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.
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the center as well as local shopping Mondays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. Those looking for transportation for medical appointments or essential shopping should call to learn about options.
In-Person Caregiver Support Group
Wednesdays, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m.
For those who are caring for a parent, spouse/partner or close friend and might be feeling overwhelmed and isolated, the Caregiver Support Group provides an opportunity for learning and a space for sharing concerns with others who face similar challenges. Those interested should call the Senior Center for more information.
Thrift Shop Red Tag Sale
Thursday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
In honor of National Thrift Shop Day, the Friends of Hopkinton Seniors are hosting a Red Tag Sale. Anything in the shop with a red tag will be an additional 50% off the lowest price. Jewelry is excluded from this sale.
Cannes: Glamour and Beyond
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m.
This live virtual tour is of Cannes, one of the most iconic destinations on the French Riviera. The tour will start at the top of a small hill, showing a breathtaking panoramic view of Cannes. Information will be shared about its history as a small fishermen’s village and how it gradually grew into the city of glamour as it’s known today. The tour will make its way through the old town of Cannes and see charming architecture, quaint boutiques and local food before moving on to the famous Croisette, a palm-lined boulevard that stretches along the shore. The tour will stroll the promenade on the way to the Festival Palace, the home of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival.
The Day After Yesterday: Portrait of Dementia Exhibit
Aug. 29-Sept. 29, at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
The Day After Yesterday is a powerful collection of portraits and personal stories that destigmatizes dementia and humanizes the millions of people living with the disease. It deftly combines narrative and portraiture, breaking the taboo around dementia, and replacing the fear, futility and despair that so often are associated with the disease with empathy, nuance and complexity. For details, visit hopartscenter.org.
Senior Center Book Club
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m.
One of life’s pleasures is a good book. Another is the time to read it. At this meeting, attendees can relax and bring something to drink, all while enjoying book reviews and socializing. The September book is “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.