Groton Senior Center is adopting a new identity –THRIVE55+ Active Living Center to better reflect the efforts to promote the healthy and vibrant lifestyles of its members and staff efforts to help older adults thrive in the community. This change is a result of a 2019 research study of perceptions and barriers to using the Senior Center. This study showed that the word “senior” had negative connotations from nonusers affecting the overall perception of its programs and services. An overwhelming majority of survey participants supported removing “senior” from the organization’s title, and suggested branding that reflects the activities and community services offered. Based on the recommendations of the survey, the rebranding of the center was an appropriate step to shift perceptions and ultimately better align with available center services. For at least six months the brand will have the tag line “powered by the Groton Senior Center” before transitioning fully to the new name alone. This will allow time for people to adapt to the new name but also know that it is still the same staff who will continue with the quality programs that are offered. Below is an explanation of the new brand. Both the research of perceptions and barriers and the new branding and renaming efforts were paid for by the center’s fund balance and not from taxpayer dollars. If you have any questions, you can contact Mark Berry or Mary Jo Riley.
Monday, November 8 and December 13 we will begin our new Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers. This is not only for direct caregivers but also family/friend support
It is held the second Monday of every month at 10:00 am. You can register by calling 860–441–6785.
The Care Partners of CT will be holding virtual Medicare Advantage seminars almost every day from October through December 7th.
To learn about Medicare, How to Enroll and 2022 Medicare Plan options, you can check dates and times and reserve your spot call 1-844-377-8162 (TTY: 711) or at carepartnersct.com/connect
Election Day will be here soon enough, and we all need to exercise our right to vote. Remind others and encourage them to vote as well. Keep in mind that we are fortunate enough to live in a country where we pick who represents us.
Voting is a basic right and our way to raise our voice and be a part of how our world runs.
Remember if you don’t vote you don’t get to complain after the fact about anything to do with taxes, the way things are or are not because you didn’t care enough to vote.
Sure, you can say “My vote doesn’t make any difference” but it does!! We all have seen those close election results. That great new candidate who ‘only’ lost by 3 votes. Someone else winning be a handful of votes. These are the perfect examples of your vote does make a difference.
We all need to find out who’s running this November and what those candidates stand for. If we agree with them or not. For those that are in office – do we think they are doing a good job? Do they listen? Do they represent what we want or are they always voting the party line? Should they get re-elected? Or is time for someone new?
And the candidates need to pay attention to us! Because the older population are the most likely to vote! We know what works and what doesn’t work. We have lived the social issues. We have seen the politics involved – both good and bad! And over 70% of us vote!!
Yes, out of every 10 people 65+, 7 of them will be voting in November.
Think about that… This age group can influence all policy. If taxes go up or down or stay the same? Does that referendum pass or does it fail? Does the new candidate win? Does the incumbent get re-elect?
Again, think about it! Your vote can be the very vote that drives change! Mark your calendar so you don’t forget. Call for a ride if you need one. But be sure to vote because elections are decided by those who show up!! Not those who stay home!!
As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world!!”
We are seeking two volunteers for each day Tuesday-Friday to work in the Cove with the exception of
Wednesdays and Fridays we would need one volunteer for each of these days to help in the kitchen
(training will be provided). The hours would be 8:30-10:15 , duties would include selling baked goods,
coffee and using a microwave occasionally. If interested please stop by to see Tomi or call 860-441-6782