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.

    COASTAL CAFÉ TAKE OUT AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS

    COASTAL CAFÉ TAKE OUT
    AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS
    AT GROTON SENIOR CENTER
    102 NEWTOWN ROAD, GROTON CT 06340
    • Each meal is $5. Orders can be called in starting at 9:00 am weekdays. 860-441-6785
    • At this time, we are only providing hot meals (NO soups, sandwiches, salad bar).
    • Orders will be picked up curbside11:30am-12:30pm. Just pull up and wait. We will bring it to you.
    Weekly menu is posted our GSC Facebook page Facebook.com/GrotonSC, on our Town of Groton Website https:www.groton-ct.gov/departments/parksrec/seniorson our regional site https://seniorcenterct.org/groton/

    EXTENDED TRIPS 2021

    2021 EXTENDED TRIPS

    ♦ SPOTLIGHT ON NEW ORLEANS- APRIL 7–11 (AIR) French Quarter, on Tour, New Orleans School of Cooking, St. Louis Cathedral, French Marketplace, Swamp Tour, Jazz Revue 5 Days • 6 Meals

    • HAWAIIAN ADVENTURE- May 6-15 (AIR) Three Islands featuring Oahu, Kauai and Maui -Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s North Shore, Waimea Canyon, Kauai Coffee Estate, Fern Grotto, Iao Valley, Lahaina, Polynesian Luau 10 Days • 13 Meals

    • EXPLORING SOUTH AFRICA, VICTORIA FALLS & BOTSWANA- October 08 — 22 (AIR) Pilanesberg National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, 8 Wildlife Safaris, Choice on Tour, Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Table Mountain 15 Days • 29 Meals

    ♦ SHRINES OF FRANCE- SEPTEMBER 9 –11 (AIR) Paris, Seine River, Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre-Coeur, Lisieux, Basilica of St. Thérèse, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, International Stained Glass Center, Nevers, Paray-le-Monial, Lyon, Bouchon Dinner, Choice on Tour, La Salette, Avignon, Carcassonne, Lourdes 11 Days • 16 Meals

     

    ♦ ARK ENCOUNTER- SEPTEMBER 25 (BUS)

    ♦ NIAGARA FALLS- OCTOBER 5-8 (BUS)

    ♦ SPOTLIGHT ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA- NOV 20 2021

    ALSO:

    ♦ SOUTHERN CHARM- FEBRUARY 27, 2022 (AIR)

    ♦ QUEBEC WINTER FESTIVAL- 2022 (BUS)

     

    Would you like more details on any of these trips?
    Please email colsen@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6623 to request a brochure.
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    PLEASE JOIN US DECEMBER (TBA) 2020
    FOR AN OVERVIEW OF OUR PLANNED TRIPS FOR 2021

    We will discuss all our 2021 extended trips
    and listen to your ideas on where else we should travel to!

    TRIPS & TRAVEL ARE NOT JUST FOR GROTON RESIDENTS!
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    Call 860-441-6623 or email cmorrison@groton-ct.gov for detailed flyer.