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.

    Pharmacy Information:

    • Groton CVS 860-446-0912 Pharmacy – Open 24 hours. Drive through. Delivery through mail.
    • Groton Big Y Pharmacy  860-445-7719 Open 9:00AM-7:00PM Monday – Friday. Delivery is an option if you live in a  7 mile radius from the store, must pay by debit or credit and must have your order in to the store no later than 11:00AM. Senior  ONLY Hours 7:00AM-8:00AM.
    • Groton Walgreens  860-405-1919- Open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Tuesdays seniors only from 8:00AM-9:00AM /plus they receive a senior discount during this time. You can order your medications through their website and Fed Ex will deliver it.
    • Groton Walmart Pharmacy 860-449-6902. Pharmacy hours 9:00AM-7:00PM . Tuesdays Senior ONLY from 6:00AM-9:00AM .

     

    Coronavirus Scams- Be Alert!

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    RETIRING, TURNING 65? MEDICARE

    Wondering how Medicare retirement works? There are 4 parts to Medicare: Part A (Hospital), Part B (Medical), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan, sold by a private company) Part D (Prescription Drug).
    Your initial enrollment period for Medicare (all parts) begins three months before the month you turn 65 and lasts until the end of the third month after your birthday month – a total of seven months. If you don’t sign up during the initial window, you can sign up between Jan. 1 and March 31 each year for coverage that begins July 1. Failure to sign up during the initial enrollment period, however, could result in permanently higher premiums – unless you qualify for a special enrollment period.
    For more information contact Senior Resources on Aging CHOICES program at 860-887-3561.

    MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM: UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS

    Do you need help with your Medicare costs?
    Are you on a limited income?
    Are your prescriptions
    too expensive?

    Do you need help paying your Medicare Premiums?

    Senior Resources Agency on Aging Presents:
    MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM: UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS
    Groton Senior Center 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

    Please register for this free presentation at 860-441-6785
    Information will be provided by a Certified CHOICES Counselor.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care