Resources

Enhanced Benefits Checkup Counseling is BACK!!

Senior Resources Enhanced Benefits Checkup Coordinator, Lori Napolitano will be taking appointments here at Groton Senior Center twice a month on Tuesdays the following dates:

April 19th

May 3rd

May 17th

June 7th

June 21st

  • Screenings are appropriate for those seeking State/Federal Program assistance as well as Medicare Counseling.
  • Clients can be scheduled regardless of where they live in CT.  If an appointment is not available at the town they reside, clients will can schedule at another location.
  • Clients must come prepared for their appointment. Failure to come prepared impacts the client negatively.

Call 860-441-6785 to schedule.

 

TRANSPORTATION

As a rider on the Senior Center transportation, the center provides a low cost ride to medical appointments and shopping for $2.00 a ride.  Due to the time it takes to process the payments, the center is going to a prepay card system.  One can purchase a ten ride card for $20 which will then be punched by the driver when you arrive for your ride.  These cards will be good until all ten rides are punched then you can purchase another card.

We will be transitioning to using only these cards by January 1, 2016.  You have several options for purchasing a card.  When at the senior center, you can purchase a card at the front desk.  You can mail a check for $20 to the center with a note what it is for.  Be sure to put your driver’s license information on the check.  Or you can purchase the card over the phone (860)441-6785  and use a credit card for payment.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to call Mary Jo at 860-441-6636 or Cindy Morrison at 860-441-6623.

Transportation Information page

Guidelines Grant Transportation 2015 Finalv2

 

 

 

    MONDAY NIGHT BOOK READ starts Jan 14th

    MONDAY NIGHT BOOK READ :
    Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond By Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge

    Need a little extra motivation for your New Year’s resolution to get into shape? Join our book read, for inspiration, learning and support!

    Beginning Monday, January 14th 
    Monday night at 5 p.m. —6 p.m.
    Moderator: Monica Bengtson

    Call 860-441-6785 to sign or get more details.

    The book that show us how to turn back our biological clocks—how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury.

     

    Be ACTIVE with us!

    https://www.ourseniorcenter.com/find/groton-senior-center/bulletin/file/06-5014-20190101N.pdf#

     

     

     

     

     

    Foot Care Clinic- By Appointment Only

    VNA of SECT Health Services

    By appointment only, call 860-441-6785.

    Persons with Diabetes or circulatory issues are not appropriate for this clinic.

    Cost: $35.00

     

     

    Nutrition Counseling- Thursdays

    Nutrition Counseling  

    Time- 12:oopm-4:00pm

    Meet with a Registered Dietitian on weight management, heart healthy eating, diabetes, cancer and more.

    First visit – 1 hour (pre-req.)             $20

    Follow up visit – 1/2 hour             $10

    Call 860-441-6785 to schedule.

     

    NEW program: DISCOVER CONNECTIONS

    Discover Connections

    This new program is a welcoming and nurturing program designed for individuals 55 and over with varied needs including those persons with beginning to mild cognitive challenges or anyone at risk for social isolation.   The activities are planned to be fun with a purpose. They  may stimulate memories or test the brain to solve a problem. New experiences will be offered involving art, music, cultural topics, history and more.  This program is a social model for programming and no skilled care is provided by staff. Individuals who would like to participate must be comfortable in a group setting.

    Discover Connections is scheduled in eight (8) week sessions as all other programs at the Center.

    Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-1 pm. Lunch will be from 12pm to 1pm.  Participants can bring their lunch or purchase lunch as the Coastal Café in the Senior Center.

    Starting Thursday, January 3rd.

    Participants must meet with facilitators prior to class for paperwork completion.  Fee $16  per resident

    www.grotonrec.com/Discover55         860-441-6785