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.

 

Spotlight

Flu Shots at The Groton Center – October 20, 2020

Nashoba Associated Board of Health will be administering flu shots at The Groton Center on Tuesday, October 20 , 2 – 6pm. The first half of clinic ( 2-4 pm) is designated specially for seniors and the 2nd half of clinic (4-6pm) is open to the public of all ages 6 months and up.

Under town policy all persons entering public buildings must have temperatures screening, wear masks (with CDC exemptions) and practice social distancing.

The BOH will provide only inactivated, injectable influenza vaccine (no nasal/live vaccines).

All influenza vaccines are quadrivalent (protect against 4 strains of influenza).

High Dose flu vaccine for seniors aged 65 years and older will be offered.

ALL ages starting at 6 months old, adults, & seniors can be vaccinated.

Only influenza vaccine are provided at the clinics.

Flu registration forms as well as the Vaccine Information Sheet must be provided to all vaccine recipients.

In an effort to be as contact/touch free as possible, the BOH is asking flu clinic attendees to thoroughly, and legibly, complete the flu form prior to the clinic and bring a copy of their insurance card if possible.

There will be a secure way on-site to scan insurance cards for those who cannot bring a copy.

Each person being vaccinated needs to complete the form which can be found below or at The Groton Center.

Clinic Guidebook
Flu Insurance Form

Special Update:
It is still important to register for the programs and classes you would like to attend.

For all our regular programs like our exercise classes, writing, knitting, watercolor, etc., you can now sign up indefinitely (not just 8 weeks at a time) but please, please, please be sure to cancel if you can’t come. Registration for special educational programs, movies or other special events is permitted when you receive your newsletter.

Fitness center registrations can also be made indefinitely unless we find there is a particular coveted time slot, then we may find it necessary to rotate days with those interested in that time slot.

We will continue to offer classes both in person and through Zoom when we can.

It’s not always pretty and certainly not a perfect scenario but we will continue to strive to tweak it and do the absolute best we can with a really tough situation.

Please feel free to reach out to The Center should you have any questions or concerns.