November 2018

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

Here are ten ways to help a family living with Alzheimer’s, from alz.org|blog.

Educate yourself about Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn about its effects and how to respond;

Stay in touch. A card, a call or a visit means a lot and shows you care;

Be patient. Adjusting to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is an ongoing process and each person reacts differently;

Offer a shoulder to lean on. The disease can create stress for the entire family.

Engage the person with dementia in a conversation. This is important even when his or her ability to participate becomes more limited;

Help the family with its to-do list. Prepare a meal, run an errand or provide a ride;

Engage family members in activities. Invite them to participate in activities;

Offer family members a reprieve. Spend time with the person living with the disease so family members can go out alone or visit with friends;

Be flexible. Don’t get frustrated if your offer is not accepted immediately. The family may need to assess its needs.

• Support the Alzheimer’s cause.

Medicare Open Enrollment Is Now through December 7

Would you like to see if you can save some money? Confused about your choices and all of the mail you are getting? What aren’t they telling you on all of the commercials on TV and radio?

Unbiased help is available right here at the Senior Center. Call to make an appointment for individual counseling by our trained CHOICES volunteers. Bring your questions, any medical cards you have and your prescription list.

From all of us at the Senior Center & Mini Bus-MaryLou, Marzena, Cindy, Vic, Gwen, Janet, Duncan & Cathy-we wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Card Making Class To Do Holiday Cards

November 3 at 12:30 p.m. Holiday Stamp-A-Stack 15 cards and envelopes for $35. November 13 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 November 8.

Healthy Creations Cooking Demo

Tuesday, November 27 at 2:30 p.m. Welcome back Chefs from Stonebrook Village! Please register for this free program by November 21.

Pickleball

Indoor court and equipment available Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1 p.m. or other times upon request. No better place to play than in-doors in the winter!

Information and Support

Ask the Attorney 

Consultation available the first Thursday of each month. Please call for an appointment.

Computer Assistance

Ask John free each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Medicare is complicated!

Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Call for an appointment.

Dementia Care Giver Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Suffield Community Aid. Build a support system with people who understand. For more information, call Nicole Matson at 860810-6123.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Topics vary monthly. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Janet at SCA at 860-668-1986.

Veterans Coffee Hour-October 26 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.

Time For Fitness

Cardio Fit — M/W/F 10:10 a.m. 10/29 ­– 12/17, 20 classes for $70.*

Chair Exercise — Wednesdays at 11:20 a.m. $2/class or FREE with your donation of  a non-perishable food item.

Combo Cardio Yoga 

T & Th 4:30 p.m. 10/30 – 12/6 10 classes for $37.50.*

Beginner Line Dancing — ­Wednesdays at 1 p.m. $2/class.

Line Dancing — Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. $2/class.

Pickleball — Free, courts open M-T-Th at 1 p.m.

Pilates with Yoga—M/W/F 9 a.m. 10-29-12/17 20 classes for $70.*

*Registration forms available at the Senior Center or on the Center’s page of the Town’s website: www.suffieldct.gov

To Your Health

Blood Pressure Screenings 11/14 and 11/28 at 11 a.m., sponsored by SCA.

FootCare – Tuesday, 11/20. Fee is $29. Call to schedule your appointment today!

Hearing Screenings — NOVA Hearing Services provides FREE screenings and services, and will answer your questions regarding hearing or hearing devices. Call to schedule an appointment for 11/19.

Beat Parkinson’s Today —Boxing & Functional Interval Training

How do exercise and physical therapy help the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

An Informational Presentation & Boxing Demonstration, Monday, November 19 at 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be served; Registration required by November 15.

Lunch Menu

11/7 Sausage and sauerkraut, oven roasted potatoes and rye bread

11/8 Philly cheese steak wrap with lettuce and tomato, onion rings

11/9 Vegetable soup and/or seafood salad on a roll

11/14 Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash medley, cranberry sauce $5

11/15 Lasagna, tossed salad & roll with butter

11/16 Italian wedding soup and/or hot dog on a roll

11/21 Scalloped potatoes and ham, peas

11/22 Thanksgiving Day – Senior Center and Mini Bus Closed

11/23 Senior Center and Mini Bus Closed

11/28 Beef Lombardi casserole & tossed salad

11/29 Scrambled eggs, sausage links, home fries and biscuit

11/30 Pasta e fagioli and/or ham and pickle sandwich

All lunches require reservations by noon the day prior. Wednesdays and Thursdays include coffee/tea, cold beverage & dessert for $3.50. Fridays: soup & crackers for $2, sandwich for $2, or both soup & sandwich for $4. Please note that the Thanksgiving dinner is $5 and must be reserved by November 7.

Save the Date

Holiday Tree Gala December 1 – December 15. Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Suffield Garden Club. Come see the display of holiday trees decorated by our Suffield community. Admission is free! There will be special musical programs scheduled. All trees will be available to purchase. 

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