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 will be closed from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, reopening Jan. 3.
Transportation for seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. Those looking for transportation for medical appointments or essential shopping should call to learn about transportation options.
Dementia Friends Information Session
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., St. John’s Parish Center
This 90-minute session is suitable for all adults as well as children in middle school and older. Participants will learn the five key dementia messages, the different types of dementia and their impact, what it’s like to live with dementia, tips on how to interact and communicate with people living with dementia, and the small things people can do that will make a difference. Call the center to reserve a spot, or email email@example.com for more information.
Holiday Stress Coping Group
Monday, Dec. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Anyone who might be experiencing stress related to the holidays can join two clinicians from Hopkinton Youth & Family Services to share experiences in a supportive environment with others also experiencing holiday stress. This 90-minute group is designed to help identify commonalities among individuals and coping mechanisms to get us through the holiday season. Register by calling the Senior Center. Space in the group is limited.
Art Appreciation: Celebrations and Holidays in Art
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m.
Local art historian Jill Sanford will present a collection of festive images from medieval times to present day, offering a colorful backdrop to a discussion about artists’ creative ways of telling stories.
Virtual Travel to Lisbon Holiday Lights and Traditions
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1-2 p.m.
Participants will virtually walk together through the downtown of Lisbon to see the city’s beautiful Christmas lights while learning about local Portuguese Christmas traditions. Call the Senior Center for the link.
Hopkinton Physical Therapy Fall Safety Seminar
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1-2 p.m.
Members of the Hopkinton physical therapy team will talk about a variety of health topics related to reducing seniors’ fall risks, including vertigo, sore joints, balance and flexibility concerns. They will talk about ways to reduce fall and balance risk factors as individuals age. Advance registration is requested.