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A Matter of Balance

Do you have concerns about falling? The Suffield Senior Center and the CT Healthy Living Collective will be running A Matter of Balance class!

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The focus of this program is on learning that falls are controllable, making changes to reduce the risk of falling, and setting goals to increase physical activity. A gentle exercise program starts in week 3 and continues through week 8. This session will be held on Thursdays from 1–3 p.m. March 12–April 30.

Spots are limited so sign up early. The first class will include an overview of the entire program. You can then determine if it is right for you to continue. RSVP deadline is March 6.

Aging Mastery

Aging Mastery Program® is back! Feel better today and stay healthy for the future by joining Suffield’s Aging Mastery Program® on Fridays April 17—June 19 at 9:30 a.m. A light breakfast is included. The course outline is below:

April 17

Navigating Longer Lives

May 22

Advanced Planning

April 24

Exercise & You 

May 29

Healthy Relationships

May 1


June 5

Medication Management

May 8

Healthy Eating & Hydration

June 12

Community Engagement

May 15

Financial Fitness

June 19

Falls Prevention & Graduation

This is a program of CTHealthyLiving and of NCOAging and sponsored by AnthemFDN and AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield. Seats are limited. RSVP deadline is April 10.

Mini Bus Trips

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

Tuesday, March 3

Lunch at EB’s in Agawam

 Pick up begins at noon

Thursday, March 5

Walmart Shopping

Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 10

Holyoke Shopping

Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, March 17

Lunch at Donovan’s Irish Pub (Eastfield Mall) 

Pick up begins at noon

Thursday, March 19

Walmart Shopping

 Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 24

Lunch at Bissell’s Meeting  House

Pick up begins at noon

Tuesday, March 31

MGM Casino, Springfield

Pick up begins at 9 a.m.

Group Fitness Classes

A Matter of Balance

Thursdays for 8 weeks; March 12–April 30, 1–3 p.m. Free.

Beat Parkinson’s Today

Boxing & Functional

Interval Training

Mondays, 11:30 a.m. Beginner class is 12:45 p.m. January 6–March 30, 11 classes for $55.

Cardio Fit

With Melanie DeCosmo, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 10:10 a.m. March 9 – May 1. 23 classes for $81.

Chair Exercise

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

Chair Yoga

With Marianne Wolslegel, Tuesdays, March 17 – May 26 at 1 p.m. Only $45 for 9 classes.

Combo Strength & Yoga

With Kathy Matchett, Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:30 p.m., March 17 – April 30. 14 classes for $52.50.


Mindful Breathing

With Lenny Burlingam, Thursdays at 2 p.m., January 16 – February 27. 7 classes for $35.

Line Dancing

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

Pilates with Yoga

With Melanie DeCosmo, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 9 a.m., March 9 – May 1. 23 classes for $81.

Tai Chi

With Lenny Burlingame. Tuesdays at 2:15 p.m. March 17 – April 21. 6 classes for $30.


Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. with Mary Callendar. March 11 – April 29, only $70 for 7 classes. Also offered Saturday mornings at 9 a.m., March 14 – April 25.

Information & Support

AARP Driving Refresher Course

March 17 & April 21,  8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Ask the Attorney 

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

Ask the Realtor

First Tuesday each month beginning in May at 11 a.m. Please call for an appointment. More details next month!

Computer Assistance Ask John

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

Dementia Care Giver Support 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 and third Saturday of each month. Call for an appointment.

Memory Café

For those with early to moderate cognitive loss, their friends, and family. Join us on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. RSVP SCA for participant eligibility or more information at 860-668-1986. This program is sponsored by SCA and Home Helpers.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group 

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

March 27th at 8:30 a.m. with Wayne Rioux, veteran, a great opportunity for veterans to come together, share stories, and build relationships. 

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