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 Senior Center also has a Facebook page that provides updates on resources, programs and events.
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 Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more about the transportation options.
Meals are back in person at the Senior Center. Individuals should call to sign up at least two days in advance. The cost is $5 per meal, or a pre-purchased ticket for five meals is $20. The Senior Center website has the full lunch menu.
The Senior Center has an Outreach Department. The department can help identify assistance programs (including fuel assistance), loan durable medical equipment, help with transportation and much more. Anyone looking for assistance or more information about services should call to make an appointment.
All classes now are in person, and due to generous support from Friends of Hopkinton Seniors Inc., fitness classes are free in January and February
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.
Balance & Flexibility, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.
Exercise with Joni, Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.
Tap dancing, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Tai chi, Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
Zumba, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)
Art Appreciation: Famous Impressions
Thursday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
This presentation will focus on some of the world’s most famous impressionist artists, including Monet, Renoir and Degas, addressing what they believed, how they worked and how their creations stirred the art world, inspiring so many artists and individuals who followed — especially the post-impressionists.
Rubber Duck Soap Craft Class
Monday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m.
Each participant will make their own soapy creation using glycerin-based soap. The process doesn’t involve traditional soap-making techniques, so there is no lye exposure. Once the soap is slightly cooled, participants will add cosmetic grade glitter, colors, essential oil (optional) and one’s choice of a variety of rubber duckies to embellish and decorate. The cost is $8 per person. Space is limited.
Cultural Conversations: Easter Island: Myth and Reality
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. (virtual)
Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world, full of enigmas and mysteries. Attendees will discover the secrets of its famous statues and the people that carved them in this journey through the history of this island and the rich culture that developed in isolation. Call the Senior Center for the link.