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.

    Tuesday, February 20th- Senior Learning Network- Brown vs. Board of Education

    Time: 1:30pm

    Join us for these Skype-type education sessions from all over the world.  Suggested donation of $2.00   REGISTRATION REQUESTED

    ​You will see Julia Roundtree come to life as National Park Service Ranger Wilson portrays her, the wife of the principal at a black school, Monroe Elementary where the National Historic Site is today.

    Tuesday, February 6th- Senior Learning Network- Introduction to Dream Interpretation

    Time: 1:30pm

    Join us for these Skype-type education sessions from all over the world.  Suggested donation of $2.00   REGISTRATION REQUESTED

    Sharing your dreams with a safe, supportive community of ​dreamers fosters a sense of empathy, deepens self-discovery and stimulates profound discussions that can enhance creativity in one’s work and play.

     

    Wednesday, February 28th- Move Showing: The Mountain Between Us

    Time: 1:00pm

    Movies are shown the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Concession snacks will be available for purchase. Free drinks

    The Mountain Between Us  (2017 rated PG13) When their plane crashes into the side of a mountain, two strangers forge a friendship based on necessity. If they want to survive while waiting for help, they will need to work together. However, it quickly become obvious that no help will be arriving anytime soon. In order to get back to the only world they know, they will need to make an incredible trek. Risking their lives in order to save them, these two will test the boundaries of nature-and their budding relationship. Idris Elba and Kate Winslet star.

    Saturday, April 28- Mystic Muddy Mayhem

    5k Obstacle Trail Course

    at Fields of Fire Adventure Park

    Volunteers Needed to help man the course!

    Please Call 860-441-6623 or email cmorrison@groton-ct.gov

    Friday, February 23- Gnog Show

    Time: 5:00pm

    Get out of the house this winter and join us for our annual variety show with staff and seniors as entertainers!

    Who will be gonged first?

    Dinner – Pot Roast & Pierogis

    Entertainment after dinner. 

    Cost: $15 pp

    Have an act and want to entertain? Call 860-441-6623