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.

    HEALTHY STRETCH- THURSDAYS **NEW HOURS**

    5:00pm to 6:00pm with Instructor Lorraine

    This is not your typical stretching program! As we age our muscles become shorter and lose their elasticity. Aging can affect the structure of our bones and muscles causing pain and decreased range of motion in the shoulders, spine, and hips. Stretching is an excellent way to help relieve pain, increase flexibility, and increase range of motion to enhance our everyday life. Class is for anyone seeking to achieve the many benefits of stretching. RSVP

    Classes- Spring 2 Session- May 3 to June 26, 2021

    If you have been fully vaccinated– great! We still need each person to adhere to the COVID 19 regulations. For Groton Senior Center, one must correctly wear a face mask on our buses and in our center.

    PLEASE NOTE we still have to distance at 6 feet so there is limited numbers of patrons per class or if possible move a class to a larger room. Fitness is still to be 12 feet apart. Fitness classes will be outdoors during day and indoors or virtually during evening.

    Ceramics, quilting, scrapbooking, guitar lessons, bingo and mind aerobics with limited numbers of persons will begin again as well.

     

    Tuesday, May 18th at 2:00 pm- GARDEN VOLUNTEERS

    GARDEN VOLUNTEERS
    We will be meeting at the Groton Senior Center raised garden beds on
    Tuesday, May 18th at 2:00 pm to discuss the beds and make a plan/
    schedule. Rain date for the meeting is Thursday, May 20th at 2:00 pm
    Please call Tomi with any questions 860-441-6782

    Tuesday, May 25th from 5pm to 6pm- Sunset Serenade

    Cost: FREE

    Come be entertained by the energetic singing duo Jenna & Brittany for a Memorial Day USO Tribute Concert during our SUNSET SERENADE event. Our entertainment is sponsored by Club 55. RSVP 860-441-6785.  This is an outdoor event so please bring your own chair. Community First Dinner Program is prior (4-5 pm) – get your meal then and enjoy during our event.

    We invite local artists to display your talents for a great cause!

    Art with Purpose
    TO BENEFIT GROTON SENIOR CENTER PROJECT LIFESAVER
    CALL FOR ARTISTS
    We invite local artists to display your talents for a great cause!
    – JULY 2021 –
    Giving you the much-deserved exposure of your piece(s) and a place to display your work for the
    month of JULY all while giving to an incredible cause.
    Interested? For more details, please contact
    KWilliams@groton-ct.gov or TStanley@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6785