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.

    SOUPer Bowl event Feb 2nd 5-7 pm

    BRRR it is cold outside…. makes you want a delicious bowl of hot soup .. or many, right??

    Please join us Saturday, Feb 2nd 5-7 pm for our wonderful and community favorite SOUPer Bowl event Saturday, Feb 2nd evening 5-7 pm.

    We are taking reservations now to secure your spot for our great event! At this juncture, we have confirmed twenty restaurants are donating their soup for you to enjoy!

    THE ORIGINAL SOUTHEASTERN CT SOUP TASTING EVENT!
    THIS GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL!

    Advanced registration: $10 pp OR Pay at the Door: $12 pp

    Proceeds to benefit your Groton Senior Center program and services for community seniors.

    860.441.6785 or www.grotonrec.com

     

    http://www.groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec/events/souperbowl.asp

    Feb 13 Special Travel Presentation POLAND

    We are traveling with Collette again in October to POLAND!

    Please join us at this trip presentation on Wed Feb 13th at 1 pm.

    Discovering Poland
    October 05 — October 16, 2019 • 12 Days • 14 Meals

    Highlights
    Warsaw, Malbork Castle, Gdansk, Solidarity Shipyards, Choice on Tour, Torun, Gingerbread Baking, Wroclaw, Black Madonna, Jasna Góra Monastery, Krakow, Auschwitz, Folklore Show & Dinner

    Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna.
    Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz

    We need to know if you are coming (especially this time of year – “snow”) so please register to attend by calling 860-441-6785 or register online at www.grotonrec.com/seniors/

    Here is a link to our latest Collette extended trip for you in 2019.

    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/890419

     

     

     

    Feb. 13th Trip presentation: Poland trip Oct 2019

    We are traveling with Collette again in October to POLAND!

    Please join us at this trip presentation on Wed Feb 13th at 1 pm.

    Highlights
    Warsaw, Malbork Castle, Gdansk, Solidarity Shipyards, Choice on Tour, Torun, Gingerbread Baking, Wroclaw, Black Madonna, Jasna Góra Monastery, Krakow, Auschwitz, Folklore Show & Dinner

    Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna.
    Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz

    We need to know if you are coming (especially this time of year – “snow”) so please register to attend by calling 860-441-6785 or register online at www.grotonrec.com/seniors/
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    WINTER BALL dinner dance Saturday, Jan 19th

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let us celebrate the new year!!

    Please won’t YOU join us for a lovely evening of dinner and dance at our annual WINTER BALL?

    January 19, Saturday 5– 8pm

    We are now taking reservations for this wonderful evening created just for YOU!

    We turn the main room into a winter wonderland and celebrate with a DELICIOUS dinner then after we dance, dance, dance the night away.

    FLANK STEAK, GRAVY, BAKED HAM, WILD RICE, RICOTTA RICE, TOSSED SALAD, CHEESE CAKE, ROLLS, PUNCH, COFFEE

    Live Music by  As Time Goes By swing band

    $15 pp register by  Wed. Jan 16

    860-441-6785 or stop by weekdays 8:30 am until 4: 30 pm to reserve your spot!

    Or register online at http://www.grotonrec.com/seniors/

     

    Wildlife & Eagle Cruise

    Please join us Thursday, March 14th for a day trip on a Wildlife & Eagle Cruise. 

    From the CT River Museum docks in Essex at 2:00 pm we take a 2 hour “on-the-water” cruise to search for eagles & other winter wildlife.

    RiverQuest has a heated cabin, but we suggest that you dress in warm layers since the best views will be from the open decks. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! No binoculars? No worries, we have plenty on board for you to borrow! We will also provide complimentary coffee and tea.

    We will you not only get to enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, but also the entire museum and their special Eagles of Essex exhibit.   

    **New Eagle Couple:  They have been watching this couple all year as they established their territory. Riverquest has found a nest & watched them bring in sticks… hoping for some winter nesting activity there!

    $ 47 per resident.

    Max of 20, GSC bus        We depart GSC at 12:30 pm

    860-441-6785 or stop by weekdays 8:30 am until 4: 30 pm to reserve your spot!

    Or register online at www.grotonrec.com/seniors/