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 check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can call 508-497-9730.
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Transportation Options for Seniors
The Senior Center can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping, utilizing grants and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) programs. Individuals aged 60 and older, veterans or those homebound due to a disability should call the Outreach Department at the Senior Center at least three business days in advance of the desired day of travel at 508-497-9730, ext. 1615, for assistance in scheduling a ride Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Meals are back to being in person at the Senior Center. Call to sign up at least two days in advance. Cost is $5 per meal, or pre-purchase a ticket for five meals for $20.
With the Senior Center back up and running in person, the center is in need of volunteers. Anyone interested in more information can visit the center (28 Mayhew St.) and learn where their assistance could be used. Pick up an application or contact volunteer coordinator Sue Stewart at 508-497-9730, ext. 1618, or via email at email@example.com.
All classes now are in person
Chair yoga, Mondays, 9 a.m.
Exercise with Linda, Mondays, 10:30 a.m.
Stretch class, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.
Zumba, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Tai chi, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)
Vladimir Putin: Corrupt, Competent, Environmentalist and the Coming Cold War?
Friday, Aug. 6, 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
This presentation is a look at the career of Vladimir Putin, as an autocrat who is corrupt, competent and an environmentalist. It includes an examination of the policies and actions that could lead to a new Cold War. Who would believe that Russia could be the leading food producer in the world in the future? But that is a real possibility. It is one of the results of Putin’s competence. Presenter Henry Quinlan has been involved with the former Soviet Union and Russia since 1986 and has made more than 60 trips. His last trip was in 2018. He lived in Moscow from 1990-95 and witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Wildlife in Your Backyard
Friday, Aug. 13, 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
From dragonflies and butterflies to birds and mammals, a wide variety of animals may visit area backyards. Which animals are most likely to be seen in fall and winter? Which animals are seen more often in spring and summer? Find out more about our local wildlife, as well as occasional visitors, and what brings them to our neighborhoods. Presenter Joy Marzolf takes participants on a beautiful virtual tour of this amazing country. Prior to founding her company, The Joys of Nature, she was a naturalist and educator at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
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.