COVID-19 Help & Resources Available
Although our doors are still locked to the public, staff has been working inside since the pandemic began. We have used the time to familiarize ourselves with programs and resources to help our residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Due to the generosity of the greater community, we have created a special COVID-19/Crisis Relief Fund. This fund targets assistance to those residents who do not qualify for other needs-based programs and whose lives have been negatively changed by COVID-19. Call to find out more or to apply confidentially.
Dementia Caregiver Virtual Support Group Meets Monthly
The group is led by a trained Alzheimer’s Association facilitator, Nicole Matson of Home Helpers of Central Connecticut. Email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link or call 860-810-6123. Residents can call 860-668-1986 for more info. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 23 at 11 a.m.
SCA Seeks Residents for Priority Emergency Response List
We are updating our list of residents who would benefit from a check-up call during a town or state-wide emergency. Residents, who use oxygen or need electricity for medical equipment, are strongly encouraged to call. Names, addresses, medical information and family contact information will be included for confidential use in the event of an emergency as declared by the First Selectman. If you or someone you know would like to be included on this list, please contact SCA at 860-668-1986.
Stay Warm This Winter!
We Are Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program
These government programs help offset winter heating costs for financially eligible households so that their health is not jeopardized by their inability to afford critical heat. Please contact SCA to apply at 860-668-1986. More information on eligibility is available at www.ct.gov/staywarm
Operation Fuel Can Provide a One-time Grant of up to $500 to Assist Eligible Families with Their Energy Bills
Operation Fuel partners with SCA and more than 100 agencies across the state to provide low-income families with year-round emergency energy help. Assistance is provided for residents in crisis for help with their oil, electric, natural gas, propane, or water arrearage bills. Call SCA or go to www.operationfuel.org for more info.
SCA Food Pantry Is Well Stocked to Help with Your Food & Personal Care Needs
If you are struggling to afford food or personal care items, SCA can help. Thanks to the generosity of the Suffield community, our shelves are well stocked. Call for confidential and discreet help. Curbside pick-up appointments are scheduled.
It looks like we still need them and will for a bit longer… Thanks to the generosity of our talented Suffield sewers, we have plenty to share. They are available right outside our door and are free to take. If you are looking for adult, child or teen masks, give us a call or just stop by!
Salvation Army Kettle Drive Helps our Residents
Despite the pandemic, the bells were still ringing! A total of $1,415 was raised this past December thanks to a local family and our dedicated Suffield Rotarians! Ninety percent of the money raised locally is retained, and added to our budgeted funds, to help Suffield residents in need.
Are Meals-on-Wheels an Option for You?
Qualified homebound Suffield seniors, and those fearful of leaving their home due to COVID-19, and who are at least age 60, can receive healthy lunches and dinners delivered to their door. Meals are diet specific. A $3 donation per meal is suggested by CRT to help cover costs. New safety precautions have been implemented to eliminate any need for direct person-to-person contact.
Holiday Cheer Spread to 192 Suffield Residents
SCA extends our sincere thanks to the many individuals, families, organizations, churches, businesses, and Town Departments who helped to make the 2020 Holiday Basket Program such a SAFE and great success. Seventy-six Suffield households had a more enjoyable holiday season due to the generosity of others!