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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 2/19/2021

Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 2/19/2021 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

On Wednesday, March 3rd, the Town of Enfield will be partnering with the North Central District Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Enfield Senior Center. The clinic will be run from 10 AM to 4 PM. We are grateful to the health district for collaborating with the Town in this important endeavor. 

Vaccinations are by appointment only for eligible recipients. No walk-ins will be accepted.

Following current public health guidelines, vaccinations for the general public are only approved for healthcare workers that are eligible under Phase 1a and CT residents aged 65 and older.

Beginning next week, people can sign up for an appointment via the state’s Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) by visiting https://dphsubmissions.ct.gov/OnlineVaccine.

The clinic will be staffed by employees of the Local Health District and the Town of Enfield. 

COVID-19 Testing

On Wednesday, February 24, from 10 AM – 1 PM, Community Health Center will be hosting a COVID testing site at the Enfield Senior Center. For more information or to register, visit www.chc1.com

Social Services

Given the everchanging supply of vaccine doses coming into CT, please continue to check the following CT DPH website for all updates concerning how to Schedule an appointment at the various available locations: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Vaccination-Scheduling-Options

If you're aged 65 or older, or are included within any of the Phase 1a groups, you are currently eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccination in Connecticut.

If you need assistance with VAMs enrollment and registration please call 860-253-6398, leave your name and number, and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Family Resource Center

The FRC will be offering a 4-week Virtual Music program for families led by Music Therapist Renee Coro on Friday mornings in March called “Families in Harmony”. This program will combine music and mindfulness and give children and families new ways to develop social-emotional skills. For more information, please contact Erin Grimes at 860-253-6580 or email: egrimes@enfield.org.  

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.  

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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. 

Senior Center 

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. 

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 seniorcenter@enfield.org to obtain Zoom links. Some links may be found on our Facebook page.  

Jukebox Bingo - Friday February 26, 6:30 PM. List to the music, identify the song, check your card, mark it off, call Bingo and win. 

Tech Time – The second Wednesday of the month at 10 AM. Audra Lauf from Comfort Keepers will answer any tech questions you may have and give tech tips to help you stay connected with family and friends.  

Exercise Classes

  • Yoga Chair and Standing - Mondays, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, February 1-22, No Class Feb 15.
  • Yoga All Levels, Mondays - 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, February 1-22, No Class Feb 15
  • Yoga All Levels - Tuesdays, 9 AM – 10 AM, February 2-23
  • Stability Ball Training - Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, February 2-23
  • Body 360- Wednesdays11:30 AM – 12:15 PM, February 3-24
  • POW! - People on Weights - Wednesdays12:30 PM - 1:15 PM, February 3-24
  • Stability Ball Training - Thursdays12 PM – 1 PM, February 4-25
  • Body 360 - Fridays11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, February 5-26
  • POW! – People on Weights - Fridays10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, February 5-26 

Crafts

  • St. Patrick’s Day Wreath - Tuesday, February 23, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Take it and Make it Cards – Ongoing – This program has no Zoom component, please call to obtain instructions on how to obtain materials to complete your project at home. 

Recreation

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: 

The Cooped-Up Crafts Cart is out and about this February!  Stop by, say hi and pick up a 

FREE activity or two for your child!  Upcoming dates include…    

  • Saturday, February 20th, 10 - 11 AM at the Rotary Playground  

February/March Holiday Trivia Contest: Check out our February/March newsletter for complete details and to view the contest questions.  Those who respond with all correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a fun prize!  Enter by sending an email with your family’s answers to bfairman@enfield.org by March 19.  

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!!!   

Library    

Join the Library on Friday, March 12, at 6:30 PM for a Facebook Live Concert with Abbotts Cross.  We are happy to welcome Abbots Cross back for the second time for a celebration of traditional and modern Irish music with unique improvisations. https://www.facebook.com/enfieldpubliclibrary. This program is sponsored by ECAC Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. 

Please join us for a Zoom Concert with Electric Violinist Caryn Lin on Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 PM. Email lsprague@enfield.org for an invitation to the Zoom program. “One Woman Musical Extravaganza,” electric violinist Caryn Lin, literally transforms sound! Years of concentrated experimentation with sound results in a live or virtual show that is spectacular. Layers of sound with deceptively simple melodies make music that is both other worldly & totally catchy. With the technologies of looping & sound effects, on the spot recordings emerge, creating the musical equivalent of light traveling through a prism. You will learn about the basic science behind this magical sound. This program is sponsored by ECAC Enfield Culture and Arts Commission. 

Book Discussions  

2/22 Virtual Book Discussion Good Riddance 

2/25 Virtual Book Discussion Magic for Liars

3/10 Virtual Book Discussion The Garden of Small Beginnings

3/15 Virtual Book Discussion Nothing to See Here 

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.  

Children’s Programs

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.  

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The Town Hall continues to be open by appointment only. If you need to conduct your business in person, please call the department you wish to schedule your visit in advance.   

Our staff and I are available to assist you and will continue to provide services. Please continue to check our website for updates. For alerts from the Town of Enfield, please go to https://enfield-ct.gov/List.aspx to sign up for Notify Me and select Public Notices. Follow Enfield Town Manager on Facebook and on Twitter.

 

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