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.
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.
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.
Get Ample Rest
The National Sleep Foundation recommends older adults get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night for optimal health.
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.
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. (Courtesy of Family Features) ©LPi
We look forward to an exciting 2022! 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!
Mini Bus Trips
Trips require five passengers and are weather permitting. Call 860-668-3844 to make a reservation.
Thursday, 12/2 Walmart Shopping – pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/7 Westfarms Shopping – pick up begins at 9 a.m
Friday, 12/10 Dinner at Captain Jimmy’s followed by Singing Tree In Agawam – pick up begins at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/14 Bright Nights Forest Park – pick up begins at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/16 Walmart Shopping – pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/21 Holyoke Shopping – pick up begins at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, 12/28 Lunch at Ruby Tuesday’s – pick up begins at 11 a.m.
Wednesday 12/29 MGM Casino – pick up begins at 9 a.m.
Thursday, 12/30 Lunch at Sofia’s – pick up begins at 11 a.m.
No bus service 12/23, 12/24 and 12/31
Inclement weather policy reminder: 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.
Annual Holiday Party sponsored by Suffield Police Department
Wednesday, December 22. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. $10 per person-money will be donated to Suffield Community Aid’s Fuel Bank.
Share an afternoon of good food, friends, and festivities with us. Seating is limited to 40 due to COVID restrictions. Please visit the Senior Center’s page on the Town’s website: www.suffieldct.gov for our full December newsletter.