The Groton Council on Aging serves as the community focal point  promoting the independence of older adults through information and referral, support, health and wellness, socialization and education.

We provide opportunities for all individuals as they age by leveraging resources, developing a sustainable future, and engaging in strong partnerships and collaborations.



Openings on the COA Board of Directors

The Council on Aging will have 3 openings on the Board of Directors for the term July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023.

Meetings are held monthly during weekday hours and held at The Groton Center.

The board is advisory to the Council on Aging Director and staff, made up of 9 residents with a majority members being over 60 years of age. An ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment or experience in service to the senior population.

Please contact the COA for a Community Interest Form or submit one electronically using the following link:

Interest Form

Special Update:
For July and August you can expect minimal programs: exercise classes, creative writing, book club, foot care, pickleball and movies.

Exercise classes will be held in the community room so we can spread out with writers and book club in the back classroom with chairs and tables six feet apart.

We’re going to show the academy award movie series twice a week to accommodate more people.

We also would like to continue with our Zoom programming and increase our presence on The Groton Channel for those of you not quite ready to come back.

It is essential you register for everything!
If you plan on coming to a classes at The Groton Center when we reopen, it will be required to reregister for that class. If you need to speak to staff in person, you will have to have an appointment. For example: if you’ve been coming to yoga or strength training for the past 10 you still have to re-register. We have to know who is in the building and when they are coming.

If you don’t register, you won’t be permitted in the building.

We have established guidelines and protocol for using the building which are included with this newsletter. Some of the new guidelines are painful for staff to enforce however, we know that it is what is needed for now so please forgive me for how harsh some may seem. Also please remember, they can change both positively and negatively without notice. We are so happy to have people back in this building, we have missed everyone tremendously! We hope you all continue to be safe and be well!