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And so the time has come…my retirement from the Suffield Senior Center at the beginning of September, after more than twenty happy and fulfilling years. I will always have the fondest memories of my time here. Over the years, I have learned something valuable from each of you. I will surely miss you and the team that makes our center a great place to be. Thank you for the fun and friendship which made my job pleasurable.

I plan to take some time enjoying some of the hobbies that I put to the wayside. We also have another grandchild due in September, so I will have lots to keep me busy.

It is my pleasure to announce that Peter Leclerc, Suffield Parks & Recreation Director, will be the new team leader in a reorganization of departments which includes the Senior Center, Mini Bus, Youth Services and Parks & Recreation. MaryLou will be in charge of running the lunch program with Sue’s help. Everyone else will remain in their current positions. We are in the process of hiring a Senior Program and Outreach Coordinator. Don’t expect too much else to change though!

Peter leads this team with an extensive background in programming, facilities, and organizations throughout the United States. He has taught collegiately as an adjunct professor on various subjects. He and his wife, Kelly, have three adult children and enjoy traveling to Disney World often as they admire how Disney is the gold standard in guest experience.
Please stop by and welcome Pete!

Thank you for the memories,

Mini Bus Trips

Please call 860-668-3488 to make a reservation.

Walmart Shopping: Thursday, June 2 pickup begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at LuLu’s: Tuesday, June 7 pickup begins at 11:30 a.m.
Sunrise Park & Dairy Cream: Friday, June 10 pickup begins at 10 a.m.
Clinton Crossing & Lunch at Fish Tale: Tuesday, June 14 pickup begins at 9:30 a.m.
Walmart Shopping: Thursday, June 16 pickup begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at 341 North Main Grille: Tuesday, June 21 pickup begins at 11:30 a.m.
Trader Joe’s Shopping: Thursday, June 23 pickup begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at TGI Friday’s: Tuesday, June 28 pickup begins at 11:30 a.m.

Staying Active

Active & Fit – Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 a.m. June 21-July 28 with personal trainer, Joseph Hicks.Twelve classes for $45
Active & Fit Advanced – Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. June 20-July 27 with personal trainer, Joseph Hicks. Eleven classes for $41.25.
Beat Parkinson’s Today – Virtual and in-person classes offered every day for individuals with Parkinson’s. Call 860-918-9594 to register.
Chair Stretch – Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Drop-in. Free
Chair Strength – Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Drop-in. Free
Line Dancing – Thursdays at 10 a.m. $2 payable to the instructor.
Pilates with Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9 a.m. with instructor, Michelle Rancourt. June 20-July 29. Seventeen classes for $63.75.

Senior Services

Ask the Attorney – First Thursday of each month. Please call for an appointment.
Dementia Care Giver Support Group – Last Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. Build a support system with people who understand. For more information, contact Nicole Matson at 860-810-6123. Currently being held via Zoom.
Medicare is Complicated – First Wednesday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. Trained volunteers are available to provide unbiased assistance on Medicare options. Please call for an appointment.
Parkinson’s Peer Support – Second Monday of each month at 10:15 a.m. Topics vary monthly and refreshments are served. For more information, please call Suffield Community Aid at 860-668-1986.
Veterans Assistance – Each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Fritz King can be reached at 860-758-0417 or by email at

Lunch Menu

Please make lunch reservations by noon the day prior. Lunches are $4 and include coffee, tea, cold beverage & dessert.

June 1 Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable
June 2 Coldcut grinder with lettuce, tomato and cheese, three bean salad
June 8 Mushroom, broccoli & cheese stuffed chicken breast, baked potato
June 9 Bacon Lettuce and Tomato pasta salad, baked pita chips
June 15 Chicken salad in a pita, blueberry romaine salad
June 16 Macaroni and cheese, corn & bacon salad
June 22 Personal pizza with meatballs, mushrooms, and onions
June 23 BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad
June 29 Cheeseburger with lettuce & tomato, apple walnut salad
June 30 Manicotti with sauce, salad, roll/butter

AARP Smart Driver Courses – In-person classes resume in July. 2022 schedule:

  • July 28 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • September 15 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Watch for details in the July newsletter.

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