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 thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Items available include dishes, jewelry, home goods, kitchenware, games, children’s toys, greeting cards and more.
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.
Home Safety Tips for Fall Prevention
Thursday, Aug. 11, 11-11:30 a.m.
Deb Froehlich, a clinical liaison with Complete VNA, will share some simple ways to reduce fall risk. She will address common issues in the home and review simple solutions. To register for this free seminar, call the Senior Center.
Journey Through France Slide Show
Thursday, Aug. 11, 1-2 p.m.
A group of Hopkinton seniors who met and became friends while taking French language classes at the Senior Center planned their own group trip through France. Wanting to share their travels with others in the community, they have compiled more than 200 photos into a beautiful slideshow experience.
Sailing the River Nile
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10-11 a.m. (virtual)
Attendees will travel by virtual motor boat on the longest river in the world. They will explore the differences between the East Bank and West Bank, take in the wildlife and explore the historical significance of the Nile.
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.