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.

    Friday, November 5th- AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is currently being offered as an online class or a ZOOM class only.

    Consult your insurance agent for information about discounts available from taking this class.

     

    Classes are currently being offered either online or via a live ZOOM class.

    For more information and to take the class online, go to: www.aarpdriversafety.org

    For more information and to take a ZOOM class, Visit: aarp.cvent.com/dsvirtual

    Call Cindy for more information at 860-445-1057

    The Medicare Annual Election Period is upon us from October through December 7th

    The Care Partners of CT will be holding virtual Medicare Advantage seminars almost every day from October through December 7th.
    To learn about Medicare, How to Enroll and 2022 Medicare Plan options, you can check dates and times and reserve your spot call 1-844-377-8162 (TTY: 711) or at carepartnersct.com/connect

    Mondays at 1:00pm- Cornhole Program

    We have lots of fun while being a tad competitive? Sign up with a partner or we can match you up? $5.00 per participant (for 8 weeks).

    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.

     

     

     

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays- Cardio Sculpt

    Monday, Wednesday and Friday Time: 9:00am

    This program offers 15 to 20 minutes of aerobic work with a focus on specific exercises to strengthen and sculpt.

    Fee: $54/ $64 non-resident