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Posted on: February 11, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Enfield Senior Center Weekly Column - Week of February 16, 2015

Enfield Senior Center
299 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082

News Release for the Week of February 16, 2015

Enfield is fortunate to have caring volunteers delivering Meals-on-Wheels to older adults in the community who have difficulty preparing their own meal. With your help, we would like to add another service for those who receive Meals-on-Wheels and also have pets. We have a collection bin for pet food in the lobby. Your donations would be delivered to Meals-on-Wheels clients with pets. Consider making a pet food donation to AniMeals-on-Wheels.

Stop in on Thursday, February 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. to have any technology question answered. A few Fermi National Honor Society students will be on hand in the Technology Center to help with Facebook, iPad, iPhone or Android questions. These young folks really know technology and have a lot of patience. Bring your devices or use one of ours.

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 is scheduled for Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. See the film and then give us a call to register. You must be 65 or older to be a part of this exciting first-of-its-kind event at the Enfield Senior Center.

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.

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.

Join us for a fun-filled trip to the Newport Playhouse on March 26, 2015. Enjoy the comedic show “When the Cat Gets Away. This play is about what happens when two wives go off on a trip to Paris, and then the "mice will play". Their philandering husbands agree to invite two charming little sex kittens over. Well, you already know what happens, don't you? The wives come home prematurely! Prior to the show, enjoy a buffet lunch then enter into their theatre to see the show, followed by a fun-filled Cabaret. Price: $106 per person. Secure your reservation soon; reservations are filling fast for this fun day.

• 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. This trip is sold out!
• 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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