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.


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.


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.

    Pickleball update

    Pickleball options are expanding to Fitch Middle. Fitch Middle School has three full courts which will provide additional play time and less waiting.

    Wednesday’s from 4:30-8pm and Friday’s 2pm-5pm.
    The fee is $3.00 and its pay as you go.

    There will be a pickleball social the 3rd Saturday a month from 5-9pm.
    The fee is $4.00 and its pay as you go.

    Beginner instructions will be held Wednesday’s from 4:00-5:00
    Call ahead to join, Groton Senior Center 860-441-6785


    AARP “The Con Artist’s Playbook” talk is April 11th

    Please join us Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  for an very insightful hour with AARP as we look into The Con-Artist’s Playbook- an inside look at how scammers think, so you can protect yourself and your family.

    AARP has developed “The Con Artist’s Playbook”. — an inside look at how scammers think so you can protect yourself and your family against identity theft and fraud. The Con Artist’s Playbook was developed based on hundreds of undercover fraud tapes and hours of interviews with victims and con artists.

    Wednesday, April 25th- Movie Showing: The Greatest Snowman

    Time: 1:00pm

    Movies are shown the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. $3 per person includes popcorn and drink.

    The Greatest Showman Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, An original musical screenplay brings to life the story of P.T. Barnum and his creation of “the greatest show on earth”. Rising from nothing, P.T. sets out to make a better life for his family. His creativity and drive take him on an
    fantastic journey beyond what he or anyone else could have imagined. In the end he creates a magical experience that will be enjoyed and celebrated by generations to come.PG | 1h 45 min Biography, Drama, Musical | Dec 2017 (USA)

    Gungywamp Hike April 17th

    Gungywamp Hike 

    with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

    Tuesday,  April 17    9:30 am-12 pm

    Special rate of $12 pp

    This is moderate hike. Pre-registration is required.

    Gungywamp is an archaeological site of distinct natural and cultural interest. It has rocky ridges, glacial erratics and swamps along with enigmatic stone shelters and structures whose use and origin are open to interpretation. Walk with us through the woods and absorb the mysteries of Gungywamp. This program is suited for adults and families comfortable walking two miles over uneven terrain.

    We will park at the Chapel of the Sea Church and walk over

    Please call 860-441-6785 to register

    102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT  860-441-6785