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Posted on: February 5, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of February 9, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of February 9, 2015

The Enfield Senior Center will host a free movie screening on Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m. The movie, “The Age of Love” follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70 to 90 year olds. These typically overlooked seniors are spurred to confront the realities of physical appearance, romance, and loneliness, loss and new beginnings. The film takes viewers where no documentary has gone before – directly into the lives of older singles who still yearn to be seen and understood, who still desire another’s touch, who still seek a new chance at love. After the movie, there will be a discussion led by AARP CT State Director Nora Duncan about the issues the movie addresses. Free tickets are available in the Senior Center office. A speed dating event will be scheduled in April!

Try a free chicken sandwich on Friday, February 20 at noon at the Senior Center. Chick Fil A is opening in Enfield and they are bringing us hundreds of free sandwiches. Stop in to pick yours up. It’s free!

Local band Usual Suspects is back again! They will keep us rockin’ and rollin’ on the dance floor all evening on Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $7 per person. Come earlier for a slice of cheese pizza. Dessert, coffee and tea will be served at the break.

We have a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration for you. Experience the elegance of The Great American Songbook Live on Friday, February 13 at 6 p.m. Classics like Unforgettable, Night and Day, and At Last are just a few of the legendary songs that will be performed. The $7 admission includes coffee and a special Valentine dessert.

Also, for Valentine’s Day, our friends at Caring Solutions will bring special gifts for everyone who attends the Community Café lunch on Friday, February 13, as they have done in the past. Sign up for lunch by calling 860-763-7428.

Our popular Ballroom Dance is on Friday, February 20 at 2 p.m. with the sounds of Richie Mitnick. The $3 fee is payable at the door and includes a snack at the break.

Movie and Chicken Quesadilla Night is on Thursday, February 26 featuring the movie, Elsa and Fred. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and $5 tickets must be purchased in advance. The movie begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $2 at the door.

We are offering a wonderful 2-day New York Adventure on June 9-10, 2015. Try your luck at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino, with 120,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gaming. The existing casino bonus package, consisting of a $40 free play coupon, $15 meal credit, a breakfast buffet will be available for you to enjoy (bonus subject to change without notice.) A 90-minute Erie Canal Lock Cruise will highlight the trip along with a visit to the Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. Here, you’ll enjoy exploring a working water-powered cider mill, farm winery and mill store marketplace. A stop in Cooperstown, NY and a visit to the famous Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum will be included. The Museum is comprised of the Museum itself, the Hall of Fame and Research Library, all together to preserve and honor the greatest players of the game. Price: $311 per person/double occupancy. Reservations are currently being accepted at the Senior Center Front Desk.

• A Heart Healthy Lifestyle – Wednesday, February 11 at 1 p.m.
• Aching Hands – Wednesday, February 18 at 1 p.m.
• Volunteer at JMMC – Wednesday, February 25 at 1 p.m.

2014 TRIPS
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.
• AAC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2015. This trip is sold out!
• Newport Playhouse – “When The Cat Gets Away,” Thursday, March 26, 2015. Cost: $106 pp.
• West Point Dress Parade, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cost: $104 per person. Sign-up date: Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10 a.m.
• “Let’s Hang On!” at Foxwoods Casino, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Cost: $75 pp. Sign-up date: Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10 a.m.

Multi-Day Adventures
Reservations are being accepted for multi-day adventures.
• Washington DC Cherry Blossom Special, April 10 – 13, 2015. Cost: $652 pp/double.
• New York State Adventure, June 9 – 10, 2015. Cost: $311 pp/double.
• Atlantic Canada Cruise Tour (Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island), July 1- 7, 2015. This trip is sold out!
• Ocean City Maryland, October 11-14, 2015. Cost: $622 pp/double.
• Sunny Portugal, October 15 – 25, 2015. Cost: $2999 pp/double.
• California New Year’s Getaway, December 29, 2015 – January 2, 2016. Cost: $2399 pp/double (reserve by July 29, 2015 for this discounted rate).

Meal reservations can be made by calling 860-763-7428. I can be reached at, as well. We look forward to hearing from you.

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