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.

    FLOW Fitness- Fridays

    We are happy to announce we are starting yet another fitness class here at the center- FLOW Fitness. It is a combination of yoga, Pilates and barre instructed by Christina Palacios.  Soft and gentle movements designed to work the core and body using mainly the body  as resistance. Good for all levels.  Must be able to stand for most of the class.   Fridays starting November 1, 2019 8-8:50 AM  f0r 8 weeks.  Cost is  $28(Res)/$38(Non-Res)  All our daily classes are for anyone 55 and older.

    Sign up TODAY!    Register on our website, visit our front desk or call 860-441-6785.


    Friday, December 13th- Cards and Calligraphy

    Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

    Get crafty with  artist Sean Kane and bring in your holiday greeting cards (some will be provided) in order to create one-of-a-kind Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza unique and beautiful cards.  Use for family and friends or to keep as your own memento. Cost: $8.00  Register by Wednesday, Dec. 11th.


    Tech Talk for November and December

    Time: 9:ooam – 10:00am

    Cost: $1.00

    November 7 Email Options/ Tips

    November 14  GSC Online Registration

    November 21   Photoshop Elements * Special presentation guest speaker

    November 28  Thanksgiving

    December 5   Q & A

    December 12 Online Tutorial

    December 19  Saving Photos

    December 26 No Class Week

    CELL PHONE HELP- Thursdays

    Time- 1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Cell phones are ever changing and there are many models—
    let us help you navigate yours. Please be sure to have your cell phone charged