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.
Lunch Break Learning with Great Courses: How to Plan for the Perfect Retirement
Tuesday, April 12, 12-12:30 p.m.
This virtual program covers everything one needs to know to prepare for a successful retirement. Participants can show up in person to watch the video or call for the Zoom link. Each week will cover a new topic. Individuals can sign up for the whole 12-week series or just the topics that interest them.
Dementia Friends Information Session
Tuesday, April 12, 7-8:30 p.m., at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Wednesday, April 27, 1-2:30 p.m., at Senior Center
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.
Art Appreciation: Why So Famous
Thursday, April 14, 1-2 p.m.
Art For Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants. Programs are for people of all backgrounds — artists and non-artists alike. This presentation will discuss why certain works of art have captivated observers through time. From medieval images to abstract art, discover what’s special about many famous creations by artists such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Velasquez, Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Warhol and others. Through time and around the world, see how art and its meanings have evolved. The cost is $3 per person.
Mondays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
The Senior Center recently purchased two cornhole games. This is 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.