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.

    Genealogy topic for Senior Learning Network Sept 21

    Thursday, Sept 7 th 130 pm – 230 pm 

    Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Can Help 
    Provided by: NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
    The New England Historic Genealogical Society is the oldest and largest non-profit society of its kind in the country. Founded in 1845, we strive to educate, inspire, and connect people through their family history discovery. And even though New England is in our name, we have resources—both online and at our library—and experts in nearly aspects and areas of family history research. Learn how we can help you explore your ancestry!

    Thursday, Sept 21st  130 pm -230 pm

    Getting Started in Genealogy   
    Provided by: NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
    Genealogy is one of the most valuable pursuits you can participate in—learning about who you are, where you come from, and “meeting” the thousands of people who came before you, can be a rewarding and even life-changing experience. But, how do you get started? Let the New England Historic Genealogical Society guide you through the first steps of family history exploration and gain valuable tips on how to collect, record, and share your data.

    The Senior Learning Network (SLN) provides distant learning opportunities for older adults through the use of interactive video conference technology.

    We ask that you please sign up (as easy as calling us to say you will be in attendance) so that in case of any time changes we may update you! You may call us at 860-441-6785

    Last chance to sign up for GREAT NEW Nutrition for Health and Wellness class

    Groton Senior Center is excited to bring to you this nutrition program!

    8 week, 60-minute classes focusing on developing individualized plans to maximize success for a healthier you. Weekly discussion, goal setting, handouts. Learn about mindful eating and behavior modification techniques, supermarket trip, cooking tips & more!

    TAUGHT BY REGISTERED DIETITIAN DEB DOWNES.
    CLASSES ARE THURSDAYS AT 10:30AM STARTING SEPTEMBER 14TH.
    FEE FOR THE 8 WEEK COURSE IS $80 PP RESIDENT/$90 NON-RES.

    Fee includes Deb’s weekly guidance and instruction,
    handouts and recipes.

    You can register at Groton Senior Center 860-441-6785
    or online at www.GrotonRec.com/Discover55

    Nutrition for Health and Wellness starts Thursday Sept 14

    Groton Senior Center is excited to bring to you this nutrition program!

    Nutrition for Health and Wellness 

    8 week, 60-minute classes focusing on developing individualized plans to maximize success for a healthier you. Weekly discussion, goal setting, handouts. Learn about mindful eating and behavior modification techniques, supermarket trip, cooking tips & more!

    Taught by Registered Dietitian Deb Downes.

     

    Classes are Thursdays at 10:30am starting September 14th. 

    Fee for the 8 week course is $80 pp resident/$90 non-res.

    (that is ONLY $10 a class- and what a class it is!)

     

    Fee includes Deb’s weekly guidance & instruction along with handouts and recipes.

     

    You can register at Groton Senior Center 860-441-6785 or online at www.GrotonRec.com/Discover55

     

    Zentangle Classes Resume this Thursday

    Zentangle Classes Resume this Thursday! Register now as spots are going fast! You can do so by phone 860-441-6785, in person (we are open) or online at  www.GrotonRec.com/Discover55

    Here is a sample of our first project, although they may also add color! No drawing experience needed, our amazing instructor, Carol Dunn, teaches you step by step!

    Class starts this Thursday Sept. 7, 1-3:30pm.
    Carol Dunn, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)

    This 6 week class is $60 per resident  ( that is ONLY $4 an hour!)

     

     

    NEW! Acrylic Painting Class starts THIS Friday Sept 8th

    We have an exciting new art class we want to share with that begins THIS Friday (Sept 8th).   Acrylic Painting Class with our newest instructor Jean Lazar!  

    9:00 -11:00 am    Fridays

    September 8 – October 27, 2017   

    $80 per resident for 8 weeks   (that breaks down to $5 an hour for this amazing class)

    Your Inspiring Instructor: Jean Lazar ~ Her teaching experience included working at the following schools:  Rhode Island School of Design, Mystic Art Center, Art Institute of Pittsburgh & Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.   You can check her out at http://www.jeanlazar.com

    REGISTER NOW!!

    Visit our staff at the front desk or call 860-441-6785  or online at www.grotonrec.com

     

    If this is your type of class, be sure to register soon! It’ll be a good one!