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    Last call for the Groton Senior Center SENIOR PROM Sat. June 9th

    Last call for the Groton Senior Center SENIOR PROM. A prom just for US! 

    Tomorrow, Wednesday June 6th is the last day to register for our annual SENIOR PROM. Our dinner and dance is taking place this Saturday,  June 9th 5 – 8 pm. This event is for anyone over 55. Come with a friend or a date. The night is just for you.

    We begin with a delicious dinner featuring Lobster Ravioli at 5 pm then we have a great live swing band performing 6-8 pm. The cost is $15 per person. Please join us for a beautiful night celebrating another wonderful year.

    You may register online at www.grotonrec.com or at Groton Senior Center or call us at 860-441-6785.

    CONTENT BY JUDY – Perennials, Active Agers, Baby boomers

    Just what are we? And are you paying attention to us??

    A search for a term that doesn’t offend is taking place. Trying to avoid terms like senior citizen, retiree, elder and the elderly. The question becomes what do we call everyone 55+?

    Terms are materializing that are perhaps more appropriate and appealing.

    The term, Baby Boomer was created and has been used since all those World War II babies were being born. This group has changed and revolutionized the United States as the have passed though each phase of aging. And they will and are changing and redefining the term senior each day. Just look around – they are not stationary, boring or old.

    The title, Perennial has been around for several years now and refers to blooming again and again. And yes, we do that again and again during our lives. We become young adults striking out on our own. We become homeowners, parents. So forth and so on as we parade along the paths of our lives. Ever changing and blossoming into the “new” me.

    Active Ager is a newer term and defines seniors as young at heart, tech-loving, gym-using, trend setting, fun-seeking marketer’s dream. This term might be the best fitting so far as each generation is truly younger than the generation before them.

    Whatever term you use 55+ adults are strong, happy, healthy. They are using and buying what they choose. They want the same products all ages want and use. They are not to be overlooked as they are living longer, working longer, staying healthier and maintaining their independent as well.

    Call them what you will but remember they spend $2.9 trillion on products and services each year.

    SENIOR PROM for YOU

    Anyone 55 and older is invited to join us at our annual SENIOR PROM! It is a Senior Prom for YOU!!

    Takes place in the evening of Saturday June 9th /dinner at 5 pm / live band and dancing 6-8 pm.

    The evening features an amazing buffet featuring lobster ravioli, ballroom music, and all the prom trimmings – complete with high-school-senior chaperones! A live big band orchestra provides music for ballroom dancing.

    This event is for those 55 and older.  And NOT just for Groton residents.  Come with friends or with a date!

    $15 pp   Menu: Lobster Ravioli, Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Alfredo Sauce,
    Monaco Blend Mixed Vegetables, Lemon Pie, Punch, Coffee

    For details of this amazing event go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1693831517369027/

     

     

    NEW!! Fitness Passes

    We now offer fitness passes.

    They can be purchased 5 visits for $25 OR 10 visits for $50. These passes can be used in any fitness class. Stop by the desk today to purchase one or get any questions answered.  860-441-6785

    CELL PHONE HELP at Groton Sr Center every Tuesday 1-2 pm

    Weekly we have had the distinct pleasure of having AT&T Get Wireless come here, volunteered and generously and very effectively helped countless numbers of patrons with their cell phone issues of all kinds! A very special thank you to their CT Regional Manager Steve Pistel for his great energy and commitment to helping our friends!!  THANK YOU STEVE!

    CELL PHONE HELP (free) program at Groton Sr Center happens every Tuesday 1-2 pm in our GSC Technology Center.