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.
MCOA Walk Massachusetts Challenge
Walking consistently has numerous physical and mental health benefits. Regardless of how far or fast one walks, whether an individual uses a cane or a walker, remaining active is key to aging well and living independently. Walking is accessible for most people, whether done outside at a local park or indoors and in place on rainy days.
With six challenges, there’s a challenge for everyone. The only competition is one’s self: to be better than yesterday. Individuals who meet milestones are entered to win up to a $50 gift card. For each person who completes their challenge, the Hopkinton Senior Center is entered to win up to $1,000 for future programming. The more each person walks, the more everyone wins. Registration can be found at walkmachallenge.com or by calling the Senior Center. Participants will choose a challenge and track their walking during the period between May 1 and Oct. 31.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, April 6, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, along with their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, have social experiences with others going through similar changes and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. The program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Conversations: Kenya
Tuesday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
This Zoom program focuses on the beautiful country of Kenya, taking a deep dive into the culture and learning about the people, tribes, traditional foods and music. With the aid of videos, pictures and lots of stories, attendees will gain new insights into the unique customs and local culture. Call for the Zoom link.
Six Pillars of Brain Health
Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m.
Participants will learn about the six pillars of a brain-healthy lifestyle, share brain-boosting activities and be inspired by others. This session is a good overview for anyone interested in improving their brain health and will provide actionable steps people can take along with resources to learn more. Advance registration is requested by calling the Senior Center.
Art Appreciation: Masters of the Dutch Golden Age
Thursday, April 20, 1-2 p.m.
This program takes a close look at images by famous painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer as well as other 17th century Dutch masters who reached levels of excellence that still inspire viewers today.