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Need to relax? Muscles or joints sore? Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage. Amy Hendry, BS, LMT, LE, has been a myofascial/sports therapist for 26 years to CT Sun WNBA team and New England Blackwolves NLL. Amy will be here at our center for massage appointments on Tuesdays.

  • 15 minutes: $10.00
  • 30 minute massage: $30.00
  • 60 minute massage: $55.00

SCHEDULE by appointment only by calling 860-441-6785



Paulette, our center hairdresser, is back on Wednesdays and taking appointments! To make an appointment please stop by or call the front desk  860-441-6785 



Community Room – $175 + $25/hour after hours 150 people max.
Large Classroom – $125 + $25/hour after hours 30 people max.
Small Classroom – $75 + $25/hour after hours 20 people max.

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    We are now THRIVE55+

    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.


    Menu French toast, strawberry cream cheese topping, maple syrup, bacon, home fries, quiche, coffeecake, pastry, fruit cup, OJ, French vanilla coffee/tea
    $10.00  Register by Monday, December 20th.

    Tuesday, September 14th at 5:00 pm- DINING OUT is back! at Frank’s Gourmet Grille

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; Dining Out is our way of giving back to the community. An evening outing of dining, socializing, and enjoyment! Each month one special restaurant will be featured. The senior van will pick you up or you can meet us there.  Each person pays their own tab at the restaurant. Order a full entrée or just appetizers.
    Registration is required 860-441-6785. 


    Nutrition Counseling Thursday Mornings

    We are excited to announce that our NUTRITION OFFICE HOURS will start again in September! Meet with Registered Dietitian Deb Downes for One-on-One Nutrition Counseling on Thursday mornings.  Nutrition Counseling can help with :

    • Weight Loss
    • Diabetes
    • Heart Healthy Eating
    • Cancer-Prevention, Treatment, Recovery
    • Intestinal Issues

    First visit:  $20 for one hour   Subsequent visits:  $10/half hour- To schedule an appointment with Deb :  860-441-6785