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Senior Snippets, Feb. 21 edition

by | Feb 20, 2024 | 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.

Winter Weather Policy
The Senior Center is closed to the public when the Hopkinton Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. Play it safe; watch the news and check for school closings. When in doubt, call the Senior Center or check out the Facebook page for closing updates. Transportation assistance also could be impacted by inclement weather.

Free Exercise Classes
All exercise classes at the Senior Center will continue to be free through March. This is an excellent opportunity to get back on track or start a new exercise program. Those interested can check out the Senior Center calendar for regular class schedules or drop by any day during regular business hours to see what classes are being offered.

Meditative Coloring Fridays
Fridays in March, 9-11 a.m.
Meditative Coloring returns every Friday during the month of March. The Senior Center will provide the pictures and coloring mediums, attendees provide their coloring expertise. (Professional coloring skills are not required.)

Puzzle Palooza
Thursday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m.
Hopkinton Parks & Recreation and the Senior Center have again joined forces to bring the community together for some intergenerational fun. Teams of 2-5 members (any ages) will start at the same time and race against each other to finish the same 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. The first team to finish wins. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Book Club
Wednesday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.
One of life’s pleasure’s is a good book. Another is having the time to read it. At these monthly meetings, participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments, sit back and relax while enjoying book reviews and socializing. This month’s discussion will be on the book “The Lost Boys of Montauk” by Amanda Fairbanks.

Our Time Memory Cafe at the Senior Center
Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m.
This is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness or mild cognitive impairment, or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences and form friendships. Live music and refreshments usually are offered. This is a joint venture between Senior Services and the Hopkinton Public Library. For more information, call the Senior Center.

Dementia Friends Information Session
Saturday, March 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Residents of all towns are invited to become a Dementia Friend by attending an informational program at the Hopkinton Public Library. Attendees will learn about the five key dementia messages, the different types of dementia and their impact, what it’s like to live with dementia, and how to interact and communicate with people living with dementia. Resources and support information and materials will be available for care partners. To reserve a spot, call the Hopkinton Senior Center at 508-497-9730 or email sdocknevich@gmail.com.

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