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AARP Driving Refresher Course

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

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 is complicated! 

Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on the first Wednesday each month. Call for an appointment.

Memory Café

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

October 25 at 8:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for Veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

Ways to Avoid a Life-Changing Fall

Advances in healthcare and other technology are increasingly allowing aging Americans to live longer at home. However, many are unable to continue to do so once they take a serious fall at home. The following steps can be taken to prevent debilitating falls from ever taking place:

1. Recognize Your Risk. Various health issues, medications, alcohol, or dehydration may increase your risk for a fall. Being aware helps you prepare.

2. Optimize Your Health. Take responsibility for staying as healthy and fit as possible by remaining active, drinking enough water, limiting alcohol, avoiding smoking, and eating a healthy diet with plenty of calcium and vitamin D

3. Fall-Proof Your Home. Walk through your home to identify and fix any possible dangers. You can find great resources for this in the AAOS and Orthopedic Trauma Association Falls Awareness and Prevention Guide (

4. Wear the Right Shoes. Limit footwear to well-fitting, low-heeled shoes or slippers with rubber or other non-skid soles. Also watch for untied shoelaces.

Wednesday Lunches

10/2 Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable

10/9 Stuffed Peppers, Rye Bread

10/16 Manicotti, Vegetable, Garlic Bread

10/23 Shepherd’s Pie, Roll with Butter

10/30 BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable

Thursday Lunches

10/3 Cream of Broccoli Soup, Tuna Sandwich

10/10 Cheeseburger on a Roll, Potato Wedges

10/17 Chicken Salad on a Roll, Sliced Cucumbers

10/24 Buffalo Chicken Pits Pizza, Salad

10/13 Split Pea and Ham Soup, Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Please make reservations by noon the day prior.

Lunches are $3.50 and include coffee, tea, cold beverage and dessert. 

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