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, May 30th- Movie Showing: Battle of the Sexes

    Movies are shown on Wednesdays 1:00 pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption.
    NEW!!!!   Movies are now sponsored by Club 55.  Hence, movie will cost Club 55 members $1.00 and Non-members $3.00
    Fee includes popcorn & punch.  Registration is required.

    Battle of the Sexes
    The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. PG-13 Drama/Comedy-drama ‧ 2h 1m

     

    Saturday, May 12th- 1st Annual Mystic Mixed Doubles- Pickleball Tournament

    At: Fitch Middle School

    A “warm-up” for Connecticut Masters’ Games.
    Format: Mixed Doubles Round Robin
    A Division= Advanced @ 8 am
    B Division=Intermediate @ 1 pm

    $10 PER PERSON
    (includes tee shirt & snacks for all registered participants)

    Registration deadline: May 6th

    SPONSORED BY

    Monday, May 21st- LedgeLight Health District- Basic Food Safety Knowledge and tips

    1 in 6 Americans will get food poisoning each year.  Ledge Light health District will talk about safe cooking temperatures, food to try to avoid, safe food handling practices, sanitization and more on how to protect ourselves from food poisoning.  With grilling season just around the corner, come learn how to practice Safe Food Handling.

    Coming soon! – Active Living Every Day (ALED) program

    Active Living Every Day (ALED) program

    is an evidence-based behavior change program. The approach is unique because it addresses the root causes of inactivity rather than simply prescribing exercise. ALED is like no exercise class you’ve ever been to. In fact, you won’t exercise at all in your weekly Active Living classes. Instead, you’ll find ways to be active every day: at work, at home, on vacation, etc.

    Active Living Every Day works because you’ll learn the skills you need to become and stay physically active.