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.
Fitness classes are free through January and February to encourage residents to start the new year on the right foot.
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.
Joy of movement, Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m.
Zumba plus toning, Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
Chi gong, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Meditation, alternating Fridays, noon (call for schedule)
TED Talks discussion group
Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
In 1984, TED Talks were created to bring technology, entertainment and design information to the curious and open-minded public. These videos cover a wide array of subjects and always lead to lively discussion and conversation. Casual TED Talks group meetings are held either in-person or over Zoom every Monday for one hour. Attendees will view one of these videos and follow with a discussion. The program is free. Register by calling the Senior Center at 508-497-9730.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-noon
Starting in January, Danielle Cook, the Hopkinton Adult Services librarian, will be visiting the Senior Center once a month to provide a variety of library services. Residents can stop in to learn about the talking books program, update or renew a library card, check out a book, get help with research or learn about available library services.
Art appreciation: Massachusetts art revealed
Thursday, Jan. 19, 1-2 p.m.
This presentation led by local art historian Jill Sanford will feature a collection of images from the Pilgrims to modern skylines. Massachusetts; famous people, events, architecture, landforms and industries are represented in surprising and interesting ways through a variety of art styles.
Falls prevention clinic
Thursday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Hopkinton EMS team will provide free assessments and education on preventing falls and injury. There will be free screenings with a nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist and podiatrist along with practical tips for safety. Followup will be available through the Community EMS program, as well as a home safety check and referral to a primary care physician if indicated. To register, call 508-521-8829.
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.