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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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    Free Technology Help MONDAYS 11-1

    Let our Techy Teens teach you high-tech tricks.

    Technology help on topics ranging from smartphones & tablets, digital cameras/photos, basic computer skills, eBooks, Microsoft Office, Facetime and more!

    Mondays, June 26-August 7, 2023   11 am to 1 pm                 

    in our Thrive 55+  Tech Center



    Coastal Café Food Service at Thrive 55+

    Have you tried our affordable lunches lately? You can enjoy an entrée and two sides, salad bar items, soup and/or desserts any weekday. No reservations required. May and June featured entrée menus are inserts in this newsletter or can also be found online at Search Thrive55+

    Take out is available too! Call our front desk by 10:30 am for home delivery 860-441-6785. Two dollars ($2.00) per household delivery- not per person. If two people order and it goes to the same address it is still only two dollars.

    Open to the public 11:30 am to 12:45 pm —for anyone. Come eat with us!


    Pre-Diabetes/Diabetes Help for YOU

    Is your A1c greater than 5.7?


    I CAN HELP!  

    Knowledgeable, Friendly, Convenient

    Thursdays 9:30-1:30  

    Deborah Downes, Registered Dietitian


    Stop by the front desk or call 860-441-6785 to make an appointment with Registered Dietitian at Thrive 55+


    Blood Pressure Clinics

    VNA of Southeastern CT 

    Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to optimizing the health and well being of the people in our region. One of VNASC’s Core Values is to share responsibility with the community for improving its health status.

    Services include clinics like our Blood Pressure Clinics: Tuesdays 11:00 am -12:00 pm and Fridays 8:45- 9:45am

    Site Coordinator Volunteer Needed for AARP Tax -Aide service

    AARP foundation tax-aid provides free in-person, personal income tax preparation, with special attention to those age 50 and older. Starting in October 2023 the Groton AARP tax aid group is looking for a new site coordinator. The site coordinator implement program plans and ensures site compliance with the AARP tax aide program policies, and IRS quality site requirements.

    • Duties include:
    • Ensuring supplies needed for staff preparation at the site are available.
    • Scheduling volunteer counselors
    • Coordinating with Thrive 55+ for scheduling of clients.
    • Ensuring all required policies and processes are in place and followed at the site
    • Providing leadership and communication from AARP, leadership and local volunteers
    • Qualification as tax counselor is desired, but not required

    Expenses in mileage are reimbursed by AARP.

    A specific position description is available upon request.

    Apply by August 1, 2023 with a one page summary of your history, and one personal reference

    For more information, please contact Keith at