Trips

Click here to visit the official Thrive55+ Active Living Center website.

Spots go fast on all our trips and some are already filled up. We do our best to get you the best seats for the best price with a quality trip!  Check our flyers in the Thrive55+ Active Living Center, in our Discover 55+ newsletter or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the USA and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public.

Questions about a particular trip??  If you just want to know if there is a spot for you you may call 860-441-6785 or if a more specific question call 860-441-6623.  THANK YOU for traveling with us!

Payment must be made upon registering for a day trip. No refunds unless your spot can be filled.

    TRIP PRESENTATION California Dreamin’

    Tuesday, January 11th at 2 pm

    Collette TRIP PRESENTATION  California Dreamin’
    Registration is necessary. Please call 860-441-6785 or stop by our front desk.

    2022 EXTENDED TRIPS

    Please email colsen@groton-ct.gov or call 860-441-6623 for more trip information.
    SOUTHERN CHARM FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 5
    featuring Charleston, Savannah & Jekyll Island: Historic Charleston, Choice on Tour, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens,
    Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island 7 Days /9 Meals
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1044773
    EXPLORING SOUTH AFRICA,VICTORIA FALLS & BOTSWANA March 9-23
    Pilanesberg National Park, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, 8 Wildlife Safaris,
    Choice on Tour, Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Table Mountain 15 Days / 29 Meals
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1024254
    COSTA RICA MARCH 19-27
    San Jose, Coffee Plantation, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise,
    Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero 9 Days /14 Meals
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1051305
    SANTA FE MAY 8-13
    Walking Tour of Santa Fe Plaza, Open-Air Tram Tour, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe School of Cooking, Turquoise Trail, Allan
    Houser Sculpture Garden, Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo
    6 Days /8 Meals
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1051292
    SHADES OF IRELAND SEPTEMBER 2-11
    Dublin, Irish Evening, Choices on Tour, Kilkenny, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry,
    Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay 10 Days / 13 Meals
    https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1051291
    CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ OCTOBER 3-10
    Monterey, Scenic 17-Mile Drive, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Choice on Tour, Lake Tahoe Scenic Cruise, Napa
    Valley Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting, San Francisco 8 Days /

    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.

    Saturday, November 25th- Tour Bus Trip to see Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular

    Every year, the Rockettes push themselves further to put on a show that’s
    more dynamic, more challenging and more magical than the last. Take in
    cherished moments and create new memories with the 2021 Radio City Music
    Hall Christmas Spectacular!
    We have center orchestra seats for the 5:00 pm show. $ 195/ resident
    Deadline to register for this for this trip is Nov 15th.

    Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00am- Day trip to Van Gogh the Immersive Exhibit in Boston

    The experience is rich in content and suitable for a wide audience. In addition to a spacious central area where Van Gogh’s works stretch floor-to-ceiling, the experience includes separate galleries that chronicle his life, technique, and influence thru informative panels, larger than life re-creations and engaging interactives.

    Time at Quincy Markey for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many eateries.

    Departure  7:00am

    Estimated Return: 5:00pm

    $110 per resident – cost includes admission to show, deluxe coach transportation and driver gratuity.

    Payment is required at time of reservation– you can do so over the phone 860-441-6785