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Grandparents’ Day Celebration

Our second annual celebration of grandparents is Friday, September 7 at 4:30 p.m. Pizza party, drum circle event, craft project & ice cream sundaes! Enjoy a fun FREE evening with or without your grandchildren! Sponsored by Home Helpers Home Care of North Central CT, Suffield Youth Services, Suffield Senior Center, and Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home. Please sign up by September 4. Transportation is available through our Mini Bus.

The Community Renewal Team’s Retired Senior & Volunteer Program has expanded their program, “Volunteer Medical Transportation” to Suffield and Windsor Locks. This program is designed to supplement the transportation in our communities outside of the parameters of our current transportation services. This free service is offered for medical transportation requests only that are either out of the area or outside of the hours that we currently provide transportation. Two weeks advanced notice is typically needed. For more information, you can talk with Marzena or me anytime.

Random Acts of Kindness Rocks!

Tuesday, 9/11 at 10 a.m. Join us for a fun & inspirational FREE activity sponsored by Seabury Care Now and Visiting Nurses. Inspire others through randomly placed rocks along the way or give the rock to make someone’s day! Bring your own rock, Seabury will supply the paint. Bring a friend. Please sign up by 9/7.

Healthy Creations Cooking Demo

We have two this month!

The first is Tuesday, 9/11 at 2:30 p.m. with Chef Derwin Roman from Stonebrook Village. Please register for this cooking demo by 9/6.

The second is Tuesday, 9/25 at 2:30 p.m. with Chef Luis Almonte from The Atrium. He will be preparing eggplant parmesan. You will get to taste and take home some! Please register by 9/20 so there is enough for everyone.

DIY Wood Sign Workshop

Tuesday, 9/18 at 10 a.m. Only $45 includes all materials and supplies. Select your own theme on the registration form (available at the Senior Center or Senior Center’s page of the Town’s website at Registration and payment deadline is September 13th.

Upcoming Medicare Workshops:

10/16, 10 a.m. – Connecticare

10/23, 10 a.m. – United Health Care

10/23, 6 p.m. – Understanding Medicare

10/30, 10 a.m. – Aetna

Exercise Programs

Beat PD Today – Mondays 7/23 – 9/17 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 8 classes for $40.

Cardio Fit – Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:10 a.m. 9/10 – 10/26 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 – Tuesday & Thursday 4:30 p.m. 9/11 – 10/25 14 classes for $52.50.

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

Line Dancing – Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 a.m. $2/class.

Pilates with Yoga – Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9 a.m. 9/10 – 10/26 20 classes for $70.

Yoga – Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mary Callender at 860-462-8397 for more information.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®

We are excited to announce a collaborative grant award with nine other senior centers through North Central Area Agency on Aging to offer an evidence-based fall prevention exercise program called Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® . We are working through the details and will be rolling it out shortly. Stay tuned!

September Lunch Menu

Wednesday 9/5

Creamy pumpkin pasta bake, tossed salad

Thursday 9/6 

 Egg salad sandwich, tomato soup

Wednesday 9/12

Baked haddock, rice pilaf, vegetable

Thursday 9/13

Chicken salad sandwich, soup bar

Wednesday 9/19

Goulash, tossed salad, bread & butter

Thursday 9/20

Meatloaf, twice baked potato, vegetable

Wednesday 9/26

Herbed chicken leg quarter, baked potato

Thursday 9/27 

Crabby macaroni & cheese, vegetable

Beginning in October on Fridays – Soup & crackers or a sandwich for $2.

Menu will be posted in the newsletter and reservations will be required by noon on Thursday. 

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