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.

    We are still wearing masks!

    Can you believe it’s been 14 months that we’ve been wearing masks? I know we are getting mask weary and are ready for them to come off. Gov. Lamont has given businesses the option of allowing no masks or continuing to have mask wearing indoors.

    For the safety of the staff and the safety of all our customers that masks will still be required. You’ll need to continue to wear your mask over your nose and mouth for a bit longer while coming to the center.  The center is still a place that is for the most vulnerable population to Covid 19.

    We will discontinue wearing masks in the center beginning July 1 as long as we continue to see the decline in Covid cases in our community.

    I ask that you be kind and respect the decision to keep everyone that participates here safe. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and we all look forward to the day when we can get back to whatever our “normal” will be.

    Summer Formal Dinner Dance June 11th

    Our annual June dinner dance is back! This event is for anyone 55 plus. JUNE 11th – a SUMMER FORMAL dinner dance.

    Our delicious menu is Shrimp cocktail, wedge salad w/ bacon & blue cheese dressing, grilled ribeye steak w/ garlic mustard sauce, twice baked potato w/ sour cream & chives, roasted parmesan broccoli and dessert.  We are happy to welcome back DJ Gabe! $20 per person. Limited to 50 persons. Register by Monday, June 7th  860-441-6785

    Alzheimer’s Educational Series

    An Educational Series for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


    Friday, May 28th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Understanding Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Effective Communication Strategies

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

    Please call 860-441-6785 to register for any of these  educational sessions by Alzheimer’s Assoc. CT Chapter.

    Our Coastal Café Take Out Menu

    Each meal is $5. Orders can be called in starting at 9 am the day of.
    At this time, we are only providing hot meals (NO soups, sandwiches, salad bar)
    Orders will be picked up curbside—just pull up-11:30am-12:30pm

    May 3   Monday – Baked Ham, Homestyle Black Eyed Peas and Vegetable

    May 4   Tuesday – Chicken Salad Sandwich, Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs and Side Salad

    May 5   Wednesday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Side Salad and Garlic Bread

    May 6   Thursday – Oven Fried Pork Chops, Potato Apple Au Gratin and Vegetable

    May 7   Friday – Crab Cakes, Roasted Potatoes and Vegetable