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Enfield Senior Center members feel Healthier, Happier, and Satisfied

By Peter DiMaria

Home Helpers Home Care in Enfield is proud to be a Community Partner of the Enfield Senior Center

February is Senior Center month. In 2017, the theme for this celebration is: "Senior Centers: Experts at Living Well".

In a recent survey conducted by the Enfield Senior Center, 82% of participants reported that they have more social outlets and friends since coming to the Enfield Senior Center. And 85% say they have a more positive outlook since attending.

The majority of the participants in the survey also stated that they feel healthier, happier and satisfied.  They said that the center helps them to learn new things and that they "have more to look forward to." The survey was completed by 194 senior center participants. Areas of measurement included: activities, facility and grounds, programs, staffing and personal benefit.

“Seeing people more frequently, joining activities, and connecting with others can benefit you,” says Susan Lather, the Enfield Senior Center director.

In a report publish on February 8th, the Hartford Courant calls attention to changes that Senior Centers have been going through, with a higher focus on physical activities, ranging from boxing to zumba and personal assistance at the gym. 

The Enfield Senior Center provides social, physical, educational, and recreational opportunities to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of older adults in an open and accepting atmosphere. Around 700 people go to the center each day.

Enfield Senior Center members feel Healthier, Happier,  and Satisfied

Photo: Enfield Senior Center

Check the Center's activities:

FITNESS PROGRAMS: • Ageless Grace • Boxing and More with Parkinson’s Disease • Chair Exercise • Golf Fit • Jan's Exercise (1, 2, or 3 day options) • Laugh Cafe • Line Dancing • Men’s Strength Training • Mindfulness Meditation • Mindfulness Living: Practices for Health and Well-being • Pickleball • Pilates • Simply Stretch & Strengthen • Stretch, Roll & Strengthen • Tai Chi - Introduction, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, All Levels • Yoga - Gentle, Intermediate, Evenings • Walking Trail • WOW! – Women on Weights • Zumba Gold - Chair & Standing, Toning

HEALTH & WELLNESS: • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group • Bereavement Support • Blood Cancer Support Group • Blood Pressure Screening • Bone Density Screening • Chair Massage and Reflexology • Dental Cleanings • Diabetes Support Group • Foot Care Assessment • Foot Care Clinics • Flu Clinics • Gluten-Free Support Group • Hearing Screening • Powerful Tools for Caregivers • Reiki • Stroke Screening • Stroke Support Group • T.O.P.S • Community Café Nutrition Program • Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program • Medical Equipment Loan Closet • PRIME Fitness Health Club

CRAFT CLASSES: • Art for Summer Fun • Art for the Non-Artists • Basket Making • Card Making • Ceramics • Chinese Watercolor • Coloring for Stress Relief • Creative Stitches • Jewelry - Morning & Evening & All Day Workshops • Look, See, Draw • Medley of Holiday Baskets • Memory Wire Bracelet • Paint Night • Painted Furniture • Paper Crafting Workshop • Paper Wreath • Scrapbook Workshops & Classes • Stoneware Ornaments • UFO” Un-Finished Objects • Wooden Spoon Santa and Snowman

TECHNOLOGY CAFÉ CLASSES: • Android Tablet User Group • Beginner iPad • Big Y Technology Day • Computer Help Session • Digital Camera Workshop • iPad Camera • iPad Camera & Video • iPad Connections • iPad Know How • iPad Picture Editing • iPad Planner • iPad User Group • iPhone • Managing Your Day Using an iPad • Student Guided Help Session • Taking Your Best Pictures with your iPad Camera

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES: • AARP Driver Safety Course • Alzheimer’s Association Office Hours • Ask The CPA • Ask the Financial Planner • Ask the Lawyer • Ask the Physical Therapist • Ask the Realtor • Canes, Wheelchair, and Walker Inspection • Dial-A-Ride/Magic Carpet Transportation • Internet Access • Legal Consultation • Meal on Wheels • Medical Equipment Loan Closet • Medicare Counseling • Neighborhood Services Support • Recovery Happens • Tax Aid

Home Helpers Home Care is a community partner of the Enfield Senior Center, providing informational sessions at the center and quality senior care in Enfield.