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Thank you to all who generously donated to our “Return-to-School” Backpack Program! We are eternally grateful for your support which ensures that Suffield students kick off the school year with everything they need!

Photo by Jo Dzioba SCA
Director Danielle Annibalini pictured with members of the Stephanie Salerno Team (left to right: Stephanie Salerno, Emma MacDougall, Alyssa Salerno and daughter Bellamy), who facilitated a backpack fundraiser that provided 75 new backpacks and $110 to benefit SCA’s “Return to School” Backpack Program.

Stay Warm This Winter! We Are Taking Applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP): This government program helps offset the winter heating costs for financially eligible households. SCA is taking applications now in preparation for the November program start date. Please contact SCA to apply at: 860-668-1986 or email Beth at

Flu Shot Clinic: On Wednesday, September 20 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m., the Suffield Senior Center, in partnership with North Central District Health Department, will host a flu shot clinic in the multi-purpose room. Please call SCA to register today: (860) 668-1986.

Low Mobility Exercise Class: SCA will be sponsoring another “Low Mobility Exercise Class” series, facilitated by Joseph Hicks, at the Suffield Senior Center. The series will resume on Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning September 6 from 11-11:30 a.m. through October 27. Spaces are limited. Call the Senior Center to register at (860) 668-8830.

In-Person Bereavement Support Group Starts Up Again: Masonicare is partnering with Suffield Community Aid to offer a six-week, in-person support group for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will meet at SCA, 450 South Street, Suffield, beginning Friday, September 8 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This program is offered at no cost. Registration is required, and the expectation is that all participants will be fully vaccinated. Please call SCA for more information, 860-668-1986.

Parkinson’s Peer Support Group at the Suffield Senior Center: After a brief summer hiatus, our first fall meeting is scheduled for September 12 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Suffield Community Aid and will include a pizza lunch. Call SCA – 860-668-1986 to register your attendance.

Ongoing Programs and Updates:

Renter’s Rebate Program for Elderly & Disabled Residents: The State provides a reimbursement program for renters who are elderly or disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Rebates are based on a percentage of income versus rent and utility expenses. SCA is scheduling appointments now. The program ends October 1.

Social Service Consultations at Kent Memorial Library: Pat Beeman, MSW, holds office hours the third Thursday of each month at the KML. Residents wishing to schedule a consultation on September 21 can register online by going to If you prefer to come to the office, call 860-668-1986.

Memory Café: Join Pat Beeman, MSW for an informal group for individuals with cognitive loss and their loved ones. The group will meet at Suffield Community Aid on September 26 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please call Pat at SCA to register (860) 668-1986.

We Have Durable Medical Equipment: SCA maintains a small medical loan closet of walkers, commodes, bed rails, canes, crutches, and more for Suffield residents at no cost. Stop in or give us a call if you or a loved one could benefit from a short-term or permanent loan.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at the Suffield Senior Center: Suffield Community Aid sponsors free blood pressure clinics for residents of all ages at the Suffield Senior Center on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. No appointments needed.

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