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.

    CHEATERS PRESENTED BY THE GROTON REGIONAL THEATRE

    Allen and Michelle have been living together for eighteen months. She thinks they should marry; he isn’t sure. This leads them both to their parents for advice. The pieces fall uproariously into place when the parents decide to meet the young lovers over dinner. Yet worlds collide unexpectedly, in this hilarious treatise on family, fidelity, forgiveness, and finding our own way.

    July 7, 14, 21 – 8pm;  July 8 & 15 2pm /Senior tickets $15 advance sale;                                                                                    $18 at the door

    Dinner shows:  July 6 – Montreal seasoned flank steak

    July 13– White wine poached salmon

    July 20– Oven roasted chicken breast             Dinner Show Tickets $25

     

    Club 55 Social Gathering

    Join club members for an evening of socializing and entertainment.  FREE

     

    Mc Lew’s Breakfast

    July 13TH – 8:45am

    Ham & Cheese Omelets, Home fries, Fruit cup, Apple Juice, Coffee  Cost: $6.00

    Registration Required.

     

    BAKERS BATTLE

    PROFESSIONAL & RECREATIONAL BAKERS

    WANTED FOR OUR FIRST BAKERS BATTLE! 

    Saturday, July 21st 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    We invite friends in the community

    to join us in this fun event full of fierce Bakers in a Battle

    of flour, sugar and fondant. 

    Bakers are free

    Baked goods are to be prepared and decorated in advance.

     

     

    Not a baker?  Be a Sampler.   $10 per person

     

     

    Interested?  For more specifics,

    please email kwilliams@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6795

     

    Club 55 cosponsors movies at the center

    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

    Movies are shown on Wednesdays 1pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption.

     

    Movie matinees

    July 25:  CoCo