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Posted on: April 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Community Update from Town Manager Christopher Bromson 4/1/2021

Enfield Clinics Administer 6,000 Vaccinations

 

5,200 vaccinations have been administered at the Trinity Health Clinic at the Enfield Annex. 1,600 vaccinations have been administered by the North Central District Health Department at their Enfield clinic and the Enfield Senior Center.

 

Annex COVID-19 Clinic

Beginning March 1, the Town partnered with Johnson Memorial Hospital, a member of Trinity Health of New England, to open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the gymnasium of the Enfield Annex, the former Enrico Fermi High School. The clinic is open each Monday from 12:45 p.m. until 3:15 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted. Please use MyCare to request an appointment at the following link: https://mycare.stfranciscare.org/mycare/

Vaccination Clinic

On March 31st, the Town of Enfield partnered with the North Central District Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Enfield Senior Center. 298 adults received their COVID-19 vaccine. We would like to thank the North Central District Health Department and the staff of the Senior Center, Social Services, Public Works, Police, and EMS who were on site to ensure those registered were able to quickly and safely receive their vaccination. 

 

Senior Center 

The Town of Enfield is pleased to appoint long term employee Mary Keller as the new Senior Center Manager. Mary has been employed for over 22 years with the Town of Enfield in various positions since she began her career here in 1999.  Mary looks forward to getting back to a new normal and creating new memories at the Enfield Senior Center. 

 

The Senior Center is planning to open on a “hybrid” model starting on April 5. Hybrid programming will offer participants to attend programming in person or virtually from home. Prime Fitness will also reopen for participants wanting to exercise in our fitness facility. All COVID guidelines will be in place and spaces will be limited. 

 

Prime Fitness Center: 

Prime Fitness will open on April 5, 8 AM – 4 PM. No appointments are necessary. There will be a limit of 12 participants at one time. Once capacity is reached exercisers will have to wait until someone leaves. Unfortunately, we will only be accepting members that have participated in Prime Fitness in the past. We are unable to take new members currently. 

 

Below are just some of the programs we are offering at The Senior Center. Please call 860-763-7425, or e-mail seniorcenter@enfield.org to obtain Zoom links. 

  • Virtual Bingo - Thursday, April 15, 2 PM. Sponsored by Home Helpers and The Ivy,  email nmatson@homehelpershomecare.com to register.
  • Virtual Bingo – April 16, 1:30 PM. Prizes sponsored by Stonebrook Village.

 

Movies:

The War with Grandpa – April 9, 1:30 PM– 3:30 PM. $2 will be collected at the door. 

Wild Mountain Thyme – April 23, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. $2 will be collected at the door. 

 

Computer Classes:

Introduction to Facebook – Wednesday, April 7, 1:30 PM

Drop in Tech Help – Wednesday, April 14, 1:30 PM

Computer 101 – Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 PM

 

Exercise Classes

  • Yoga All Levels  Mondays, 9 AM – 10 AM, April 5 - 26
  • Beginning Line Dancing – Mondays, 1 pm – 2 PM, April 5 - 26. In person only.
  • Line Dancing to Different Rhythms  Mondays, 2 PM – 3 PM, April 5 - 26. In person only.
  • Yoga All Levels  Tuesdays, 9 AM – 10 AM, April 6 - 27. No class April 19.
  • Yoga Chair and Standing  Tuesdays10 AM - 11 AM, April 6 - 27
  • Zumba – Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, April 6 - 27. In person only.
  • Body 360  Wednesdays, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM, April 7 - 28
  • POW! - People on Weights  Wednesdays, 12:30 PM -1:15 PM, April 7 - 28
  • Simply Stretch and Strengthen – Thursdays, 10:30 AM -11:30 AM, April 8 - 29
  • Stability Ball Training  Thursdays, 1 PM – 2 PM, April 8 - 29
  • Body 360  Fridays, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM, April 9 - 30
  • POW!  People on Weights - Fridays, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM, April 9 – 30. NOTE TIME CHANGE. 

 

Crafts

  • Mandala Dot Painting – Tuesday, April 6, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Card Making – Friday, April 16 at 9:30 AM
  • Spring Wreath – Tuesday, April 20, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Paint Party – Monday, April 26, 1 PM – 3 PM

 

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook or visit our webpage at www.enfield-ct.gov/seniors.  

 

Recreation

Seasonal Staff Openings: We are currently accepting job applications for Tons-O-Fun Summer Camp Counselors through Friday, April 16, at 5 PM.  Positions are open to applicants 16 years of age and up.  Apply online at www.enfield-ct.gov/hr.

 

The Recreation Division has a variety of virtual and Take it, Make it programs this Spring. 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 April and May!  Stop by, say hi and pick up a FREE activity or two for your child!  Upcoming dates include: 

  • Wednesday, April 7th: 11 AM - 12 PM at the Rotary Playground, 104 Middle Road
  • Saturday, April 17th: 10 - 11 AM at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street
  • Wednesday, April 21st: 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Road
  • Saturday, May 1st: 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street
  • Wednesday, May 19th: 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Rotary Playground, 104 Middle Road 

 

Babysitter Safety Course: This entry level course is intended to teach age appropriate skills necessary to care for children of all ages using team babysitting, mother’s helper and individual babysitting concepts. This course focuses on safety with an emphasis on prevention. Other topics include handwashing, diapering, bottle feeding, personal safety, interview skills and COVID-19 related topics. Basic first aid, including adult and child CPR (requires passing written and skills testing to receive the 2-year certification), will be covered. Each participant will receive a booklet, handouts and Babysitter Safety Certificate. Held Wednesday, April 14 (Spring break, no school), 9 AM – 2 PM at the Enfield Annex. Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents only. Pre-registration (beginning March 12th) and full payment are required to secure a spot.

