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.

    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.

    GARDENING CLASSES in May and June


    Open to the public—for anyone over 18 and older

    Container Gardening & Herbs

    Thursday, May 24, 2018   6:30- -8:00 pm  $20 pp

    Come to a fun class on container gardening and herbs presented by Karen Parker and Liza Dalrymple.  Learn the do’s and don’t of container gardening and pick up ideas for your own garden.  Discuss the Materia medica for parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and peppermint.  Creative and fun ways of incorporating into tasty treats and healing uses. Register by 5/22/18

     Plants of the Bible & Flowers of the Holy Land

    Thursday, June 7, 2018   6:30- -8:00 pm  $20 pp

    Discussion on past and present day uses of flowers and herbs and which of these plants can grown in our climate.  Learn how to incorporate the flowers into your own garden.   Register by 6/5/18.

    To reserve your spot call 860-441-6785 or register online at

    ** Door prizes at each class.**

    Sign Up now for our great APPETIZERS GALORE COOKING CLASS

    APPETIZERS GALORE cooking class with the incredible Food For Your Soul LLC
    June 6 and 13 5:30- 7:30 pm

    This class offers an array of appetizers and finger foods for any occasion.

    Cost is $25/resident for each session (2 dates)

    McLew’s Breakfast Friday,  May 18th

    Breakfast is gold, lunch is silver and dinner is lead!”

    Please join us for our  

    McLew’s Breakfast

    Friday,  May 18th 8:45 am

    Our menu this month is pancakes, bacon, hash browns, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee.