The Granby Senior Center Achieved National Accreditation in March of 2005, becoming the 4th Senior Center in the State to receive this honor. Accredited for the second time in August of 2010 and the third time in July of 2015.
The mission of the Town of Granby Senior Center is to empower older adults to live full, independent lives by providing leadership on aging issues and enhancing the social, physical and educational well-being for each participating individual.
Granby Senior Services provides assistance through programming, transportation, a Community Cafe Program, benefit counseling and referrals. The Center operates five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Center is also open many evenings for exercise and informational sessions, and is utilized frequently throughout the week for meeting space for town boards and commissions, civic groups and youth programs. The building is used by seniors throughout the day and evening for a variety of programs including: exercise classes, computer classes, billiards league, camera club, special breakfasts and luncheons, art and needleworking groups, educational and health programs, and both the Senior Men's Breakfast and the Women's Breakfast. Other special programs include AARP Drivers Course, Medicare counseling and Tax Preparation Assistance. Senior Services operates two handicpped accessible vehicles for transporting seniors for Senior Center events, shopping trips, cultural events and medical appointments.
The Senior Center works closely with the Youth Services Bureau, Public Library, Recreation Department, Police Department, Public Works Department and local schools. In addition, the Senior Center staff collaborates with local health and human service providers, civic groups, churches and businesses to provide programs and services. As a result of these efforts, the Center has become a "gateway for services" for older adults, providing high quality programming, information and referrals.