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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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    2022 Summer Session Information


    Summer registration begins:
    June 6 for residents
    June 13 for non-residents

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

    Presentation: ESTATE PLANNING INFO SESSION on Wednesday, June15th at 1:00 PM

    Presented by Eric Moreira, CRPC, APMA Financial Advisor
    of Coastal Wealth Management. Local Estate Planning
    Attorney April Brodeur will be guest speaker.
    * General Estate Planning ideas
    * Creative ways to leave a legacy for loved ones
    * Simple techniques for avoiding Probate
    * Medicaid Planning
    Light refreshments available.
    Registration required for this by Monday, June 13th

    Presentation: THINGS TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT DOWNSIZING on Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:00pm and June 29th at 6:00 PM

    Presented by Heather Sawyer of William Pitt Sotheby’s international Realty located in Mystic CT. Let’s talk about downsizing for you personally or helping family members through the process. Topics include how to prepare your home and yourself for the changes, how to sell your current home, how to buy another home/condo and what does that mean for you and your family.


    Chef Beplat is a graduate of both the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson and Wales. He has worked in a number of area restaurants and has been teaching Culinary Arts at Grasso Technical High School for the past 8 years. Every summer he and his wife frequent the local farmer’s markets in search of delicious ingredients. Weekly workshops will focus on uncomplicated preparations that accentuate the superior flavor of the weekly vegetable selections. Informational anecdotes, historical and cultural perspectives and techniques that make using these beautiful ingredients a fun and rewarding experience will be highlighted. Registration Required. No fee.