Programs

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.

Education/Enrichment

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.

Cards/Games

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.

    Saturday, October 16th from 4:00 to 6:00pm- Chili Sale Cook Off

    Who Makes the Best Chili?
    A healthy competition between surrounding
    Police, Fire and EMS Departments searing flavors
    in this fierce Chili Sale Cook Off event that will ensure five alarm fun,
    a hot time, and great bowls of savory taste. Will your Town or City
    Emergency Responders win the 2021 Chili Cook Off?

    We need YOU!
    Tasters cast ballots for the Winner.
    Please join us as a taster for this annual fundraiser
    that raises funds for senior programs.
    $10 per taster
    Please register online at www.GrotonRec.com
    or at Groton Senior Center 860-441-6785

    Saturday, October 30th from 9am to 1pm- Club 55 Fall Bazaar

    This event is free and open to the public. We will have various vendors, artisans, Club 55 Bake Sale and more.  We are still seeking vendors—if interested in participating: Cost is $10 for round table and $15 for a long table. Call 860-441-6785 to reserve your table! Reserve by Friday, October 22nd.

    Mondays at 1:00pm- Cornhole Program

    Corn hole is a fun game we play weekly inside our main room here after the lunch crowd leaves.  According to google it is best described as a “lawn game” in which players toss beanbags toward a slanted platform with the aim of passing the beanbag through a hole in the center of the platform. As we age, vision, depth perception, balance, and coordination can decline. Our weekly Cornhole games gets our patrons active and aids critical hand-eye coordination and balance.

     

     

     

    Technology Help For YOU

    Need help with your laptop, tablet, smart phone? Maybe you just need a refresher in Excel or need a little reminder with your Mac? We have you covered!

    Let us know what your need is and we will match you up with one of our awesome Technology Center volunteers. We are very excited to have these new volunteers join us- their time, knowledge and experience is greatly appreciated!

    We do ONE-ON-ONE appointments for anyone 55 and older. We listen to your needs and work at your pace. We have added to our amazing volunteers—we have several new faces who can help with various technology needs. Please call so we can best match you  up and schedule an appointment- you important to us. Please call 860-445-1057 to make  an appointment  in person or virtually with our GSC Technology Center.