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.

    More at this years BAKERS BATTLE

    We need YOU!
    We have more bakers this year which means more treats for you to sample!

    We invite the community to join us in this fun event full of fierce Bakers in a Battle of flour, sugar and fondant.  TASTERS have the best fun!

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    February’s Featured Artist: Patti Hickey and her Photography

    Please enjoy February’s featured artist: Patti Hickey and her photography. Her photos will be displayed in our GSC halls for the month.

    Although Patti has worked in many different positions in several places around the country over the years, photography has been a long standing passion beginning when her Dad gave her an Argus 75 twin lens camera for Christmas. Her first attempts managed to get everything wrong; lighting, composition, subject – it was the license plate on the family car. Can you just imagine? But, she has continued to polish her skills.

    In an interview Patti said, “In capturing an image I look for a spiritual inspiration such as peace, harmony, joy, energy, balance, grace, power. As numerous photographers have remarked, it takes hundreds of shots to achieve just the right one and many a right one comes by surprise. I call the special one a ‘gift.’ When asked about what kind of camera I use, I say ‘any decent camera will do’. The most needed equipment for a perfect image is patience and perseverance.”

    Men’s Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Facilitator:   Colin Burns, Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter

    Where:   Groton Senior Center
    102 Newtown Rd.
    Groton, CT 06340

    When:    Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday starting in February through May 1

    From 2:00-3:30 PM

    Email:    CoBurns@Alz.org

    Visit alz.org/ct to learn more about caregiver programs and resources. To further extend your network of support, visit ALZConnected®, our online community, at alzconnected.org

    Weekly Technology Program to Help YOU

    Our TECH TALK program is offered every Thursday morning 9-10 am. This week the topic is SAVING OPTIONS for your computer/ laptop use.
     
    YET, we go farther than just the topic – we take questions weekly and talk about current technology trends. Tech Talk takes place in the GSC Technology Center.
     
    Cost is $1 per person and your funds go towards the very technology center that helps countless patrons just like you!  
    For more information,  you can call our Technology Center directly at 860-445-1057.