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.

    Wednesday, November 14th- Bladder Control

    Time: 11:30am

    Don’t let your bladder control your life. There’s hope! Come learn more about lifestyle changes, pelvic exercises, and bladder training.
    Speaker: Masonicare

    ​FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER!

    Wednesday, November 7th- Change the Script

    Time: 10:00am

    This presentation is for older adults who may be prescribed or have been prescribed an opioid. Participants will learn what they need to know and ask when being prescribed medication.
    Speaker: Wheeler; Connecticut Clearinghouse

    ​FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER!

    Wednesday, November 7th- National Memory Screening Program

    Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

    Memory screenings are a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. The earlier the diagnosis, the easier it is to treat or slow down the condition causing memory problems. Sign up at the front desk for your 10 minute screening appointment.

    FREE but please register!

     

    WEATHER CANCELLATIONS INFORMATION

    Snow cancellations and early closings are on the following stations:  Television – Channel 2 and WFSB Channel 3.  Closing of the center includes the Fitness Center and Coastal Café.  If schools are delayed, the center will open at 8:30 and transportation will start at 9am.  If you are not sure, please call the center. The center will not reopen until the parking lot and sidewalks are plowed for your safety.

    CALL BEFORE YOU GO Info Line is 860-445-2989.

     

    Cooking Classes with Food for your Soul- Wednesdays, November 21 &28 or December 5 & 12

    Erika Gradecki, Instructor      $25 per session
    Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm (2 sessions)
    at Groton Senior Center

    NOVEMBER 21 & 28: Thanksgiving Sides:
    Need a few quick fixes to bring to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner? Learn a few sure-fire recipes to prepare in a pinch.
    or
    ​DECEMBER 5 & 12: Holiday Finger Foods
    Whip up some classic favorites and fun finger foods for the holidays!