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Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 18

11:30 a.m.

Share an afternoon of good food, friends, and festivities with us. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Seating is limited. Reservations accepted by December 11 or until full. $5 per person. Proceeds will be donated to Suffield Community Aid’s Fuel Bank.

Sponsored by Suffield Police Department, Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance

Tips for Winter Wellness

There are a number of techniques that can help keep your immunity high and your body in good condition to support wellness all season long, so that you can enjoy the chillier months.

1. Get Up & Moving

Winter brings fewer hours of sunlight during the day, and per the National Sleep Foundation, darkness naturally causes the brain to release melatonin, a hormone that triggers sleepiness. Exercise can counteract this drowsiness.

2. Add Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements can help support overall health. For example, the supplement turmeric, derived from root extracts of the Curcuma longa plant, is widely regarded to have numerous positive health implications.

3. Get Ample Rest

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that older adults get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night for optimal health.

4. Boost Immunity

During the winter months, when fresh fruit can be harder to find, supplements like Echinacea & Vitamin C from Nature’s Way can be another source of vitamin C.

5. Maintain Skin Health

You can take steps to minimize painful redness and flakiness or cracking by regularly moisturizing your skin with fragrance-free lotions and herbal oils.

Note: Always consult your healthcare provider when contemplating new ideas to promote better health.

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We look forward to an exciting 2020. On behalf of the staff of the Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus, may you and yours enjoy a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.


Trips require 5 passengers and are weather permitting. Call 860-668-3844 to make a reservation.

Inclement Weather Policy

We follow the Suffield School System: we are closed if schools are closed. If there is a delayed opening, we open at 10 a.m. We also post our status on WFSB Channel 3.

Tuesday, 12/3

Holyoke Shopping. Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Thursday, 12/5

Walmart Shopping. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, 12/6

Dinner at Sunset Tavern, followed by Singing Tree in Agawam. Pick up begins at 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 12/10

Holiday Tree Display at

Balise Toyota, followed by lunch at Captain Jimmy’s. Pick up begins at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, 12/17

Lunch at Red Robin. Pick up begins at noon.

Thursday, 12/19

Walmart Shopping. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, 12/31

Lunch at Olive Garden.Pick up begins at noon.

No Bus: 12/24, 12/25 & 1/1.

Exercise Classes

Beat Parkinson’s Today: Boxing & Functional

Interval Training

Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Beginner class is at 12:45 p.m. Classes run from 1/6 through 3/30, 11 classes for $55.

Cardio Fit

Led by Melanie DeCosmo, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:10 a.m. from 1/6 through 2/28, 22 classes for $77.

Chair Exercise

Led by Melanie DeCosmo, Wednesdays at 11:20 a.m., walk-in. Only $2 per class or donation of a non-perishable food item.

Chair Yoga

Led by Marianne Wolslegel, Tuesdays  from 1/7 through 2/25 at 1 p.m. Only $40 for 8 classes.

Combo Strength & Yoga

Led by Kathy Matchett, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. 1/7-2/20 14 classes for $52.50.


Mindful Breathing

Led by Lenny Burlingame, Thursdays at 2 p.m. from 1/16 through 2/27, 7 classes for $35.

Line Dancing

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

Pilates with Yoga

Led by Melanie DeCosmo, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. from 1/6 through 2/28., 22 classes for $77.


Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with Mary Callendar from 1/15 through 2/26, only $70 for 7 classes. Also offered Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. from 1/1 through 2/29.

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