018.  Cost $142 per person.  Only 20 seats available for this trip!  Reservations currently being accepted.


Multi-Day Adventures

Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.

·         Spain’s Classics, April 26 – May 6, 2018.  Cost $3,999 pp/double.

·         Virginia Beach, VA & The Outer Banks, NC, April 30 – May 4, 2018. Cost $701 pp/double.

·         1000 Islands, Alexandria Bay, NY, June 6 – 8, 2018. Cost $513 pp/double.

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

·         Lancaster, PA Sight & Sound Theatre ‘Jesus’, September 24 -26, 2018. Cost $453 pp/double.

·         Mediterranean Cruise, September 22 – October 5, 2018.  Cost $2999 pp/double.

·         Nashville Music City, October 9 – 16, 2018.  Cost $1,763 pp/double.

·         Iceland, November 29 – December 5, 2018. Cost $3,759 pp/double. 

·         American Queen River Cruise, New Orleans to Memphis, December 2 – 10, 2018.  Cost $2,599 inside cabin pp/double includes Air, shore excursions and more.


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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