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Graduates of the Senior Center’s Aging Master Program line up for their portrait. From the left: Duke Marotta, Helen Price, Rita Chmura, Jeanne Carter, Miriam Blackaby, Eleanor Bevins, Jim Bevins, Eugene Christian, Fran Kulas, Peter Kulas, Aline Blanchard, Sandy Brennan, Pamela Baldini, Fran Rumore, Pauline LaCroix, Gail Skvirsky, Lamour Howell, Dianne Stevens, Peggy Supple and Joyce Morin. Participant Pamela Insley is missing. The ten-week, evidence based program developed by the National Council on Aging is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future. The Senior Center will be offering another session in the fall. Stay tuned.

Suffield Mini Bus Trips require five passengers and are weather permitting. Call 860-668-3844 to make a reservation.

Tuesday,  6/4 Holyoke Shopping – Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Thursday, 6/6 Walmart Shopping – Pick up begins 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 6/11 Lunch at Francesco’s – Pick up begins at noon

Thursday, 6/20 Walmart Shopping – Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 6/25 Lunch at Longhorn’s – Pick up begins at noon

Fun and Free

Knitting – Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Bring a project you are working on or something you could use some help with!

Mah Jongg Group – Every Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Pickleball – Indoor court and equipment available Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. or other times upon request. No better place to play than indoors when the weather is not great.

Ping Pong – there is a ping-pong table available in the Game Room if anyone would like to play.

Information and Support

AARP Driving Refresher Course – 9/17 and 10/15 8:30 a.m. – noon.

Ask the Attorney – First Thursday of each month. Please call for an appointment.

CBD Workshop – Tuesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. with Rehab Resolutions. Learn about CBD, the benefits, and misconceptions. Please register for this free event by June 7.

Computer Assistance Ask John Free each Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Medicare is complicated! Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month. Call for an appointment.

Dementia Care Giver Support Group meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Senior Center. Build a support system with people who understand. For more information, call Nicole Matson at 860-810-6123.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Topics vary monthly. Refreshments are served. For more information, call Janet at SCA at 860-668-1986.

Veterans Coffee Hour – June 28 at 8:30 a.m. with Wayne Rioux, Veteran and Veteran’s Liaison from Hartford Healthcare at Home. This is a great opportunity for Veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

To Your Health

Blood Pressure Screenings – 6/12 and 6/26 at 11 a.m. – sponsored by Suffield Community Aid.

Foot Care – Tuesday, 6/18. Fee is $29. Call to schedule your appointment today!

Hearing Screenings – NOVA Hearing Services provides FREE screenings and services. Call for a 6/5 appointment.

Check out our complete newsletter, which includes June’s lunch menu, at under Senior Center. 

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