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, utilizing grants and MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) programs. Individuals aged 60 and older, veterans or those homebound due to a disability should call the Outreach Department at the Senior Center at least three business days in advance of the desired day of travel at 508-497-9730, ext. 1615, for assistance in scheduling a ride.
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.
All classes now are in person
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: American Art Explained
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m.
Participants will experience paintings from colonial times to today as they tell America’s story — including the Revolutionary War, immigration, industrialization and more. From folk art portraits to surprising realism, then to impressionist and abstract images, visualize America’s growth and change as well as its developing artistic styles through time. Register by calling the Senior Center.
Stocking the Pantry for the Winter
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 12:30 p.m.
This presentation will provide some helpful tips for stocking a good pantry and some easy pantry meal ideas for the cold winter months.
Machu Picchu: Past and Present
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2:30 p.m. (virtual)
Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and the most iconic archeological site of Peru and South America. This virtual lecture will go back to its origins, its meaning for the Inca society and its significance to the western world in 1911. The experience will end with a guided photo expedition to the site, located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes. Call the Senior Center for the link.
Cultural Conversations: Experience China
Thursday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
This presentation is about life in contemporary China. The host will share stories from his visits there and share pictures from both the rural countryside and cities, showcasing cuisine and regular daily life. Participants will sample some authentic Chinese food and learn how to use chopsticks. Advance registration is required, and there is a $5 fee to ensure adequate supplies.
Our Time Memory Cafe
Call for dates
Our Time Memory Cafe is a welcoming gathering for those experiencing forgetfulness, mild cognitive impairment or living with dementia, and their care partner, family and friends. The cafe is a place to socialize, share experiences with others going through similar changes, and form friendships. A care partner must accompany anyone who requires assistance. The program is a joint venture between the Hopkinton Senior Center and Hopkinton Public Library. For more information or to register, call 508-497-0108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, 12:30 p.m. (offered live and virtual)
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. The Outreach Program at the Senior Center will have casual TED Talks group meetings over Zoom for one hour every Monday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will consist of viewing a video and then discussing it. The program is free. Register by calling the Senior Center.