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.

    SENIOR PROM for 55+

    JUNE is just around the corner!!

    Sign up now for this fabulous special event ~ SENIOR PROM for 55+ right here at Groton Senior Center on Saturday, June 3rd!

    We do it up! We have a fantastic live band for you, amazing dinner and what a fun and fancy night!

    Don’t delay!!

    SENIOR PROM for us!

    Dinner and Dancing.

    This event is for those 55 and older. And NOT just for Groton residents. Come with friends or with a date!
    ~Prom photos~ Prom Favors and Door Prizes too~

    5:00 PM DINNER
    GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK, FRIED SHRIMP, WILD RICE, SPINACH,
    DINNER ROLLS, CHEESE CAKE, PUNCH, COFFEE

    7:00– 9:00 PM AS TIME GOES BY SWING BAND

    $15 per person

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 31ST
    860-441-6785

    Posted by Town of Groton Senior Center on Monday, April 3, 2017

    Sunday, May 21 -Line Dancing Night

    TIME: 2-4 p.m.
    COST: $10 per person – all ages invited!
    Learn from the best! Top line dancing instructors will break down the dance moves for you. Then dance along to great music at this fundraiser for Club 55!

    Tuesday, May 9- Free Fitness Info Session- Better Moves for Better Gardening

    FREE FITNESS INFO SESSION
    With Art Sculco: Art & Science Fitness
    Register by calling (860) 441-6785
    Better Moves for Better Gardening
    Twist a weed and not your back!
    Improve your Gardening techniques for awkward
    and difficult work. Enjoy gardening with increased
    energy. Improve your Lower back and overall posture
    when in your garden. See how better moves in the
    garden can translate to less sore muscles and back.

    Wednesday, June 28- Movie Showing- Manchester by the Sea

    Movies are shown the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Concession snacks will be available for purchase. Free drinks

    Manchester by the Sea
    A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Rated R

    Wednesday, May 31- Movie Showing- Finding Dory

    Movies are shown the last Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Concession snacks will be available for purchase. Free drinks

    Finding Dory
    The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Rated PG