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AARP Tax Aide Update for 2021
We are now taking appointments for the AARP tax program. This program will be Mondays ONLY, February 22 - April 12, 9 AM - 3 PM, by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, this year's Tax-Aide program will be Enfield residents only and there will be a limited number of appointments available. Appointments can only be made on the phone with a senior center staff member.
COVID-19 Vaccination Enrollment and Registration Assistance for Enfield Residents Only:
The Department of Social Services – with assistance from the Commission on Aging – will be providing VAMs Enrollment and Registration Assistance for those Enfield residents age 75 and older so that they can be scheduled for their vaccination appointment. If you do not have anyone who can assist you with navigating the process – adult child/grandchildren/friend, please call 860-253-6398 so that we can help you. Appointments for assistance will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis beginning Monday February 1st.
Through JFK’s continued partnership with Enfield Youth and Family Services and funded through the Youth Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Council dollars, we are excited to offer JFK students a great enrichment opportunity. Our Virtual After-School Tutoring Program is intended to provide free academic and counseling support to students and families in-need during this highly stressful time. Students will be assigned a peer group to belong to and work together with on their study skills, organizational skills, goals, discuss any social or emotional concerns, and reflect on the week with a JFK Guidance Counselor facilitating the group. During the week, students will meet one on one with a certified educator to gain Extra! Extra! academic support. Each session would be at least 30 minutes and would continue weekly for an 8-week cycle (4 Math sessions and 4 ELA/Reading sessions). At the end of each week, the educators/counselors/administrator will assess and determine the needs of the student, considering their skills, participation, and attendance. Please contact Dave Lacobucci at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Resource Center
The next round of FRC’s virtual Learning through Play Groups is kicking off next week. Families will receive a kit with themed art materials and a book to use at home during the group to make it more interactive. Families and caregivers of children ages birth- five are welcome to contact Erin Grimes at email@example.com or 860-253-6580 for more information.
This is a friendly reminder that it is a violation of CT General Statutes 14-242a(a) to operate your motor vehicle upon a roadway while it is still covered in snow and ice. This could result in a $120 infraction so let's all be safe and clear your vehicle off before you leave your house or place of work.
Help Us Plan Enfield’s Future
The Town of Enfield and the Planning and Zoning Commission have started the comprehensive planning process to update the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD).The POCD is a strategic plan that will guide land use, development, and decision making for the next 10 years. As part of the planning process, we are seeking input from the community to inform our effort and the Plan. This Community Survey offers you an opportunity to provide your thoughts and perspectives on Enfield today and the Enfield you want to be part of in the future.
The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete—time well spent to participate in the planning of Enfield’s future. We thank you for your interest in our community and taking the time to inform the Town’s planning process.
Enfield CT - Community Survey
If you do not have internet access, paper copies of the survey are available at the Enfield Express (800 Enfield Street) and the Central Library.
In the interest of keeping everyone safe we will continue to offer programs virtually throughout the month of February. Staff is available from 8 AM – 4 PM to answer any questions or concerns. If you would like to receive our newsletter please e-mail the Enfield Senior Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also pick up a copy in the front of the Senior Center or find it on our website and Facebook page.
Below are just some of the programs we are offering at The Senior Center, for a complete list please visit our webpage, Facebook page or sign up for our weekly e-mails. All programs are free and will be held virtually via zoom. Please call 860-763-7425, or e-mail email@example.com to obtain Zoom links. Some links may be found on our Facebook page.
We All Fit Together - Every one of you is a part of the puzzle that is the Enfield Senior Center! Decorate your puzzle piece and contribute your individual voice to form our story and complete our Enfield Senior Center puzzle. Each piece starts out blank, and in the end, all the pieces are different and fit together. You can color, paint, collage, embroider, anything to express yourself. You can be anonymous or sign your piece. Call 860-763-7425 to get your puzzle piece.
Take it and Make it Cards – You may pick up cards starting February 12th. There is no Zoom component to the class, you will pick up a packet for materials from the center and complete this craft on your own at home. Packets will be ready for pickup on Feb 12.
The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual and Take it, Make it programs this February/March. The February/March newsletter is now online at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation. Currently, in-person programming has been suspended due to increased COVID numbers. Upcoming programs include:
Our Virtual Recreation Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains a variety of free resources for you to use from the comfort and safety of your own home. NEW WINTER HIKING SECTION JUST ADDED!!!
Available through February 15, The Roots of Black Music in America with Karlus Trapp is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. This program is sponsored by the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. Available at: https://crossbaymedia.com/roots-of-black-music/
On February 14 at 4PM, join the Library for Claire de Lune – A Valentine’s Concert. Paul Bisaccia presents a concert of romantic music and popular favorites for your Valentine’s celebration. This concert is sponsored by the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to the Zoom concert.
These titles are available in eBook format. When possible, we will also have physical copies that can be picked up at the Central Library circulation desk.
Join the Library for the Online Rhyme Time program for children ages birth to 24 months via Facebook on Mondays at 10:30 AM. Virtual Storytime for ages 2-4 will be on Facebook on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Storytime for ages 4-5 will be on Facebook on Thursdays at 9:30 AM.
Take and Make Craft,
Join the Library for “Take & Make” Crafty Wednesday at the Enfield Public Library on 2/10, 9:30-10:30 AM and 6:30-7 PM. Use the supplies provided to make a valentine heart. Ages 3-7 will create a tissue paper heart and ages 8-12 a string art heart. Kits can be picked up curbside. There is no need to register in advance. Supplies are limited. This craft is sponsored by the Enfield Culture and Arts Commission.
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