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, October 9th- First Encounters: When the Conquistadors Met the Karankawa

    LIFETIME LEARNING with
    Senior Learning Network

    Time: 1:00pm Cost: $2 donation
    Offered by: Bullock State History
    Museum
    How did early American Indians
    encounter their environment, other
    tribes, and the Spanish
    conquistadors in the vast landscape
    that would become Texas? A
    Museum educator will lead
    participants as they search for
    evidence from artifacts and explore
    stories that reveal the many
    meanings of “Encounters on the
    Land.”

    “They Fought Like Tigers” African American and American Indian Soldiers


    LIFETIME LEARNING with
    Senior Learning Network

    Tuesday, September 11
    1:00pm Cost: $2 donation
    Offered by: Fort Scott National
    Historic Site
    Fort Scott was the base for one of
    the most diverse assemblies of
    Union soldiers during the Civil War.
    Significant numbers of African
    Americans and American Indians
    were recruited in this area.

    Essential Oils in Health Care

    LIFETIME LEARNING with
    Senior Learning Network

    Tuesday September 4
    1:00pm Cost: $2 donation
    Offered by: Essential Oils w/Zandi
    Learn about: • What are essential
    oils? • Where do they come from?
    Why they are considered “the new
    medicine” . How can they benefit
    you – lift your mood, alleviate p

    WALK WITH EASE – MORE THAN JUST WALKING ON YOUR OWN.

    This program designed by the Arthritis Foundation is a walking
    program proven to reduce pain and improve your overall health.
    You can sign up for a 6 week walking program with an instructor
    or choose to sign up and follow the program independently. All
    participants will receive a pedometer and workbook. Pre and
    post test are done for both types.
    CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR LED CLASS A great way to begin a regular
    exercise routine. Cost: $54 per person for 3 (three) days per
    week for 6 weeks
    CLASS SCHEDULE:
    Sept 10 – Oct 19, Mon-Wed-Fri, 11:35am,
    Groton Senior Center
    Sept 11 – Oct 20 Tues-Thurs – 5pm and Sat – 8am,
    Groton Senior Center
    September 10 – October 22, Mon-Wed-Fri, 5:30pm,
    Poquonnock Plains Park
    Rainy days will be held indoors at the Groton Senior Center
    INDEPENDENT PROGRAM – You purchase class materials and follow
    program on your own. Cost: $8.00

    NEW BEGINNER BRIDGE

    Never played the game of bridge. Join us and learn the tactics and skills to score points with your partner.
    Instructor: Larry Eppler Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:30am
    Cost: $24 Resident / $34 Nonresident
    *Also note new instructional Bridge class time.