Programs

Fitness Programs

The Fitness Programs at the Groton Senior Center promote and maintain the physical abilities of participants and also group classes offer a chance to socialize with other class members and provide mental stimulation through music and physical motion.  Class sizes range from small Qi Gong classes to large Cardio Sculpt classes.

Music Programs

The music programs at the center provide an opportunity for seniors to develop their skills in music whether it is learning to read music, sing in harmony or learning to play piano.  The choruses also take a leadership role in the community by going out to entertain at adult day centers, nursing facilities and schools.

Education/Enrichment

Programs in this category provide seniors with time to learn new skills in the areas of the arts, technology, health and more.  Through education the seniors develop and help maintain their mental abilities as well as support their self-esteem and creative needs.  Class sizes are small to medium.

Cards/Games

A variety of choices for group play and individual play.  Promotes mental stimulation and provides for socialization.  Research has shown that Bingo and other games are good for the brain.  They stimulate memory, attention skills and have great social interaction which works on many parts of the brain.  Our games programs include a variety of levels from basic to more challenging options.

Social Scene

These are events often attached to meals that are offered to provide socialization and entertainment for seniors.  Most events have a meal or food attached to them. These include the afternoon teas, monthly birthday/anniversary parties, special breakfasts, club gatherings, dinner and movie nights, annual Gnog Show (formerly Gong Show), annual Great American Picnic, Luau, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday dinner and Rotary dinners.  A regional dinner dance is held annually also to allow for socializing with friends from the other towns in the county.

Community Service Programs

These programs offer the seniors an opportunity to take a leadership role in community involvement either through sponsoring a community event or by participating in the community event.

Health Services

These services are provided to help seniors age at home and stay as well as possible.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the programs.

Nutrition Services 

In addition to health services, the nutrition programs offer the opportunity for improved nutrition for participants and also in some cases a way to socialize with other seniors in small to large groups.

Human Service programs

These programs also support seniors aging in place.  They promote individual self-efficacy in making better choices and decisions about their individual needs.

Transportation Services

These programs support aging in place and allow seniors to stay active in their community and at the center.

    NEW program: DISCOVER CONNECTIONS

    Discover Connections

    This new program is a welcoming and nurturing program designed for individuals 55 and over with varied needs including those persons with beginning to mild cognitive challenges or anyone at risk for social isolation.   The activities are planned to be fun with a purpose. They  may stimulate memories or test the brain to solve a problem. New experiences will be offered involving art, music, cultural topics, history and more.  This program is a social model for programming and no skilled care is provided by staff. Individuals who would like to participate must be comfortable in a group setting.

    Discover Connections is scheduled in eight (8) week sessions as all other programs at the Center.

    Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-1 pm. Lunch will be from 12pm to 1pm.  Participants can bring their lunch or purchase lunch as the Coastal Café in the Senior Center.

    Starting Thursday, January 3rd.

    Participants must meet with facilitators prior to class for paperwork completion.  Fee $16  per resident

    www.grotonrec.com/Discover55         860-441-6785

     

    Movie Matinee LEISURE SEEKERS Wed., Dec 19th

    Movie Matinee LEISURE SEEKERS

    Wed., Dec 19th

    A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

    1h 52min | Adventure , Comedy , Drama

    Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland

    December 5th 4-5 pm TECHY TEENS technology help (FREE)

    Today, December 5th 4-5 pm In our Computer Center
    TECHY TEENS technology help (FREE)
     
    DROP IN!
     
    Let our Techy Teens tutors teach you New High-Tech Tricks
     
    Technology help on topics ranging from smartphones
    & tablets, digital cameras/photos, basic computer skills, eBooks, Microsoft Office, Facetime and more!
     
    Who knows technology better than teens?!?! 🙂

    Walk with Ease program new dates nad new rtes!

    Groton Senior Center presents

    Walk with Ease

    More than just walking on your own.

    Sponsored by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

    This program designed by the Arthritis Foundation is a walking program proven to reduce pain and improve your overall health.  You can sign up for a 6 week walking program with an instructor or choose to sign up and follow the program independently.  All participants will receive a pedometer and workbook.  Pre and post-test are done for both types.

    • Certified Instructor led class focuses on reducing pain and discomfort of joints; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in your ability to exercise. A great way to begin a regular exercise routine. Cost: $28 per person for 3 days per week for 6 weeks

    Class Schedule:

    3:15pm – Tues, Friday beginning January 3, 2019 (12 weeks)

    11:30am – Mon, Wed and Friday beginning January 2, 2019 (8 weeks) 

    • Independent Program – Purchase class materials and follow program on your own. Cost: $8.00

    Too cold outside to walk, come to the center and do a lap.  10 laps equal 1mile.  Center opens at 7am. For more information, call the Groton Senior Center at 860-441-6785. Register at the center or online at www.grotonrec.com/seniors/