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.

    Friday, February 8th- Calligraphy

    Create a heart shaped greeting card &  envelope in time for Valentine’s Day for family and friends. You can pass on the Love of the season, use basic calligraphy skills & share with your love(s).

    Bring home a gift to enjoy!

    Cost: $10     Instructor: Artist Sean Kane

     

    Wednesday, January 23th- Meet the Author- Brien Brown

    Time starts at 6pm

    Local Author and former Bacon Academy teacher, Brien Brown, just co-published his first novel, The Fourth Son, which is historical fiction. Mr. Brown is  a retired teacher in history and geography and uses his extensive knowledge to fill his novel with rich and authentic details about early colonial America.
    The writing process will be discussed as well as the book itself.  FREE but please register 860-441-6785.

    Discover Connections- Tuesdays and Thursdays

    This new program is a welcoming and nurturing program designed for individuals 55 and over with varied needs including those persons with beginning to mild cognitive challenges or anyone at risk for social isolation.   The activities are planned to be fun with a purpose.  They may stimulate memories or test the brain to solve a problem.  New experiences will be offered involving art, music, cultural topics, history and more.  This program is a social model for programming and no skilled care is provided by staff. Individuals who would like to participate must be comfortable in a group setting.

     

    Discover Connections is scheduled in eight (8) week sessions as all other programs at the Center.  Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-1pm. Lunch will be from 12pm to 1pm.  Participants can bring their lunch or purchase lunch as the Coastal Café in the Senior Center.

    Participants must meet with facilitators prior to class for paperwork completion.

    Fee $16.

    Started 1/7/19

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th- Movie: A STAR IS BORN

    MOVIES-
    Sponsored by Club 55. Hence, movie will cost Club 55 members $1.00 and Non-members $3.00   Fee includes popcorn & punch.  Movies are at 1pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption.   Registration is required.

    ​A STAR IS BORN     R | 2H 16MIN | DRAMA , MUSIC , ROMANCE
    Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30th- Movie: WHAT THEY HAD (2018)

    MOVIES-
    Sponsored by Club 55. Hence, movie will cost Club 55 members $1.00 and Non-members $3.00   Fee includes popcorn & punch.  Movies are at 1pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption.   Registration is required.

    WHAT THEY HAD (2018)     R | 1H 41MIN | DRAMA
    Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together. Heart-warming drama about how a family deals with the matriarch’s slow descent into Alzheimer’s. When the mother disappears into the cold on Christmas Eve, a daughter is forced to return to her hometown to take action. The father, still unable to face the realities of his wife’s condition, is reluctant let go of the life he and his wife shared prior to her diagnosis. Family members are forced to do a great deal of soul-searching while making a decision that could forever tear the family apart.