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.

    Pre-Registration

    Pre-registration allows Groton Senior Center to secure staffing and materials for programs, so that we may best serve you.

    We require pre-registration and pre-payment for programs in order to reserve a space. If GSC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Preregistration for all programs is always recommended.

    You can register ON-LINE now too at www.grotonrec.com

    Content by Judy

    2018 brings successes and challenges. As I look back I see the 50% growth of www.SeniorCenterCt.org. As I look forward I see the challenge of matching that 50% growth plus expanding Jencks Network. I’m thankful for what has happened and hopeful of what the future holds.

    And that brings me to this little ditty I wrote…

    What is old??  Me? NO!  You? NO!  Them?? Of course, it’s them… not us! Right!

    Is old turning 40? 50?  Oh, wait I’m past those, so it must be 70…80…90???

    Hey all I know is it’s not me right now. I don’t feel old – however that feels –  and I sure as heck don’t look my age – as I stamp my foot!

    So, if we are not old….

    Then we can and will do everything we have ever done. Right?

    We will continue to learn and do new things.

    We will be trendsetters.

    We will reinvent ourselves again!

    We will find new paths.

    We will not say “Oh I’m too old for that”

    We will not say “I can’t do that.”

    We will not say “I always wanted to do that.”

    We will not say “If I was younger…”

    I know what I will do!

    I will take smart risks.

    I will set attainable goals.

    I will reach for the impossible.

    I will push forward, and I hope you join me on the aging journey!!

    Because if we don’t age in a positive fashion…..

    – tell me what the alternative is!

    -Judy Jencks

    Weather Cancellations

    If Groton Public Schools are closed due to weather, all classes
    scheduled prior to 3pm are cancelled. A decision to cancel
    afternoon and evening classes is made by 1pm. If Groton Public
    Schools are dismissed early, classes scheduled after 3pm are
    cancelled. If Groton Public Schools have a delayed opening due
    to weather, the center will open at 9am. The 8am run for
    transportation will be cancelled with a school delay. Morning
    classes will run unless an instructor cancels their individual class

    Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays- Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy – a licensed therapeutic massage therapist provides this service to seniors.  By appointment.

    Antonelle has appointments available:

    • Wednesdays  2  -6 pm
    • Thursdays 11 am -3 pm
    • Fridays 10 am – 2 pm

    15 minutes $10;  30 minutes $30; 60 minutes $55

    Please call 860-441-6785 to make an appointment.

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