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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.

    Councilors Game Night

    From 6:00-8:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month

    Come enjoy some light hearted fun with games like trivia, bingo, “price is right”, etc. here at Thrive55+ Active Living Center.
    Open to all!

    Guitar and Ukulele Lessons

    Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30pm

    Jesse Casimono has 40 years of experience as a performer & teacher.
    Jesse is the founder of an award winning local band. He has toured
    the Midwest, and has been the opening act for several national acts.
    Luckily for us, he teaches our guitar and ukulele program 11:30 am
    to 12:30 Tuesdays in our music room. The cost is $50 for the eight
    week program.

    Call Senior Center for more information on this activity at 860-441-6785.

    Scrapbooking Bee

    Tuesdays from 10:00-3:00pm

    Cost: $8.00   Classroom: CR3
    Dig out all of those precious photos and preserve them in a special way.  All skill levels, everyone helps each other.

    Dr. Sullo’s Oil Painting Class

    Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am or from 12:30-2:30pm

    Cost is $45 for each class to be paid directly to instructor at each class.
    Call senior center for more information 860-441-6785


    Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm

    Sign up with a partner or we can match you up!
    $5.00 per participant (for 8 weeks)
    Classroom: Main Room