AT GROTON SENIOR CENTER
102 NEWTOWN ROAD, GROTON CT 06340
Orders can be called in starting at 9:00 am weekdays.
At this time, we are only providing hot meals (NO soups, sandwiches, salad bar).
Orders will be picked up curbside- just pull up-11:30am-12:30pm.
Weekly menu is posted on Groton Senior Center Facebook page
Both CHOICES Health Insurance Counseling and Benefits Counseling are going to continue via phone while we continue to deal with COVID19. Please call Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 for either program.
Senior Resources is pleased to announce the in-home version of the popular Live Well with Chronic Conditions workshop is now available to seniors in the comfort of their home without having to use technology beyond the telephone. The Active Living Everyday Toolkit can be sent directly to participants at no cost and includes a Living a Healthy Life Book, instruction booklet and exercise and relaxation CD’s. Weekly phone calls from a trained Live Well leader enhances the experience and can help to alleviate social isolation during the COVID epidemic.
Please note there is a limited supply of toolkits. Participants must share their name, address and phone number so the toolkit can be mailed directly to them and the leader can place the weekly call. The Agency on Aging Regional Coordinator will arrange to let you know ahead of time the name of the leader. Contact Lori Rygielski, Regional Coordinator at Senior Resources at 860-997-3561 extension 127 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Since March we have continued to provide transportation to seniors who reside in Groton for shopping and medical appointments in Groton, New London, Waterford, Gales Ferry, Westerly, Stonington, & Mystic.
For more information or a detailed flyer of our transportation program please call (860)441-6785 Monday through Friday.
*Please be aware that Groton Senior Center does not provide assistance to and from the vehicle.
Groton Senior Center in collaboration with Town of Groton Police Department, Town of Groton Recreation Division and Groton Board Of Education Offices is proud to have brought the “Community First Dinner Program” to Groton. Our own fantastic Kathy Williams spearheaded the effort and never let up in creating this program to provide dinners twice a week to families and individuals struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Offering nutritionally balanced meals to the community at ZERO cost. The meal preparation, is headed by our own Lynnsie Manza, of our Coastal Café. The meals are prepared at the center and then individually packaged to be distributed at several meal sites in Groton. At this writing, over 1,400 dinners have been provided to Groton.
After a lot of behind the scenes work and collaboration, Kathy Williams and Jennifer Meakem scheduled numerous volunteers and the program kicked off on June 3rd. The individual dinners are packaged up, delivered and then distributed Wednesdays and Fridays between 4:30pm and 5:30pm at the following sites: St. John’s Christian Church, TVCAA on Central Avenue, Charles Barnum School /now Beacon Point Homes (Gungywamp Road). A first come, first served basis most nights we had just enough meals or ran out early! Rain or shine! 🙂
We are proud to announce many of the weeks meals were provided generously by Children First Groton Collaborative, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund Covid Relief, Pfizer, Pepsi, Utz, Hartford HealthCare, Village Market, Paul And Angela McGuirk and a very large amount of generous people of our community who have donated to this cause. THANK YOU ALL!
Nutrition for Health and Weight Loss
PROFESSIONAL NUTRITION COUNSELING
Deborah Downes, Registered Dietitian
Thursdays 9:30am to 1:30pm
Knowledgeable, friendly, convenient and affordable to help you
• reach weight loss goals.
• learn to eat and cook for better health.
• meet your blood sugar goals.
• follow a more heart healthy lifestyle.
• improve intestinal issues(irritable bowel, crohn’s, constipation…
• learn how to manage nutrition changes due to illness and/or recovery.
Cost: $20 per hour (by the way, this is a huge bargain!)
First visit/Initial Assessment (required): $20 for one hour
Subsequent visits: $10/half hour