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FAIRY HOUSE Project with Mary Jo

Wednesdays, August 10 and 24  10:30 am -12:00 pm

Crafters Wanted! If you enjoy crafting yet might not have the space or reason; this could be for you! Fairy houses are made from nature, so items that are found in the yard are going to work.  Come volunteer and craft a Fairy House to be donated to our LUMINARI WALK event to fundraise for Groton Parks Foundation. This community event will take place on Saturday, October 22 evening at the Copp Family Park.

Fairy Houses will first be featured in our center shop, they will decorate our LUMINARI WALK trail and then finally they will be auctioned at the event.  We need to know how many to expect – please sign up.


Trip: Martha’s Vineyard

Tuesday, August 16th


Free- first come, first served

Sign-ups begin on Monday, August 1st


Our first trip of the year will be to Martha’s Vineyard and is being sponsored by funds made available to the Town and approved through the Town Council.

Tour includes: Martha Vineyards Island Tour, Shopping time in Edgartown, Island Queen Ferry, Delicious Bertucci’s Dinner, Luxury Silver Fox Coach.

Senior Center Van Driver Job Opening

Are you looking for a fulfilling job that would benefit the homebound seniors in our community, as well as afford you the opportunity to take our clients on trips, shopping, and to medical appointments?  Then this might just be the job for you!  The Ledyard Senior Center is currently taking applications for a per diem Senior Citizens Van Driver.

Please visit the Town’s website at for more information and to apply.

Every Smile Counts For Older Adults

Thursday, August 18th from 9:00am-3:00pm

at Jewett City Fire Department


Please participate in this 5-minute screening to help the department of Public Health collect oral health information from older adults. This survey helps DPH advocate for better dental services. All participants are entered a raffle to win a gift card. Receive a Free Gift Bag: Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss & more!

Call to sign up! 860-376-2604


News about TVCCA Energy Assistance

For individuals interested in applying to TVCCA Energy Assistance this year,there will be a late start in accepting applications. Rather than the start-up day being August 1st, it will be moved to September 1st.

Groton DEI presents PRIDE PROM Saturday, August 20

Groton DEI is happy to offer our first PRIDE PROM Saturday, August 20th.

Groton’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative proudly presents “Pride Prom ” a celebration of LGBTQ+ individuals. Folks who identify with or support the LGBTQ+ community are invited to join us for dancing, entertainment, and light refreshments. Semi-formal wear is encouraged but not required.

The event will be held at Thrive55+ and is intended for folks 18 and older. Light refreshments and two raffle tickets are included! All proceeds will benefit OutCT. Registration is preferred.

The event is free and indicated that donations would be accepted at the door.

Trip: Summer Rock A Thon at New London Senior Center

Thursday, August 11th from 9:30am-2:00pm


Come join us for a free trip to the Summer Rock A Thon at the New London Senior Center


There will be food, games, music, and prizes!

Amazing Extended trips in 2023

Sign up now to join us Tuesday, August 2 for the trip presentations on these amazing extended trips in 2023!

Italian Vistas      March 25 — April 06, 2023 

Rome, Colosseum, Ruins of Pompeii, Sorrento, Choices on Tour, Florence, Statue of David, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Tuscan Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Verona, Lake Maggiore, Stresa     13 Days / 16 Meals.   Trip presentation Tuesday, August 2nd 2:00 pm

Spotlight on New Orleans      February 26 — March 02, 2023 

French Quarter, Choices on Tour, New Orleans School of Cooking, Beignets at Café Du Monde, Swamp Tour, Dinner at The Court of Two Sisters, Jazz Revue   5 Days / 6 Meals  Trip presentation Tuesday, August 2nd 1:00 pm




Let’s Party Friday August 19th

Club 55 BEACH PARTY  Friday, August 19  5:00 – 7:00pm

 Our menu is Brown sugar pineapple chicken breast, fried shrimp, coconut rice, spiced cherry maple carrots, tossed salad, dessert, punch and coffee/tea.

Entertainment by Honey and Bear (folk music )

 Cost is:  $15.00 MEMBER  $20.00 NON-MEMBER    Register by August 17