October 2018

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Pickleball!

We are excited to announce indoor Pickleball at the Senior Center, thanks to Katie Uzdarwin from Girl Scout Troop 10983 who is working on earning her Silver Award!

The court is open to reserve on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. It is also available on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. through the end of the year. One game typically takes 30 minutes, so we will book in 45 minute intervals. Reserve space for as few or as many games as you and your group would like to play. If another time is more convenient for you, simply give us a call to see if the room/court is available.

If you are not sure how to play, we have handouts available that explain it. We have the court and equipment. You just need to wear comfortable clothing and non-marking soles on your sneakers. The game is free and open to the public.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®

Do you want to improve your balance? Join our Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® class! It is a research-based falls prevention exercise program that uses Tai Ji Quan based movements to improve strength, mobility, balance and daily function, and to prevent falls. It is designed for older adults and people with balance difficulty. This program is offered in partnership with CT Healthy Living Collective and funded in part by the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area Agency on Aging. No prior experience with Tai Chi is needed. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and run January 15 – June 27. You will learn the movements over the 24-week class held twice per week in a supportive environment. Please pre-register your interest in this program by e-mailing me or calling the Center. Class size is limited.

Card Making Class

October 9th at 9:30 a.m. Create four beautiful cards that you will be so proud to give someone. Cost is $10 and includes all materials and instructions. Please sign up by October 4th.

Third Annual Scare-It-Up Suffield

Apply on-line at suffieldrec.com or paper entry to Kent Memorial Library to enter your scarecrow in this FREE community event by Tuesday, October 16th. Scarecrows can be set up on the Senior Center lawn anytime Friday, October 19 and at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20th. Official celebrity judging begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday! Prizes are awarded for Most Creative, Funniest, Prettiest, Spirit of Suffield, People’s Choice, Youth Award & Teen Award.

Healthy Creations Cooking Demo

Tuesday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m. Welcome back Chef Dave from Meadowbrook of East Granby! Please register for this free program by October 17.

Beat Parkinson’s Today: Boxing & Functional Interval Training

Beat Parkinson’s Today is an exercise program developed by Michelle Hespeler, a person with Parkinson’s (PWP). The program has shown to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s by performing exercises that are functional to everyday living. Classes consist of Boxing and Functional Interval exercises. Every workout is scalable to each individual within the group class. The classes encourage brain stimulation, challenge balance and stability, and teach proper technique and form—all in an encouraging group setting. Research is now showing that exercise helps daily symptoms and slows the progression of the disease. Visit www.beatpdtoday.com to learn more. On-going classes are offered at our center.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group

The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Topics vary monthly. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Janet at Suffield Community Aid at 860-668-1986.

Veterans Coffee Hour

October 26th at 8:30 a.m. with Wayne Rioux, Veteran and Veteran’s Liaison from Hartford Healthcare at Home. This is a great opportunity for Veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

Medicare Workshops

October 16 at 10 a.m.

Connecticare

October 23 at 10 a.m.

United Health Care

October 23 at 6 p.m.

Understanding Medicare 

Please sign up by October 19th.

Soup and Sandwiches on Fridays

In addition to our regular lunches on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have added Friday soup and/or sandwich options – menu is posted monthly in our newsletter. 

You can get soup and crackers for $2 or a sandwich for $2. And, of course, you can always get both. Reservations are required by noon the day prior. 

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