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.

    COASTAL CAFÉ TAKE OUT Weekdays

    TAKE OUT MENU  FOR April 26th-April 30th

    Monday – bacon Cheese burger, tater tots and vegetable

    Tuesday – honey mustard chicken, scalloped potatoes and vegetable

    Wednesday – stuffed cabbage, rice and cheesy califlower

    Thursday – vegetable lasagna, side salad and garlic bread

    Friday – maple salmon, roasted potatoes and vegetable

     

    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)

    *MAKE SURE YOU ASK ON FRIDAYS WHAT THE $3 LEFTOVER SPECIAL IS*

    Groton Senior Center  102 Newtown Road, Groton CT 06340  860-441-6785

     

     

     

    Orders will be picked up curbside—just pull up-11:30am-12:30pm.

     

     

     

    COMMUNITY FIRST DINNER is TONIGHT Thursday, April 22

    Our biweekly COMMUNITY FIRST DINNER  is happening again Thursday, April 22nd 4:00-5:00pm at our Groton Senior Center location. 

    The meal is Fried chicken, potato salad or pasta salad, vegetable

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    This is a drive thru style and contactless so we ask that you pop open your trunk so meals can be placed in.  MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT PICK UP

     

    Groton DEI Collaboration Offers LGBTQ+ Training Series

    The Groton DEI Collaborative has partnered with Triangle Community Center to offer an LGBTQ+ training series to Town staff, officials, and Groton community members. The trainings have been split into two groups, 101 sessions and 201 sessions. The trainings will be held virtually via Zoom and are 1.5 hours each. The goal of the trainings is to engage participants in a thorough overview of what it means to be LGBTQ+. From terminology and definitions to rethinking traditional assumptions about gender and sexuality, and creating community allies.

    Spaces are limited, 25 people per session, so please register early. There are no pre-recorded training sessions. Also, please note, this is an elective training. Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrotonLGBTQtrainings

    COVID-19 ASL Video

    The COVID-19 American Sign Language (ASL) videos like the one below  are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  are supported, in part, by a grant from the CDC Foundation, using funding provided by its donors. The materials were created in partnership with the Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech. View the full CDC COVID-19 ASL YouTube playlist for additional videos. Please note that only the videos listed on this microsite were developed through this project; others on the CDC COVID-19 ASL YouTube playlist were developed by CDC.

    Visit this link for the video https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid/asl

    Accepting Donations to Club 55 FLEA MARKET

    We so appreciate your support!

    Reminder: Donations are ONLY being accepted Tuesdays 1:30-4:00 pm  April 20th (today) and 27th for the annual Club 55 FLEA MARKET.     (*no clothes nor electronics)   860-441-6785