Understanding your neck & back pain -Nov. 14

    Understanding your neck & back pain – Free Info Session. Thurs., Nov. 14 | 12:30 –2 pm
    ■ Recognizing when it is time to call your doctor
    for neck and spine pain
    ■ Treatment Options
    ■ What to expect before, during, and after neck
    and back surgery
    ■ Q & A with the neurosurgeon
    ■ Light refreshments, FREE parking

    PRESENTER:Mark John Hornyak, MD

    Todd Gipstein “Picture Stories” Thursday Nov 14th at 5 pm

    Thursday night, Nov 14th at 5 pm at Groton Senior Center we are proud to present Todd Gipstein “Picture Stories” here at our center for all to enjoy!

    Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer & Producer Todd Gipstein will will share the stories behind several of his photos including moments, people, and wildlife. Many photos have interesting stories that he seldom get a chance to share. images, stories and insights into photography and experiencing life.

    This incredible talk begins at 5 pm and is free yet we need to know how many to expect so please help us and call 860-441-6785 to sign up.  All are welcome.




    Do you have plans next Friday night??  If not, please check this out (and attached flyer)

    Rare opportunity to enjoy American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy live in our backyard at The Garde Arts Center in New London Friday night, November 15th. We do the driving so you don’t have to worry about the parking nor walking in the cold at The Garde Arts Center and our price already includes any service fees and taxes 🙂

    Friday, November 15, 2019 8:00 pm at Garde Arts Center


    Our seats are Orchestra Center J, K and L rows.

    $68 pp

    We provide the ride from Groton Senior Center to GAC and back.

    Call 860-441-6785 to register




    Scams and getting taken advantage of – Content by Judy

    As the holidays approach it becomes almost prime season for the scams to pop up. There is the feeling of good will and sharing. There is the end of year giving for tax purposes.

    And there are the schemes out there looking to catch you in your weak moment. We have all heard of the lady getting taken advantage of for thousands of dollars. She goes to the bank and transfers her savings to the love of her life overseas.

    Well that guy who convinced her to send her savings is trying to convince dozens of other ladies to send him money as well. And he laughs all the way to the bank!!

    Now you wonder. How do I not fall victim to these scams? How do I keep my guard up?

    One big way is to not answer the phone when someone you don’t know calls you. When your phone rings and it’s a number or name you don’t know – let the phone continue to ring and have your answering machine answer. All of those unwanted calls do not leave messages.

    Now you can block those numbers from calling your again and again. If you don’t know how to block numbers, ask a family member or friend to help you.

    Otherwise just let it ring every time they call you. Do not answer!!

    Also, you can register for free with the National Do Not Call Registry. This can be done online at or by calling 1-866-290-4236. Registrations do not expire. If you have previously registered your number, there is no need to register again. You can also check to see if your number is already on the Registry at

    Then there is Junk mail. Don’t even open it. Shred it!! Remember it’s called junk mail for a very good reason!!

    Do not send anyone money. Don’t send money to those organizations that are out there doing mass mailings and asking for your hard-earned dollars. If you think it’s an organization you want to help, research how much of every dollar they get goes to help the people they are asking you to help. Lots of times it’s pennies. The rest goes to the campaign to raise the money.

    And if you want to help those less fortunate than you consider giving locally. There are many different groups in your area doing marvelous work and can always find a great way to use your dollars. Often, it’s much more meaningful for us when we see how that agency, we gave money to is helping those in our neighborhood, our town or our area.

    Join our Community Celebration!

    Join our Community Celebration!

    Annual Groton Holiday Kickoff Celebration Saturday, December 7th  4:30 – 7:30pm

    Groton Parks and Recreation, Groton Public Library, Groton Senior Center, Town of Groton Economic & Community Development and Groton Utilities, with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, will facilitate and present this event and we’d love your participation!

    This year businesses will be showcased in our FESTIVAL OF TREES contest: Artificial trees decorated by local businesses, will be on display throughout the Groton Senior Center. You are invited to submit a decorated tree, no higher than 6′, which will be judged by the public on the night of the event. The overall winner of the OH TANNENBAUM (best tree!) award will get a FREE booth at the 2019 Fall Festival