2023 Meghan Voisine Kindness Matters Grant Applications Are Open
Are you a youth in Suffield who’s passionate about making a difference in your community? Are you part of a team or group who’s committed to kindness and inclusion? If yes, please consider applying for a Kindness Matters grant in honor of Meghan Voisine. We welcome your creativity, passion and enthusiasm! Grant applications are available at your school or by contacting Danielle at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant applications are open to students in grades 5-12. Applications are due by March 17. Please request or view the application to learn all the important details.
Holiday Basket Sponsors Spread Holiday Cheer to 202 Suffield Residents
SCA extends our heartfelt appreciation to the many individuals, families, organizations, churches, businesses and Town Departments who made the 2022 Holiday Basket Program such a success. Eighty Suffield households enjoyed the holidays thanks to your kindness and generosity!
Salvation Army Kettle Drive Supports our Youth
The red kettles were out, and the bells were ringing this December! A total of $2,835 was raised during our Salvation Army Kettle Drive thanks to the time and efforts of Suffield families, youth groups and our dedicated Suffield Rotarians. Ninety percent of the money raised will remain in Suffield and help support our “Return to School” Backpack Program.
Operation Fuel Can Provide a One-time Grant of up to $1000.00 to Assist Eligible Families with their Energy Bills:
Operation Fuel partners with SCA and more than 100 agencies across the state to provide low-income families with year-round emergency energy help. Assistance is provided for residents in crisis for help with their oil, electric, natural gas, propane, or water arrearage bills. Call SCA or go to www.operationfuel.org for more info.
Low Mobility Exercise Series Will Resume
SCA will be sponsoring a third eight-week exercise series, led by Joseph Hicks. Classes will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 – 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center, beginning March 1. Please register at the Senior Center today: (860) 668-8830.
Some Ongoing Programs and Updates
Memory Café – Pat Beeman, MSW, holds a monthly informal group for individuals with cognitive loss and their loved ones. Join her for casual conversations and light refreshments on the last Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Senior Center. Registration is required. Please call SCA for questions and registration.
Parkinsons Peer Support Group – SCA hosts a monthly Parkinsons Peer Support Group at the Senior Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. February’s group will be held on February 14 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. Join us for a Valentine’s Day treat and refreshments. Please call SCA to register.
Stay Warm This Winter! We are taking applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program – This government program helps offset the winter heating costs for financially eligible households. Please contact SCA to apply at 860-668-1986. More information on eligibility is available at: www.ct.gov/staywarm
SCA Food Pantry is well stocked to help with your food and 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.
Social Service Consultations at Kent Memorial Library – Pat Beeman, MSW, holds office hours the third Tuesday of each month at the KML. Residents wishing to schedule a consultation on February 21 can register online by going to suffield-library.org If you prefer to come to the office, call 860-668-1986.
Are there places you want to go, but transportation is not available? In conjunction with Nutmeg Senior Rides, SCA can help financially qualified seniors, age 65 and older, or persons with a disability, get to where they want to go when the Suffield Mini-Bus is not available. Nutmeg Senior Rides provides door-to-door transportation, for any purpose, 365 days a year. Call to see if you qualify.