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.

    Highlights of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER

    Wednesday, November 7 – Newport Playhouse Sylvia day trip

    Wednesday, November 7 – National Memory Screening 11:00 am-1:00 pm

    Wednesday, November  7 – Change the Script 10:00 am

    Thursday, November 8- Great Songs of the Great War Era noon

    Friday, November 9 – McLews Breakfast 8:40 am

    Monday,  November 12 -VETERANS DAY observed (GSC closed)

    Tuesday, November 13 – Thanksgiving Day Feast $12  11:30 am

    Wednesday, November 14  – Bladder Control talk 11:30 am

    Wednesday, November 14  – Medication Management  1:00 pm

    Thursday, November 15 – Todd Gipstein talk  6:00 pm

    Saturday, November 17 – Club 55 HARVEST BAZAAR 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Friday, November 30 – Deck The Halls 2:00 pm

    Sunday, December 2 – UConn Game Watch $5  3:30 pm

    Saturday, December 8- Christmas Town Festival day trip

    Wednesday, December 5 – Medicare Open Enrollment

    Saturday, December 15 – NYC On Your Own day trip

    Tuesday, December 18th  HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 11:30 am

     

    For more information on nay of these please call 860-441-6785

     

     

    We need you! CHILI COOK OFF Saturday, October 20 5-7 pm

    Saturday Oct. 20th, is the night! Come help us determine who takes home the CHILI COOK OFF trophy and bragging rights!

    Our competitors are raring up- come support!! Come VOTE!

    Town of Groton Police Department, Groton Ambulance, Ledyard Police Department, Poquonnock Bridge Professional Firefighters Local 2704, UConn Avery Point Police Department, Old Mystic Fire Department (Official), Norwich Police and CT State Police – Troop E. — with Town of Groton Police Department, Norwich Police, Poquonnock Bridge Professional Firefighters Local 2704, Groton Ambulance, CT State Police – Troop E, Ledyard Police Department and Old Mystic Fire Department (Official).

    HUGE thank you to Orthopedic Partners, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Charter Oak Credit Union and Backus Hospital.

     

    Upcoming Trip Presentations: Danube and Canadian Rockies

     Collette TRIP PRESENTATIONS

    September 25– October 5, 2019

    Discover the Classic Danube featuring a 7-night Danube River Cruise

    Monday, October 22nd   1 pm

     

    September 21-27, 2019

    Canadian Rockies featuring Rocky Mountaineer

    Wednesday, November 7th 11 am 

    FREE but Registration is required!  860-441-6785

     

    Chili Cook Off event October 20th 5-7 pm

    Who Makes the Best Chili? A healthy competition between surrounding Police, Fire and EMS Departments searing flavors in this fierce Chili Cook Off event that will ensure five alarm fun, a hot time, and great bowls of savory taste.

    Will your Town or City Emergency Responders win the 2018 Chili Cook Off? Tasters cast ballots for the Winner.

    Bring the family to this community event. $10 per person. Tickets available now or day of event.
    Call the Groton Senior Center for more information, 860-441-6795