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.

    Monday Afternoon Fun Starting Oct 26- Cornhole Program

    Cornhole Program

    Corn hole is a fun game we play weekly inside our main room here after the lunch crowd leaves. 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.

    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)  Begins  Monday,  October 26th.  Please call 860-441-6785 to register.


    Tuesdays, November 2nd to December 28th- Live Longer and Prosper – Aging Mastery Program

    The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) is a 8-week series of  health and wellness classes for people age 50 and over. AMP can help you build your own playbook for aging well. It is a fun, innovative, and person-centered education program that empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. By participating in this program, you will make and maintain small but impactful changes in your health behaviors, financial well-being, and enrichment in later life. This incredible & empowering class is for anyone 50 years and older in Southeastern CT.

    It will take place weekly Tuesdays 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm  Nov 2- Dec 28 (no class Nov 23)

    Next at Groton Senior Center

    Reminder:  we are CLOSED Monday, October 11th

    Next week’s featured COASTAL CAFÉ lunch items are:

    • Monday, Oct 11  CLOSED
    • Tuesday, Oct 12  Chicken Parmesan
    • Wednesday, Oct 13 Mushroom Onion Pork Chops
    • Thursday, Oct 14  Meatloaf
    • Friday, Oct 15 Chef’s Choice