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Director’s Corner
Summer is officially here! Getting outside and enjoying the warm weather is a great way to boost your physical and mental health. Whether it’s going for a walk, swimming or simply sitting outside and soaking up the sun, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase overall well-being. Our center is open regular business hours during these summer months and we have great lunches, including a cookout, planned for everyone to enjoy. So be sure to join us for some fun in the sun!

As we start the month of July, we are already planning for fall activities, and can’t wait for you and all of our new members to take part in them. It is so encouraging to hear the positive feedback of the atmosphere here at the Senior Center, and that we are offering a diverse set of programs and happenings for seniors of all ages. In addition, we are very excited to welcome our new members from other communities, who enjoy themselves so much here! The word is spreading outside of Suffield, and new members are coming from all over, even from communities that have Senior Centers! If you want to check out the Senior Center, just give a call and we can set you up with our welcoming committee. They are here “show you the ropes” and introduce you to other members. You can also just check it out ion your own if you wish.

I’d also like to give a special thank you to Jacq Nielson and Carol Ann Higgins who have been helping maintain the Senior Center garden. We appreciate your time and everything growing will be put to great use!

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

  • Tuesday, July 4 NO BUS – Independence Day
  • Thursday, July 6 Shopping at Walmart, pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 11 Magic Wings Deerfield ($14 Senior Admission) Followed by Yankee Candle, pickups begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 13 Shopping at Trader Joe’s, pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18 Lunch at Friendly’s Enfield, pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, July 21 Ice cream at Hilltop Farm Creamery, pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 25 Lunch at Redstone Pasta Company, East Longmeadow, pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 27 Shopping at Walmart, pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch Menu

  • Wednesday, July 5 Philly cheesesteak grinder with peppers & onions, toasted with cheese, with cucumber & tomato salad
  • Thursday, July 6 BBQ chicken breast foil packet with potato & corn on the cob
  • Wednesday, July 12 Cranberry pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and vegetables
  • Thursday, July 13 Big Mac cheeseburger salad with baked pita triangles
  • Wednesday, July 19 Tuna melt on an English muffin with sliced tomato and cheese with four bean salad and chips
  • Thursday, July 20 Scalloped ham and potatoes with tossed salad and vegetables
  • Wednesday, July 26 Chicken and coconut rice casserole with beet salad
  • Thursday, July 27 Baked ham and cheese crescent rolls, vegetable macaroni pasta salad with Italian dressing

Blood Pressure Screenings – Wednesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by SCA.
Footcare – Wednesday, July 26 — $35.00 fee payable to the nurse. Please call the Senior Center, 860-668-8830, to schedule an appointment.
Hearing Screenings – Free hearing screenings and services provided by NOVA Hearing Services by appointment. Please call 860-916-6169.

AARP Drivers Courses

  • Tuesday, August 15 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 12 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 17 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$20 AARP Member; $25 Non-Member
Payment by cash or check to the Instructor.
$5 per Person Facility Fee is paid directly to the Senior Center. By cash or check on the day of the class. Register at or call 860-668-3862.

Drazen Rubin Law Presents: All About Estate Planning
Tue., July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Join Attorney Steven L. Rubin and learn how your property passes after your death and how a living trust can simplify your estate administration while ensuring your privacy and protecting your beneficiaries in the future. No registration required.

Home Helpers Presents: Dementia Therapy at Home
Tue., July 25 at 1:00 p.m.
Join Nicole Matson, from Home Helpers, as she shares Recreational Therapy tips when caring for your loved one at home with Dementia. No registration required. Refreshments to be served.

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