Suffield Community Aid

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Photo by Leah Gates
A friendly crew staffed the SCA booth at Suffield On The Green, September 10 and 11. From the left: Pat Beeman, Beth Sheridan, Jo Dzioba and Board Member Brenda Gardner.

Flu Shots Coming to Suffield! A flu shot clinic will be held on November 9 at Sacred Heart Church from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call to reserve your spot.

Are you paying too much for Medicare? Open Enrollment from October 15 through December 7 is your chance to check and change your coverage. SCA’s trained, unbiased volunteer available by appointment to help you figure it out. Call us for an appointment.

Are You in Need of a Little Holiday Cheer? Apply for the SCA’s Holiday Basket Program: SCA is coordinating the Thanksgiving and Holiday Basket Program for financially qualified Suffield residents. Residents wishing to receive help for the holidays are encouraged to call SCA.

Stay Warm This Winter! We Have Started Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program:

This government program helps to offset the winter heating costs for financially eligible households. Please contact SCA to apply. More information on eligibility is available at

Food Drive for People and Pets at the Polls to benefit the SCA Food Pantry:

SCA volunteers will hold a benefit drive at the election polls (Suffield Middle School) on Tuesday, November 8, from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. We are especially in need of paper towels, toilet paper, canned pasta, condiments, spaghetti sauce, lunch box snacks, personal care items, and cleaning supplies. Cash and grocery store gift cards are also welcome donations at this time of year.

Memory Café Support Group Restarting: Join Pat Beeman, MSW for our Memory Café support group for individuals with memory loss and their loved ones. The first group will be held at the Senior Center on October 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. Please contact Pat to register.

Some Ongoing Programs

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group at the Senior Center: The next meeting is scheduled for October 11 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at 145 Bridge Street and will include a pizza lunch. Call Danielle at SCA to register your attendance.

Low Mobility Exercise Series: Join Joseph Hicks at the Senior Center, for a chair exercise class, sponsored by SCA. No cost to join, and it’s not too late! Classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-11:30 a.m. and will run through October 14. Register at the Senior Center.

Would Adult Day Care Open Up Your World? SCA has a partnership with the Windsor Caring Connection to ensure that our residents have access to quality adult day care. SCA will provide introductory subsidies. The Caring Connection is open M-F 8 – 4:30 and provides socialization, structure, medication management and personal care with on-site nursing.

Social Service Consultations at the library: Pat Beeman, MSW holds office hours the third Thursday of the month at the KML. Pat serves as Suffield’s appointed Municipal Agent for the Elderly. Residents wishing to schedule a consultation for October 20 can register online by going to or by coming to the office.

Are there Places You Want to go, but the Mini-Bus is not available? Nutmeg Senior Rides, in conjunction with SCA, provides door-to-door transportation, for any purpose, 365 days a year. Call to see if you qualify.

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