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.

    TECH TALK – Thursdays 9-10 am

    August 9       Online Storage*

    August 16     Music Apps*

    August 23     Online Tutorials

     

    Movie Matinee this Wednesday, July 25th

    July 25th Movie Matinee:  Coco
    2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, also Won 2 Oscars. The concept for Coco is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.  The New Yorker described it as “Coco, a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment”
    PG | 1h 45min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
     
    Movie Matinees:
    $1 for Club 55 members and $1 for non members
    includes popcorn and drink

    Thursday, July 26  Pawtucket RED SOX day baseball game 

    Thursday, July 26 Pawtucket Red Sox day baseball game

    You a baseball fan?

    This trip is open to all ages– bring a child or grandchild with you and make memories! 

    Please join us as we take a coach bus to see the  Boston Red Sox Triple A team—the  Pawtucket Red Sox!  They will play the Columbus Clippers at 11:05 am at McCoy Stadium– home to the Paw Sox Baseball team.

    Our field seats are on the third base line and each ticket will include a $2 voucher.

    Cost includes game ticket for fields seats in section 11 or 12 and coach bus transportation.  $ 49/resident

     

    Come Taste with us at our BAKERS BATTLE this Saturday

    Do you love baked goods? Yet, not a baker?

    BE A SAMPLER at our inaugural BAKERS BATTLE fundraiser this Saturday, July 21st.

    We are licking on our fingertips Saturday as we sample delicious treats from Professional and Recreational area bakers in a friendly competition to be named BEST BAKER and win a great prize of free advertisement through our department.

    Won’t you please join us!? Sampler/ Taste Testers $10 PP

    Tickets available at the door.

    All are welcome ~ no age limit no  town lines.   🙂

    Our illustrious judges – including WTNH News 8 reporter Tina Detelj – will be picking the BB winners in each category.

    www.grotonrec.com

    #bakersbattle #bakedgoods #bakedtreats

    WALK with EASE- More than just walking on your own

    Groton Senior Center presents WALK with EASE- More than just walking on your own.

    This program designed by the Arthritis Foundation is a walking program proven to reduce pain and improve your overall health.  You can sign up for a 6 week walking program with an instructor or choose to sign up and follow the program independently.  All participants will receive a pedometer and workbook.  Pre and post-test are done for both types.

    Certified Instructor led class focuses on reducing pain and discomfort of joints; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in your ability to exercise. A great way to begin a regular exercise routine. Cost: $54 per person for 3 days per week for 6 weeks

    Class Schedule:

    July 16 – August 24, Mon-Wed-Fri, 11:35 am, Groton Senior Center

    Rainy days will be held indoors at the Groton Senior Center

     

    Independent Program – You purchase class materials and follow program on your own.

    Cost: $8.00  You can register anytime.  If you decide you need a class, the $8 will be applied to your fee.

    For more information, call the Groton Senior Center at 860-441-6785. Register at the center or online at www.grotonrec.com/seniors/

    Sponsored by the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance