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.

    Free Pen Turning Event August 25th

    Join us Saturday, August 25th at 10 am for a family friendly and FREE event.  Open to all ages!

    Learn how to make a pen and take it home with you!

    For more information please call 860-441-6785

     

     

     

     

    BASEBALL day trip fun this Sunday August 19th

    Don’t miss out on the fun baseball day trip! Our Day trip to the Pawtucket RED SOX 1:35 pm game on

    PAWTUCKET RED SOX DAY BASEBALL GAME 1:35 game versus Durham Bulls

    You a baseball fan? Cannot afford a baseball game at the MLB stadiums?

    We welcome you to join us Sunday, August 19th for a day trip to Pawtucket Red Sox day baseball game.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) are a professional Minor League baseball team based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The team is a member of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

    August 19th includes some special promotions:

    This day the Paw Sox have THREE stadium promotions!

    • PawSox Baseball Card Set The first 5,000 fans entering McCoy Stadium prior to the PawSox vs. Durham Bulls game at 1:35pm on Sunday, August 19, will receive a PawSox Baseball Card Set compliments of Dunkin’ Donuts.

    • Sunday Post Game Run the Bases Fans of all ages are welcome to Run the Bases after the game

    • Summer Catch on the Field Fans, come and enjoy a summer catch on the field prior to the start of every Sunday afternoon game from noon until 12:30pm. The PawSox will provide both real and squishy baseballs for all to participate, so bring your glove and a buddy and make McCoy your field of dreams

    Cost includes game ticket for Section 4 behind home plate (in the shade), a $2 food voucher and coach bus transportation. $ 49/resident

    Register at www.grotonrec.com

    SENIOR LEARNING NETWORK Free programs

    Wed., August 22 at 2:30pm

    Live Dive in the Channel Islands. Follow a Park Ranger as they dive into the Kelp Forest!

     

    COOKING CLASSES with Food For Your Soul LLC

    Wednesdays, 5:30 –7:30 p.m.  

    AUGUST  1 & 8

    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    A Ketogenic Approach

    Learn about this emerging diet & try out some fun recipes!

     

    Cost is $25/res. for each session (2 classes)

     

    Movie Matinee this Wednesday, July 25th

    July 25th Movie Matinee:  Coco
    2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, also Won 2 Oscars. The concept for Coco is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.  The New Yorker described it as “Coco, a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment”
    PG | 1h 45min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
     
    Movie Matinees:
    $1 for Club 55 members and $1 for non members
    includes popcorn and drink