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We’re jumping on the bandwagon and celebrating September as National Senior Center Month. This year’s theme is ‘Senior Centers: Masters of Aging.’ We’re celebrating by centering our programming around empowering, enlightening, engaging and enriching our senior community.

We are celebrating Grandparents Day a few days early; Friday, September 8 beginning at 4 p.m. This is a FREE community event for grandparents and grandchildren to come together and enjoy some fun. If your grandchildren can’t come, please come anyway so we can celebrate you! We begin with a drum circle event which is a participatory musical merriment program engaging everyone in some fun with percussion instruments sponsored by the Suffield Ambulance Association. Following, we will have a pizza party thanks to some help from Highland Park Market! Next up is a craft project with the Suffield’s Teen Library Council. We end the evening with ice cream sundaes sponsored by Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home. Space is limited so please sign up by Tuesday, September 5.

Coffee with the First Selectman

Join us on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. for coffee with the First Selectman, Melissa Mack! She’ll update you on what is happening in Suffield. Bring any questions you have.

Cooking Demo

Thursday, September 14 at 2:15 p.m. with Chef Dave from MeadowBrook of Granby for another fantabulous FREE cooking demonstration. Please reserve your spot by September 12 so we have enough for everyone.

Ballroom Group Line Dance Class

Mondays, September 18 – October 23 (no class 10/9) 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Enjoy learning the basic movements of ballroom dancing. This unique line-style class does not require partners and is designed for you to enjoy some of the many benefits of ballroom as a solo dancer such as balance and mobility. You will have fun moving to the music and learning key dance actions you can keep for yourself or later bring to a partnering class. Professional ballroom dancers prepare their skills without partners…so learn some secrets to ballroom success from a pro, Christine Kjellquist! Only $30 for 6 lessons. Registration forms are available at the Senior Center or on the Senior Center’s web-page of the Town’s web-site:

On-Line Banking Made Easy

A session with The First National Bank of Suffield on Tuesday, September 19 at 5 p.m. to empower and enlighten us on how easy on-line banking can be. They will also talk about on-line safety. Please register for this event by Friday, September 15. Light refreshments will be served.

Veterans Coffee Hour

Join us for an opportunity for Veterans (spouses welcome) to get together, share and enjoy conversation. The coffee hour will be held the fourth Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. This month is September 22.

Community Shred Event

Saturday, September 23 between 9 a.m. and noon sponsored by Home Helpers Homecare of North Central Connecticut, Windsor Federal Savings, Heritage Funeral Home, Chestnut Oak Associates and the Suffield Senior Center. This is an opportunity to empower you to safely dispose of personal documents to ward off identity thieves. This is a FREE event, but please consider bringing a non-perishable food item that we will donate to Emergency Aid Association’s food bank.

A Matter of Balance

The fall season is approaching, but don’t let this be the season for falls! One in four older adults fall each year. Many sustain life-changing injuries. Join Jen Meier, MPT, from Primary Spine & Rehab (formally known as Suffield Health & Wellness Center) for a fun 4-week exercise class. You’ll have fun while learning exercises to keep you steady on your feet! Classes run Thursdays 9/21-10/12 at 11:30 a.m. and are FREE with your non-perishable food donation.

Flu Clinic

Monday, September 25 noon – 3 p.m. Please sign up by September 22nd.

Movie Night “A Dog’s Purpose” – Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. FREE showing is Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please sign up by September 26. Popcorn & beverage provided!

September Lunch Menu

All lunches are $3.50 and include dessert, coffee/tea & cold beverage.

Wednesday, 9/6

Herbed baked chicken, oven roasted potatoes, and vegetable.

Thursday, 9/7

Sausage, egg & cheese bake, fruit salad.

Wednesday, 9/13

Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes & mushroom gravy, vegetable.

Thursday, 9/14

Oven-baked chicken fajitas, spanish rice.

Wednesday, 9/20

Pasta with Bolognese sauce, tossed salad.

Thursday, 9/21

Stuffed pepper soup, crusty bread.

Wednesday, 9/27

Shepherd’s pie, roll with butter.

Thursday, 9/28 – Our own fish chowder, BLT.

Please make reservations 24 hours in advance.

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