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.

    COOKING CLASSES (2 SESSIONS)

    with Food For Your Soul LLC 5:30-7:30 pm
    COOKING FOR ONE SESSION
    Making a meal for a family can be easier than just for
    yourself. This class will teach you how to make delicious
    dishes for just one person. Wed. Sept 5th and 12th

    THE HEALTHY DINNER RUSH SESSION
    In a rush? Need something healthy & balanced after a
    busy day? Then, this class is for you! Learn recipes that
    will be quick to whip up at dinnertime without losing flavor
    in the process. Thurs. Sept 20th and 27th

    FALL LUNCHEON

    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH
    Roasted Cornish Hens, Herbed
    Bread Stuffing, Gravy, Broccoli/
    Cauliflower Mix, Apple Pie
    RSVP by 9/21 $12 pp

    NUTRITION FACT OR FICTION – free! 

    NUTRITION FACT OR FICTION free!
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 10:30 AM

    Here is an opportunity to learn the facts behind what you see online (or hear from a well-meaning friend) regarding the latest fad diets and nutrition “miracles”.

    Also learn how to find accurate information to debunk any suspicious advertising claims yourself. Bring your curiosity and your questions.

    FREE yet RSVP by 9/17. Open to the public

    Suffering from Knee or Hip Pain?

    Please join us Monday, Sept. 24 | 12:30–1:30pm

    Suffering from Knee or Hip Pain?

    this FREE educational seminar, learn more about:
    Mako™ Robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery.

    How this technique is more precise, recovery can be faster

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Presented by  Scott Stanat, MD
    Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon
    Certified Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Surgeon

    Constitution Surgery Center East    Cross Road, Waterford

    HartfordHealthCare.org/events   
    1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)
    Monday, Sept. 24 | 12:30–1:30pm
    Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Rd, Groton

    HAM Radio Class beginning in September 12th to November 14th

    Ham Radio Class

    Get out and meet new friends near and far! Learn the basics of radio, electronics and radio operating procedures and rules.  Prepare for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License examination.

    Explore the world with Amateur (HAM) Radio. Learn the basics of radio, electronics and radio operating procedures and rules. Licensed amateurs meet others on the air both locally and around the world. They also assist their communities with public service and emergency communications when other systems fail. Tri-City Amateur Radio Club offers this class to prepare participants for the Technician Class Amateur Radio License examination. Students should obtain a copy of The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual, Technician Class, 4th Edition, available online from the Amateur Radio Relay League at www.arrl.org. The license exam will be offered at the conclusion of the class. A Morse code test is not required.

    Costs: $5 for class  (only fee paid to GSC) plus $30 for manual, order at www.arrl.org; $15 for License Exam

    Link: https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/ctgroton.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=66344995