Senior Snippets, April 7 edition

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    The Hopkinton Senior Center remains closed to the public, but the staff remains available to assist residents. Call (508) 497-9730 if in need of assistance, with questions or just to say hi. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com.

    Lunch Program
    The Senior Center has a limited takeout lunch program (Tuesday-Friday) for Hopkinton seniors, particularly those who are homebound and/or have relied on the center for their daily main meal in the past. Anyone who knows of a senior who might benefit from this program can call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730. The menu is refreshed monthly. Cost is $2 per meal.

    Exercise Classes via Zoom
    Call to register
    Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
    Zumba, Mondays, 2 p.m.
    Exercising with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
    Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
    Barre, Wednesdays, 2 p.m.
    Boot camp, Thursdays, 2 p.m.

    Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory
    Friday, April 9, 12:30 p.m.
    Based on his award-winning book, “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It,” Dr. Andrew Budson will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging, what medications, diets and exercise regimens can help, and the best habits, strategies and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps.

    Musical Baseball Show with Howie Newman
    Friday, April 16, 12:30 p.m.
    This unique entertainment experience includes baseball songs, baseball trivia and stories about Howie Newman’s days as a sportswriter for several major daily papers in the Boston area, including the Boston Globe and Patriot Ledger, as well as The Associated Press and many national magazines. Call to register.

    Books, Books and More Books
    Friday, April 23, 12:30 p.m.
    Seniors are invited to participate in a book club being held virtually (phone, laptop or iPad) to share what they have been reading and to get reading suggestions. Participants should call the Senior Center for the call-in number or Zoom meeting invitation link.

    Fashion and the First Lady
    Friday, May 7, 12:30 p.m.
    During the course of history, America’s first ladies have been watched, admired, copied, sometimes criticized and followed for their fashion and style. This presentation will look at the clothing and accessories worn by the presidents’ wives, from the earliest first lady to the current president’s wife, Jill Biden. Call the Senior Center to register.

    Our Time Memory Cafe
    Call for dates (virtual)
    Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share 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 info@ourtimememorycafe.org.

    TED Talks
    Mondays, 12:30 p.m.
    In 1984, TED Talks were created to bring technology, entertainment and design information to the curious and open-minded public. These videos cover a wide array of subjects and always lead to lively discussion and conversation. The Outreach Program at the Senior Center will have casual TED Talks group meetings over Zoom for one hour every Monday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will consist of viewing a video and then discussing it. The program is free. Register by calling the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.

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