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Mini Bus Trips
All trips require five passengers and weather permitting. Please call 860-668-3844 to make reservation.

  • Thursday, February 2 Shopping at Walmart; pickups start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7 Shopping at Holyoke Mall; pickups start at 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, February 10 Lunch at Lulu’s; pickups start at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Breakfast; pickups start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 16 Shopping at Walmart; pickups start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Monday, February 20 NO BUS President’s Day
  • Tuesday, February 21 Shopping at Trader Joe’s; pickups start at 8:30 a.m.
  • Friday, February 24 MGM Casino Springfield; pickups start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 28 Lunch at Center Square Grill; pickups start at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Menu – Please make reservations by noon the day prior. Lunches are $5 and include coffee, tea, cold beverage, and dessert.

  • Wednesday, February 1 Crab Mac & Cheese with vegetables
  • Thursday, February 2 Parmesan Meatballs, tossed salad with Italian bread and butter
  • Wednesday, February 8 Taco Casserole with salsa, chips and sour cream
  • Thursday, February 9 Ham and cheese sandwich with homemade potato soup
  • Tuesday, February 14  Valentine’s Day breakfast including pancakes, sausage and eggs
  • Wednesday, February 15  Stuffed Cheese Chicken Breast with a spinach sauce over pasta
  • Thursday, February 16 Hamburg Steak with onions and gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetable
  • Wednesday, February 22 French Onion Soup and charcuterie board meat with cheese, crackers, grapes, vegetables and dip
  • Thursday, February 23 Million Dollar Chicken Casserole and vegetable

Blood Pressure Screenings: Wednesday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Suffield Community Aid.
Footcare: Wednesday, February 22, $30.00 fee payable to the nurse. Call 860-668-3380 to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Screenings: Free hearing screenings and services provided by NOVA Hearing Services by appointment. Please call 860-916-6169.

Director’s Corner:
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season, had a Happy New Year and are looking forward to 2023 as much as I am! The past seven months, in my new role as Director of Community Services, have been extremely rewarding, and I appreciate the warm welcome from all. We have recently hosted a variety of community events that would not have been possible without the time and generosity of the people in our community. The generosity and kindheartedness of the people in Suffield shows through every day. From volunteers, to donations, and day to day interactions at the Senior Center, it is truly special to be a part of the Suffield community.

On September 23, Terry Arciszewski raised over $700 for the Senior Center Kitchen Fund hosting a High Tea social event. On October 15, the Town partnered with Hilltop Farm hosting an Oktoberfest raising significant funds for the farm restoration costs. On December 2, the town hosted the 3rd Annual Suffield Alight!, with over 1,000 attendees and new participating vendors as well. December 10 was the town’s first Breakfast with Santa, hosting over 150 residents of Suffield for a pancake breakfast, crafts and visits with Santa. On December 14, the Senior Center hosted our Holiday Party, sponsored by the Suffield Police Department, and also supported by our Fire Department. There were over 75 donated Bingo prizes, raising $800 for the Senior Center Kitchen Fund and Suffield Community Aid’s Fuel Assistance Program. One thing reflected in each of these events, is the mutual goal that everyone involved, town employees and volunteers alike, is giving back to the Suffield community. People are enthusiastic to come together, donate their time, utilize their resources and work hard as a team to plan and execute successful community events for our town. I am looking forward to many more multi-generational community family events in 2023 that radiate our Suffield Pride!

Join our team! We are currently recruiting for a Kitchen Assistant. This position is a part time, non-benefits eligible, 10 hours per week, $15.00 per hour. This position assists with meal preparation, cooking and cleaning up for meal services. The hours of work are Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with some flexibility. For more information about the position and how to apply, please see the job posting on the HR Department page of the Town Website at www.suf fieldct. gov/departments/hr.

Peter Leclerc | Director of Community Services
Parks & Recreation | Senior Center | Mini-Bus | Youth Services

Town of Suffield | 145 Bridge Street | Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 668 – 3862 | office | email | web

AARP Tax-Aide Program
Volunteer AARP IRS-certified tax counselors will be available at the Senior Center, during the tax season, to provide free basic tax assistance and electronic tax preparation services. Appointments are available on Thursdays beginning February 9, 2023. Please call the Senior Center, 860-668-8830, to schedule an appointment. A separate appointment is necessary for each person needing a tax return.

The AARP Tax-Aide program is intended to provide services to low/middle income taxpayers with special attention to those aged 60 and older. Taxpayers with lengthy and/or complex returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance.

Taxpayers are reminded that they MUST bring:

  • Identification and Social Security card for anyone living in the home, or that may be listed on the tax return;
  • Marketplace Health insurance information for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents;
  • Last year’s tax returns (we need to have last year’s return which may affect 2022 return and show any carryover losses);
  • W-2s, W-2Gs and 1099s showing wages, interest, dividends, pensions, IRAs, unemployment income, certain gambling winnings forms, etc.;
  • Social Security benefit statements;
  • Broker statements showing transactions – purchases, sales, costs, dates;
  • Taxes paid – estimated, property / real estate, vehicle, with dates paid;
  • If itemizing, medical and dental expenses and insurance premiums paid;
  • If itemizing, charitable donations and other credits with supporting documentation;
  • Checkbook (if direct deposit of any refund is desired – recommended).
  • If married, generally, both husband and wife must be present, as signatures are required.
  • Returns cannot be prepared for taxpayer(s) if they resided in, or worked in, another state and need a return for that state. Taxpayers who need a MA resident tax return should go to MA.
  • All taxpayer returns are prepared online, and are transmitted electronically to the IRS and CT-DRS. The only paper returns that are prepared are those that must be on paper per the IRS (i.e. 1040-X).
  • A CT resident return will be prepared and transmitted electronically as the default for all taxpayers.
  • The only CT tax refund options are direct deposit or check.
  • The default is to save all taxpayer data entered. All data is encrypted, and securely electronically stored throughout the year.
  • Generally, returns will only be prepared for the current tax year.

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