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Thanks to the generosity of Friends of Suffield and The First National Bank of Suffield, the Senior Center is in the process of purchasing two new I-Pads for use at the Center. We are working on developing some classes on I-Pad use so those that already have one can learn more about what you can do on an I-Pad. If you are trying to decide if an I-Pad is right for you, you will be able to borrow one of the Senior Center’s I-Pads to use during the workshop. You can call us at 860-668-8830 if you are interested in attending I-Pad classes.

There is little doubt that, given a choice, most of us would prefer to receive whatever assistance they might require in their own homes rather than in nursing facilities. For seniors who are paying for services from income and assets, nursing facilities are almost always more costly than bringing help into the home. A wide range of services has grown up to meet the needs of an expanding senior population that is living longer and has less help from children who are working or have moved away.

Join us on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. where Greater Hartford Legal Aid will present “Community Support Services for Seniors.” Following is the list of topics on the agenda:

Meals on Wheels

Transportation Services

Companion/Homemakers/Home Health Aides

Live-In/24 Hour Help

How to access information about these services

Traditional Medicare and Medicaid Services

Which seniors qualify for assistance to live at home?

Connecticut Home Care Program for Seniors

Services offered by Connecticut Home Care Program

The Personal Attendant Program

The Money Follows the Person Program

Statewide Respite Program

Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance Benefit

Community Spouse Allowance

The Senior Unit at Greater Hartford Legal Aid is available to assist seniors who are having difficulty making appropriate contacts or who believe they are not being fairly treated by an institution or agency. You can contact the unit secretary at 860-541-5003.

Register for this free workshop by calling the Senior Center by July 11.

Lunches at the Senior Center are $3.50. Please make reservations 24 hours in advance.

July Lunch Menu

7/6 Pasta & sauce with sweet sausage, Caesar salad, dessert

7/7 Turkey sandwich with lettuce & tomato, potato puffs, dessert

7/13 Scalloped potatoes with ham, vegetable, dessert

7/14 Hot dog on a roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert

7/20 Shake ‘N Bake pork chop, rice pilaf, vegetable, dessert

7/21 Apple French toast, sausage links, dessert

7/27 Parmesan crusted chicken, oven roasted potatoes, vegetable, dessert

7/28 Seafood salad stuffed tomato on a bed of lettuce, pita bread wedges, dessert

For complete information on Senior Center activities, stop by and pick up our newsletter. You can view the newsletter on-line at and follow the link on the Senior Services site or sign up to have the newsletter emailed to you monthly at

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