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 YOU

    Anyone 55 and older is invited to join us at our annual SENIOR PROM! It is a Senior Prom for YOU!!

    Takes place in the evening of Saturday June 9th /dinner at 5 pm / live band and dancing 6-8 pm.

    The evening features an amazing buffet featuring lobster ravioli, ballroom music, and all the prom trimmings – complete with high-school-senior chaperones! A live big band orchestra provides music for ballroom dancing.

    This event is for those 55 and older.  And NOT just for Groton residents.  Come with friends or with a date!

    $15 pp   Menu: Lobster Ravioli, Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Alfredo Sauce,
    Monaco Blend Mixed Vegetables, Lemon Pie, Punch, Coffee

    For details of this amazing event go here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1693831517369027/

     

     

    NEW!! Fitness Passes

    We now offer fitness passes.

    They can be purchased 5 visits for $25 OR 10 visits for $50. These passes can be used in any fitness class. Stop by the desk today to purchase one or get any questions answered.  860-441-6785

    Mystic Contra Dance (The Pie Dance) this Saturday, May 26th

    Mystic Contra Dance (The Pie Dance)
    This Saturday, May 26th 8-10 pm

    Welcoming-basics 7:45 – 8:00 pm
    Dancing 8:00 – 11:00 pm

    Cost/Cover: Admission $10, Students $5, under 12 $2.

    For more details check out http://mysticdance.webs.com/

    Welcoming-basics 7:45 – 8:00 pm
    Dancing 8:00 – 11:00 pm

    RICHARD SBARDELLA, Calling with “FIRST TIME STRING BAND”with SALLY ROGERS guitar; HOWIE BURSEN, banjo; DECK NEIFORTH, harmonica, feet, spoons; and JEFF DAVIS, fiddle!

    NOTES:
    * What is CONTRA DANCING? ~ If Swing dancing and Square dancing met in a bar, you’d find contra dancing!
    * You can come by yourself, or with a friend, or as a couple. There are partners a plenty for everyone!
    * Please wear non-marking shoes that move easily on the floor.
    * It is advisable to wear layers of casual clothing for this fun, energetic & exercise.
    * The music is performed live. The music consists mainly of Irish, New England, and Quebecois jigs and reels, with an occasional waltz tossed in.
    * There’s no smoking and alcohol drinking but there’s plenty of dancing and fun!.

    Questions? Contact Katrina at 860-961-9321 or katrinabercaw@yahoo.com