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.

    McLEW’S BREAKFAST Friday, October 1st

    McLEW’S BREAKFAST Friday, October 1st  8:40am

    Let us gather again for breakfast!  Mmm mmm—apple pancakes, maple syrup, grilled sausage

    patty, scrambled eggs, pastry, OJ, coffee/tea. Cost is $8.00 per person

    Registration is necessary.

    Please call 860-441-6785 or stop by our front desk to do so.

     

    Club 55 2021-2022 Membership Drive

    For ONLY $5 per year (Sept.— Aug.) you too can be a part of our fantastic altruistic Club 55!
    Visit us in the lobby most weekdays! Discounts on Club 55 special events and Club 55 supports many projects of interest to seniors

    Dr. Michael Sullo Oil Painting class- Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm

    8 week session
    September 1–October 20, 2021
    $280 per student
    Open to ages 14-108 All levels are welcome. Oil Painting, Artist, Lecturer and Professor, Dr. Sullo is once again offering a BEGINNERS class in oil painting.

    This program will include:
     lessons in oil painting: eight lessons over eight consecutive weeks
     a study in a particular technique and practice
     a private tour of a CT art museum lead by an Italian master painter Dr. Michael Sullo
     class is limited to 10 students
    Come join us and allow your creativity to flourish. Students are responsible for their own supplies.

    Call 860-441-6785 for more information.

    Wednesday, September 8th at 1:00 pm- O.A.T.S. activity at Mortimer Wright Nature Preserve

    O.A.T.S. OUTDOOR ACTIVE TRAVELING SENIORS (55+)
    A group with a shared interest of being outdoors and adventure who happen to be 55 and older.  Interested? Email colsen@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6623.

    HIKING
    –Wednesday, September 8th 1:00 pm Mortimer Wright Nature Preserve approx. 1.5 mile

    –Thursday, October 14th 10:00 am Groton Utilities lead hike around the reservoir approx. 3+ miles

    Registration is required – for any OATS outing- please call 860-441-6785.

     

     

    Tuesday , September 21st at 1:00 pm- Travel to Egypt with Scott and Josh (Virtual Trip)

    A virtual trip and presentation of “Two weeks in Egypt” -a photo documentation of a fantastic pre-covid adventure. We start in Cairo, with a cruise on the Nile river, temples and monuments, the Aswan High Dam, concluding with scuba diving in the Red Sea. We look forward to sharing the experience, knowledge and humor from our trip. Please register at 860-441-6785.