Category: Trips

Sign Up Now For The Big E Trip!

Wednesday, September 18th – bus leaves at 8:30am

Sign up by August 30th


$65 to sign up (includes motor coach bus ride and admission)

Sign up at the Lisbon Active Aging Center or the Griswold Senior Center


If you need a scooter or wheelchair you must reserve it ahead of time for an extra fee – call 1-888-441-7575


Trip: Willimantic Royal Buffet

Wednesday, June 26th at 11:15am


$6 per person (pay on your own at the restaurant)

Sign up through June 21st

June Boston Trips

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves   Wednesday, June 5th

Game time 1:35p.m.  Seat location is on the third base side in Grandstand section 30

COST: $105 per person includes charter bus transportation and game ticket.

Boston on Your Own   Wednesday, June 5th

COST: $40 per person includes charter bus transportation.

Bus leaves promptly at 8:45 AM.  Return time approx. 8:00 PM.


For both:  Waiting list only   (860) 889-5960


Trip: Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock

Tuesday, June 18th

Sign up at Reception (by phone or in person) starting on Thursday, June 6th

Join us for lunch at Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London.  This casual, outdoor restaurant is a local favorite for seafood lovers!  They offer seafood dinners, lobster rolls, chowder, salads, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches and more!  Have room for dessert?  Captain Scott’s also sells ice cream!  Located right

on the water, Captain Scott’s offers beautiful views of Shaw’s Cove Marina while enjoying your lunch.

(Please note: Dining is on outdoor picnic tables with a covered seating area available).

Cost: $2 for transportation (Senior Center bus).  Lunch is on your own.

Bus leaves the Senior Center at 11:00 a.m. and returns approx. 1:45 p.m.


Upcoming Trip: “Nunsense- A Musical” at Newport Playhouse


Nunsense – A Musical!

Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater, Newport, RI

Wednesday, July 31st

Start with a delicious, all you can eat, buffet lunch featuring a large selection of freshly prepared food.  After lunch, enjoy the hilarious performance of Nunsense – A Musical!  Following the show, return to your seat in the dining room for dessert, drinks and a fun-filled Cabaret Show!

Nunsense – A Musical! ~ A hilarious musical comedy about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser.  Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia (Child of God).  Thus, the remaining nuns – befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia; ballet-loving Sister Leo; street-wise Sister Robert Anne; the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and (mistress of the novices) Sister Mary Hubert – decide the best way to raise the money to bury their dearly departed is to stage a talent show ~featuring their own “talents”!

COST: $99 per person includes charter coach bus transportation, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of Nunsense – A Musical!, and Cabaret Show.  Driver tip is not included.

9:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

6:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich



*On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message

 saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents

-Beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 5:00pm

Senior Center Members, Non-Residents

-Beginning Wednesday, June 19 at 5:00pm

Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)

-Beginning Thursday, June 20 at 5:00pm


Trip: “South Pacific” at the Goodspeed

Wednesday, June 26th at 12:45am

East Haddam to enjoy the 2:00 pm show of SOUTH PACIFIC.

On a lush tropical island during World War II, battles of the heart are center stage in the Goodspeed premiere of the soaring Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. A lovestruck nurse and a young lieutenant are pulled into the tide of separate romances in an exotic world of risk and passion. But prejudice clouds their potential paradise. Get swept away by twin love stories and a rapturous score that includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Ha’i” and more.


Show is approx. 2.5 hrs (including intermission). We depart Thrive 55+ at 12:45 pm. Cost is $75 resident/ $85 non resident.

Trip: Historical Harlem

Saturday, June 22nd 

Depart: 7:45am and Estimated Return: 8:00pm

Reservations: Call Thrive55+ at 860-441-6785

Cost: $193pp


Trip includes…

  • Special guided tour of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre. The tour is educational, entertaining, and inspirational. Hear the story of the theatre and legendary people who performed here such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and so many more.
  • Lunch at the famous Slyvia’s restaurant served family style. Started by an ambitious woman in 1962, Slyvia’s had become an icon and place to be seen. Presidents, Senators, Govenors, Mayors, and people who appreciate delicious food flock to Sylvia’s. Sample menu: BBQ Chicken & Country Fried Fish, potato salad, collard greens, dessert, iced tea, soda, and coffee
  • A guided riding tour highlights the diversity, history, and beauty that is Harlem, from the Harlem Meer in Central Park, the Cathedral church of St. John the Divine, the famous brownstones, the beautiful West Side and so much more!

ROMEO Club: Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock

Wednesday, June 26th at 11:00am –> New London

(11:30am at the Restaurant)

So, what is the ROMEO Club?
(Retired Old Men Eating Out)
They eat out, have fun, make and keep friends.

Men Only!

Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).

Senior Lunch Bunch: The Waterfront, New London

Wednesday, June 12th

Departing 11:0am, lunch at 11:30am at the restaurant

Open to Non-Residents if there is availability. Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge. Senior Center Fun Trips use a bus from the Center
for transport to and from destination. # of seats very limited.

Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).

Trip: “Cemetery Club” at Newport Playhouse

Tuesday, June 11th – **Waitlist only**


Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida.


Lunch is included. Minimal walking. Trip fee $122pp. Registration now open.