What SCA is Spotlighting this Month

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Photo by Beth Sheridan

Current and former SHS students of Mr. Dumais’ Civics class spent some time at the SCA food bank. L-R: Jade, Theresa, Brianna (Song), and Maddeson

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Welcomes Dr. de Marcaida!   
This is your chance to ask an expert about the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. J. Antonelle de Marcaida, Medical Director, Neurology, Movement Disorders of Hartford Healthcare’s David & Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, will be available via ZOOM. The presentation will be on Friday, February 18 at 12:30.  If you are interested in participating, either in your home via ZOOM, or to view her presentation together at the Suffield Senior Center, you must call Janet Frechette at 860-668-1986.

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.  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.

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

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. 

Some Ongoing Program and Updates:

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. 

Salvation Army Kettle Drive Helps our Residents: The bells were ringing in December!  A total of $2,438 was raised this past December thanks to the time and efforts of community members and our dedicated Suffield Rotarians!   Ninety percent of the money raised locally is retained to help residents in need.  

Meals-on-wheels Seeking Volunteers: Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time. By delivering meals you bring nutritious food and a friendly visit to seniors in our community. Volunteers deliver the meals to homebound seniors from Monday – Friday. The time commitment is about one hour. For more info, call 860-668-1986.

The Community Spread Holiday Cheer to 197 Suffield Residents: SCA extends our sincere thanks to the many individuals, families, organizations, churches, businesses, and Town Departments who helped to make the 2021 Holiday Basket Program such a success.  Seventy-six Suffield households had a more enjoyable holiday season due to the generosity of others!

Are there places you want to go, but transportation is not available?    In conjunction with Nutmeg Senior Rides, SCA can help financially qualified seniors, age 65 and older, or persons with a disability, get to where they want to go when the Suffield Mini-Bus is not available.  Nutmeg Senior Rides provides door-to-door transportation, for any purpose, 365 days a year.   Call to see if you qualify.

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 February 15th 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 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.

Free Blood Pressure Screening at the Suffield Senior Center: Suffield Community Aid 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 11:00 – 12:00.  No appointments needed.

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