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.

    Songbirds wanted: Silvertones is Recruiting

    Do you also love to sing and want to use your gift to brighten the days of others?  Then please won’t you join us Wednesdays 10- 11:00am ?  Silvertones Chorus is an 8 week program. ONLY costs $8 per resident and is a priceless gift when we “field trip” out to uplift others with the joy of song.

     

    Beginning Bridge 2- Tuesdays

    Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

    A follow-on to Beginning Bridge. Reinforces basic principles of bidding and focuses on developing basic techniques of declarer play. Appropriate for those with limited experience playing bridge.

    Cost: $24/$34

    Tuesday, November 27 -Dining Out at Captain Daniel Packer Inn

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; Dining Out 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 is required– please be sure to let us know if you want to ride on our GSC bus.

    Captain Daniel Packer Inn, 32 Water St, Mystic CT 06355

    The restaurant is quite charming and offers a “cozy inn” ambiance. Travelers from near and far visit to step back in time with us and experience the fine fare and hospitality guests at the Daniel Packer Inn experienced over 200 years ago.

    Menu: www.danielpacker.com

    TECHY TEENS HELP SAVVY SENIORS- First Wednesday of each month

    TECHY TEENS HELP SAVVY SENIORS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GROTON PUBLIC LIBRARY TEENSCAPE

    Who knows technology better than anyone?  Teens!  Let our mature young teen friends help you with your tech gadget.