 

Youth Field Hockey Clinics: Whether you are learning the sport for the first time or are looking to improve your skills and knowledge, this clinic is perfect for you! Participants will be introduced to and taught the fundamentals of field hockey. Instructors will cover stick and ball handling, passing and receiving, shooting and game rules. The first half of the program will focus on skills and drills, while the second half will be game play. Please Note: Participants must wear a face mask and bring shin guards, a mouth guard, a field hockey stick and a water bottle. There will be a limited supply of sticks available to borrow if needed. Held Thursdays, April 22 - May 27, 5 - 6:15 PM at the Enfield Annex. Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents in grades 3 - 8.  Pre-registration and full payment ($35.00) are required to secure a spot.

 

Camp TONS-O-FUN Summer Care: Summer Care is a great opportunity to meet new friends, develop respect, build self-esteem and participate in activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. Activities include sports and group games, theme weeks, arts and crafts, free play and more! The program is offered for Enfield youth entering grades 1-9 in September 2021 and is held at the Enfield Annex. Offered in one-week sessions from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 13, 2021, 8 AM – 4 PM. For more information regarding Summer Care, including fees, visit our website at www.enfield-ct.gov/recreation or contact the Recreation Office at 860-253-6420. Spaces are limited and registration opened March 26. This program is for Enfield residents only.

 

JUST ADDED! American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course: Enfield Recreation will be hosting a lifeguard course for those 16 years or older by September 30, 2021. This blended course will cover American Red Cross Lifeguarding, first aid and CPR. Those interested in working as a Lifeguard for Enfield Recreation can become certified at a significantly reduced rate. A pre-employment screening is due by April 12 at 4 PM. The class will be held on April 30, May 1 & 2. See website for complete information on the program.

 

JUST ADDED! Preschool Martial Arts Clinic: Has your little one shown an interest in martial arts but not sure if it is for them? If so, our FREE, two-day clinic is for you! In conjunction with Integrity Martial Arts of Enfield, participants will explore the world of martial arts. This clinic is especially designed for preschoolers and kindergartners. Participants will be introduced to the basics of martial arts and character development topics. Participants must wear a face mask, comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a water bottle. One parent/guardian is REQUIRED to attend and participate in the program with each participant. Held Saturdays, May 1 & 8, 9– 9:30 AM at Green Manor Park, Taylor Road. Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents only.  There is no fee for this program, however, pre-registration is required and begins April 1.                

 

JUST ADDED!! Youth Martial Arts Clinic: Has your child shown an interest in martial arts but not sure if it is for them? If so, our FREE, two-day clinic is for you! In conjunction with Integrity Martial Arts of Enfield, participants will explore the world of martial arts. Participants will be introduced to the basics of martial arts and character development topics. Participants must wear a face mask, comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a water bottle. A parent/guardian is required to stay on site for the entirety of the program. Held Saturdays, May 1 & 8, 9:30 – 10 AM at Green Manor Park, Taylor Road.  Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents only.  There is no fee for this program, however, pre-registration is required and begins April 1.

 

JUST ADDED!! Spring Adult Yoga: Whether you have been practicing yoga for years or this is your first time, this class is for you! Release stress and improve personal well-being this spring. Yoga will bring balance, breath awareness, stamina and flexibility to the body and mind. Students will be able to work at their own level, modifying poses as needed. Please note: Participants must wear a face mask and bring a yoga mat and a water bottle to class. Held Tuesdays, April 27 - June 1, 6:15 – 7:30 PM in the Enfield Annex Cafeteria.  Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents 18 and older.  Pre-registration begins on April 1 and full payment ($30.00) is required to secure a spot

 

JUST ADDED!! Women’s Self Defense Class: Self-defense is a real and necessary skill. Did you know that people who are confident in crisis seldom need to defend themselves? Their belief in themselves turns predators away. Join Jonathan Metcalf at Integrity Martial Arts to learn simple strategies to minimize risk, tactics to get you to safety quickly, the psychology behind most violence and how to avert it and the fundamentals of striking and escaping. This is a great course for students who are or will be attending college. Please note that mature topics will be covered in this class. Participants must wear a face mask and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Held Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6– 9 PM at Integrity Martial Arts Studio, 585 Hazard Ave.  Spaces are limited and open to Enfield residents only.  There is no fee for this program, however, pre-registration is required and begins April 1.

 

WE’VE MOVED!  Enfield Recreation is now located at the Enfield Annex, 124 North Maple Street (access via door 1).

 

Library    

 

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  

4/14 Virtual Book Discussion The Other Einstein

4/19 Virtual Book Discussion The Fortunes

4/29 Virtual Book Discussion 88 Names

 

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

Dance Party! Are you ready to Hokey Pokey? Join us on the front lawn of the library on Tuesday, April 13, 11 AM-12 PM for a “Dance Party” using our favorite songs and dances from storytime. (Rain date will be Thursday, April 15th at 11 AM) Please bring a blanket(s) for your group to dance on. Masks must be worn when not on your blanket.

 

Blanket Bingo - Bring your own blanket on Wednesday, April 14, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM and play bingo on the front lawn of the library (rain date April 16th) and win prizes. Masks are required when not on your blanket and we ask that blankets be placed at least 6 ft from others. This drop-in program is for kids ages 5 and up and must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Take & Make Craft – It’s a “Take & Make” Crafty Wednesday at the Enfield Public Library on April 21, from 9:30-10:30 and 6:30-7:30. Use the supplies provided to make a spring cloud or painted windchime. Ages 3-7 will create a rainbow cloud and ages 8-12 a painted windchime. 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.

 

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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