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Happy Summer! Please remember to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. A great way to cool off would be a visit to the Center!

After much thought and discussion, we need to raise the price of lunch to $5 effective July 1. The skyrocketing costs of food and everything else has substantially impacted our kitchen budget. I’m really not happy to do this, but in order to maintain the program, it is necessary.

Mini Bus requested donation must also be increased effective July 1 due to the price of gasoline. The new suggested donation will go from $35 to $40 annually for singles and from $50 to $60 annually for couples.

Please understand that this was a very difficult decision as I know everyone is feeling the pinch everywhere.

July is UV Safety Month!

Why do you need sunscreen?

  1. Helps reduce your risk of skin cancer
  2. Protects against sunburn
  3. Prevents the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines
  4. Lots more!

Check with your doctor to see what sunscreen is best for you.

National Senior Citizens’ Day

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day to raise awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life.

“Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of senior citizens who mean so much to our land,” Reagan proclaimed. “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older – places which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 78 million people aged 65 and older will reside in America by 2035. This figure will surpass the number of the population under the age of 18 for the first time in the nation’s history.

From all of us here, we salute you!
Enjoy the summer,

Mini Bus Trips July– Please call 860-668-3844 to make a reservation. All trips require 5 passengers.

Holyoke Mall Shopping – Tuesday, July 5. Pick up begins at 10 a.m.
Walmart Shopping – Thursday, July 7. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at Summer House in Southwick – Tuesday, July 12. Pick up begins at 11 a.m.
Trader Joe’s Shopping – Thursday, July 14. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at Maine Fish in East Windsor – Tuesday, July 19. Pick up begins at 11 a.m.
Walmart Shopping – Thursday, July 21. Pick up begins at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch at Ruby Tuesdays in Windsor Locks – Tuesday, July 25. Pick up begins at 11 a.m.

Health & Wellness

Blood Pressure Screenings – July 13 and July 27 at 11 a.m. sponsored by Suffield Community Aid
Footcare – Wednesday, July 27. Fee is $30 payable to the nurse. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Screenings – Free hearing screenings and services provided by NOVA Hearing Services by appointment. Please call 860-916-6169.

Stay Active

Active & Fit – Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 a.m. August 9 – September 15. Twelve classes for $45
Active & Fit Advanced – Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. August 8 – September 14. Eleven classes for $41.25
Active & Fit Advanced Fridays – Fridays at 10:15 a.m. August 5 – September 15. Seven classes for $24.50
Beat Parkinson’s Today – Every Monday at 11:15 a.m. Contact Beat Parkinson’s Today at 860-918-9594 for more information or to register.
Chair Stretch – Free every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Chair Strength – Free every Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
Line Dancing – Thursdays at 10 a.m. $2 payable to the instructor.
Pilates with Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 9 a.m. August 8 – September 16. Seventeen classes for $63.75.

AARP Smart Driving Courses

Dates and times are subject to change due to AARP COVID-19 protocols with little to no notice. Fee is paid directly to the instructor. To attend, you must NOT have COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days; test positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days; been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days. Attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival. Please call the Senior Center to register as seating is limited.
August 28: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
September 15: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
November 19: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July Lunch Menu – $5 lunch includes coffee, tea, cold beverage, and dessert. Please make a reservation by noon the day prior

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