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Senior Snippets, Aug. 30 edition

by | Aug 29, 2023 | Featured

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 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.

Our Time Memory Cafe
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1 p.m.
Our Time Memory Cafe 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 cafe is a place to socialize, have social 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.

Annual Police/Fire Bocce Tournament
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 3 p.m.
The Senior Center will take on the HPD and HFD in the ultimate bocce showdown. Anyone interested in joining the Senior Center team should call the receptionist. Names will be selected from a hat if there is enough interest. Refreshments will be available throughout the challenge. Rain date is Thursday, Sept. 14.

Senior Spirit Week
Sept. 18-22
September is National Senior Center Month, and Hopkinton will show its Senior Center pride with its second annual Spirit Week. Individuals can stop in all week for fun activities and lunches, all arranged around a daily theme.
Monday: Sports Fanatic — Favorite jersey or sports paraphernalia.
Tuesday: Comfy Cozy — Favorite pajamas, sweats or whatever one’s most comfortable clothes are.
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday — Crazy hair, mismatched socks, clothes inside-out, tie-dye or whatever fun and funky clothing choice can be found.
Thursday: Luau — Floral shirts, tropical leis and grass skirts are encouraged.
Friday: Hopkinton Pride — Favorite HSC gear, or rock the Hopkinton colors of green and orange.

Aging in Place
Part 1: Thursday, Sept. 28, 1 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.
So many seniors today are living longer than generations before. It’s called the Longevity Dividend, as it’s the best gift one can get. This two-part series will have individuals make the most of that gift. The first session explores the attitudes and behaviors that may be holding one back from having a truly fulfilling and happy retirement. The second session helps devise a plan to make that a reality. This is all from information based on the latest research by psychologists and gerontologists. Attendees will find out not just how to live longer but also how to make these extra years really count.

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