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

  • Shopping at Walmart – Thursday, February 1; Pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch at Jimmy Chen’s Asian Cuisine – Monday, February 5; Pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Vernon Shopping & Lunch at Rein’s Deli – Tuesday, February 6; Pickups begin at 9 a.m.
  • Lunch at Zanto – Tuesday, February 13; Pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Shopping at Walmart – Thursday, February 15; Pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Shopping at Trader Joe’s – Tuesday, February 20; Pickups begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • Hartford Flower & Garden Show – Thursday, February 22; Pickups begin at 9:30 a.m. $20 admission
  • Lunch at Red Robin – Tuesday, February 27; Pickups begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • No Bus – Monday, February 19 Presidents Day

Lunch Menu –Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Lunches are $5 and include coffee, tea, cold beverage, and dessert. Contact the Senior Center for more information on the lunch menus.
Wednesday, February 14 11:30 a.m. Suffield High School Band performance followed by 12 p.m. Valentine’s Day Lunch

AARP Safe Driver Courses – Upcoming Classes: Tuesday, April 16, Tuesday, July 16, Tuesday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 1 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.

Card Making Classes – Second Tuesday of each month. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Hosted by Karenoughcrafts & Boutique. To register, please call (860) 836-1326 or email

Chacuterie Board Class Valentine’s Theme
Tuesday, February 13, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Emily, of Emily Eats CT, for her Chacuterie Board class and take your culinary skills to the next level. In this class you will create a charcuterie board with a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits and nuts on a locally made wood board to take home and enjoy. All supplies are included. $50 per person. Register at or call (860) 668-3862.

Dowd Realty Group: Estate Planning Presentation
Tuesday, February 13 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free; no registration required. Light refreshments.

Flower Arrangement Classes
Join local floral design instructor, Bob Whitney AIFD, in this creative class. You will create a flower arrangement with guided step-by-step directions. No previous floral design experience required. All supplies included. $30 per person. Upcoming classes: Tuesday, March 19, Tuesday, April 23, Tuesday, May 21, Tuesday, June 18. Register at or call (860) 668-3862.
Morning Classes 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Evening Classes 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Haircuts by Rosemarie
Monday, February 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Women’s $15; Men’s $10- cash or check. Must come with clean, washed hair.

Make Your Own Lucky Gnome
Wednesday, February 21, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Join Suffield Youth Services and Suffield’s own Terry A. for a morning of creating our very own gnomes out of unexpected art supplies. With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, perhaps our gnomes will be lucky! All supplies included. $5 per person.

Painting Classes
Join local artist and art instructor, Nina Chrisanthopoulos, in this fun class. You will create a painting with guided step by step directions. No art experience required. All supplies included. $25 Residents; $30 nonresidents per person. Upcoming Classes:
Tuesday, February 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Abstract Roses Painting
Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Painted Birdhouse

Valentine’s Wreath Making Craft Class
Thursday, February 8, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by Karenoughcrafts & Boutique. To register, please call (860) 836-1326 or email

Consultation & Resources Available

Ask The Attorney – Neil Kraner and Marcia Hess of Kraner & Hess Attorneys offer one on one free legal consultation appointments. They are available for 20-minute appointments from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. If interested, please schedule an appointment.

Ask The Realtor – Stephanie Salerno of The Stephanie Salerno Team Coldwell Banker Realty offers one on one appointments. This free consultation is an opportunity to ask any real estate related questions you may have! Stephanie and her team are available for 30-minute appointments from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. If interested, please schedule an appointment.

Choices Counseling – Sherri Burger, CHOICES Counselor, offers free 30-minute appointments the first Tuesday of each month. CHOICES appointments are available to those enrolled in or looking to enroll in Medicare, turning 65 or have other health insurance and are eligible for Medicare. To schedule an appointment, please call (860) 668-8830.

Veterans Assistance – Fritz King is the town’s Municipal Veterans Representative, offering assistance with veteran’s programs and resources. Fritz is available from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Senior Center and can be reached at (860) 758-0418 or via email at

Exercise Programs – Register at or call (860) 668-3862.
Active & Fit – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:50 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Active & Fit Advanced – Mondays & Wednesdays 10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
Active & Fit Advanced Fridays – Fridays 10:05 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Beat Parkinson’s Today – Mondays 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Call (860) 918-9594 or visit to register.
Chair Stretch – Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Chair Strength – Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Pilates With Yoga – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Health Screenings & Services

Blood Pressure Screenings – Second and fourth Wednesday of each month 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sponsored by Suffield Community Aid.
Chair Massages – Available by appointment the second Thursday of each month. To schedule an appointment, please call (860) 668-8830.
Foot Care – Available by appointment on the fourth Wednesday of each month 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. $35.00 fee payable to the nurse. To schedule an appointment, please call (860) 668-8830.
Hearing Screenings – Free hearing screenings and services provided by NOVA Hearing Services by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (860) 916-6169.

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 8. 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 2023 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 Mass. resident tax return should go to Mass. 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 Conn. resident return will be prepared and transmitted electronically as the default for all taxpayers. The only Conn. 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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