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.

    Financial Planning Workshops

    Everyone could use some extra help when it comes to planning for your financial security. Join us for any of these important discussions. All Sessions are FREE – please pre-register.

    Afternoon sessions – 1:00 p.m. in Classroom B

    March 14 – Social Security Strategies

    April 4 – Legacy Planning

    May 9 – Financial Budgeting Basics

    June 6 – Managing Healthcare Costs

    Evening sessions – 6:00 p.m. in Classroom B

    March 28 – Couple’s Financial Retreat

    April 25 – Retirement Planning Road Map

    May 23 – Investing June 20 – Managing Healthcare Costs

    Mc Lew’s Breakfast is Friday, March 10th

    Did you know that eating breakfast ~ the most important meal of the day ~ with others improves the benefits you get from it!?

    Please join us FRIDAY, March 10th for our monthly social breakfast event!! Each month the breakfasts featured is different but the fun is always good! Door prizes too! It is only $5 per person.
    Registration is required. 🙂

    We will be having PANCAKES, SCRAMBLED EGGS, HAM, FRUIT CUP, DANISH, OJ, COFFEE.

    Did you know you can now sign up ON LINE??https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ctgroton.wsc/search.html?module=AR&type=Special+Events&category=sr&SessionID=e2e961b8-0745-f386-1814-3c6ce02e13d

    ~ Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper~

    Please call to pre-register at 860-441-6785!

    Wednesday and Thursday: Mayans of Mexico & Hearst Castle Gardens

     

    We have 2 senior learning network programs happening next week.

    Wednesday, February 22nd 1:30

    SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK presentation on MAYANS of MEXICO

    Mayans of Mexico. Brandon Hall of Learn Around the World will provide insight a, pictures and video from his trip to view remnants of the Mayan’s in Mexico Please join us for this presentation

    Grab your passports and hiking boots because we are exploring three Mayan cities on this program. While in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala, you’ll tour the cities of Palenque, Tulum, and Tikal while learning about the Ancient Mayans. So strap on your boots, grab your hiking stick, and don’t forget your water bottle….it’s going to be an adventure.  https://seniorlearningnetwork.zoom.us/j/8162288580

    Thursday, February  23rd 1:30-2:30 pm

    Hearst Castle is our topic of Senior Learning Network

    Hearst Caste: Series 1, the Gardens

     

    Join a CA State Park Educator, and a CA State Park Gardener on a walk through the Gardens of Hearst Castle, discovering the many plant species that grow in this historic garden. Explore the challenges of maintaining a “historic garden”, and the processes that are involved in ensuring that the gardens are kept as historically accurate as possible.

    Presentation on MAYANS of MEXICO

     Come join us Wednesday, February 22nd for a special SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK presentation on MAYANS of MEXICO
    Mayans of Mexico. The video conference is 2/22 at 12:30. Brandon Hall of Learn Around the World will provide insight a, pictures and video from his trip to view remnants of the Mayan’s in Mexico Please join us for this presentation

    Grab your passports and hiking boots because we are exploring three Mayan cities on this program. While in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala, you’ll tour the cities of Palenque, Tulum, and Tikal while learning about the Ancient Mayans. So strap on your boots, grab your hiking stick, and don’t forget your water bottle….it’s going to be an adventure.

    https://seniorlearningnetwork.zoom.us/j/8162288580