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Fitness Programs

The Fitness Programs at the Groton Senior Center promote and maintain the physical abilities of participants and also group classes offer a chance to socialize with other class members and provide mental stimulation through music and physical motion.  Class sizes range from small Qi Gong classes to large Cardio Sculpt classes.

Music Programs

The music programs at the center provide an opportunity for seniors to develop their skills in music whether it is learning to read music, sing in harmony or learning to play piano.  The choruses also take a leadership role in the community by going out to entertain at adult day centers, nursing facilities and schools.


Programs in this category provide seniors with time to learn new skills in the areas of the arts, technology, health and more.  Through education the seniors develop and help maintain their mental abilities as well as support their self-esteem and creative needs.  Class sizes are small to medium.


A variety of choices for group play and individual play.  Promotes mental stimulation and provides for socialization.  Research has shown that Bingo and other games are good for the brain.  They stimulate memory, attention skills and have great social interaction which works on many parts of the brain.  Our games programs include a variety of levels from basic to more challenging options.

Social Scene

These are events often attached to meals that are offered to provide socialization and entertainment for seniors.  Most events have a meal or food attached to them. These include the afternoon teas, monthly birthday/anniversary parties, special breakfasts, club gatherings, dinner and movie nights, annual Gnog Show (formerly Gong Show), annual Great American Picnic, Luau, Thanksgiving Dinner, Holiday dinner and Rotary dinners.  A regional dinner dance is held annually also to allow for socializing with friends from the other towns in the county.

Community Service Programs

These programs offer the seniors an opportunity to take a leadership role in community involvement either through sponsoring a community event or by participating in the community event.

Health Services

These services are provided to help seniors age at home and stay as well as possible.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the programs.

Nutrition Services 

In addition to health services, the nutrition programs offer the opportunity for improved nutrition for participants and also in some cases a way to socialize with other seniors in small to large groups.

Human Service programs

These programs also support seniors aging in place.  They promote individual self-efficacy in making better choices and decisions about their individual needs.

Transportation Services

These programs support aging in place and allow seniors to stay active in their community and at the center.

    O.A.T.S. (OUTDOOR ACTIVE TRAVELING SENIORS) at Avery Farm at 1:00pm

    A hearty group of cool people with a shared interest of being outdoors
    and local adventure who happen to be 55 and older.
    All our OATS outings require that you sign up prior. Please call 860-441
    -6623 or email to register.

    • Thursday, December 8 at 1:00 pm Avery Farm with Groton Open
    Space Association. RSVP.

    DINING OUT PROGRAM on Tuesday, December 6th at Daniel Packer Inn starting at 5:00 pm

    The community gives to us; Dining Out is our way of
    giving back to the community. An evening outing of
    dining, socializing, and enjoyment!

    Each month one special restaurant will be featured.
    Our van will pick you up or you can meet us
    there. Each person pays their own tab at the
    restaurant. Order a full entrée or just appetizers.
    Registration required.


    Celebrate Computer Science Week with us! Retirees are invited to visit Thrive 55+ for
    an afternoon of robotics, featuring guest instructors from Groton Public Library’s teen
    volunteer program. Attendees will learn to code and complete a series of challenges
    using an Ozobot, an adorable robot powered through color!

    Discussion: Are You Ready to be Your Parents Caregiver? on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00pm

    Join us for a hybrid (in person or virtually) panel discussion on how to be ready when your parents need you or you need your children. Professionals from Backus Hospital, Chelsea Groton Bank, Senior Resources, and Alzheimer’s Association, will share how to prepare medically, and mentally for these life changes and will be available to answer your questions. Must register for this free program.