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.



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.

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    EMERGENCY INFO- All Call Is Back!

    The Town of Groton Emergency Management System has a system to generate a call when a class is canceled. This is similar to the system that was previously used. The call will come from 860-445-2000 and will say the Town of Groton has an emergency message and it will then say the message. This system will be used to notify everyone of any changes made to their schedule due to cancellation, weather, or other related reasons. Please listen to the whole message.

    STAFF UPDATE Welcome to our two newest staff members!

    Jennifer Meakem (left) and Kirsti Zarn (right) are joining the Senior Center at the front desk.

    Jennifer previously worked for Connecticut College. She is a Mystic resident, wife, and mother of a 5 year old little girl, Brooklyn.

    Kirsti has worked for The Town Of Groton for 10 years starting as the Mail Courier and later with the Parks and Recreation department. She lives in Norwich with her husband and has a grown son.

    Stop by and say hi to Jennifer and Kirsti next time you’re in the Center!

    Get Out, Get Active, Have fun! Spring has sprung!

    Here at the Groton Senior Center we are celebrating the warmer temperatures and longer days with programs, events, and activities that promote outdoor activity. We hope you are inspired by the quotes in this issue of the newsletters and that you find something that motivates you to get out and enjoy everything that Groton has to offer this time of year!

    OATS – Our Outdoor Active & Traveling Seniors programs feature hikes and day trips for anyone looking for a little adventure. Look for upcoming experiences.

    Active Living Expo – This annual event on Wednesday, May 24 brings local businesses and organizations here to the Groton Senior Center with information for all ages on living an active and healthy life.

    National Trails Day – We encourage you to get out and explore our local trails with guided hikes at several local parks on Saturday, June 3.

    New to the Groton Senior Center?

    Let us show you around! Our volunteer Senior Ambassadors will be offering tours on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. Call ahead and we’ll reserve a spot for you!

    INFO LINE PHONE NUMBER 860-445-2989

    NEW! The Groton Senior Center now has an Information Line! You can call to check on the status of classes, trips, or anything happening at the Center. This number will be used for information only and will not take messages. Call before you Go! (860) 445-2989