Resources

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:

April 19th

May 3rd

May 17th

June 7th

June 21st

  • 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.

 

TRANSPORTATION

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.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to call Mary Jo at 860-441-6636 or Cindy Morrison at 860-441-6623.

Transportation Information page

Guidelines Grant Transportation 2015 Finalv2

 

 

 

    Need help with Medicare?

    CHOICES Counselors provide free, unbiased information about the Medicare Parts A, B, C
    and D and provide assistance through the medicare.gov portal to screen and enroll in various
    Medicare Advantage Plans or Medicare Part D plans as well as provide screening and application
    assistance for the Medicare Savings Programs to help make Medicare affordable.

    THE CALL HUB

    Groton Senior Center is excited to present a brand new program called “The Call Hub”.  This program is generously sponsored by the Groton Parks Foundation.
    The Call Hub is a social calling program designed to provide enriching, fun and stimulating conversations. This program is for individuals who are homebound or lack human connection through socialization and activities outside of the home. Our goal is to have individuals feel validated and connected to other people with similar interests and values through the utilization of weekly phone calls.
    Volunteers for this program are super important and can help to make a difference in others lives by giving 1 hour a week to 2 recipients by calling them. Social calling can improve psychological wellbeing , give folks opportunities to talk with like-minded people, perceived self-efficacy, more years at home and referrals to addition-al community resources. Social isolation affects nearly 1 in 5 older adults and that while it’s harmful at any age it’s especially dangerous for people over 50. Social isolation and loneliness are associated with higher blood pressure, increased susceptibility to the flu, greater risk of heart disease and earlier onset of dementia.
    If you have questions or would like to participate in this program as a volunteer please reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Tomi at 860-441-6782 or tstanley@groton-ct.gov

    PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: BUILDING SOCIALLY INTEGRATED COMMUNITIES

    Join AARP and Groton Senior Center as they launch a FREE evidence-based pilot program in
    Connecticut and Rhode Island with the goal of providing those who participate with an opportunity to
    increase their social integration for themselves and those in their community.
    We hope that you can participate to help contribute to building a socially integrated community that can
    help you, your networks, and others across the country.
    Why: Contribute to building a socially integrated community that helps you, your community, and others
    nationwide. Your participation offers you an opportunity to help others while also positively impacting
    your own health, connection with others and learn about relationships and social engagement all virtually.
    You will meet new people while taking part as a virtual participant.
    What to Expect:
    • Participate in this free virtual six-week program, meeting once a week for 90 min
    • Groups range between 6-8 people
    • Learning objectives weekly accomplished through an educational, interactive & reflective structure
    • Provides you with knowledge about the social aspects of health, social networks and social isolation
    while participating in active learning through case studies, reminiscence, and group discussions.
    • Capturing your experience in this group, is important for the program pilot done before and after the 6-
    week program by questionnaire.
    • Access to the internet needed along with a device equipped with video/audio like a computer, tablet, or
    smartphone. A program navigator will walk you through the ZOOM steps to connect if needed.
    • Geared towards individuals aged 50+
    • Participants do not need to be an AARP member
    *Our immediate need is for program participants for the virtual 6-week session. A telephonic version of
    this project will be available in the coming months.

    If you are interested and available for the virtual 6-week session please contact either Tomi or Cindy 860-441-6785

                                                                                         

    Now Scheduling Nutrition Appointments Started May 6th

    NUTRITION OFFICE HOURS are back!!

    Meet with Registered Dietitian Deb Downes  One-on-One Thursday mornings at Groton Senior Center

    Starting May 6th,  Deb will be back on Thursday mornings.  First visit:  $20 for one hour. Subsequent visits:  $10/half hour.

    Nutrition can help with              

    • Weight Loss
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Healthy Eating
    • Cancer (Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
    • Intestinal Issue

    To schedule an appointment with Deb : 860-441-6785 

    Fridays: June 11th- An Educational Series for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

    Friday, May 28th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Understanding Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Effective Communication Strategies

    Friday, June 11th, 2021 10:30 am -12:00 pm
    Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

    Please call 860-441-6785 to register for any of these educational sessions by Alzheimer’s Assoc. CT Chapter

    Presented by Kris Sortwell, MSW, CBIS