Please Support SCA’s Annual Appeal Campaign for Suffield Residents: You can donate through our Facebook page, too! You should have received a mailed letter from SCA within the past few weeks. Suffield Community Aid needs your help in promoting our mission on behalf of families – right here in Suffield – requiring support in their time of need. Read more about what we do and the impact your past donations have made by going to www.suffieldcommunityaid.org
Suffield Alight: Stop by SCA’s table at Suffield Alight on Friday, December 2 to make a winter themed craft! We’ll also be collecting non-perishable goods to keep our Food Pantry shelves stocked for the winter. See you there!
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.
Need Help with Your Cellphone? Keep an eye out for upcoming December and January dates when the Suffield Tech Advisory Board from Suffield High School will be at the Senior Center, conducting drop-in tech support for seniors. Dates to be announced at the Senior Center and on social media!
Some Ongoing Program and Updates:
Parkinson Support Group: Group will meet on Tuesday, December 13 at the Suffield Senior Center from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. We’ll be joined by a chair yoga instructor for relaxation and stretching. A pizza lunch will be served. In January, the Parkinsons Support Group will meet on Tuesday, January 10 and will also include a pizza lunch. Please call SCA to join.
Memory Café: Come and join Pat Beeman, MSW in a safe and supportive environment for folks with cognitive loss and their loved ones. The group will meet at the Suffield Senior Center on Tuesday, December 20 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Please contact SCA to register and for more information. January date TBD.
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. Names, addresses, medical information, and family contact information will be included for confidential use in the event of an emergency as declared by the First Selectman. If you or someone you know would like to be included on this list, please contact SCA at 860-668-1986.
SCA’s Fundraiser at the Polls was a Great Success- Thank you Suffield!: There was such a terrific turnout at the polls for Election Day, and thanks to the generosity of our community, over $1200 was raised to help support our Food Pantry. A huge thank you as well to SHS’ Interact Club, who volunteered to oversee SCA’s table to collect non-perishables and monetary donations. Thank you all!
Stay Warm This Winter! – We Are Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program: These government programs help offset winter heating costs for financially eligible households so that their health is not jeopardized by their inability to afford critical heat. Please contact SCA to apply at 860-668-1986. More information on eligibility is available at www.ct.gov/staywarm
SCA’s Food Pantry is 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.
Are Meals-on-Wheels an Option for You? Qualified homebound Suffield seniors who are at least age 60, can receive healthy lunches delivered to their door. Meals are diet specific. A $3 donation per meal is suggested by CRT to help cover costs. Please call SCA for more information.