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EAA logoDesigner Purse Bingo-Battling Hunger One “Bag” at a Time

The EAA is partnering with 3 other area food programs on this exciting fundraiser to be held on Friday, October 27. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 566 Enfield Street in Enfield. Individual tickets are $35 and include 10 bingo games and the stamper. Table reservations can be made for groups of 8 purchasing tickets in advance and will include a bonus pack of 10 games for the group. BYO snacks and drinks! For tickets, call the EAA at 860-668-1986.

Brighten Lives in Suffield Become a Friendly Visitor, Shopper or Telephone Volunteer

Become a friendly visitor, shopper or telephone volunteer. If you are 18 years or older, then you can make a real difference in someone’s life. The Emergency Aid Association will be offering an introductory training for volunteers Wednesday, October 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the EAA conference room. A light lunch will be provided. Please pre-register. (If you are unable to attend the training, please contact the EAA and individual accommodation will be arranged): Call 860-668-1986 or email patriciab@suffieldeaa.org for more information.

Holiday Baskets

The Emergency Aid Association is coordinating the Thanksgiving and Holiday Basket Program for Suffield residents. Residents wishing to receive help for the holidays are encouraged to call Janet at the EAA to see if they qualify at 860-668-1986.

CHOICES Counseling at the EAA

We are pleased to welcome EAA Volunteer, Sheri Burger, as a new CHOICES Counselor.

CHOICES is the Connecticut program that provides counseling and information for seniors on such topics as Medicare, Medicaid & Medicare Supplement Insurance. In order to become CHOICES certified, Sheri was required to complete 35 hours of training. Sheri has lived in Suffield for 21 years and is an actuary by profession. We are accepting appointments with Sheri to assist in Medicare options starting on October 19 at 10 a.m. at the EAA. Call to schedule: 860-668-1986. Other appointments with Sheri are available by calling the Suffield Senior Center at 860-668-8830.

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.

EAA Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and the Contingency Heating Assistance Program November 2017

These government programs are designed to help offset the winter heating costs for eligible households. The goal is to assist eligible Connecticut residents with their fuel needs so that their health is not jeopardized by the inability to afford critical heat. If eligible, and beginning November 2017, residents may be able to get assistance for heat. Proof of income and liquid assets are required at the time of application for all household members. Both homeowners and renters are encouraged to apply. Please contact the EAA for more information or to schedule an appointment at 860-668-1986. Residents who heat with a deliverable heat source will be prioritized. More information on eligibility is available at www.ct.gov/staywarm.

p27_Clipart_Blood_Pressure_ScreeningBlood Pressure Screening Clinics

The Emergency Aid Association sponsors the following free blood pressure clinics for residents of any age. Appointments are not necessary. Masonicare Partners, Home Health & Hospice staff the clinics which are offered at the Suffield Senior Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m.– 12 p.m. For more information contact the EAA.

Emergency Aid Association Seeks Residents for Priority Emergency Response List

The Emergency Aid Association is currently updating its lists of residents in the community who would benefit from a check-up call during a town or state-wide emergency. Residents who use oxygen or need electricity for medical equipment are strongly encouraged to call. Names, addresses, medical information, and family contact information will be included for confidential use in the event of an emergency as declared by the First Selectman. If you or someone you know would like to be included on this list, please contact the EAA at 860-668-1986.

Ellington Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program for Suffield Homeowners

If you are a low or moderate income household, (ex. family of four may earn up to $65,800) you may be eligible for a deferred payment loan with no interest and no payments as long as you own your home. The loan can be used for roofing, septic, well, plumbing, heating, electrical, handicap accessibility, asbestos/lead abatement, carpentry and other repair work on single and multi-family units up to four units.

Call the EAA at 860-668-1986 or call the Ellington Community Development Office directly at 860-870-3132 on Tuesdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message with your name and address, download the application on the Town of Ellington’s web site or apply in person on Tuesdays at the Ellington Community Development Office.

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