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 offers transportation to and from the center as well as local shopping Mondays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. Those looking for transportation for medical appointments or essential shopping should call to learn about options at least three business days prior to the desired day of travel.
AARP income tax assistance
Tuesdays beginning in February
AARP Foundation tax-aide volunteers (IRS certified) will help individuals prepare and file their returns for free. While this program is focused on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income, it is open to anyone of any age. Appointments begin Feb. 7 and continue each Tuesday through the end of March. For more information or to register, call the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.
Art Appreciation: African American Artists We Should Know
Thursday, Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m.
“African American Artists We Should Know” sheds light on the creations and careers of prominent 19th and 20th century African American artists such as Augusta Savage, Henry Ossawa Tanner and Jacob Lawrence, among others. Local art historian Jill Sanford will talk about the many obstacles these artists overcame and the ways each of them made an impact on the history of art.
Leaving Your Legacy
Thursday, Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m.
Each participant will receive a beautifully bound “Your Life Story” journal filled with unique questions to start reminiscing about the good ol’ days and help record those precious moments in time. Participants can keep the journal or share it with loved ones to pass along to future generations. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.
Repair Cafe with Hopkinton Lions Club
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.-noon
Repair Cafe is a community event where people bring their items that are not quite working right but still too good to throw away, and other community members help repair them. There is no charge unless replacement parts are needed. Similar events have been held in more than two dozen towns across Massachusetts in recent years, including Hopkinton last year. Anyone with an item in need of repair or who enjoys fixing things and is interested in being a volunteer should contact the Senior Center. Volunteers are being sought to help with knife sharpening, general furniture repair, lamp rewiring, mending and small appliance repair, to name a few things.