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.

    Club 55 Annual Beach Party

    August 21, 5:00pm

    Grilled Strip Steak w/Pineapple, Grilled Chicken w/Zesty Orange Sauce, Corn on the Cob, Asparagus, Sweet Potato & Pineapple Bake, Rolls Apple Dumpling, Punch, Coffee

    Entertainment: Airborne Jazz

    $10 Club members/$15 nonmembers

     

    Club 55 Annual Great American Picnic

    July 17, 11:30am

    Grilled Beef Burgers, Hotdog, Chicken Salad, Coleslaw, Sweet Corn, Potato Salad, Bowtie Pasta Salad, Watermelon, Punch, Coffee

    Entertainment:  Jose Paulo

    $10 Club members/$15 nonmembers

     

    TRIAD Tuesday Program

    On second Tuesday of each month Groton Senior Center presents T.R.I.A.D. Tuesday Program – which is when Groton Police Officer Robertson joins us and answers questions in a casual lunch atmosphere in our main room.  This is free and open to the public 11:45 am  to 12:45 pm.  Next date will be Tuesday, July 10th.   If you would rather have your question asked anonymously, we have a TRIAD Tuesday Question Box. One can submit their question into the box and it will be addressed during the program.  Questions regarding this can be addressed to Groton Senior Center at 860-441-6785.

    T.R.I.A.D. Program was formed to promote older adult safety and reduce the fear of crime that older adults often experience through the partnership of Groton Town Police, Peoples United Bank and Groton Senior Center.

     

    AUGUST 14TH LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR 

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR
    WITH LEDGE LIGHT FOUNDATION

    Ledge Light Station, built in 1909, is one of the most famous lighthouses in America. Its stately brick structure with mansard roof, makes it unique. There is no other lighthouse like it.

    This trip is one of only four charters LLF has booked for this year. This tour is a rare opportunity to see Ledge Light this year.

    Our private charter for this tour will commence at 4 pm at the Project O building on the UConn campus at Avery Point, After checking in with LLF volunteers, guests will view an informative documentary film. After a safety briefing by the Project O boat crew. Step on board the comfortable Project O boat, and take a pleasant 10 -15 minute narrated ride to Ledge Light at the mouth of the Thames River. The lighthouse is offshore, surrounded by water on all four sides. Access does require some degree of mobility, as you step off the boat onto the landing ledge and climb up a stairway to the entrance to the lighthouse. Once inside, LLF volunteer tour guides will be on hand to answer questions as you explore rooms filled with informational and historical exhibit panels and photographs. There’s an air conditioned theater where you will watch a compelling orientation film. You will be free to wander the rooms of the lighthouse, including the light tower at the top, dreaming of what life was like back in the day when keepers lived their secluded lives in the middle of the sea. There’s a room furnished as it would have been when the keepers were there. Maybe you’ll even run into Ernie, the resident ghost! There are benches outside circling the perimeter where you can sit and enjoy the best views in town while waiting for the boat to return you to shore. Your entire excursion will take 2 1/2 hours- Our tour time is 4:30– 7 pm. Cost is $55/resident. This trip is open to anyone 18 and older.
    You can register online at www.grotonrec.com or by calling 860-441-6785.

    Movie Matinee June 27th

    Movies are shown on Wednesdays 1 pm in Classroom 1. Closed Caption. $3 per person. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

    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.

    Wednesday, June 27
    DARKEST HOUR
    A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. PG-13 Drama/History 2h 5m