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.

    Saturday, October 30th from 9am to 1pm- Club 55 Fall Bazaar

    This event is free and open to the public. We will have various vendors, artisans, Club 55 Bake Sale and more.  We are still seeking vendors—if interested in participating: Cost is $10 for round table and $15 for a long table. Call 860-441-6785 to reserve your table! Reserve by Friday, October 22nd.

    Thursday, October 7th at 1:00pm- COIN COLLECTOR PRESENTATION

    COIN COLLECTOR PRESENTATION WITH BLAIR SOUCY –AMERICAN COIN PICKER

    Blair has been collecting coins for over 50 years and is a professional coin dealer. He is also is  the President of the Litchfield County Coin Club.  Blair’s program talks about the state of coin collecting today, the US Mint and its products, the gold and silver bullion market and provides a general overview of coin and currency collecting.

    You are encouraged to bring any coins/currency for Blair to look at to give you an idea of value and rarity. There will be plenty of time for questions.

    This is for  all to attend—you do not have to be  an experienced collector. We do need to know how many persons to expect so RSVP at 860-441-6785.

     

     

    Johnson State College Men’s Ensemble Concert Friday Oct 1 at 12:30

    Friday, October 1st at 12:30 pm

    Johnson State College Men’s Ensemble Concert

    An amazing internationally renowned men’s choral ensemble who have been together since 1967 will be hosting their annual reunion gig with us on Friday, October 1st!  

    Men’s acapella group from late 60’s to early 70’s. Still singing after 45 years.

    Please join us for this special performance! Free of charge

     

    Collette  California Dreamin’ trip October 2022

    Here is the link to Collette’s  California Dreamin’ trip we are having October 2022.  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1051418

    California Dreamin’: Monterey, Yosemite & Napa  October 03 — October 10, 2022

    Monterey, Scenic 17-Mile Drive, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Choice on Tour, Lake Tahoe Scenic Cruise, Napa Valley Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, San Francisco