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We’re getting Suffield AMP-ed again—join the adventure! The Aging Master Program® (AMP) is designed to inform, encourage, and support older adults as they take steps to improve their lives and engage with their communities.

AMP is all about feeling better today and staying healthy for the future. Small steps can make big differences in our health and well-being. Even modest improvements can make life more fun and meaningful. It’s never too late to learn new skills and make changes. The program encourages mastery-developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being.

The Aging Master Program® is a program of the National Council on Aging and is funded in Connecticut by the Anthem Foundation. Suffield Senior Center, in collaboration with Kent Memorial Library, was selected by CT Healthy Living Collective to participate in this 10-week, evidenced-based program.

By participating in this program, you will make and maintain small but impactful changes in your health behaviors, financial well-being, and enrichment in later life. You get REAL incentives and rewards for taking small steps that can improve your well-being. You will meet new friends, provide support and encouragement to your peers, and become more involved in your community.

The program will begin Friday, October 5 and run each Friday through December 13 at 9:30 a.m. Space is limited. The program is FREE and includes a light breakfast. Please call us if you have any questions or are interested in participating.

Mini Bus Trips

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

Tuesday, 9/3

Holyoke Shopping

  Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Thursday, 9/5

Walmart Shopping

  Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, 9/10

Lunch at Chowder Pot

  Pick up begins at noon

Tuesday, 9/17

Lunch at Friendly’s

  Pick up begins at noon

Thursday, 9/19

Walmart Shopping

  Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, 9/23

Big E

  Pick up begins at 930 a.m.

Tuesday, 9/24

Lunch at Sofia’s

  Pick up begins at noon

Monday, 9/30

Foxwood’s Casino & Tanger Outlets

  Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Beat Parkinson’s Today Boxing & Functional Interval Training—Monday 11:30 a.m. Beginner class is 12:45 p.m. New session begins September 9 and runs through 12/16. Only $65 for 13 classes.

Cardio Fit 

with Melanie DeCosmo

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 10:10 a.m. September 9 through October 25. Only $70 for 20 classes.

Chair Exercise

with Melanie DeCosmo

Wednesdays at 11:20 a.m. walk-in. Only $2/class or donation of a non-perishable food item.

Chair Yoga

with Marianne Wolslegel

Tuesdays September 3 through October 22 at 1 p.m. Only $40 for eight classes.

Combo Strength & Yoga with Kathy Matchett

Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30 p.m. 9 September 10 through October 24. Only $45 for 12 classes.

Harmonica Mindful Breathing

with Lenny Burlingame 

Thursdays at 2 p.m. September 12 through October 31. Only $40 for eight classes plus $10 for a harmonica if you would like us to purchase it for you.

Line Dancing 

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. $2/class.

Pilates with Yoga

with Melanie DeCosmo

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 9 a.m. September 9 through October 25. Only $70 for 20 classes.


Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with Mary Callendar. September 12 through October 30 only $80 for eight classes. Also offered Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. September 7 through October 26.

AARP Driving Refresher Course

September 17 and October 15 8:30 a.m.—noon.

Ask the Attorney

First Thursday of each month. Please call for an appointment.

Computer Assistance

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

Dementia Care Giver Support Group

The 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.

Medicare Assistance

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.

Memory Café

This group is for those with early to moderate cognitive loss, their friends, and family. Join us for fun, company, and conversation every second Wednesday and the last Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. A light lunch is included. RSVP to Pat Beeman, MSW, for participant eligibility and/or more information at 860-668-1986.. This program is sponsored by Suffield Community Aid and Home Helpers.

Veterans Coffee Hour

September 27 at 8:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for Veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

Fair and Flu Shot Clinic

Tuesday, October 29,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Fair Highlights

  • Hartford Hospital Digital Mobile Mammography
  • Advanced Directives with Atty. Marcia Hess
  • Harmonica Mindful Breathing with Lenny Burlingame
  • NCDHD Flu Shots
  • CBD Information
  • Parkinsons, Caregivers and Bereavement Support Group Information
  • NOVA Hearing Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Glucose Screenings
  • Cranial Massages
  • and much more!!! 

Sponsored by Suffield Community Aid, Suffield Senior Center, Suffield Volunteer Ambulance, and Suffield Police Department.

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