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    Tuesday, May 21st SPRING LUNCHEON

    Tuesday, May 21st
    SPRING LUNCHEON 11:30 am

    CORNISH HEN, MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY, MONACO BLEND BEANS, PEACH PIE w/ VANILLA ICE CREAM, ROLLS, PUNCH, COFFEE

    $12.00 pp Registration deadline is Friday, May 17.

    Entertainment by Cutler Arts and Humanities Magnet Middle School JAZZ BAND

    Beginner Mah Jongg class Tuesdays

    Beginner Mah Jongg  Tuesdays 9:30 am

    Have you always wanted to learn the game Mahjong?

    Mahjong is a Chinese game of skill, strategy and calculation using tiles with symbols and pictures. It is played similar to the card game Rummy in that you “draw” and “discard” tiles in an attempt to match them to win the game. Hope you join us! 

    Cost is $10 for 8 week session.

     

    call 860-441-6785 to sign up or www.grotonrec.com

     

    CONTENT BY JUDY – Independence equals Freedom

    When we think about our own independence, we often equate that independence with our day to day living. Can we get to the store, to work, to school? Is the weather a problem? Will there be a traffic issue? Am I running late?

    And with our day to day living we sometimes forget that Independence equals freedom, and, in this country, we have an abundance of freedoms. We can speak out. We vote.  We are free to worship as we choose. We can assemble when and where we want. We can move about as we choose.

    We are very fortunate to live in the United States and have these privileges.

    But back to our personal independence.

    I found the definition of independence to be – the ability to live your life without being helped or influenced by other people (Cambridge Dictionary)

    Now how silly is that – of course we are influenced by others – the news is just one example. And we are helped by other people on a regular basis. And who might they be – the doctor, your lawyer, your neighbor, a friend. Someone holds the door for you. They are helping you.

    But there are the times when that independence is compromised.

    Our personal independence can become very limited if say the car breaks down. We have a sick child at home. Our eyesight fails. We don’t react as quickly as we once did. A car, the insurance, gas, etc. becomes unaffordable.

    Our mobility. Our ability to get around can really define our life style. Our world can get very small if we no longer have the freedom to get about as we choose.

    What do we do then? How do we get places? What are the resources available to us?

    Who can I ask for a ride? Do I have too much self-pride to ask? What about shopping and all those appointments I have?

    Enable yourself to ask and to find out what resources are out there. Visit or call your Senior Center. Call 211. Use SeniorCenterCt.org. Ask at your Church. If you are a veteran or member of an organization, see if they give rides. And don’t overlook asking your family and friends. They probably would love to send more time with you.

    But remember you need to be flexible and fit what you want and need into someone else’s schedule. You don’t have to go shopping on Tuesday and running errands on Wednesday. Look at this all as a change in your life style – not that you lost your freedom. Embarrass your new methods of mobility as an adventure!

    Saturday, May 4th is our FLEA MARKET

    Saturday, May 4th is our  Club 55 INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET

    May 4, 2019 / 9 am – 1 pm

    COME AND ENJOY THE BARGAINS!
    OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Local Vendors, Bake Sale Table, White Elephant & Neighbors with Great Deals!!

    Refreshments also for sale in our Coastal Café /kitchen.

    Call 860-441-6785 for more information

    Location: Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton CT

     

    Groton Rotary Dinner for a great cause!

    Sign up now for the GROTON ROTARY DINNER at GSC  FRIDAY, MAY 10TH 5 PM

    TO BENEFIT GROTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Rotary scholar awards of $2,000 will be given to three graduating seniors from
    of the Groton high schools. Selection of awardees is based on: Scholastic Achievements, School/Club Leadership Activities, and Community Service to Others, with consideration of Need and Educational Ambitions.

    GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY, GREEN BEANS, DESSERT, PUNCH, COFFEE

    $7 per person Registration is required
    860-441-6785 or www.grotonrec.com
    Deadline to sign up for this dinner is May 8.

    Proceeds go towards Groton Rotary Scholarship Fund.

     

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