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.

    HOLLY BERRY BALL dinner dance weather UPDATE!

    Due to impending snow in tomorrow evenings forecast we are hopeful to make a decision on whether to hold the event or to postpone it (to perhaps January) based on the next emergency management weather report we receive later this morning.

    Friday, December 22nd, AARP Driving Safety Course

    Friday, December 22nd is AARP Driving Safety course here at Groton Senior Center 12-4 pm. This course is $15 AARP members, $20 non-members (includes all materials) Register with Groton Senior Center IMPORTANT: Make check out to “AARP”

    For anyone 50 or older wanting to drive longer & safer ! Plus most insurances give a discount to those who take this class!

    Call 860-441-6785 to sign up

    THURSDAY, Dec 7th HANDLING THE HOLIDAYS free Workshop!

    Please come and join us THURSDAY, Dec 7th 1030-1130 am  for our HANDLING THE HOLIDAYS free Workshop!

    Our AWESOME Registered Dietitian Deb Downes will be offering a FREE HANDLING THE HOLIDAYS Nutrition workshop at 10:30-11:30 am.

    She will tell you tips on how to “enjoy, and not deprive” !! Also, there will be a sampling to taste and helpful information to get you through the holidays!

    Tuesday, January 9th- DINING OUT at Frank’s Gourmet Grille, Mystic

    DINING OUT

    Time: 5:00pm

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center;
    DINING OUT is our way of giving back to the community.

    Frank’s Gourmet Grille, Mystic

    WE WILL MEET AND GATHER FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF DINING OUT!

    The senior van will pick you up or you can meet us there.
    Order a full entrée or just appetizers.
    An evening outing of dining, socializing, and enjoyment!

    Registration is required. 860-441-6785

    Tuesday, December 19th- Christmas with FDR

    Senior Learning Network
    Join us for one or all of these fascinating sessions using a virtual classroom with skype type technology using our Smart TV in Classroom 1. Topics and times are subject to change, a $2.00 suggested donation per session. Pre-registration preferred, walk-ins welcome!

    Christmas with FDR
    Offered by: Franklin D. Roosevelt President
    Library & Museum
    Time: 1:30-2:30