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.
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 can call the Senior Center to learn more.
Art Appreciation: John Singer Sargent, An American Legacy
Thursday, Aug. 18, 1-2 p.m.
Participants will explore art spanning Sargent’s career and his ever-evolving techniques and subjects. From elegant society images to informal watercolors, his paintings brought commercial success and critics’ disapproval.
Ice Cream Social With Classical Indian Dancing
Thursday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.
This summer afternoon of fun is sponsored by Friends of the Hopkinton Seniors. Ice cream from The Spoonery will be served, and attendees will be treated to an amazing classical Indian dance performance from Hopkinton rising seventh-grader Harini Jeyaraman. Call to sign up.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1, 1-2 p.m.
This 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 Memory Café is a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. This 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 email@example.com.
Matter of Balance Workshop
Thursdays, starting Sept. 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Anyone who has a fear of falling, already experienced a fall or restricts their activities because of these concerns should register for this eight-week program where they will learn to reduce the fear and risk of falling, identify and reduce fall risk factors and increase balance and flexibility. Pre-registration is required. Call for more information.
Volunteers Needed for Repair Cafe
Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-noon
Many people have items that don’t work quite right — tables with wobbly legs, scissors or garden tools that no longer cut very well, lamps with balky switches and so on. The Senior Center is hosting its first Repair Cafe, a community event where people bring their not-quite-working-right but too-good-to-throw-away items, and other community members help repair them. Those who are handy and enjoy fixing things are encouraged to sign up, especially volunteers to help with general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, sharpening of garden tools, scissors and kitchen knives, simple sewing and mending, appliance repair (such as can openers, hair dryers), etc. Call to learn more.