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EAA logoUnderstanding Hoarding; More than “Too Much Stuff”:

A community forum to better understand the risks, challenges and interventions, the event will be held on Thursday, April 27 at the Suffield Middle School from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.. The EAA is partnering with the Suffield Ambulance to offer this valuable program to our community. We have secured two well-known speakers in the field, Randy Frost and Blaise Worden. Dr. Randy O. Frost is the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College. He is an internationally recognized expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding disorder and has published more than 170 scientific articles, books, and book chapters on these topics. Blaise Worden is a clinical psychologist at the IOL – Anxiety Disorder Center Clinic. She will speak on treatment strategies. Call the EAA at 860-668-1986 for more information.

James F. Coggins, Jr. Community Service Award:

In memory of our late volunteer and Board Member, James F. Coggins, Jr., the EAA offers a $1,000 award to a graduating Suffield high school senior who demonstrates selflessness, generosity and concern for the community through his/her volunteer activities. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay supporting their selection to the EAA at 450 South Street, Suffield 06078 or email to eaa@suffieldeaa.org. The deadline to apply is midnight on Monday, May 15.

Jane Purtill Fuller Scholarship:

To recognize the many contributions of our past employee and long-time supporter of the Emergency Aid Association, the Board of Directors dedicated an annual needs-based scholarship in memory of Jane Purtill Fuller. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Suffield high-school senior pursuing a nursing or social service field of study. Applicants wishing to apply are encouraged to fill out the common application at the Suffield High School or call the EAA at 860-668-1986. The deadline for applications is May 15.

Operation Fuel an Option for Suffield Residents:

Operation Fuel is a private, non-profit statewide program that provides emergency energy assistance to lower income working families and elderly residents. The mission of Operation Fuel is to partner with communities to ensure people in need have access to year-round energy assistance. Through the Emergency Aid Association, Operation Fuel provides an energy assistance program for clients who need help paying for their primary or secondary energy source. This program is for households living up to 60% of State Median income. There is no asset limit. The maximum household grant is $500.

Please contact the EAA to discuss application process and documentations needed.

Camp Subsidies Are Available at the EAA:

The Emergency Aid Association has funding available to subsidize participation for eligible Suffield children and youth attending Suffield Park & Rec. and other camp programs. For more information, please call the EAA at 860-668-1986.

Durable Medical Items Available for FREE Loan to Residents:

The Emergency Aid Association has many medical items available for long and short-term loan to residents, including; wheelchairs, transport chairs, folding walkers, canes, commodes & shower seats. For more information about this free service, call the EAA at 860-668-1986.

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