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 are free at the Senior Center through February. 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.
Mardi Gras Mask Decorating
Thursday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m.
Initially, Mardi Gras masks allowed wearers to escape society and class constraints. Whether they cover one’s eyes or their whole face, masks add an element of mystery and intrigue and are a favorite Mardi Gras tradition. For this fun-filled afternoon, participants will decorate their own Mardi Gras mask. Masks and decorations will be provided. As an added bonus, participants can wear their mask to the Senior Center’s Mardi Gras lunch on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Monday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m.
Members of the Hopkinton Garden Club are hosting another fun design class. This month, participants will learn how to make a decoupage flower pot. Crafters will need to be able to use scissors and handle small items for this project. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.
Valentine’s Day Party
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m.
The Senior Center will host a fun Valentine’s Day performance by the Elderly Brothers Band. There will be light refreshments, and attendees are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes. Advance registration is requested.
Planning for Medicare
Thursday, Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m.
This workshop — available in person as well as on Zoom — focuses on Medicare health insurance options outside of employer-sponsored coverage. It will be led by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts representative. Among the topics to be covered is Medicare Parts A and B, enrollment timeline, Medigap plans that supplement Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage plans such as HMPs and PPOs, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, and plans and programs available to early retirees such as COBRA.