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Senior Snippets, April 3 edition

by | Apr 1, 2024 | Featured

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 and services, including lunch program menus, as well as a newsletter, check 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.

Our Time Memory Cafe at the Senior Center
Thursday, April 4, 1 p.m.
This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. Live music and refreshments usually are offered. This is a joint venture between Senior Services and the Hopkinton Public Library. For more information, call the Senior Center.

Partial Eclipse (of the Heart) Party
Monday, April 8, 1:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors are sponsoring this celebration of the partial solar eclipse. As the moon passes between the earth and the sun, its shadow will darken the sky in large swathes within the United States; Hopkinton will be able to view about 93% of the eclipse. The eclipse will begin shortly after 3 p.m. and will last about 2 1/2 hours. The celebration will start at 1:30 with light refreshments. Around 2:45, those interested will walk up to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, which will offer the best view of the eclipse. Note that regular sunglasses are not safe to use while looking at the sun. The Friends will provide special solar eclipse glasses to Hopkinton senior participants to safely view the eclipse. Advance registration is requested.

Silk Scarf Making
Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m.
Participants can unleash their inner Picasso with Karen Halloran from Eliot Nursing and Rehab Center in Natick. This class will include a demonstration, and all materials will be provided. Attendees should dress in painting clothes and bring an old towel or rag on which to lay their scarf. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Meet the Unsung Heroine Behind the New Deal
Thursday, April 11, 1 p.m.
Lady J returns to the Senior Center to present the first woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet, Frances Perkins, as she navigates through Washington politics. There will be stories of her trials, trip-ups and triumphs in the FDR administration during the tumultuous years that encompassed the Depression, New Deal and World War II. Attendees will come to understand the reasons why Perkins is referred to as one of the most influential women of the first half of the 20th century. Note: It is not necessary to have seen Part 1 of this series to enjoy Part 2.

Landscaping & Gardening for Wildlife
Monday, April 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
Participants in this Massachusetts Audubon Society program will learn how to support local plant and animal species by utilizing wildlife-friendly gardening practices at home, business and community settings. All attendees will receive a free packet of wildflower seeds to take home.

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