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Spaulding Elementary School Assistant Principal Kris Price and Principal Roxanne Pangallo drop off cases and cases of food.

Are You Grieving the Loss of a Loved One?

SCA’s Bereavement

Support Group Can Help

The group will meet at SCA located at 450 South Street, Suffield on Friday mornings from 10:30 – noon starting on April 17 and ending on May 22. The program is offered at no cost and light refreshments are provided. The Suffield Mini-Bus will be available to assist with transport, but residents must call and reserve in advance. Registration is required and space is limited – please call Linda Huff at 860-500-4060 to register. 

Do You Have Trouble Shopping and Preparing Meals? Meals-on-Wheels Might be an Option for You

Qualified homebound seniors, age 60 and over, living in Suffield can receive healthy, hot lunches delivered right to their door by trained & vetted Suffield volunteers. Meals are balanced, nutritious and diet specific. A $2.50 donation per meal is suggested by the Community Renewal Team to help cover costs. However, no one is denied a meal if unable to pay.

Dementia Care Giver

Support Group 

Build a support system and meet with others who understand. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street at 11:00 a.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 31. You do not need to be a resident of Suffield to attend. The group is led by a trained Alzheimer’s Association facilitator, Nicole Matson of Home Helpers of Central CT. 

March Meeting of the Parkinson’s Peer Support Features Modified Yoga to Enhance Balance and Strength

 The group’s goal is to share ideas and resources in the management and treatment of Parkinson’s disorder. The next meeting is March 10 from 11:30 – 12:30. Caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided so please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

Some Ongoing Programs and Updates

SCA Food Pantry is Brimming with Canned Goods!

A special thanks is extended to Spaulding Elementary School, again this year, for the incredible donation of food from their successful Soup-er Bowl Food Drive! If you are a Suffield resident in need of help, we encourage you to call us at 860-668-1986.

James F. Coggins, Jr.

Community Service Award

Is Open to Applicants

In memory of our late volunteer and Board Member, James F. Coggins, Jr., SCA offers a $1,000 award to a graduating Suffield high school senior who demonstrates selflessness, generosity and concern for the community through their volunteer activities. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay supporting their selection to SCA at 450 South Street, Suffield 06078 or email to The deadline to apply is midnight on Monday, May 11.

Jane Purtill Fuller

Scholarship for Nursing or Social Service Candidates

To recognize the many contributions of our past employee and long-time supporter of Suffield Community Aid, the Board of Directors dedicates an annual needs-based scholarship in memory of Jane Purtill Fuller. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Suffield high-school senior pursuing a nursing or social service field of study. Applicants wishing to apply are encouraged to fill out the common application at Suffield High School or call SCA at 860-668-1986. The application deadline is May 11.

You’re invited to The Memory Café

 For those with early to moderate cognitive loss, their friends and family. Come for fun, company and conversation. The Café will be open on Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 – 12:30 at the Suffield Senior Center. Please call SCA for participant eligibility or for more information.

Confused about your Medicare Options?

Perhaps You’re Turning 65 Soon…

Medicare is complicated! Have questions? Want to see if you can save some money? Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on Wednesdays at SCA, located at 450 South Street in Suffield. Call SCA at 860-668-1986 to schedule an appointment. Other appointments are available by calling the Suffield Senior Center at 860-668-8830. 

For more information about any of the programs call SCA at 860-668-1986. 

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