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.

    Saturday, February 3, 2018- Souper Bowl Saturday

    Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    As part of Super Bowl weekend this event pairs food with sports. Participants have opportunity to sample a variety of seasonal soups from local restaurants while bidding on various sports memorabilia. This event attracts sports enthusiasts young and old. The event is designed  to allow local restaurants an  opportunity to showcase their signature soup to the community. This is one of a few events that help create a sense of community and positively impact the Quality of the Place in Groton.

    Advanced Registration: $10 per person; $12 per person at the door
    Hand Painted soup bowl to the first 150 people

    Sports Memorabilia Raffle- $20 for 25 tickets

    Participating Restaurants thus far:
    -The Mystic Boathouse
    -Capt Daniel Packer Inne
    -Grille 92
    -Par 4
    -Frank’s Gourmet Grille
    -Seahorse
    -Applebees
    -Coastal Café
    -Sneekers Café
    -The Groton Town House

    Tuesday, February 13th- Dining Out at Seahorse Restaurant, 65 Marsh Rd, Groton

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; our Dining Out program is our way of giving back to the community.  Each month a Restaurant is Featured.  Ride the senior van or meet us there.  Order a full entrée or just appetizers.  An evening outing of dining, socializing and enjoyment!  Please join us Tuesdays for a “socially nutritional” evening.  Registration required: call 860-441-6785 to reserve your spot!  You can also register online at www.GrotonRec.com

    Menu: seahorserestaurant.net

    ​Unpretentious, nautical-themed seafood joint offers the day’s catch, plus lobster rolls & chowder plus much more!