The Hopkinton Senior Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can call 508-497-9730. The Senior Center also has a Facebook page that provides updates on resources, programs and events.
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more about the transportation options.
The Senior Center website has a full lunch menu. Individuals should call to sign up at least two days in advance. The cost is $5 per meal, or a pre-purchased ticket for five meals is $20.
The Senior Center has an Outreach Department. The department can help identify assistance programs (including fuel assistance), loan durable medical equipment, help with transportation and much more. Anyone looking for assistance or more information about services should call to make an appointment.
Dementia Friends Information Session
Wednesday, April 27, 1-2:30 p.m., at Senior Center
Wednesday May 18, 4-5:30 p.m., at Hopkinton Public Library
Becoming a Dementia Friend is easy — individuals simply attend a one-hour Dementia Friends information session offered by a Demential Friends champion. Participants can turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone with dementia in the community. These information sessions are suitable for people of all ages; families are welcome. Call the Senior Center to reserve a seat.
Cultural Conversations: A Window Into the Ancient World of Athens
Tuesday, May 3, 10-11 a.m. (virtual)
What makes Athens so unique as a city, and why are people so friendly? Participants will e-meet their tour guide in a place where modern life meets the ancient, and where ambience flirts with the bohemian. The presentation will include a walk on the oldest street of Athens called Tripodon, located in the famous Plaka area, see some amazing sites of the past, and marvel at the sacred rock of Acropolis from afar. Participants will see the best of Athens and find out a little more about the Ancient Greeks’ daily routine and compare it with a day in the life of a contemporary Athenian.
Thursdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
This new beginner French class, which starts May 5 at the Senior Center, is perfect for those who have never taken a language, those looking to dust off their French language skills, and anyone in between. Call the Senior Center for the Zoom link.
Mondays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The Senior Center recently purchased two cornhole games. This is a fun, beanbag toss game, typically played in pairs, that is popular at picnics and social gatherings. Every Monday afternoon in the great room, there will be instruction and friendly competition. New players are welcome. No prior knowledge of the game is necessary.