Click here to visit the official Thrive55+ Active Living Center website.

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.

Transportation Information page

Guidelines Grant Transportation 2015 Finalv2





    John has been a volunteer at Thrive 55+ on and off since 2006. He first started to utilize the center when he
    moved to Groton from Gales Ferry and wanted more than just meals and classes, he wanted to give back. This is
    when John decided that he could best be utilized in the Tech Center.
    We were very fortunate that John wanted to volunteer in the Tech Center, he
    is a true asset. John has been working with computers since 1980. His career
    working with computers started after graduating college when he took a
    position with the Burlington Northern Railroad working as an Information
    Technology Specialist of the purchasing department for 15 years. After that,
    he worked for IBM Global Services for 7 years where he retired from and
    then moved from Texas to CT to be with his sister and her family.
    John enjoys volunteering at the center because it gives him an opportunity to
    socialize and make new friends. John finds it very gratifying when someone
    comes to him with a tech problem and he is able to show them the solution
    and the individual has an ah,ha moment! He also feels that volunteering in the
    technology center challenges him because it’s something new everyday and no
    two problems are ever the same. He loves it!
    On occasion, John has also donated some of his gorgeous knit blankets to our center. He is very talented. John
    also enjoys reading, cross stitch, painting and zentangle. We hope John continues to pursue all his hobbies and we
    thank him for all of his years of dedication to our Technology Center !

    WE Need YOU Thursday, November 10th at 6pm

    Please join us on Thursday, November 10th at 6pm for a PUBLIC HEARING on the Groton Parks and Recreation Master Plan. . The focus of this project is for BerryDunn’s project team to help continue the department’s vision: Groton is a community where everyone feels welcome and included, and has opportunity to live, work and play in a healthy environment.  For more information visit Town of Groton Parks and Recreation on Facebook or call 860-536-5680.




    Fall II Session





    Registration Deadline –
    Please register before the first week of class. Classes not
    meeting the minimum will be cancelled for the session.