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Enhanced Benefits Checkup Counseling is BACK!!

Senior Resources Enhanced Benefits Checkup Coordinator, Lori Napolitano will be taking appointments here at Groton Senior Center twice a month on Tuesdays the following dates:

  • Screenings are appropriate for those seeking State/Federal Program assistance as well as Medicare Counseling.
  • Clients can be scheduled regardless of where they live in CT.  If an appointment is not available at the town they reside, clients will can schedule at another location.
  • Clients must come prepared for their appointment. Failure to come prepared impacts the client negatively.

Call 860-441-6785 to schedule.


As a rider on the Senior Center transportation, the center provides a low cost ride to medical appointments and shopping for $2.00 a ride.  Due to the time it takes to process the payments, the center is going to a prepay card system.  One can purchase a ten ride card for $20 which will then be punched by the driver when you arrive for your ride.  These cards will be good until all ten rides are punched then you can purchase another card.

We will be transitioning to using only these cards by January 1, 2016.  You have several options for purchasing a card.  When at the senior center, you can purchase a card at the front desk.  You can mail a check for $20 to the center with a note what it is for.  Be sure to put your driver’s license information on the check.  Or you can purchase the card over the phone (860)441-6785  and use a credit card for payment.

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    Site Coordinator Volunteer Needed for AARP Tax -Aide service

    AARP foundation tax-aid provides free in-person, personal income tax preparation, with special attention to those age 50 and older. Starting in October 2023 the Groton AARP tax aid group is looking for a new site coordinator. The site coordinator implement program plans and ensures site compliance with the AARP tax aide program policies, and IRS quality site requirements.

    • Duties include:
    • Ensuring supplies needed for staff preparation at the site are available.
    • Scheduling volunteer counselors
    • Coordinating with Thrive 55+ for scheduling of clients.
    • Ensuring all required policies and processes are in place and followed at the site
    • Providing leadership and communication from AARP, leadership and local volunteers
    • Qualification as tax counselor is desired, but not required

    Expenses in mileage are reimbursed by AARP.

    A specific position description is available upon request.

    Apply by August 1, 2023 with a one page summary of your history, and one personal reference

    For more information, please contact Keith at

    Spring I Session Registration

    Registration for Spring I Session (Mar 6 – April 29) begins…

    February 7th for residents

    February 14th for non residents (in person)


    Please come in person to register. You can also register ONLINE at
    *Non residents may sign up online 2 days after residents
    registration begins & in person the week after residents.

    gnoG Show Price Update

    We are now offering an additional price for the gnoG Show on Friday Feb 24th

    Cost is $20 pp for dinner and show or $10 PP for just the show (entry is after dinner is completed)  Register by Feb 21st 860-441-6785