What SCA is Spotlighting this Month

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Are you in need of a little holiday cheer? Apply for the SCA’s Holiday Basket Program: The SCA is coordinating the Holiday Basket Programs for financially qualified Suffield residents. Residents wishing to receive help for the holidays are encouraged to call SCA at 860-668-1986.

Stay Warm This Winter! We are Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program
These government programs help offset the winter heating costs for financially eligible households. Please contact SCA to apply at 860-668-1986. More information on eligibility is available at www.ct.gov/staywarm

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends
December 7
Thinking about changing plans? Are you confused about your Medicare options? Perhaps you are turning 65 soon… Meet with a trained CHOICES Medicare counselor to explore what’s best for you. Volunteers provide unbiased telephone assistance. Call 860-668-1986 to schedule a consultation.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group at Senior Center
The next meeting is scheduled for January 11 from 11 a.m. – noon at 145 Bridge Street and will include a pizza lunch. Call Janet at SCA – 860-668-1986 to register your attendance. Looking ahead, Dr. Joy DeMarcaida the Medical Director, David & Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, Hartford Hospital will be our featured speaker on Friday, February 18, from 12:30 – 2 p.m. This is a chance to ask an expert in treating Parkinson’s patients. More information will follow about how to register.

Seeking 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. All information gathered is for confidential use in the event of an emergency as declared by the First Selectman. Please contact SCA at 860-668-1986.

Ongoing Programs and Updates
Would Adult Day Care Open Up Your World? SCA is partnering with the Windsor Caring Connection to ensure that our residents have access to quality adult day care. SCA is providing introductory subsidies. The Caring Connection is open Monday -Friday 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and provides socialization, structure, medication management and personal care with on-site nursing.

Social Service Consultations at Kent Memorial Library
Pat Beeman, M.S.W., holds office hours the third Tuesday of the month at the KML. Pat serves as Suffield’s appointed Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Residents wishing to schedule a consultation for December 21 can register online by going to suffield-library.org If you prefer to come to the office, call 860-668-1986.

Would You Benefit from Clinical Counseling Support?
SCA is financially partnering to provide counseling for residents who are experiencing challenges and seeking the help of a licensed therapist. SCA can assist with the cost of co-pays for folks with insurance. For those without insurance, free, limited counseling sessions will be covered. Call 860-668-1986.

SCA Food Pantry is Well Stocked to Help with 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.

COVID-19 Help is Available
This special 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 for confidential help. 860-668-1986

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at the Suffield Senior Center
SCA sponsors free blood pressure clinics for residents of all ages at the Suffield Senior Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. – noon. No appointments needed.

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