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.

    Fairview First Outpatient Therapy Patient Screenings

    Fairview First Outpatient Therapy Patient Screenings

    Fall/Balance Assessment

    Wednesday, Jan 24th from 10am- 2pm

    Wednesday, Feb 7th from 10am- 2pm

    Þ Carey Faulkner, MSPT  physical therapist

     

    Brain Health Screening

    Wednesday, Feb 7th from 10am- 2pm

    Þ Dawn Clark, SLP  speech language pathologist

     

    Screenings to be held in Classroom

     

    Make an appointment today to reserve your spot for

    these screenings at the front desk or call 860-441-6785. Walk-ins will be welcomed

    but will have to wait for those who have appointments.

     

    STORM PREPAREDNESS workshops for FREE Jan 23, 30 and Feb 6

    STORM PREPAREDNESS is an important topic for any season.

    Please join us with these FREE workshops with UCONN COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, AND NATURAL RESOURCES- Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, UConn Extension.

    Tuesday, January 23rd at 9am
    Getting Your Go-Pack Ready: Preparing Your Kit, Financial Records, and Important Household Records
    Educator: Faye Griffiths-Smith

    Tuesday, January 30th at 9am
    Stocking Up: Preparing Your Emergency Food Supply
    Educator: Mary Ellen Welch

    Tuesday, February 6th at 9am
    Be Storm Prepared- Protect You, Your Family, Your Pets and Home
    Educator: Mary Ellen Welch

    In lieu of any of us risking injuries we have some safer O.A.T.S. events planned

    We do so hope you are keeping warm and safe in these bitterly cold days!!

    In lieu of any of us risking injuries we have some safer O.A.T.S. events planned for January and February  (please reply  860-441-6623 to rsvp)   Have not joined our OATS ( Outdoor Active Traveling Seniors) group yet?  It is easy,  we plan an excursion monthly (in warmer months it is usually hikes and outdoor outings) – just let me know you are interested and YOU CHOOSE what you want to join us for by just rsvp-ing to me.  Easy and FUN!

    • JANUARY 11 THURSDAY 4:30-6:30 PM  POTLUCK OATS GATHERING – let’s get together at GSC, network & brainstorm on possible 2018 outings!   Deadline to register is Monday, January 8th.
    • FEBRUARY 8  THURSDAY  4:15 -5:15 PM  MYSTIFIED ESCAPE ROOM $25-30 pp * (max of 10 persons) Deadline to sign up Jan. 18   (*we pay there)

    Also, coming up we have a couple particular workshops that we really think would help each of us!

    • Wednesday, Jan 10 10:30-11:30 am we have a great new and free presentation EATING FOR HEALTH ON A BUDGET !!  With our own Groton Senior Center’s Registered Dietitian Deb.  Let us know you are coming !  PLEASE SIGN UP AT FRONT DESK OR CALL 860-441-6785
    • Friday,  January 12th  3 pm  MY CHART –  PATIENT PORTAL  in Technology /Computer Center. FREE session with staff representatives from Northeast Medical Group/Yale New Haven Health will be conducting a session here to assist with sign-up and navigation of the My Chart Patient Portal (for Yale New Haven Health) current patients & their proxys who may assist with medical care coordination. Let us know you are coming !  PLEASE SIGN UP AT FRONT DESK OR CALL 860-441-6785.

     

    • Oh and let us not forget we have our AWESOME GNOG SHOW (variety talent show!) Friday, February  23 at   5PM!!  Dinner – Beef Pot Roast, Pierogis & Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Peas & Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Rolls, Apple Dumplings, Punch, Coffee  Cost: $15 pp     **LOOKING for a FEW MORE ACTS!  Have an act and want to entertain? Call me 860-441-6623!

    January 11th OATS Potluck Gathering

    Thursday, January 11th OATS Potluck Gathering

    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:30 pm

    Let’s get together at GSC, network & brainstorm on possible 2018 outings!

    Please rsvp to Cindy at 860-441-6623